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India at a glance

                 

  India, largest democratic country, with a great historical background. An overview about India

 

 

 

 

Capital:                                       New Delhi

Area:                                           3.3 Million sq. km

Latitude:                                     6° 44' and 35° 30' north latitude

Longitude:                                  68° 7' and 97° 25' east longitude

Official Language:                      HindiIndia Flag

Total Recognized Languages:     22

Total Coast Line:                       7,516.6 km

Area covered by Forest:          68 million hectares

Population:                                1,210,193,422 Billion

Male:                                           623.7 million

Female:                                       586.4 million

Population Growth Rate:          1.64 per cent during 2001-2011

Density of Population:              370.8/km2India Map

 

Sex Ratio:          940

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy Rate:                            74.04%

Male:                                           82.14%

Female:                                       65.46%

State:                                           28

Union Territories:                     7

Largest State:                             Rajasthan      

Smallest State:                           Goa

National Park:                            102

Wildlife Sanctuaries:                 441

Largest City:                               Mumbai 

Calling Code:                              +91

National Motto:                         Satyameva Jayate

National Song:                           Vande Mataram

National Anthem:                      Jana Gana Mana 

Highest Point:                            Mount Godwin-Austen, 28,251 ft

Currency:                                   Indian Rupee

Time Zone:                                 GMT + 05:30

Life Expectancy Rate

Male:                                           65.8 years

Female:                                       68.1 years

Ethnic Groups:                           Australoid, Mongoloid, Europoid, Caucasian, and Negroid

National Days:                           26th January (Republic Day)

                                                    15th August (Independence Day)

                                                    2nd October (Gandhi Jayanti; Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday)

National Bird:                            Indian peacock

National Flower:                       Lotus

Indian Rupee

 

 

 

National Tree:                           Banyan Tree

 

 

National River:                          The Ganga

 

National Aquatic Animal:          River Dolphin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian States, Capitals and State Area....

                 

States and Union Terirorries in India and their Capitals.

 

 

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State/Union Territory

Capital

State Area (sq km)

1

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair

8,249

2

Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad

275,045

3

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar

83,743

4

Assam

Dispur

78,550

5

Bihar

Patna

99,200

6

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

114

7

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

135,194

8

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Silvassa

491

9

Daman and Diu

Daman

112

10

National Capital Territory of Delhi

Delhi

11,297

11

Goa

Panaji

3,702

12

Gujarat

Gandhinagar

196,024

13

Haryana

Chandigarh

44,212

14

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

55,673

15

Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar (S) and Jammu(W)

222,236

16

Jharkhand

Ranchi

74,677

17

Karnataka

Bengaluru

191,791

18

Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram

38,863

19

Lakshadweep

Kavaratti

32

20

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal

308,252

21

Maharashtra

Mumbai

307,713

22

Manipur

Imphal

22,347

23

Meghalaya

Shillong

22,720

24

Mizoram

Aizawl

21,081

25

Nagaland

Kohima

16,579

26

Orissa

Bhubaneswar

155,820

27

Pondicherry

Pondicherry

479

28

Punjab

Chandigarh

50,362

29

Rajasthan

Jaipur

342,269

30

Sikkim

Gangtok

7,096

31

Tamil Nadu

Chennai

130,058

32

Tripura

Agartala

10,491

33

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

243,286

34

Uttarakhand

Dehradun

53,566

35

West Bengal

Kolkata

88,752

 

 

 

 

India's First......

 

                                    Get the total list of Individual who make it First in India

 

 

 

 

 

• Governor-General of Independent India—Lord Lewis Mountbatten

 

• Indian Governor-General of Independent India—Chakravarti  Rajgopalachari

 

• Indian Commander-in-Chief of Free India —General Kodandera Madappa Cariappa, 1949

 

• Field Marshall—General S. H. F. J. Manekshaw

 

• Speaker of loksabha—Shri G.V. Mavalankar (15 May 1952- 27 February 1956).

 

President—Dr. Rajendra Prasad

 

• Vice-President—Dr. Sarvapalli RadhakrishnanSardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

 

 

• Prime-Minister—Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru

 

• Home Minister—Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

 

• Finance Minister of India—R. K. Shanmukham Chetty

 

• Auditor General of India—V. Narahari Rao

 

• Director of CBI— DP Kohli

 

National Security Adviser— Brijesh Mishra

 

• Governor of RBI— Sir Osborne Smith

 

• Non-Congress Prime-Minister— Morarji Desai from Janata Party in 1977-79.

 

• British Governor-General of Bengal—Warren-Hastings

 

• Space traveller—S. Leader-Rakesh Sharma

 

• C. S.—Satendra Nath Tagore

 

• Woman IAS—Anna Ranjan George, 1950

 

• Swimmer who crossed over the English channel by swimming—Mihir Sen

 

• Woman to swim across the English Channel—Arati Saha, 1959

 

• Raman-Magsaysay awardee—Acharya Vinoba Bhave

 

• Novel prize winner—Rabindra Nath TagoreRabindra

 

• Nobel Prize in Physics—C. V. Raman in 1930

 

• President of National Congress—Vyomesh Chand Banerjee

 

• Chairman of Lok Sabha—G. B. Mavlankar

 

• First Woman Chief Minister—Sucheta Kriplani

 

• Woman Speaker of Lok Sabha—Smt. Meira Kumar, 2009

 

• Chief Election Commissioner—Sukumar Sen

 

• Indian Chairman in International Court—Justice Dr. Nagendra Singh

 

• Foreigner awardee of Bharat Ratna—Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

 

• Leader of the Indian Antarctica Mission—Dr. Syed Zahuv Quasim

 

• Chief Justice of Supreme Court—Justice Hiralal J. Kaniya

 

• Awarded with ‘Bharat Ratnas’—Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Chakravarti Rajgopalachari, Sir C. B. Raman

 

• Woman Awarded with ‘Bharat Ratnas’— Indira Gandhi

 

• Commandeur of the Order of Arts and Letters— Mrinal Sen

 

• Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letter—Sivaji Ganeshan

 

• Posthumally Bharat Ratna Awardee—Lal Bahadur Shastri

 

• Person awarded Bhartiya-Gyan-Peeth Purskar—G. Shankar Kurup (Malayalam–1965)

 

• Woman awarded with Bhartiya-Gyan-Peeth Purskar—Ashapurna Devi, 1976

 

• Woman Sahitya Akademi Award Winner—Amrita Pritam, 1956

 

• Woman Honours Graduate—Kamini Roy

 

• Woman Director General of Police—Kanchan C Bhattacharya

 

• Successful Surgeon who transplanted heart—Dr. P. VenugopalMother Teresa

 

• Woman to received Nobal Prize— Mother Teresa

 

• Woman Governor—Sarojini Naidu

 

• Licensed Pilot— J R D Tata

 

• Woman Air Pilot—Durba Banerjee

 

• Woman Teacher—Savitribai Phule

 

• Successful heart transplanted person—Devi Ram (1994)

 

• President of National Human Rights Commission—Justice Rangnath Mishra

 

• Hindi Literature person-awarded Bhartiya Gyan Peeth Purskar—Sumitra Nandan Pant (1968)

 

• Indian who won the World Billiard award—Wilson Jans

 

• Indian who won the Grammy award—Pt. Ravi Shankar

 

• Person delivered the Lecture in Hindi in U.N.O.— Atal Bihari Bajpai (1977)Dada Bhai Naoroji

 

• Indian member in British House of Commons— Dada Bhai Naoroji (1892)

 

• First President of Indian Science Congress—Sir Asutosh Mukherjee

 

Mountaineer who scaled Mount Everest 8 times—Sherpa-Augarita

 

• Writer who was awarded ‘Vyas Samman’—Ramvilas Sharma

 

• Indian Managing Director of World Bank—Gautam Kazi

 

• Player awarded ‘Padam Bhusan’—C. K. Naidu

 

• Actress to win Padma Shri Award—Nargis Dutt, 1958

 

• Indian players played Davis Cup—M. Salim and S. M. Jacob (Singles), A. A. Faiyaz and L. S. Dare (Doubles) (1921)

 

• Tennis Grandslam title winner—Mahesh Bhupati

 

• Indian player who played the test cricket—K. S. Ranjeet Singh (from England)

 

• Scientist elected for Lok Sabha—Dr. Meghnad Saha

 

• Scientist awarded Ghanshyam Das Birla award—Prof. Ashish Datta (1991)

 

• Literature who was awarded Murti Devi Purskar—C. K. Nagraj Rao (1993)

 

• Person, who became High Commission in Great Britain—V. K. Krishna-Menon

 

• Indian who was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize—Dr. Safuddin Kichlu (1952)

 

• First Indian who contested the election for British Parliament—Lal Mohan Ghose

 

• Woman Graduates—Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883

 

• Woman Chief Justice of High Court—Leila Seth, Himachal Pradesh, 1991

 

• An Indian, appointed the judge of High Court, during the British period—Ram Prasad Ram

 

• Indian member of Viceroy Executive Council—Sir. S. P. SinhaMorarji Desai

 

• Leanin Peace Prize— Saifuddin Kitchlew

 

• Chairman of Finance Commission—K. C. Niogi

 

• Woman Doctorate of Science—Asima Chatterjee (1944)

 

• Woman IPS—Kiran Bedi

 

• Woman Supreme Court judge—Kumari Fathima Beevi

 

• Indian member of American Congress—Deleep Singh

 

• Editor of Time Magazine—Bobby Ghosh

 

• Director of CBI becoming Governor—Ashwani Kumar

 

• Person to reach the North Pole—Squadron Leader Sanjay Thapar

 

• Person to reach the South Pole—Col Jatinder Kumar Bajaj

 

• Nishan-e-Pakistan—Morarji Desai, 1990

 

• Magsaysay Award—Vinoba Bhave, 1958 Sushmita Sen

 

• Miss World—Reita Faria in 1966

 

• Miss Asia Pacific—Zeenat Aman in 1970

 

• Miss Universe—Sushmita Sen in 1994

 

• Miss Earth—Nicole Faria in 2010

 

• Place to get electricity—Darjeeling in 1897

 

• Sound film—Alam Ara (1931) directed by Ardeshir Irani

 

• Colour film—Kisan Kanya (1937), directed by Moti B. Gidvani

 

• Oscar winner—Bhanu Athaiya for Best Costume Design for Gandhi (film) in 1982.

 

• Dadasaheb Phalke Award—Devika Rani in 1969

 

• Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters—Sivaji Ganesan

 

• Test-tube baby—Durga Agarwal, born 1978

 

• Newspaper—Hickey's Bengal Gazette started in 1760Tenzing Norgay

 

• First Lady Doctor—Anandibai Joshi

 

• Satellite—Aryabhata, launched on 19 April 1975

 

• Man to climb Mt Everest—Tenzing Norgay

 

• Man to climb Mt Everest without oxygen—Phu Dorjee, 1984

 

• Woman to climb Mt everest—Bachendri Pal

 

• District to achieve 100% literacy rate—Ernakulam district, Kerala, 1990

 

• Captain in Tests—C. K. Nayudu for the 1932 tour of England

 

• ODI captain—Ajit Wadekar

 

• Bowler who made hat-trick in Test Cricket—Harbhajan Singh

 

• Batsman who made 300 runs in test Cricket—Virendra Sehwag

 

• First Marshal of Indian Air Force—Arjan Singh

 

• Individual Medal in Olympic games—KD Jadhav

 

• Grandmaster— Viswanathan Anad

 

• Woman Grandmaster—Koneru Humpy

 

• First Indian who individually won the Gold medal in Olympic games—Abhinav Bindra

 

• First Indian who won the Bronze medal in Boxing in Olympic games—Vijendra Kumar

 

• Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge—Srinivasa Ramanujan

 

• Fellow of the Royal Society—Ardaseer Cursetjee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highest, Longest, Largest, Tallest, Smallest etc...            in India:-

A list about the significant indian places, construction, other objects... who complete the list of  india :-

 

 

 

 

Significance

Achiever

Highest mountain peak

Godwin Austin (k2)

Highest Dam

Tehri Dam, Uttarakhand

Highest Waterfall

Kunchikal waterfall, Karnataka

Highest Gateway

Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri, Uttap Pradesh

Highest Award

Bharat Ratna

Highest Gallantry Award

Paramveer Chakra

Highest Battle field

Siachin Glacier

Highest rainfall Place

Mawsynram, Meghalaya

Highest    Airport

Leh, Laddakh

Highest Lake

Cholamu Lake, Sikkim

Highest Tower

Qutub Minar, Delhi

Highest populated State

Bihar

Highest Radio Station

The Leh station of AIR

Highest Statue

Jain Saint Gomateswara, Karnataka

Largest lake of Fresh water

Wular lake, Kashmir

Largest Temple

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tamil Nadu

Largest Mosque

Jama Masjid, Delhi

Largest Church

Se Cathedral, Goa

Largest Gurudwara

Golden Temple, Amritsar

Largest Monastery

Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh

Largest populated city

Mumbai, Maharastra

Largest Building

Rashtrapati Bhawan, Delhi

Largest Museum

National Museum, Kolkata

Largest Auditorium

Sri Shanmukhananda Hall, Mumbai

Largest Cinema Theatre

Thangam, Madurai

Largest Barrage

Farakka Barrage, Ganga

Largest Delta

Sunderban Delta, West Bengal

Largest Dome

Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur, Karnataka

Largest Zoo

Zoological Gardens, Alipur, Kolkata

Largest Exhibition Ground

Pragati Maidan Complex, New Delhi

Largest Desert

Thar, Rajasthan

Largest cave temple

Kailash temple, Ellora, Maharashtra

Largest Cave

Amarnath Cave, Jammu and Kashmir

Largest Hotel

Oberoi –Sheraton, Mumbai

Largest State by Area

Rajasthan

Largest State by Population

Uttar Pradesh

Largest Hospital

B. J Medical College and Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad

Largest corridor

Rameshwaram temple corridor, Tamil Nadu

Largest Post Office

Mumbai GPO

Largest forest area state

Madhya Pradesh

Largest Prison

Tihar Central Jail, Delhi

Largest Stadium

Salt lake Stadium, Kolkata

Largest Port

Mumbai

Largest Lake of Saline water

Chika lake, Orissa

Largest river island

Majuli, Brahmaputra river, Assam

Largest Planetarium

Birla Planetarium, Kolkata

Largest man-made lake

Govind Sagar, Bhakra Dam

Largest Cantilever Span Bridge

Howrah Bridge, Kolkata

Largest library

National Library, Kolkata

Largest Lok Sabha Contituency by area

Ladhak

Largest Lok Sabha Contituency by population

Outer Delhi

Longest River

Ganga

Longest tributary river of India

Yamuna

Longest coastline State

Gujarat

Longest tunnel

Jawahar tunnel, Jammu & Kashmir

Longest national highway

NH-7which runs from Varanasi to Kanyakumari

Longest Dam

Hirakud Dam, Orissa

Longest River Bridge

Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna

Longest Electric railway line

From Delhi to Kolkata via Patna

Longest Railway Platform

Kharagpur, W. Bengal

Longest river which forms estuary

Narmada

Logest bridge above water

Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Maharastra

Logest distance run train

Vivek Express

Longest nonstop run train

Trivandrum Rajdhani

Longest railway bridge

Vembanad Rail bridge, Kerala

Longest Beach

Marina Beach, Chennai

Smallest State by Area

Goa

Smallest State by Population

Sikkim

Smallest Lok Sabha Contituency by area

Chandni Chowk

Smallest Lok Sabha Contituency by population

Lakshdweep

Tallest building

Imperial Tower, Mumbai






 

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