1 – The floating post office : India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices. A single post office on an average serves a population of 7,175 people. The floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar, was inaugurated in August 2011.
2 – The wettest inhabited place in the world : Mawsynram, a village on the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, receives the highest recorded average rainfall in the world. Cherrapunji, also a part of Meghalaya, holds the record for the most rainfall in the calendar year of 1861.
3 – The highest cricket ground in the world : At an altitude of 2,444 meters, the Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, is the highest in the world. It was built in 1893 and is a part of the Chail Military School.
4 – Shampooing is an Indian concept : Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs. The word ‘shampoo’ itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.
5 – Water on the moon was discovered by India : In September 2009, India’s ISRO Chandrayaan- 1 using its Moon Mineralogy Mapper detected water on the moon for the first time.
6 – The Science day in Switzerland : The father of India’s missile programme had visited Switzerland back in 2006. Upon his arrival, Switzerland declared May 26th as Science Day.
7 – The first rocket in India was transported on a cycle : The first rocket was so light and small that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
8 – India is the world’s second-largest English speaking country : India is second only to the USA when it comes to speaking English with around 125 million people speaking the language, which is only 10% of our population. This is expected to grow by quite a margin in the coming years.
9 –The salta water lake in maharashtra : Lonar Lake, a saltwater lake in Maharashtra, was created by a meteor hitting the Earth and is one of its kind in India.
10 – The Chess Game : Yes, chess was invented in India.Then it spread over to the Arabian countries.
11 – Richest country in the world : Around the 17th century, India was one of the richest countries in the world.
12 – The word Hindu : If you have read Bhagvad Gita, Ramayan, Mahabharata then you will realize that there is not even a single text which mentions the word “Hindu”. It was a name which was given by foreigners because our land was on other side of river “Indus” and hence came the name “Hindu”. But eventually, some people made it a religion.
13 – Only 3% of Indians pay income tax : Only 3% of Indians pay income tax, in a population of 1.2bn. One explanation for this is that agriculture is exempt and two-thirds of Indians live in rural areas. A large chunk of the economy is also informal, unorganised labour, for which it’s harder to collect taxes. Many argue that some of the country’s financial problems would be solved in one fell swoop, if this massive tax hole could be filled.
14 – Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra : Shani Shingnapur is one of the most amazing village of India. All houses in the village didn’t have doors including their shops and halls. They have never kept their valulable things in lock and key. No theft has been reported yet in the village, it is the most amazing fact about India. This village is situated in Nevasa taluka of Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra state in India.
15 – A mob of 200 women killed man in courtroom, Nagpur : Akku Yadav, the famous criminal in the city who has raped lots of women and kidnapped children. Local people has tried to file complaint in the local police station but every time he gets bail easily. Local Police was not co-operative and corrupted. Local people tired from him and they are not seeing any justice in the law system of India.