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23 June 2012

List of Cups And Trophies

List of Cups And Trophies

(Associated with Sports and Games)
Sport: Hockey  Aga khan Cup ,Begam Rasul Torphy (woman’s), Maharaja Ranjit Singh Gold Cup, Lady Ratan Tata Trophy (woman’s), Gurunanak Championship (woman’s) Dhyanchand Trophy, Nehru Trophy, Sindhia Gold cup, Murugappa Gold Cup, Wellington Cup etc,
Sport: Football  Beghum Hazarat Mahal Cup, BILT Cup, Bordoloi Trophy Colombo Cup, Confederation cup, DCM Trophy, Durand Cup, Rovers Cup, B.C. Raj Trophy (National Championship), FIFA world Cup, Jules Rimet Trophy, Kalinga Cup, Santosh Trophy (National Championship), IFA Shield, Scissor Cup, Subroto Mukherjee Cup, Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee Trophy, Todd Memorial Trophy, Vittal Trophy, etc,
Sport: Cricket  Anthony D, Mellow Trophy, Ashes, Asia Cup, Benson and Hedges Cup, Bose Trophy, Champions Trophy, Charminar Challender Cup, C.K Naidu Trophy, Cooch – Behar Trophy, Deodhar Trophy, Duldeep Trophy, Gavaskar –Border Trophy, G.D. Birla Trophy, Gillette Cup, Ghulam Ahmad Trophy, Hamkumat Rai Trophy, ICC World Cup, Irani Trophy Interface Cup, Jawharlal Nehru Cup, Lomboard World Challenge Cup, Mc Dowells Challenge Cup, Merchant Cup, Moin –ud –Dowla Cup, Net West Trophy, Prudential Cup(World Cup), Rani Jhansi Trophy, Ranji Trophy, Rohinton
Barcia Trophy, Rothmans Cup, Sahara Cup, Sharjah Cup, Sheesh Mahal Trophy, Sheffield Shield, Singer Cup, Sir Frank Worrel Trophy, Texaco Cup, Titan Cup, Vijay Hazare Trophy, Vijay Merchant Trophy, Vizzy Trophy, Wisden Trophy, Wills Trophy, World Series Cup.
Sport: Table Tennis  Berna Bellack cup( Men), Cobillion Cup (women), Jai Laxmi cup(women),Rajkumari Challenge Cup (women junior), Ramanuja Trophy (men Junior),
Travancore Cup (women), Swathling Cup (men) etc.
Sport: Badminton  Aggrawal Cup, Amrit Diwan Cup, Asia Cup, Australasia Cup, Chaddha Cup, European Cup, Harilela Cup, Ibrahim Rahimatillah Challenger Cup, Konica Cup, Sophia Cup, Kitiakara Cup, Thomas Cup Tunku Abdulrahman Cup, Uber Cup, Yonex Cup etc.
Sport: Basketball  Basalat Jha Trophy, B.C. Gupta Trophy, Federation Cup, S.M. Arjuna Raja Trophy, Todd memorial Trophy, William jones Cup, Bangalore Bules Challenge Cup, Nehru Cup, Federation Cup etc.
Sport: Bridge  Basalat Jha Trophy, Holkar Trophy, Ruia Gold Cup, Singhania Trophy. etc
Sport: Polo  Ezra Cup, Gold Cup, King’s Cup, Prithi Pal Singh Cup, Radha
Mohan Cup, Winchester Cup etc.
Sport: Athletics  Charminar Trophy, Federation Cup etc.
Sport: Air Racing  Jawaharlal Challenge Trophy, King’s Cup, Schneider Cup etc.
Sport: Billiards  Arthur Walker Trophy, Thomas Cup etc.
Sport: Boxing  Aspy Adjahia Trophy, Federations Cup,Val Baker Trophy etc.
Sport: Golf  Canada Cup, Eisenhower Trophy, Muthiah Gold Cup, Nomura Trophy, President ‘s Trophy, Prince of wales Cup, Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, Topolino Trophy, Walker Cup, World Cup etc.
Sport: Chess  Naidu Trophy, Khaitan Torphy , Lin Are City Trophy, World Cup etc.
Sport: Horse Racing  Beresford Cup, Blue Riband Cup, Derby, Grand National Cup etc.
Sport: Netball  Anantrao Pawar Trophy etc.
Sport: Rugby Football  Bledisloe Cup, Calcutta Cup, Webb Ellis Trophy, etc.
Sport: Shooting  North Wales Cup, Welsh Grand Prix etc.
Sport: Volleyball  Centennial Cup, Federation Cup, and Indira Pradhan Trophy, Shivanthi Gold Cup, etc.
Sport: Yatch Racing  America Cup etc.

Metals found in India at Major Level

  • Aluminium is found in Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh ,Chttishgarh , Maharastra ,Gujarat
  • Asbestos is found in Rajasthan, Karnataka
  • Coal is found in Jharkhand, West Bengal ,Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh ,Orissa, Andhra Pradesh
  • Diamonds are found in Madhya Pradesh ,Chttishgarh
  • Marble is found in Rajasthan
  • Mica is found is Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan
  • Thorium is found in Kerala ,Tamil Nadu ,Andhra Pradesh
  • Uranium is found in Kerala , Jharkhand
  • Zinc is found in Rajasthan
  • The reserves of lignite have been estimated as little over 37.15 billion tones as on 1 April 2005 out of which the major contributors is the lignite basins of Tamil Nadu.

List of National Parks in India

Bandhavgarh National Park
Check out the place where firstly and formostly the white Tigers of Rewa were discovered Bandhavgarh. This park is some of the left out preserved wild pockets of Madhya Pradesh of what were once splendid forests that extended across the whole of Central India.
Ranthambore National Park
A nearby attraction of Sawai Madhopur, in the state of Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is an outstanding example of Project Tiger’s efforts at conservation in the India.
Kaziranga National Park
The land of Rhino is counted among the two major wild pockets, the only surviving habitats of this prehistoric survivor in India.

Kanha National Park
Ever though what it feels like to visit a tiger country, then visit the state of Madhya Pardesh, check out the wilds of Kanha and see for yourself why this place is called a wild hideout taken straight from the famous “Jungle Book”.

Sundarbans National Park
Come to Sundarbans where adventure awaits you at every corner. Known as the largest estuarine delta in the world, this Tigerland vibrates with countless forms of colourful life.

Manas National Park
Assam is the state of the Great One Horned Rhino. Beside the Kaziranga there’s Manas another habitat of the Rhino’s, located in one of the remotest region among the foothills of Himalayas.

Bandipur National Park
Lies halfway down the Mysore-Ooty highway became one of the first of India’s Tiger Reserves and the southernmost of the nine reserves specially established under Project Tiger.

Sultanpur National Park
Sultanpur national park was a stretch of marshy land that has been remodeled and converted into a water body. The park is home to a large range of birds, both resident and migratory.

Royal Chitwan National Park (Nepal)
Established in 1973, provides a great wildlife experience with its rich flora and fauna. Short grass makes the months of February-May the best game-viewing season, but the autumn months are perfect for visiting, with Himalayan views, and in winter months of December-January, Chitwan has quiet a pleasant climate compared to Kathmandu.

Royal Bardia National Park (Nepal)
Largest and most undisturbed wild area of the Terai region of the Nepal Himalayas. Simialar to Chitwan park, but with a drier climate and a more remote location, Bardia encompasses 1,000-sq-kms of riverine grassland and sal forests.

Rajaji National Park, Uttaranchal
Situated in the forested hills, east of Haridwar, is quiet known for its wild Elephants, which have an approximate population of 150. Because of the pleasant climate this hideout becomes a pretty good tourist destination and a perfect retreat for picnicking.
Dudhwa National Park, U.P.
Also popular as a Tiger Reserve, this national park is located in the district of Lakhimpur, along the Indo-Nepal border. Another major attraction of this wild reserve is the Barasingha or the Swamp Deer, found in the southwest and southeast region of the park.

Bandipur & Nagarhole National Parks, Karnataka
Two of the most attractive national parks of Karnataka are Nagarhole and Bandipur. Even if separate entities, they are a part of a large neighboring wildlife reserve that also includes Madumalai Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu and Wynad Reserve of Kerala.
Bhalukpong, Arunachal
For the energetic visitor, keen to experience of faraway Arunachal Pradesh, Bhalukpong is a place to visit. On the edge of the luxuriant forest of the Pakhui Game Sanctuary, along the Kameng river lies the village settlement of Bhalukpong, also known as the gateway to Bomdila and the Tawang Monastery.

Simplipal National Park, Orissa
Simplipal is counted among the earliest Project tiger reserves of India and is located in the northern-forested belt of Orissa. Beside the faunal attractions, the attractive terrain also includes numerous waterfalls.

Nandankanan Zoo, Orissa
A combination of a beautiful botanical garden, a zoo and a sanctuary, Nandankanan, is situated 20-km from Bhubaneshwar, and is popularly known as the “Garden of Pleasure” in Orissa. The zoo at Nandankanan is world famous for its White Tigers.

Gahirmatha Turtle Sanctuary, Orissa
Aqua fauna is what going to attract you to this sanctuary, the breeding center of the Giant Olive Ridley Turtles, who crossover the Pacific to come here and lay their eggs.

Namdhapha National Park, Arunachal
Tucked away in the northern most state of Arunachal, is the Namdhapa National Park, famous for the extremely elusive snow and the clouded Leopard. The park is also a Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger.

Velvadhar Blackbuck Sanctuary, Gujarat
Popularly known as the home of the Indian Black Buck, has attracted worldwide attention for the successful conservation of the fastest of the Indian Antelopes – Black Buck.

Wild Ass Sanctuary, Gujarat
Gujarat is an exciting place for wildlife enthusiasts, mainly because it resides some of the unique wild attractions within its numerous sanctuaries. Wild Ass sanctuary is another of Gujarat’s wild surprises famous for its large wild Ass herds.

Dachigam National Park, J&K
Of all the sanctuaries present in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, the one at Dachigam is the best known. Once an exclusive hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Kashmir, it was declared a national park in 1951, owing to a strictly enforced conservation programme, to preserve the or Hangul population or the Kashmiri Stag.

The Great Himalayan National Park, H.P.
The National Park with an area of 620-sq-kms is caved out of the splendid mountain terrain of the Kullu District and has the representative area of temperate and alpine forests of Himachal. It is also one of the largest protected area of the state.
Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Assam
Located on the alluvial flood plains of Brahmaputra in Upper Assam neighboring Arunachal is a biosphere reserve called Dibru Saikhowa National Park Its also an orchid paradise besides being a home to numerous wild animals and birds.

Milroy or Pabha Sanctuary, Assam
This splendid wildlife reserve even if doesn’t have many faunal varieties to offer, still it possesses the most coveted one, the Wild Water Buffalo.This sanctuary has been exclusively built for the protection of the wild water buffalo.

Nameri National Park, Assam
Nameri is the second Tiger reserve of Assam, situated at the foothills of eastern Himalayas. The hilly backdrop, deciduous and the river Jia Bhoroli have added a unique natural charm to it.

Pin Valley National Park, H.P.
Tucked in between the snow laden higher reaches and scree slopes covered with scanty tufted vegetation, Pin Valley National Park forms the natural habitat of a number of endangered animals including Himalayan Ibex, Snow Leopard, Bharal, Wooly Hare, Tibetan Wolf, and Snow Cock.

Hemis High Altitude National Park, J&K
Hemis is a high altitude protected area that was created in the year 1981, in the eastern part of the cold desert of Ladakh, for the conservation and protection of its unique flora and fauna.

Mind Blowing Facts for GK

  1. Turtles have no teeth.
  2. Prehistoric turtles may have weighed as much as 5,000 pounds.
  3. Only one out of a thousand baby sea turtles survives after hatching.
  4. Sea turtles absorb a lot of salt from the sea water in which they live. They excrete excess salt from their eyes, so it often looks as though they’re crying.
  5. Helium is a colorless, odorless, tasteless inert gas at room temperature and makes up about 0.0005% of the air we breathe.
  6. Helium Balloon Gas makes balloons float. Helium is lighter than air and just as the heaviest things will tend to fall to the bottom, the lightest things will rise to the top.
  7. Helium Balloon Gas makes balloons float. Helium is lighter than air and just as the heaviest things will tend to fall to the bottom, the lightest things will rise to the top.
  8. Camels can spit.
  9. An ostrich can run 43 miles per hour (70 kilometers per hour).
  10. Pigs are the fourth most intelligent animal in the world.
  11. Dinosaurs didn’t eat grass? There was no grass in the days of the dinosaurs.
  12. Dolphins can swim 37 miles per hour (60 kilometers per hour).
  13. A crocodile’s tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth? It cannot move. It cannot chew but its Digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail, Glass pieces, etc.
  14. Sharks are immune to disease i.e. they do not suffer from any Disease.
  15. Animals are either right- or left-handed? Polar bears are always left-handed, and so is Kermit the Frog.
  16. Paris, France has more dogs than people.
  17. New Zealand is home to 70 million sheep and only 40 million people.
  18. Male polar bears weigh 1400 pounds and females only weight 550 pounds, on average.
  19. Bison are excellent swimmers? Their head, hump and tail never go below the surface of the water.
  20. There are 6 to 14 frog?s species in the world that have no tongues. One of these is the African dwarf frog.
  21. A frog named Santjie, who was in a frog derby in South Africa jumped 33 feet 5.5 inches.
  22. The longest life span of a frog was 40 years
  23. The eyes of a frog flatten down when it swallows its prey
  24. The name `India’ is derived from the River Indus
  25. The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name `Hindustan’ combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.
  26. Chess was invented in India.
  27. The’ place value system’ and the ‘decimal system’ were developed in 100 BC in India.
  28. The game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called ‘Mokshapat.’ The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices.
  29. India has the most post offices in the world
  30. ‘Navigation’ is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH
  31. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Nou’.
  32. Until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world
  33. The’ place value system’ and the ‘decimal system’ were developed in 100 BC in India.
  34. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
  35. The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start
  36. Twenty-Four-Karat Gold is not pure gold since there is a small amount of copper in it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.
  37. Electricity doesn’t move through a wire but through a field around the wire.
  38. The first bicycle that was made in 1817 by Baron von Drais didn’t have any pedals? People walked it along
  39. The first steam powered train was invented by Robert Stephenson. It was called the Rocket.
  40. A cheetah does not roar like a lion – it purrs like a cat (meow).
  41. The original name for the butterfly was ‘flutterby’
  42. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  43. Ants don’t sleep.
  44. Dolphins usually live up to about twenty years, but have been known to live for about forty.
  45. Dolphins sleep in a semi-alert state by resting one side of their brain at a time
  46. A dolphin can hold its breath for 5 to 8 minutes at a time
  47. Bats can detect warmth of an animal from about 16 cm away using its “nose-leaf”.
  48. Bats can also find food up to 18 ft. away and get information about the type of insect using their sense of echolocation.
  49. The eyes of the chameleon can move independently & can see in two different directions at the same time.
  50. Cockroach: Can detect movement as small as 2,000 times the diameter of a hydrogen atom.
  51. Dragonfly: Eye contains 30,000 lenses.
  52. Pig’s Tongue contains 15,000 taste buds. For comparison, the human tongue has 9,000 taste buds.
  53. The number system was invented by India. Aryabhatta was the scientist who invented the digit zero.
  54. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
  55. Earth weighs 5,972,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons
  56. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
  57. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo anywhere
  58. Man is the only animal who’ll eat with an enemy
  59. The average woman uses about her height in lipstick every five years.
  60. The first Christmas was celebrated on December 25, AD 336 in Rome.
  61. A Cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.
  62. A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can’t
  63. A rat can last longer without water than a camel can
  64. About 10% of the world’s population is left-handed
  65. Dolphins sleep with one eye open
  66. Snakes have no external ears. Therefore, they do not hear the music of a “snake charmer”. Instead, they are probably responding to the movements of the snake charmer and the flute. However, sound waves may travel through bones in their heads to the middle ear.
  67. Many spiders have eight eyes.
  68. The tongue of snakes has no taste buds. Instead, the tongue is used to bring smells and tastes into the mouth. Smells and tastes are then detected in two pits, called “Jacobson’s organs”, on the roof of their mouths. Receptors in the pits then transmit smell and taste information to the brain.
  69. Birds don’t sweat
  70. The highest kangaroo leap recorded is 10 ft and the longest is 42 ft
  71. Flamingo tongues were eaten common at Roman feasts
  72. The smallest bird in the world is the Hummingbird. It weighs 1oz
  73. The bird that can fly the fastest is called a White it can fly up to 95 miles per hour.
  74. The oldest living thing on earth is 12,000 years old. It is the flowering shrubs called creosote bushes in the Mojave Desert
  75. Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water.
  76. A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water. If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, one will feel thirsty. If it’s reduced by 10%, one will die.
  77. Along with its length neck, the giraffe has a very long tongue — more than a foot and a half long. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue
  78. Ostriches can kick with tremendous force, but only forward. Don’t Mess with them
  79. An elephant can smell water three miles away
  80. If you were to remove your skin, it would weigh as much as 5 pounds
  81. A hippopotamus can run faster than a man
  82. India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history
  83. The world’s known tallest man is Robert Pershing Wadlow. The giraffe is 5.49m (18 ft.), the man is 2.55m (8ft. 11.1 in.).
  84. The world’s tallest woman is Sandy Allen. She is 2.35m (7 ft. 7 in.).
  85. The only 2 animals that can see behind themselves without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot.
  86. The blue whale is the largest animal on earth. The heart of a blue whale is as big as a car, and its tongue is as long as an elephant.
  87. The largest bird egg in the world today is that of the ostrich. Ostrich eggs are from 6 to 8 inches long. Because of their size and the thickness of their shells, they take 40 minutes to hard-boil. The average adult male ostrich, the world’s largest living bird, weighs up to 345 pounds.
  88. Every dolphin has its own signature whistle to distinguish it from other dolphins, much like a human fingerprint
  89. The world’s largest mammal, the blue whale, weighs 50 tons i.e. 50000 Kg at birth. Fully grown, it weighs as much as 150 tons i.e. 150000 Kg.
  90. 90 % of all the ice in the world in on Antarctica
  91. Antarctica is DRIEST continent. Antarctica is a desert
  92. Antarctica is COLDEST continent, averaging minus 76 degrees in the winter
  93. Mercury is the closest planet to the sun and it doesn’t have a moon. Its atmosphere is so thin that during the day the temperature reaches 750 degrees, but at night it gets down to -300 degrees.
  94. Jupiter is the largest planet. If Jupiter were hollow, you could fit 1000 earths inside! It is made up of gas and is not solid. The most famous feature on Jupiter is its Red Spot, which is actually an enormous hurricane that has been raging on Jupiter for hundreds of years! Sixteen moons orbit Jupiter.
  95. Saturn is a very windy place! Winds can reach up to 1,100 miles per hour. Saturn is also made of gas. If you could find an ocean large enough, it would float. This planet is famous for its beautiful rings, and has at least 18 moons.
  96. Uranus is the third largest planet, and is also made of gas. It’s tilted on its side and spins north-south rather than east-west. Uranus has 15 moons.
  97. Neptune takes 165 Earth years to get around the sun. It appears blue because it is made of methane gas. Neptune also has a big Spot like Jupiter. Winds on Neptune get up to 1,200 mile per hour! Neptune has 8 moons.
  98. Pluto is the farthest planet from the sun… usually. It has such an unusual orbit that it is occasionally closer to the sun than Neptune. Pluto is made of rock and ice.
  99. Just about everyone listens to the radio! 99% of homes in the United States have a least one radio. Most families have several radios.
  100. Sound is sent from the radio station through the air to your radio by means of electromagnetic waves. News, music, Bible teaching, baseball games, plays, advertisements- these sounds are all converted into electromagnetic waves (radio waves) before they reach your radio and your ears.
  101. At the radio station, the announcer speaks into a microphone. The microphone changes the sound of his voice into an electrical signal. This signal is weak and can’t travel very far, so it’s sent to a transmitter. The transmitter mixes the signal with some strong radio signals called carrier waves. These waves are then sent out through a special antenna at the speed of light! They reach the antenna of your radio. Your antenna “catches” the signal, and the radio’s amplifier strengthens the signal and sends it to the speakers. The speakers vibrate, and your ears pick up the vibrations and your brain translates them into the voice of the radio announcer back at the station. When you consider all the places the announcer’s voice travels.
  102. Every radio station has its own frequency. When you turn the tuning knob on your radio, you are choosing which frequency you want your antenna to “catch.”
  103. Mountain lions are known by more than 100 names, including panther, catamount, cougar, painter and puma. Its scientific name is Felis concolor, which means “cat of one color.” At one time, mountain lions were very common!
  104. The large cats of the world are divided into two groups- those that roar, like tigers and African lions, and those that purr. Mountain lions purr, hiss, scream, and snarl, but they cannot roar. They can jump a distance of 30 feet, and jump as high as 15 feet. It would take quite a fence to keep a mountain lion out! Their favorite food is deer, but they’ll eat other critters as well. They hunt alone, not in packs like wolves. They sneak up on their prey just like a house cat sneaks up on a bird or toy- one slow step at a time. A lion can eat ten pounds of meat at one time!
  105. Queen ants can live to be 30 years old
  106. Dragonflies can flap their wings 28 times per second and they can fly up to 60 miles per hour
  107. As fast as dragonflies can flap their wings, bees are even faster… they can flap their wings 435 times per second
  108. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  109. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath
  110. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day
  111. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people
  112. The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!
  113. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
  114. Women blink nearly twice as much as men
  115. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible
  116. Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.
  117. More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.
  118. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand
  119. Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
  120. It?s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.
  121. Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!
  122. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
  123. Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not
  124. Slugs have 4 noses.
  125. Owls are the only birds that can see the blue colour.
  126. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end
  127. More than 1,000 different languages are spoken on the continent of Africa.
  128. There was once an undersea post office in the Bahamas.
  129. Abraham Lincoln’s mother died when she drank the milk of a cow that grazed on poisonous snakeroot
  130. After the death of Albert Einstein his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study.
  131. Penguins are not found in the North Pole
  132. A dentist invented the Electric Chair.
  133. A whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound
  134. Alexander Graham Bell’s wife and mother were both deaf
  135. Cockroaches break wind every 15 minutes.
  136. Fish scales are an ingredient in most lipsticks
  137. Canada” is an Indian word meaning “Big Village”.
  138. 259200 people die every day.
  139. 11% of the world is left-handed
  140. 1.7 liters of saliva is produced each day
  141. The world?s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!
  142. The largest beetle in the Americas is the Hercules beetle, which can be 4 to 6 inches in length. That’s bigger than your hand!
  143. A full-grown male mountain lion may be 9 feet long, including his tail!
  144. There are two kinds of radio stations: AM and FM. That’s why there are two dials on your radio. AM is used mostly for stations that specialize in talking, such as Christian stations at have Bible stories and sermons; sports stations that broadcast live baseball and football games; and stations that specialize in news programs and “talk shows,” where listeners call the station and discuss various topics. FM is used mostly for stations that specialize in music.
  145. The average lead pencil can draw a line that is almost 35 miles long or you can write almost 50,000 words in English with just one pencil
  146. The Wright Brothers invented one of the first airplanes. It was called the Kitty Hawk.
  147. The worst industrial disaster in India occurred in 1984 in Bhopal the capital of Madhya Pradesh. A deadly chemical, methyl isocyanate leaked out of the Union Carbide factory killing more than 2500 and leaving thousands sick. In fact the effects of this gas tragedy are being felt even today.
  148. Mars is nicknamed the “Red Planet,” because it looks reddish in the night sky. Mars has 2 moons.
  149. Venus is nicknamed the “Jewel of the Sky.” Because of the greenhouse effect, it is hotter than Mercury, even though it’s not as close to the sun. Venus does not have a moon but it does have clouds of sulfuric acid! If you’re going to visit Venus, pack your gas mask!
  150. Tens of thousands of participants come from all over the world, fight in a harmless battle where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets.

Amazing GK facts

  1. Shakespeare invented the word ‘ assassination’ and ‘bump’.
  2. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
  3. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
  4. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  5. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
  6. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear By 700 times.
  7. Ants don’t sleep.
  8. Owls have eyeballs that are tubular in shape, because of this, they cannot move their eyes.
  9. A bird requires more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat.
  10. The mouse is the most common mammal in the US.
  11. A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length.
  12. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
  13. The Canary Islands were not named for a bird called a canary. They were named after a breed of large dogs. The Latin name was Canariae insulae – “Island of Dogs.”
  14. There are 701 types of pure breed dogs.
  15. A polecat is not a cat. It is a nocturnal European weasel.
  16. The animal responsible for the most human deaths world-wide is the mosquito.
  17. The biggest pig in recorded history was Big Boy of Black Mountain, North Carolina, who was weighed at 1,904 pounds in 1939.
  18. Cats respond most readily to names that end in an “ee” sound.
  19. A cat cannot see directly under its nose. This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor.
  20. Pigs, walruses and light-colored horses can be sunburned.
  21. Snakes are immune to their own poison.
  22. An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
  23. Cats have more than one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
  24. The biggest member of the cat family is the male lion, which weighs 528 pounds (240 kilograms).
  25. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  26. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
  27. Each day in the US, animal shelters are forced to destroy 30,000 dogs and cats.
  28. A shrimp’s heart is in their head.
  29. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  30. A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.
  31. The cat lover is an ailurophile, while a cat hater is an ailurophobe.
  32. A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.
  33. It may take longer than two days for a chick to break out of its shell.
  34. Dragonflies are one of the fastest insects, flying 50 to 60 mph.
  35. Despite man’s fear and hatred of the wolf, it has not ever been proved that a non-rabid wolf ever attacked a human.
  36. There are more than 100 million dogs and cats in the United States.
  37. Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year.
  38. Cat’s urine glows under a black light.
  39. The largest cockroach on record is one measured at 3.81 inches in length.
  40. It is estimated that a single toad may catch and eat as many as 10,000 insects in the course of a summer.
  41. Amphibians eyes come in a variety shapes and sizes. Some even have square or heart-shaped pupils.
  42. It would require an average of 18 hummingbirds to weigh in at 1 ounce.
  43. Dogs that do not tolerate small children well are the St. Bernard, the Old English sheep dog, the Alaskan malamute, the bull terrier, and the toy poodle.
  44. Moles are able to tunnel through 300 feet of earth in a day.
  45. Howler monkeys are the noisiest land animals. Their calls can be heard over 2 miles away.
  46. A quarter of the horses in the US died of a vast virus epidemic in 1872.
  47. The fastest bird is the Spine-tailed swift, clocked at speeds of up to 220 miles per hour.
  48. There is no single cat called the panther. The name is commonly applied to the leopard, but it is also used to refer to the puma and the jaguar. A black panther is really a black leopard. A capon is a castrated rooster.
  49. The world’s largest rodent is the Capybara. It is an Amazon water hog that looks like a guinea pig; it can weigh more than 100 pounds.
  50. The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people.
  51. The hummingbird, the loon, the swift, the kingfisher, and the grebe are all birds that cannot walk.
  52. The poisonous copperhead snake smells like fresh cut cucumbers.
  53. A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body.
  54. Worker ants may live seven years and the queen may live as long as 15 years.
  55. The blood of mammals is red, the blood of insects is yellow, and the blood of lobsters is blue.
  56. Cheetahs make a chirping sound that is much like a bird’s chirp or a dog’s yelp. The sound is so intense; it can be heard a mile away.
  57. The underside of a horse’s hoof is called a frog. The frog peels off several times a year with new growth.
  58. The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court. 98% of brown bears in the United States are in Alaska.
  59. Before air conditioning was invented, white cotton slipcovers were put on furniture to keep the air cool.
  60. The Barbie doll has more than 80 careers.
  61. To make one pound of whole milk cheese, 10 pounds of whole milk is needed.
  62. 99% of pumpkins are sold for decoration.
  63. Every 30 seconds a house fire doubles in size.
  64. The month of December is the most popular month for weddings in the Philippines.
  65. A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine.
  66. Carbon monoxide can kill a person in less than 15 minutes.
  67. The largest ever hailstone weighed over 1kg and fell in Bangladesh in 1986.
  68. Ants can live up to 16 years.
  69. In Belgium, there is a museum that is just for strawberries.
  70. The sense of smell of an ant is just as good as a dog’s.
  71. Popped popcorn should be stored in the freezer or refrigerator as this way it can stay crunchy for up to three weeks.
  72. Coca-Cola was originally green.
  73. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  74. The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.
  75. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
  76. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
  77. Women blink nearly twice as much as men!!
  78. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.
  79. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
  80. People say “Bless You? when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.
  81. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  82. The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
  83. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
  84. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from history. Spades – King David, Clubs – Alexander the Great, Hearts ? Charlemagne, Diamonds – Julius Caesar.
  85. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  86. If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
  87. What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common? Ans. – All invented by women.
  88. This is the only food that doesn’t spoil. What is this? Answer: Honey.
  89. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  90. A snail can sleep for three years.
  91. All polar bears are left handed.
  92. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
  93. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  94. Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.
  95. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
  96. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
  97. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  98. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  99. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
  100. Tapeworms range in size from about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet in length.
  101. A baby bat is called a pup.
  102. German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.
  103. A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at one time.
  104. It takes 35 to 65 minks to produce the average mink coat. The numbers for other types of fur coats are: beaver – 15; fox – 15 to 25; ermine – 150; chinchilla – 60 to 100.

General Knowledge Quiz – Part 2

  1. The largest museum in the world is the American Museum of Natural History.
  2. The lowest mountain range in the world is the Buena Bhaile.
  3. The country known as the Land of Cakes is Scotland.
  4. The place known as the Garden of England is Kent.
  5. The tallest tower in the world is the Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
  6. The country famous for its fish catch is Japan.
  7. The old name of Taiwan was Farmosa.
  8. Montreal is situated on the bank of River Ottawa.
  9. The city of Bonn is situated in Germany.
  10. The literal meaning of Renaissance is Revival.
  11. Julius Caesar was killed by Brutus.
  12. The title of Desert Fox was given to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
  13. The largest airport in the world is the King Khalid International Airport, Saudi Arabia.
  14. The city in Russia which faced an earthquake in the year 1998 was Armenia.
  15. The largest bay in the world is Hudson Bay, Canada.
  16. The largest church in the world is Basilica of St. Peter, Vatican City, Rome.
  17. The largest peninsula in the world is Arabia.
  18. The largest gulf in the world is Gulf of Mexico.
  19. The tallest statue in the world is the Motherland, Volgograd Russia.
  20. The largest railway tunnel in the world is the Oshimizu Tunnel, Japan.
  21. The world’s loneliest island is the Tristan da cunha.
  22. The word ‘Quiz’ was coined by Jim Daly Irishman.
  23. The original meaning of ‘Quiz’ was Trick.
  24. The busiest shopping centre of London is Oxford Street.
  25. The residence of the Queen in London is Buckingham Palace.
  26. Adolf Hitler was born in Austria.
  27. The country whose National Anthem has only music but no words is Bahrain.
  28. The largest cinema in the world is the Fox theatre, Detroit, USA.
  29. The country where there are no Cinema theatres is Saudi Arabia.
  30. The world’s tallest office building is the Sears Tower, Chicago.
  31. In the year 1811, Paraguay became independent from Spain.
  32. The cross word puzzle was invented by Arthur Wynne.
  33. The city which was the capital of the ancient Persian Empire was Persepolis.
  34. WHO stands for World Health Organization.
  35. WHO (World Health Organization) is located at Geneva.
  36. FAO stands for Food and Agriculture Organization.
  37. FAO is located at Rome and London.
  38. UNIDO stands for United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
  39. UNIDO is located at Vienna.
  40. WMO stands for World Meteorological Organization.
  41. WMO is located at Geneva.
  42. International Civil Aviation Organization is located at Montreal.
  43. The Angel Falls is located in Venezuela.
  44. The Victoria Falls is located in Rhodesia.
  45. Ice Cream was discovered by Gerald Tisyum.
  46. The number regarded as lucky number in Italy is thirteen.
  47. Napoleon suffered from alurophobia which means Fear of cats.
  48. The aero planes were used in war for the first time by Italians. (14 Oct.1911)
  49. Slavery in America was abolished by Abraham Lincoln.
  50. The Headquarters of textile manufacturing in England is Manchester.
  51. The famous Island located at the mouth of the Hudson River is Manhattan.
  52. The founder of plastic industry was Leo Hendrik Baekeland.
  53. The country where military service is compulsory for women is Israel.
  54. The country which has more than 10,000 golf courses is USA.
  55. The famous painting ‘Mona Lisa’ is displayed at Louvre museum, Paris.
  56. The earlier name for tomato was Love apple.
  57. The first President of USA was George Washington.
  58. The famous words ‘Veni Vidi Vici’ were said by Julius Caesar.
  59. The practice of sterilization of surgical instruments was introduced by Joseph Lister.
  60. The number of countries which participated in the first Olympic Games held at Athens was nine.
  61. Mercury is also known as Quick Silver.
  62. Disneyland is located in California, USA.
  63. The country which built the first powerful long range rockets is Germany.
  64. Sewing Machine was invented by Isaac M. Singer.
  65. Adding Machine was invented by Aldrin.
  66. The national emblem of Spain is Eagle.
  67. Archimedes was born in Sicily.
  68. The total area of Vatican City is 0.272 square kilometers.
  69. The largest temple in the world is Angkor Wat in Kampuchea.
  70. The largest dome in the world is Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, USA.
  71. The largest strait in the world is Tartar Strait.
  72. The Mohenjo-Daro ruins are found in Larkand District of Sind, Pakistan.
  73. The largest city of Africa is Cairo.
  74. The founder of KODAK Company was Eastman.
  75. The Cape of Good Hope is located in South Africa.
  76. The Heathrow Airport is located in London.
  77. The neon lamp was invented by Georges Claude.
  78. The last letter of the Greek alphabet is Omega.
  79. The place known as the land of Lincoln is Illinois.
  80. The US state Utah is also known as Beehive state.
  81. The Kalahari Desert is located in Africa.
  82. The Patagonian desert is located in Argentina.
  83. The person known as the father of aeronautics is Sir George Cayley.
  84. The most densely populated Island in the world is Honshu.
  85. The two nations Haiti and the Dominion Republic together form the Island of Hispaniola.
  86. The largest auto producer in the USA is General Motors.
  87. The largest auto producing nation is Japan.
  88. The famous ?General Motors? company was founded by William Durant.
  89. The country that brings out the FIAT is Italy.
  90. The first actor to win an Oscar was Emil Jannings.
  91. The first animated colour cartoon of full feature length was Snow White and Seven Dwarfs.
  92. The first demonstration of a motion picture was held at Paris.
  93. The first country to issue stamps was Britain.
  94. The actor who is considered as the biggest cowboy star of the silent movies is Tom Mix.
  95. The Pentagon is located at Washington DC.
  96. The world’s largest car manufacturing company is General Motors, USA.
  97. The world’s biggest manufacturer of bicycles is Hero cycles, Ludhiana.
  98. The world’s oldest underground railway is at London.
  99. The White House was painted white to hide fire damage.
  100. The largest oil producing nation in Africa is Nigeria.
  101. The longest river in Russia and Europe is Volga River.
  102. The first Emperor of Germany was Wilhelm.
  103. The last French Monarch was Louis Napoleon III.
  104. “History is Bunk” was said by Henry Ford.
  105. The term ‘astrology’ literally means Star Speech.
  106. Togo is situated in Africa.
  107. Coal is also known as Black Diamond.
  108. The first Boxer to win 3 gold medals in Olympics was Laszlo Papp.
  109. The first ruler who started war games for his soldiers was Genghis Khan.
  110. The first cross word puzzle in the world was published in 1924 by London Sunday Express.
  111. The lightest known metal is Lithium.
  112. The Atacama Desert is located in North Chile.
  113. The oil used to preserve timber is Creosote oil.
  114. The founder of USA was George Washington.
  115. The first talkie feature film in USA was ‘The Jazz Singer’.
  116. The chemical name of laughing gas is Nitrous oxide.
  117. The US state Mississippi is also known as Tar Heel state.
  118. The US state Indiana is also known as Volunteer state.
  119. The US state Missouri is also known as Hoosier state.
  120. The US state West Virginia is also known as Blue Grass state.
  121. The US state known as ‘Pine Free State’ is Vermont.
  122. The US state known as ‘Mountain state’ is Pennsylvania.
  123. The US state known as ‘Land of 1000 Lakes’ is Arkansas.
  124. The popular detective character created by Agatha Christie is Hercule Poirot.
  125. The Pakistani President who died in an air crash was Zia-ul-Huq.
  126. Yoghurt means Fermented milk.
  127. Yankee is the nickname of American.
  128. The International court of Justice is located in Hague, Holland.
  129. The headquarters of World Bank is located at Washington DC.
  130. Victoria Falls was discovered by David Livingstone.
  131. The technique to produce the first test tube baby was evolved by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards.
  132. The oldest residential university of Britain is the Oxford University.
  133. The name of the large clock on the tower of the House of Parliament in London is called Big Ben.
  134. Prado Museum is located in Madrid.
  135. The number of keys in an ordinary piano is Eighty eight.
  136. ‘Man is a Tool Making Animal’ was said by Benjamin Franklin.
  137. The term ‘anesthesia’ was coined by Oliver Wendell Holmes.
  138. The first man to reach Antarctica was Fabian Gottlieb.
  139. The Kilimanjaro volcano is situated in Tanzania.
  140. The invention that is considered to have built America is Dynamite.
  141. Words that contains all the vowels: Authentication, Remuneration, Education, Automobile, Miscellaneous and many more.
  142. Words that contain all the vowels in order: Facetious and Abstemious.
  143. Words that contain all the vowels in reverse order: Uncomplimentary, Unproprietary, Unoriental and Subcontinental.
  144. Words with no vowel in them: Myth, Fly, Sky, Dry, Cry, Rhythm, Crypt.
  145. Which country declares independence on 18th Feb 2008? – Kosovo.
  146. Who was the founder of the kindergarten education system? – German educator Friedrich Froebel.
  147. What is the scientific name of Vitamin C? – Ascorbic Acid
  148. What is the full form of GPRS? – General Packet Radio Service
  149. Which was the first university established in the world? – Nalanda University
  150. What is full form of CEO, CFO & CIO titles? Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Information Officer.

General Knowledge Quiz – Part 1

01 The first Prime minister of Bangladesh was – Mujibur Rehman
02 The longest river in the world is the – Nile
03 The longest highway in the world is the – Trans-Canada
04 The longest highway in the world has a length of About – 8000 km
05 The highest mountain in the world is the – Everest
06 The country that accounts for nearly one third of the total teak production of the world is – Myanmar
07 The biggest desert in the world is the – Sahara desert
08 The largest coffee growing country in the world is – Brazil
09 The country also known as “country of Copper” is – Zambia
10 The name given to the border which separates Pakistan and Afghanistan is – Durand line
11 The river Volga flows out into the – Capsian sea
12 The coldest place on the earth is Verkoyansk in – Siberia
13 The country which ranks second in terms of land area is – Canada
14 The largest Island in the Mediterranean sea is – Sicily
15 The river Jordan flows out into the – Dead sea
16 The biggest delta in the world is the – Sunderbans
17 The capital city that stands on the river Danube is – Belgrade
18 The Japanese call their country as – Nippon
19 The length of the English channel is – 564 kilometres
20 The world’s oldest known city is – Damascus
21 The city which is also known as the City of Canals is – Venice
22 The country in which river Wangchu flows is – Myanmar
23 The biggest island of the world is – Greenland
24 The city which is the biggest centre for manufacture of automobiles in the world is – Detroit, USA
25 The country which is the largest producer of manganese in the world is – China & South Africa
26 The country which is the largest producer of rubber in the world is – Malaysia
27 The country which is the largest producer of tin in the world is – China
28 The river which carries maximum quantity of water into the sea is the – Mississippi
29 The city which was once called the `Forbidden City’ was – Peking
30 The country called the Land of Rising Sun is – Japan
31 Mount Everest was named after Sir George – Everest
32 The volcano Vesuvius is located in – Italy
33 The country known as the Sugar Bowl of the world is – Cuba
34 The length of the Suez Canal is – 162.5 kilometers
35 The lowest point on earth is The coastal area of – Dead sea
36 The Gurkhas are the original inhabitants of – Nepal
37 The largest ocean of the world is the – Pacific ocean
38 The largest bell in the world is the – Tsar Kolkol at Kremlin, Moscow
39 The biggest stadium in the world is the – Strahov Stadium, Prague
40 The world’s largest diamond producing country is – South Africa
41 Australia was discovered by – James Cook
42 The first Governor General of Pakistan is – Mohammed Ali Jinnah
43 Dublin is situated at the mouth of river – Liffey
44 The earlier name of New York city was – New Amsterdam
45 The Eifel tower was built by – Alexander Eiffel
46 The Red Cross was founded by – Jean Henri Durant
47 The country which has the greatest population density is – Monaco
48 The national flower of Britain is – Rose
49 Niagara Falls was discovered by – Louis Hennepin
50 The national flower of Italy is – Lily
51 The national flower of China is – Narcissus
52 The permanent secretariat of the SAARC is located at – Kathmandu
53 The gateway to the Gulf of Iran is Strait of – Hormuz
54 The first Industrial Revolution took place in – England
55 World Environment Day is observed on – 5th June
56 The first Republican President of America was – Abraham Lincoln
57 The country famous for Samba dance is – Brazil
58 The name of Alexander’s horse was – Beucephalus
59 Singapore was founded by – Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
60 The famous British one-eyed Admiral was – Nelson
61 The earlier name of Sri Lanka was – Ceylon
62 The UNO was formed in the year – 1945
63 UNO stands for – United Nations Organization
64 The independence day of South Korea is celebrated on – 15th August
65 `Last Judgement’ was the first painting of an Italian painter named – Michelangelo
66 Paradise Regained was written by – John Milton
67 The first President of Egypt was – Mohammed Nequib
68 The first man to reach North Pole was – Rear Peary
69 The most famous painting of Pablo Picasso was – Guermica
70 The primary producer of newsprint in the world is – Canada
71 The first explorer to reach the South Pole was – Cap. Ronald Amundson
72 The person who is called the father of modern Italy is – G.Garibaldi
73 World literacy day is celebrated on – 8th September
74 The founder of modern Germany is – Bismarck
75 The country known as the land of the midnight sun is – Norway
76 The place known as the Roof of the world is – Tibet
77 The founder of the Chinese Republic was – San Yat Sen
78 The first Pakistani to receive the Nobel Prize was – Abdul Salam
79 The first woman Prime Minister of Britain was – Margaret Thatcher
80 The first Secretary General of the UNO was – Trygve Lie
81 The sculptor of the statue of Liberty was – Frederick Auguste Bartholdi
82 The port of Banku is situated in – Azerbaijan
83 John F Kennedy was assassinated by – Lee Harry Oswald
84 The largest river in France is – Lore
85 The Queen of England who married her brother-in-law was – Catherine of Aragon
86 The first negro to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was – Ralph Johnson Bunche
87 The first British University to admit women for degree courses was – London University
88 The principal export of Jamaica is – Sugar
89 New York is popularly known as the – city of Skyscrapers
90 Madagascar is popularly known as the – Island of Cloves
91 The country known as the Land of White Elephant is – Thailand
92 The country known as the Land of Morning Calm is – Korea
93 The country known as the Land of Thunderbolts is – Bhutan
94 The highest waterfalls in the world is the – Salto Angel Falls(Venezuela)
95 The largest library in the world is the – United States Library of Congress Washington DC

First women of INDIA

Women had played an Important role in the Modern World. Here are some of the most successful & first women of the world, who lead a Nation, a Party, a State, etc.
  1. First woman President of Indian National Congress – Annie Besant (1917)
  2. First Indian woman President of Indian National Congress – Sarojini Naidu (1925)
  3. First woman Ambassador from India – Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (to USSR from 1947-49)
  4. First woman Governor of an Indian State – Sarojini Naidu (UP from 1947-48)
  5. First woman Minister of an Indian State – Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (UP)
  6. First Mayor of Delhi – Aruna Asif Ali (1958)
  7. First woman Central Minister – Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
  8. First woman Film star to be a member of Rajya Sabha – Nargis Dutt
  9. First woman Chief Minister of an Indian State – Sucheta Kriplani (UP from 1963-67)
  10. First woman Prime Minister of India – Indira Gandhi (1966-77 & 1980-84)
  11. First woman Speaker of an Indian State – Shano Devi
  12. First woman winner of the Bharat Ratna – Indira Ghandi (1971)
  13. First woman Judge of the Supreme Court – Justice M Fatima Bevi (1989)
  14. First woman Chief Justice of a High Court – Leila Seth (CJ of Himachal Pradesh 1991)
  15. India’s officially recognized billionth citizen – Aastha (Born on May 11, 2000 at ND)

First Person in India

First Person in India
● First Governor-General of Independent India—Lord Lewis Mountbatten
● Indian Governor-General of Independent India—Chakravarti Rajgopalachari
● Chief of the Indian Armed Forces—General K. M. Carriappa
● Field Marshall—General S. H. F. J. Manekshaw
● President—Dr. Rajendra Prasad
● Vice-President—Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan
● Prime-Minister—Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
● Non-Congress Prime-Minister—Atal Behari Bajpai
● British Governor-General of Bengal—Warren-Hastings
● Space traveller—S. Leader-Rakesh Sharma
● I. C. S.—Satendra Nath Tagore
● Swimmer who crossed over the English channel by swimming—Mihir Sen
● Raman-Magsaysay awardee—Acharya Vinoba Bhave
● Novel prize winner—Rabindra Nath Tagore
● President of National Congress—Vyomesh Chand Banerjee
● Chairman of Lok Sabha—G. B. Mavlankar
● 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
● Posthumally Bharat Ratna Awardee—Lal Bahadur Shastri
● Person awarded Bhartiya-Gyan-Peeth Purskar—G. Shankar Kurup (Malayalam–1965)
● Successful Surgeon who transplanted heart—Dr. P. Venugopal
● 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 Behari Bajpai (1977)
● 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
● Indian players played Davis Cup—M. Salim and S. M. Jacob (Singles), A. A. Faiyaz and L. S. Dare (Doubles) (1921)
● Indian player who played the test cricket—K. S. Ranjeet Single (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
● An Indian, appointed the judge of High Court, during the British period—Ram Prasad Ram
● Indian member of Viceroy Executive Council—Sir. S. P. Sinha
● Chairman of Finance Commission—K. C. Niogi
● Indian member of American Congress—Deleep Singh
● 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
● First Indian who individually won the Gold medel in Olympic games—Abhinav Bindra
● First Indian who won the Bronze medel in Boxing in Olympic games—Vijendra Kumar

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