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India, a union of states, is a Sovereign, Secular, Democratic Republic with a Parliamentary system of Government. The President is the constitutional head of Executive of the Union. 

In the states, the Governor, as the representative of the President, is the head of Executive. 

There are 28 states and 8 Union territories in the country.

Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by the President.

Each State/UT of India has a unique demography, history and culture, dress, festivals, language etc. 

According to the eighth schedule of the Indian constitution, there are a total of 22 scheduled languages that are widely spoken in different states.


This page contains all important gk questions with answers in English on Facts about India, First in India, Largest and smallest and National symbols of India.

1. Eastern most point of India?

Kibithu (Arunachal Pradesh)


2. Western most point of India?

Guhar Moti (Gujarat)


3. Northern most point of India?

Indira Col(Jammu and Kashmir)


4. Southern most point of India?

Indira Point(Great Nicober)


5. Southern most point of penisular India?

Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu)


6. Land Bordering countries of India?

Pakistan,Afghanistan,China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan.


7. Indian States that lies on International Border?

Note: There are total 16 Indian States and 2 UTs that are located on the international border. These 16 Indian states share their boundary with one, two or three countries.

These states are Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim in northern planes. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura in order from East to West. Meghalaya in north east Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand. Jammu & Kashmir(UT) in extreme north. Ladakh in North and East borders. In west, Rajasthan and Gujarat.


Biggest in India

8. Biggest employer in India?

Indian Railway


9. Biggest populated city?

Mumbai (Maharashtra)


10. Biggest public sector bank?

State Bank of India


11. Biggest private sector bank?

ICICI Bank


12. Biggest river?

Ganga


13. Biggest river basin?

Ganga river basin


14. Biggest river Island?

Majuli (Brahmaputra river, Assam)


15. Biggest Delta?

Sunderbans Delta(West Bengal)


16. Biggest Saltwater Lake?

Chilka


17. Biggest dam?

Bhakra-Nangal


18. Biggest Earth dam?

Banasura Sagar dam


19. Biggest Arch dam?

Idukki dam


20. Biggest reservoir?

Indira_Sagar dam


21. Biggest irrigation canal?

Indira Gandhi Canal


22. Biggest Barrage?

Farakka Barrage (Ganga)


23. Biggest Cantilever Span Bridge?

Howrah Bridge (Kolkata)


24. Biggest Plateau?

Deccan plateau


25. Biggest Temple?

Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple


26. Biggest Cave temple?

Kailash temple (Ellora, Maharashtra)


27. Biggest Mosque?

Jama Masjid(Delhi)


28. Biggest Church?

Se Cathedral (Goa)


29. Biggest Dome?

Gol Gumbaz


30. Biggest Gurudwara?

Golden Temple (Amritsar)


31. Biggest Monastery?

Tawang Monastery (Arunachal Pradesh)


32. Biggest Pagoda?

Global Vipassana Pagoda (Mumbai)


33. Biggest Naional Park?

Hemis National Park


34. Biggest Tiger Reserve?

Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam


35. Biggest Botanical garden?

Indian Botanical Garden


36. Soil covers largest part of India?

Alluvial soil


37. Biggest Archipelago?

Andaman-Nicobar


38. Biggest union territory?

Ladakh is the largest Union Territory of India by area followed by Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman and the Nicobar Islands while Lakshadweep is the smallest Union Territory of India in terms of area.


39. Biggest Cricket Stadium?

EdenGardens (West Bengal)


40. Biggest Auditorium?

Sri Shanmukhanand Hall(Mumbai)


41. Biggest Exhibition Ground?

Pragati Maidan (New Delhi)


42. Biggest Port?

Mumbai


43. Biggest Stadium?

Salt lakes Stadium(Kolkata)


44. Biggest Airport?

Indira Gandhi Airport(New Delhi)


45. Biggest Active Volcano?

Barren Island


46. Biggest Open University?

IGNOU


47. Biggest Desert?

Thar (Rajasthan)


48. Biggest state by Area?

Rajasthan


49. Biggest state by population?

Uttar Pradesh


50. Biggest Corridor?

Ramanathaswamy Temple Corridor at Rameshwaram.


51. Biggest Animal fair in India?

Sonepur Fair


52. Biggest post office?

Mumbai GPO


53. Biggest Prison?

Tihar central Jail (Delhi)


54. Biggest Planetarium?

Birla Planetarium(Kolkata)


55. Biggest Library?

National Library(Kolkata)


1. Which Five Year Plan is also known as "Gadgil Yojana"?

Fourth Five Year Plan


First in India

1. The first Indian to reach the North Pole?

Jagannathan Srinivasaraghavan


2. The first Indian to reach the South Pole?

J K Bajaj


3. The first Indian woman to reach the South Pole?

Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu


4. The first Indian to ski to the North Pole and the South Pole within a year?

Ajeet Bajaj


5. The first Indian to cross the English Channel?

Mihir Sen


6. The first Indian (Asian) woman to swim across English channel?

Aarti Saha


7. The first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest?

Bachendri Pal

8. The first woman to climb Mount Everst twice?

Santosh Yadav


9. The first feamale amputee to climb Mount Everest?

Arunima Sinha


10. First Indian to reach Antartica?

Lt. Ram Charan


11. The first Post Office opened in India?

Kolkata(1774)


12. First Telegraph line inttroduced in India?

1850


13. First cities in India that were connected by the STD services?

Kanpur and Lucknow


14. The first film in India?

Shree Pundalik


15. The first full-length Indian feature film?

Raja Harishchandra


16. The first ound film?

Alam Ara


17. The first colour film?

Kisan Kanya


18. The first 3D film in India?

My Dear Kuttichathan


19. First cinemascope film in India?

Kaagaz ke Phool


20. The first synchronous census held in?

1881


21. First electric railway opened in India?

1925


22. The first general election held in?

1951-52


23. The first Antartic expedition was initiated in?

1981


24. The first Dynasty in India?

Barihadratha, Haryanka


25. The first Indian Empire?

Mourya Empire


26. The first Emperor in India?

Chandraupta Maurya


27. The first Muslim Dynasty in India?

Slave dynasty


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