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Which countries use Indian currency?

  Indian currency (भारतीय रुपया) is not only used by India as a legal tender. Following countries also use it as legal tender: Nepal – The Nepalese Rupee is pegged at ₹0.625; the Indian rupee is accepted in Nepal, except ₹500 and… Continue Reading →

Largest and Smallest District by Area

A district (zila) is an administrative division of an Indian state or territory. In some cases districts are further subdivided into sub-divisions, and in others directly into tehsils or talukas. As of 2014 there are a total of 676 districts…. Continue Reading →

Largest cantonment in India

Kanpur Cantonment (popularly referred to as Kanpur Cantt) is the largest cantonment in India which is a military cantonment in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India,The Kanpur Cantonment was established in the year 1811 and is situated on the right bank of… Continue Reading →

World’s Largest River Island and Smallest Inhabited River Island

Majuli or Majoli is a river island in the Brahmaputra River, Assam, India. The island had a total area of 1,250 square kilometres (483 sq mi), but having lost significantly to erosion it has an area of only 421.65 square… Continue Reading →

Bandra Worli Sea link has steel wires equal to the earth’s circumference

The Bandra Worli Sea Link, officially called Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, is a cable-stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete-steel viaducts on either side that links Bandra in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai with Worli in South Mumbai. The Rs 16 billion… Continue Reading →

Movie with 2 intervals

Bollywood Movie Sangam was the first movie to have 2 intervals.  Mera Naam Joker is the second Hindi film to have two intervals. Running time of Mera Naam Joker is 255 minutes (4 hours and 15 minutes) while Sangam running time is 238 minutes (3 hours and… Continue Reading →

Tamil was official language of Haryana

Tamil is official language of Tamil Nadu. But it was also second official language of Haryana for more than 40 years. When Haryana was formed in 1969, then Chief Minister of state, Bansi Lal made Tamil as second official language of Haryana…. Continue Reading →

One Railway Station in Two States

1. Railway station of Navapur is built in two states; one half of it is in Maharashtra and the other half is in Gujarat. Even a train which halts at Navapur Railway station is stationed half in Maharashtra and half… Continue Reading →

India’s First English Newspaper

Something as simple as the newspaper can also have an interesting history! The first major newspaper in India was started as early as 1780. Called “Hicky’s Bengal Gazette”, it was the first English-language newspaper published in India. It was published… Continue Reading →

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