Do You Know?

1.Mawsynram, located in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, is the world’s wettest desert.

2.Anaximander, the Greek philosopher created the first published world map.

3.Karni Mata temple at Deshnoke, 30 KM from Bikaner, Rajasthan is known as temple of rats.

4. Rishikesh is a city in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand State, is known as Yoga capital of the world.

5.T I N A=There Is No Alternative.

6.The Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive postage stamp used in public postal system. It was first issued in Great Britain on 1 May 1840 for official use from 6 May of that year.It features a profile of Queen Victoria.

7.The ancient name of Africa was Alkebulan(Mother of mankind) which is the oldest and the only word of indigenous origin.Egyptian word Afru-ika means ”mother land”, the very birthplace of the human race.

8.The word chikan is a derivative from the Persian word ”chikaan”meaning drapery.The Mughal emperor Jahangir’s consort Noor Jahan introduced this Persian craft to India in the 17th century. It is one of Lucknow’s best known textile decoration styles.

9.According to Hindu mythology Kamboja corresponds to modern Cambodia.

Princess Bhanumati, wife of Duryodhana, the crown prince of Hastinapura

was a princess from Kambhoja royal family. Cambodia is located in the Southern portion of  the Indochina Peninsula in southeast Asia.


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