The name `India’ is derived from the River Indus

The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name `Hindustan’ combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.

Chess was invented in India.

The' place value system' and the 'decimal system' were developed in 100 BC in India.

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.

India has the most post offices in the world

The word 'Navigation' is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH

The word 'navy' is also derived from the Sanskrit word 'Nou'.

Until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world

India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history

Earth weighs 5,972,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons

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