The name ‘India’ is derived from the river Indus. It is a valley around which people settled in earlier times.
India has the largest postal system in the world with more than 150,000 post offices, which is thrice the size of that of China.
Bollywood is the largest movie industry in terms of output, followed by Nollywood – the movie industry of Nigeria.
Indian railway employs more than a million people, making it the largest employers in the world.
Over 4700 daily newspapers in more than 300 languages are produced in India.
The largest wholesale spice market of Asia is in India – Khari Baoli, New Delhi.
India’s road network is the world’s second largest with 4,865,000 km of roads constructed. (2014)
India is house to the world’s biggest family: 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren. The family lives in a 100-room, four-story house set amidst the hills of Baktwang village in the Indian state of Mizoram.
'Zero’ in the number system was invented by a mathematician from India. His name was Aryabhatta.
The second largest pool of engineers and scientists is from India.