Few Amazing Facts About India!
Is India Shining?
|Picture Credit. indiatravelclub.com|
The chaos and fear created by some about the End of world just got subsided. A sigh of relief spread among the people who got confused about the End of World phenomenon.
As we are heading towards a New Year, here are few thoughts to ponder on....
It’s about my lovely country called India—The largest democracy in the world.
The world "India" is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which early settlers lived.
Yes, here comes some of the astonishing facts about my country:
India is one among the three nations in the world that makes supercomputers, The United States and Japan being the other two nations.
India is one of the 6 countries that launch satellites.
The "Place Value System" and the "Decimal System" were developed in India in 100 B.C.
The Bombay Stock Exchange carries 6000 companies! Only the NYSE has more. Eight Indian companies are listed on the NYSE, three on NASDAQ.
By the volume of the pills produced, India’s pharmaceutical industries is the second largest in the world after Chinas’.
India has the second largest community of software developers after the US.
India has the second largest network of paved highways after the US!
India is the world’s largest producer of milk, it is also among the top five producers of sugar, tea, coffee, spices, rubber, silk and fish.
100 of the Fortune 500 companies have an R & D facility in India.
Nearly 49% of the high-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley and Washington D.C, are owned by Indian or Indo-Americans!
Half the world’s outsourced IT services come from India, amounting to a $47 billion dollar industry.
India grows 12 million tons of mangoes in a year, the weight equivalent to 80,000 blue whales.
A bigger movie market than America and Canada combined, India sold 3.2 billion tickets last year
India has 568 million more registered voters than the US -- and a better turnout rate too
The average Indian is nearly 20 years younger than the average Japanese (26 vs 45)
|The Blogger P V at India's Capital. Near Qutub Minar, |
The tallest brick minaret in the world,
An important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture.
This tower is in the Qutb complex in South Delhi,
It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There are 300,000 active mosques in India , more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.
Sanskrit is the mother of all the European Languages . Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software - a report in Forbes magazine July 1987.
India is the world’s largest tea producer, and tea (chai) is its most popular beverage.
India has the second largest pool of Scientist and Engineers in the World.
India is the largest English speaking nation in the world.
India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a super computer indigenously.
India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.
One of the largest employer in the world is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.
The world's highest cricket ground is in India. Its in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, Built in 1893 after leveling a hilltop. Its cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.
Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world.
India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus, attracted by India's wealth, had come looking for a sea route to India when he discovered America by mistake.
|The Blogger in front of Taj Mahal at Agra, |
One of the wonders of the world.
For more information Pl. visit Taj Mahal Official Site
India is about 1/3 the size of the United States, yet it is the second most populous country in the world, with a population of 1,166,079,217. India is the seventh largest country in the world, at 1.27 million square miles.
Indians hold prominent places both internationally and in the United States. For example, the co-founder of Sun Microsystems (Vinod Khosla), the creator of the Pentium chip (Vinod Dahm), the founder/creator of Hotmail (Sabeer Bhatia), and the GM of Hewlett-Packard (Rajiv Gupta) are all Indians.
Even in spite of all these sweet and shining facts there are few bitter facts too to note here:
India leads the world with the most murders (32,719), with Russia taking second at 28,904 murders per year.
India has one of the world’s highest rates of abortion.
More than a million Indians are millionaires, yet most Indians live on less than two dollars a day. An estimated 35% of India’s population lives below the poverty line.
In Military Power:
India holds 4th position in the world military power, even pushing down the British to the 5th place. Of course India don't want to fight with anybody, but at the same time if someone attempts to do that we will not lag behind, this is a warning signal too to our enemies at the boarder. :-)
The below picture shows a clear picture about the world nations position in their military strength.
We Too Are Not Behind!!! :-) :-) :-)
|Picture Credit: Rajesh Shiva's FB Page|
|P V's family members. A recent visit to New Delhi's India Gate|
STOP PRESS: The latest developments at India's capital New Delhi after the brutal gang rape of a 23-year old girl in a moving bus is so alarming. The protesters, the young girls and boys turned up on the roads of New Delhi (at India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Vijay Chowk and other places) to show their anger are confronted by the police with many rounds of tear gas, lathicharge and continuous use of water cannon.
Of course these types of developments are definitely a black mark in the history of India.
These statistics are collected from various reliable sources like World Book Encyclopedia, Google.com, businessinsider.com, The Hindu Daily, The Times of India, Guardian, New York Times etc…..