Gyaan

Interested in knowing some facts? This is the page for you.

As of now the name Gyaan has been chosen for this page because of the inputs from the new search engine Guruji [http://www.guruji.com] wherein the homepage gives you different such gyaans every time it gets loaded! :)

As of now the courtesy is mostly from "guruji" :)

Facts

  • The World's first University was established in Takshashila (part of pre-partition India) in 700BC.
  • The Golden era of hockey in India was the period from 1928 - 1956 when India won 6 consecutive gold medals in the Olympics.
  • The word four has four letters. In the English language there is no other number whose number of letters is equal to its value.
  • India's first commercial passenger train ran between Bombay's Bori Bunder and Thane on 16th April, 1853 at 3:35 pm.
  • Mumbai originally was a cluster of seven separate islands. It took 60 years to merge the seven islands of Bombay into one landmass.
  • The first railway bridge was built over Thane Creek in 1854.
  • The word thousand contains the letter A, but none of the words from one to nine hundred ninety-nine contains the letter A.
  • The Ajanta caves built around 2nd Century BC, were discovered in the 19th century by some British soldiers who were hunting in the Deccan Plateau
  • The Indian cricket team began its first official cricket tour in the year 1911.
  • Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body.
  • Hummingbirds are the only bird that can also fly backward.
  • Mansarovar , the holy lake of Hindus is situated at a height of 15,000 feet above sea level on Mount Kailash.
  • The four religions born in India - Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world's population.
  • In the year 1995, Nariman Point in Mumbai had the highest land price in the world.
  • People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen as compared to paper.
  • Kissan Kanhaiya was the first Indian color film that got released in 1937,

Others

  • Delhi, gurgaon and Noida are collectively called as NCR(National Capital Region) — shared by *Jujahar Singh* of THBS on 22 Dec 2009
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