What are some facts about India that Indians are generally unaware of?

India is the seveth largest and a very populous country in the world for its famous history and culture. India is a colorful country with a variety of flora and fauna, a rich natural heritage, exciting places to visit that attracts millions of tourists from different countries every year, yet there are some hidden facts about India, which only a few people know.
The unrevealed facts about India:
  • Challenging roads
Casualties such as road accidents are maximum in India. The rate of road accidents in India is the highest. Roads of the hilly regions are more prone to accidents. Every year on an average 115,000 people die in road accidents. The reasons behind a high rate of such casualties are rash driving, poor street light facilities, speed breakers, and not following the traffic rules.
  • Buttons were invented in India
Yes, the shirt buttons we all use and don't acknowledge.
  • Agriculturally rich
India is the largest producer and consumer of agricultural produce. The production and consumption of mangoes is highest in India compared to any other country. Although India is famous the huge number of different varieties of mangoes, but there are several varieties of mangoes which are not even known to people.
  • USB was developed by an Indian-American computer architect
Ajay V. Bhatt is the man behind USBs. You can also credit him for
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) , PCI Express , Platform Power management architecture and various other chip-set improvements.
  • English, a popular language
Yes, you heard it right. Not a western country, but India is a country which stands at the second position of most number of English speakers. 10% of Indians can speak English. Due to the huge population, the 10% is equal to 125 million people.
  • Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian yogi who taught Kriya Yoga to millions around the world.
  • B K S Iyengar was considered to be the foremost of the modern yoga teachers in the world.
  • India and Bangladesh are connected in more ways than you think. Look at this map!(It was true till 2015.)
  • India has the largest number of vegetarians in the world.
  • Earlier The world’s largest road network is in India—over 1.9 million miles of roads cover the country.(now ranks as the third biggest in the world.)
  • The world's largest family is said to be from Baktwang, India
With a total of 181 members, this Indian family residing at Baktawng Village in India's north-east state of Mizoram, is probably the largest in the world. 67-year-old Ziona, who heads the family, lives in a four-storeyed purple mansion with his 39 wives, 94 children and 14 daughter-in-laws and over 40 grandchildren.
  • In a village called Shani Shingnapur in Maharashtra, people have been living in houses with no doors for generations.
This is because they believe that whoever steals anything from this place will incur the wrath of Shani God and will have to pay for his/her sins very dearly. There is no police station in this village either .
  • India does not have a National Game
It's not hockey and definitely not chess. In an RTI reply , the centre said that there is no National game.
The gathering of Kumbh Mela is so massive that is visible from the space.
This picture shows how it looks.
  • In 1980, the first satellite of India was transported on a bullock cart for testing.
  • Taj Mahal is a world famous heritage sites located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It tops the list of 7 wonders.
  • Chess is one of the oldest games and was invented in India before the 6th century AD.
  • Chail cricket ground is the world’s highest cricket ground. Is located at an altitude of 2,444 meters (8,018 ft)
  • Langar at the Golden Temple Amritsar feeds up to 100,000 people a day for free.
  • The IPL is the most-attended cricket league in the world and ranks sixth among all sports leagues.
  • Around 100 million years ago, India was an island.
  • Diamonds are thought to have been first recognized and mined in India
  • World’s first and oldest university was established in India named “Takshashila”.
  • Maysynram, located in Meghalaya India, records the highest rainfall on the Earth.
  • Plastic surgery had his roots more than 4000 years old in India.
  • World’s 70% of spices are produced in India.
  • Fiber optics invented by Indian.
(Invented fiber optics) ⤴️
  • Email Invented by Indian.
(VA Shiva Ayyadurai's) invented email

wrriten by---- Amit Sherawat