Important Facts Of India
★ Ashok Stambh, the National Emblem of India has four Asiatic lions standing back to back. It symbolizing power, courage, pride, and confidence. Below the four lions, an elephant (of the east), a horse (of the south), a bull (of the west), and a lion (of the north). The animals are separated by wheels known as Dharma Chakras. The four animals were originally supposed to represent the four stages in the life of the Buddha.
It was originally placed on the top of the Ashoka pillar at the important Buddhist site of Sarnath by the Emperor Ashoka, in about 250 BCE. The pillar, sometimes called the Aśoka Column, is still in its original location, but the Lion Capital is now in the Sarnath Museum, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.
★ Neelam Sanjiva Reddy is the only person to be elected to the office of the President of India unopposed.
(Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (19 May 1913 – 1 June 1996) was the sixth President of India, serving from 1977 to 1982. Beginning a long political career with the Indian National Congress Party in the Indian independence movement, he went on to hold several key offices in independent India)
The Constitution of India containing 448 articles in 22 parts, 12 schedules and 104 amendments.
( As of January 2020, there have been 104 amendments of the Constitution of India since it was first enacted in 1950. There are three types of amendments to the Constitution of India of which second and third type of amendments are governed by Article 368.)
★ India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
★ At 64year, 67 days, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy became the youngest ever person to be elected as President of India.
★ Rajiv Gandhi at the age of 40 years, 72 days became the youngest Prime Minister of India.
★ Rashtrapati Bhavan has 4 floors and 360 rooms.
★ President Sukarno , Indonesia was the first chief guest in Indian Republic Day, 1950.
★ The Madras Regiment is the oldest exiting regiment in the Indian army formed in the 1750s.
★ Amar Jawan Jyoti was inaugurated by Mrs Indira Gandhi on 23rd republic day after India-Pakistan War.
★ Ashoka Chakra has 24 spokes.
★ Everest is named after Sir George Everest, a Welsh surveyor, geographer and Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843.
★ In the National Flag of India, the saffron color represents courage and sacrifice; white color represent truth, peace and purity; green color represent prosperity and the Ashok Chakra represents the Laws of Dharma.
★ The highest post office in the world is in Hikkim Village, Himachal Pradesh, India at a height of 15,500 ft (4,700 m) (postal code 172114).
★ India Gate is 42-metre tall.
★ Madhya Pradesh has the largest forest cover in India at 77,700 square km.
★ Kumbh Mela held every third year at one of the four places by rotation: Haridwar, Allahabad, Nasik and Ujjain.
★ Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling is the longest-serving Chief Minister of any state of India, served as the Chief Minister of Sikkim for more than 20 years.
★ Uttar Pradesh is the state with maximum number of districts in India. It has a total of 70 districts.
★ Uttar Pradesh (35,148,377) has the largest Scheduled Caste population.
★ Kachchh, Gujarat is the largest Districts of India by Territorial Area 45652 sq. km.
★ Ganga is the longest and Brahmaputra is the widest river in India.
★ Rajiv Gandhi was the first Occupants of 7, Race Course Road the official residence of the Prime Minister of India.