About India



  • Dialing Code:+91 
  • Local Time:GMT+05:30 
  • Capital City:New Delhi
  • Currency / Code:India Rupee INR  
  • Languages Spoken: Hondi,English

Important British High Commission contacts in India


  • Delhi -:(91) (11) 2419 2100 ( 24 hours)
  • Mumbai : - (91) (22) 66502222
  • Chennai : (91) (44) 4219 2451
  • Kolkatta : (91) (33) 2288 5172/2288 5173-76

Trivia
 
  1.  The number system was invented by India. Aryabhatta was the scientist who invented the didgit zero.

  2. Chess was invented in India.
  3. India is.......the Largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest country in the world AND one of the most ancient and living civilizations (at least 10, 000 years old). 
  4. India  has the most post offices in the world! 
  5. The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system, employing over a million people! 
  6. The World's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
  7. Approximately 3 billion movie tickets are sold in India every year. 
  8. The  only country in the world that has a Bill of Rights for Cows is India. 
  9. The  material to build the Taj Mahal was brought in from various parts of India by a fleet of 1000 elephants.
  10. India's  movie industry, Bollywood, is the largest in the world producing over eight hundred movies a year. 
  11. There are 22 official languages in India. According to the Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1652 languages are spoken in India.

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