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’.