Rajput warrior Maharana Pratap was taller than Indian wrestler Great Khali

Maharana Pratap

The bravery of the greatest Rajput warrior Maharana Pratap Singh Sisodiya was the eldest son of Uday Singh II (the founder of Udaipur) and the 13th ruler of Mewar. In 1540, Maharana Pratap was born in Kumbhalgarh Fort, about 85 km away from the City of Udaipur. He was 7.4 feet tall whereas the third Mughal ruler Akbar was 5.6 feet tall, Maratha ruler Shivaji was 5.5 feet tall, and history’s most successful ruler Alexander (Sikander) was just 5 feet tall. The height of Maharana Pratap was measured by the…

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India’s contribution to the world’s GDP was 21 to 25% during the Mughal period

India had World's largest economy during the Mughal era

India’s richest and World’s richest men were middle class in Akbar or Shah Jahan’s eyes if they would have lived during that era. Mughal ruler Akbar was richer than Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The third Mughal ruler had controlled around 24% world’s GDP at the pinnacle of his reign, which would translate to a staggering $21 trillion today. Known for his lavish lifestyle and liberal religious attitude, the emperor was earning annual revenue of around £17.5 million in the last…

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Amritsar represents Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism equally

Amritsar represents Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism equally

AMRITSAR: The city of the holiest Sikh pilgrim Planning to visit Amritsar? Great idea! You must visit this city if you are an enthusiast of brotherhood and selfless humanity service introduced by Sikhism; it is located in the northwestern portion of India. Historically known as Ambarsar and Rāmdāspur, it is among the heritage cities for HRIDAY – Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme. Not only the followers of the Sikh religion, but Buddhism followers also love to visit Amritsar. Nearest cities Lahore and Kasur were founded by the sons…

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DHOLERA SIR: A Greenfield City with Engineering Wonders

Dholera SIR residential area

  Smart Cities are gradually coming into existence, and it is a doubtless fact that the cities to be developed with smart infrastructure are going to rebuild the urban landscape of the country. We all are familiar with the fact that the Government of India had announced the 100 Smart Cities Mission to make 100 safe, sustainable, and citizen-friendly cities across the country. Yes, the Government is facing challenges, but it does not mean that the project is not taking forward movements. Dholera SIR, positioned between Bhavnagar and Ahmedabad (around…

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Highest wicket-takers in the World Cup history

Best Bowlers of World Cup

Several cricketing legends feel that World Cup 2019 is going to be a tournament for the bowlers; some feel all-rounders will dominate it. However, we would like to recall all the magical bowling performances of this world-class cricket tournament. Australian fast bowling legend Glenn McGrath is considered as the most successful bowler in the history of this mega event. He has appeared in four World Cups and played 39 matches. He has been able to pick 71 wickets with two 5-wicket hauls and nine 3-wicket hauls. Spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan…

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RECAP: ICC Cricket World Cup

ICC World Cup winning captains

  The ICC Cricket World Cup is one of the world’s most viewed sporting events; it is organised by International Cricket Council after every four years. The inaugural season of this men’s World Cup was held in England in June 1975. The first three seasons of this tournament were held in England. From the fourth season, hosting has been shared between fourteen ICC members. Even though the highest-ranking teams get automatic qualification status, ICC Cricket World Cup is open to all ICC members. Australia have dominated this tournament by winning…

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England, India are favorites, but they need to beat others to win the World Cup: Shakib Al Hasan

hardik pandya and andre russell

  Eoin Morgan’s England and Virat Kohli’s India are the top two favorites of the 50-over World Cup in England and Wales, but these are on paper favorites. Cricket is a game that doesn’t pick its winner on the basis of past record or on paper strengths; it demands on field performances from the contesting teams. And winning a big game like World Cup semi-final or final also requires the right decisions, great fielding efforts, and capacity to pick up the crucial wickets in the critical hours. Obviously, the favorites…

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Indian Premier League Winners

IPL 2018

  Indian Premier League is the brainchild of Lalit Kumar Modi which is going to organize the twelfth season this year. In 2014, it was the most-attended cricket league and sixth most-attended league (among all sports) in the world. In adherence to a report published by BCCI, IPL 2015 had contributed US$ 182 million (INR 11.5 billion) to the GDP of the Indian economy. However, the brand value of IPL 2018 was US$6.3 billion which speaks about its ever-increasing popularity. Here we go with the winners of eleven IPL seasons.…

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IPL 2019 playoff favourites

IPL 2019

  In IPL 2018, Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals, and Kolkata Knight Riders were the last four sides. What about this season? You might be asking about the top four teams of this IPL, right? Let’s have a small discussion on the basis of the playoff favourites picked by some of the former players of Indian Premier League. Former Kings XI Punjab pacer Mitchell Johnson picks Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals as his playoff favourites; and former KKR Skipper Gautam Gambhir names…

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India will host the U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020, FIFA confirmed

U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020

  The President of International Football Federation, Gianni Infantino announced, after the FIFA Council meeting in Miami, USA, that India will host the U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020. The decision to award the rights to India was taken in FIFA Council meeting held on 15th March 2019. Its earlier version, U-17 Women’s World Cup 2018, was held in Uruguay when Spain defeated Mexico in the title decider. New Zealand and Canada finished third and fourth respectively. Check out the champions, runners-ups, third place holders, and fourth place holders for…

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