The first ever maximum break (147) in an amateur snooker competition was achieved by Geet Sethi in the Indian Amateur Championships on 21 Feb 1988.
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Cinema reached India for the first time in 1896 thanks to The Lumière brothers who were touring the world screening short silent films. They screened six films at the Watson Hotel in Bombay.
India's longest highway is the NH7 which runs between Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Kanyakumari in Tamilnadu, a distance of 2369 km.
The highest point in India is the peak of Kangchenjunga at 8586m. Technically though, K2 at 8611m and situated in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, is India's highest point.
India's tallest statue and the world's tallest Hanuman is the 41m Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami statue at Paritala, Andhra Pradesh. It was completed in 2003.
The longest speech ever given to the UN was delivered in 1957 by V.K. Krishna Menon, who filibustered for nearly eight hours while defending India's position on Kashmir.