Do You Know India

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1 July 21

Divya Joyce


India is the largest democracy and also the second-most populous country in the world. You definitely know about it, but here are some of the interesting facts about India that you will be shocked to know.

It is illegal for foreigners to carry Indian currency out of India. Breaking customs rules in India can result in having your cash confiscated, being fined, or, in serious cases, even being arrested and prosecuted. The main reason behind it is to stop the cross-border illegal trade.

Seventy percent of the spices used in the world come from India. India is also the largest exporter of spices in the world. Cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric, cardamom, and many such spices that come from India are widely used across the world.

Except for India, no other country in the world has lions and tigers together. Also, India has 70% of the world's tiger population. There are nearly 2,976 tigers left in India.

Chess, snake and ladder, Pythagoras theorem, buttons, plastic surgery, cataract surgery, zero, pi value, diamond mining, etc. were invented in India.

The wettest place on the earth is in India. Mawsynram in Meghalaya has an average annual rainfall of 11,871mm and has the highest recorded rainfall in the world. Villagers in Mawsynram use grass to soundproof their huts from deafening rain that pelts their homes during the rainy season.

Breathing in the peak time in Mumbai is equivalent to smoking 5 cigarettes in a day. Yet the most polluted city in India is not Mumbai. It is New Delhi, and smoking Delhi's toxic air is equivalent to smoking 7.7 cigarettes per day (as per HT report in 2019). New Delhi has the worst air quality worldwide.

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