Do You Know?

1.The Cinematographic Act, 1949, created two categories of

censorship certificates:’A’ for adults and ‘U’ for universal


2.  50 percent of population in India is below the age of 25 and

more than 65 percent below the age of 35 . India accounts

for a meagre 24 percent of the world surface area of 135.79 million

square kms, yet it supports and sustains a whopping 17.75 percent

of  the world population.

3.There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world today.

However about 2,000 of those languages have fewer than

1,000 speakers.Most spoken language in the world is Mandarin

Chinese. There are 1,213,000,000 people in the world who

speak Mandarin, Chinese.

4..India made its first colour cinemascope film ”Pyar ki Pyaas”

directed by Mahesh Kaul.

5.The Income Tax Act, 1961, came into force on April 1.

6.The South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation(SAARC)

was founded by Mr.Ziaur  Rahman on 8 December,1985 in Dhaka,

Bangladesh. It’s secretariat is based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

7 Members of SAARC are Bangladesh, Bhutan, India,

Maldives, Nepal,Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Afghanistan

joined SAARC in 2005.

8.Maharashtra’s 800 years old Phandharapur wari

is an annual pilgrimage to Pandharapur.

Varkari means one who makes a wari (journey)to

Pandharapur, the seat of Lord Vithoba and Rukhumayi


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