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1- NIIT was founded by Rajendra S. Pawar and Vijay K. Thadani in 1981. It is the world’s largest Information Technology training and education company with 5 million students across 40 countries.

2- The United Nations Children’s Fund or UNICEF has its headquarters in New York.

3-The worlds largest dam is “Syncrude Tailings Dam” in Canada.

4-Adam Smith is called as the father of modern ‘Economics’.

5-Archimedes is considered to be the father of ‘Mathematics’.

6-20,000 workers worked for 22 years to build Taj mahal.

7-The walls of India Gate have been inscribed with the names of the Indian soldiers who died in World War I and the Afghan Wars.

8-The height of The Empire State Building in New York : 1,250 feet (381 m)

9-The oldest man to reach the Mt. Everest is “Ramon Blanco” (Venezuelan). He was 60yrs old when he did it.

10-Fear of mother-in-law is called as ‘Pentheraphobia’.

11-Fear of fire is called as ‘Pyrophobia’.

12-The word “Karate” is a combination of two Japanese characters: “Kara”, meaning empty, and “te”, meaning hand; thus, karate means “empty hand.”.

13-‘Brihadeeswarar Temple’ (Thanjavur) is the world’s first complete granite temple.

14- The height of ‘Qutb Minar’ is 72.5 meters (237.8 ft). It is the world’s tallest brick minaret.

15-Bharti Airtel Limited was founded on ‘7 July 1995’ by ‘Sunil Bharti Mittal’.

16-“Blanchard” invented the Parachute.

17- Philips company was founded in 1891 by Gerard Philips

18-The length of China wall was over 6,000 km (3,700 miles) long.

19-Japan is the largest consumer of Amazon rainforest timber.

20-Acupuncture treatment originated from over 5000 years ago in China.

21- All dogs are identical in anatomy – 321 bones and 42 permanent teeth.

22-An adult human heart weighs about 10 ounces (284 gms).

23-“Aryabhatta” was the first Indian Experimental Satellite launched on April 19, 1975.

24-Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first film was “Hercules in New York” (1970).

25-The height of ‘Kilimanjaro (Africa)’ mountain is 19,340 feet (5,894m).

26-The largest frog in the world is called Goliath frog.

27-India’s Abbas Ali Baig was the first batsman to hit a century on debut against England.

28-The British ship RMS Titanic sank at 2.20 AM on April 15th 1912.

29-“Spring Temple Buddha” in Lushan(Henan) is the tallest statue in the world with 128m (420 ft).

30-Amazon.com website is launched in ‘1994’ and founded by ‘Jeffrey P. Bezos’.

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