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Highests in India – Set (1) for Competitive Exams


1. The highest post in India in order of precedence: President
2. The highest waterfall in India: Kunchikal Falls, Karnataka (455 metres i.e 1,493 ft high, Shimoga district, Karnataka)
3. The highest civilian award of India: Bharat Ratna Award
4. The highest dam in India: Tehri Dam (260.5 m i.e. 855 ft in height is constructed on Bhagirathi River near Tehri in Uttarakhand)
5. The highest Gallantry Award: Param Vir Chakra (Major Somnath Sharma was the first recipient of the award)
6. The highest lake of India: Devtal Lake (17,745 ft heigh is located at Gadhwal, Uttarakhand)
7. The highest peak of India: Kangchenjunga, Sikkim (8,586m i.e 28,169 ft in height. Earlier, it was Godwyn Austin / K2 (8611m i.e. 28,251 ft), now it falls in Pakistan occupied Kashmir)
8. Place of India which receives the highest rainfall: Mawsynram, Meghalaya (The village Mawsynram in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya state experiences 11,873mm or 467in of rain per annum. Cherrapunji, also in Meghalaya, with an average annual rainfall of 11,430mm or 450in per year comes second).
9. India’s highest road is: Khardung La, Jammu and Kashmir (It is situated at an elevation of 5,602m i.e. 18,379 ft in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir and it is the world’s highest motorable pass).
10. The highest gateway of India: Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri ( Its height is 54 metres from the ground level and it is also highest gateway in the world).
11. The highest sporting award of India: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna ( Chess player Vishwanathan Anand is the first player to receive the award)
12. The highest award of Indian cinema: Dadasaheb Phalke Award (The first recipient of the award was actress Devika Rani who received the award at the 17th National Film Awards).
13. State with the highest literacy rate of India: Kerala (According to Census 2011, Kerala has the highest total literacy rate)
14. Highest railway bridge of India: Chenab River Railway bridge, Jammu & Kashmir (The bridge with the height of 359 m i.e. 1,178 ft above the river Chenab is also the world’s highest railway bridge. Its length is 1,315 m / 4,314 ft)
15: The union territory of India with highest literacy rate: Lakshadweep (According to Census 2011, union territory Lakshadweep has the highest total literacy rate)