GKGK MISCELLANEOUS

FIRST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD

FIRST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD

* First Country in World to abolish Slavery : Spain

* First Country in World to abolish Death Penalty (or Capital Punishment) :Venezuela

* First Country in World to legalize Same-Sex marriage : Netherlands

* First Country in World to issue Paper Currency : China (by Song Dynasty)

* First Country in World to issue Postal Stamp : Britain (the stamp name is “Penny Black”)

* First Country in World to develop Hydro-electricity : Norway

* First Country in World to let Right to Vote for Women : Newzealand

* First Country in World to introduce VAT (Value Added tax) : France in 1954

* First Country in World to impose Carbon Tax : Finland in 1990

* First Country in World to be Democratic : Athens of Greece

* First Country in World to experience Industrial Revolution : Britain

* First Country in World to have an official National Flag : Denmark (soit has oldest Flag)

* First Country in World to launch 3G Technology : Japan

* First Country in World to initiate Family Planning Policy : India

* First Country in World to initiate Railways : Britain

* First Country in World to launch artificial Satellite into Earth’s orbit : USSR or Soviet Russia in 1957 (Satellite’s name is
Sputnik-1)

SPORTS

* First Country in World to host Olympics : Athens of Greece in 1896 (the first olympics is summer olympics)

* First Country in World to host Winter Olympics :France in 1924

* First Country in World to host Summer Paralympics : Italy in 1960

* First Country in World to host Winter Paralympics : Sweden in 1976 (where Paralympics means Olympics for Physically Handicapped)

* First Country in World to host Summer Youth Olympics : Singapore in 2010

* First Country in World to host Winter Youth Olympics : Innsbruck of Austria in 2012

* First Country in World to won ICC Cricket World Cup : West Indies in 1975 (2nd is also west-indies in 1979 and 3rd is India in 1983)

* First Country in World to won ICC Cricket World Cup (Twenty 20) : India

* First Country in World to won FIFA world Cup : Uraguay in 1930

COURTESY Ms Gazal Shailya Srivastava

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1. Maha English Grammar (for Competitive Exams)
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