“We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.” – Albert Einstein.
There are endless contributions made to the world by India and countless milestones achieved. Amazing facts about India which we might not have heard of but should definitely know about. Here are a few which would make you proud.
1. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently set a record launching 104 satellites into orbit in a single mission – 96 of them were from the United States.
2. India is the first country to reach Mars in its first attempt. ISRO is only the 4th space agency to achieve this feat.
3. India’s Chandrayaan discovered water on the moon for the first time in 2009
4. India has been the largest troop contributor to UN Peace keeping missions since its inception.
5. India has the 2nd largest standing army in the world with over 12 Lakh active troops
6. The Indian army controls the highest battlefield in the World – Siachen
7. India is one to 8 countries of the world to possess nuclear weapons
8. India is the world’s third largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity
9. India is currently the second-largest telecommunication market in the World.
10. India has the second largest population of Internet users in the world only after China
11. The CEO of Google, Microsoft, Adobe, MasterCard, Cognizant & Pepsico are Indians
12. India’s IT & ITes exports in the year 2015-16 was over $100 Billion
13. Indian housewives hold 11% of the World’s Gold – That’s more than gold reserves of United States, IMF, Germany and China put together
14. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most followed world leader on Facebook & 2nd most followed on twitter.
15. India is the largest producer of films in the world and is the second oldest film industry
16. India has won every Kabaddi World Cup all the men & women Kabaddi World Cups held till date – both Standard style & Circle Style
17. India has won 8 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze Olympic medals in Men’s Field hockey – the maximum for any other team
18. The first 4 double centuries in ODI cricket were scored by Indians – Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag & Rohit Sharma (twice)
19. India is the only country on Earth confirmed to have both lions and tigers in its wilderness
20. India is the only country to have an entire ocean named after it – The Indian Ocean
21. Navi Mumbai is the largest planned township on the planet.
22. The World highest rail bridge & world’s tallest bridge are both being built in India
23. India is the world’s largest producer of milk, spices, bananas & mangoes
24. India is the world’s largest producer of mica and coal & has the largest reserves of atomic fuel Thorium
25. And, India is the largest democracy in the world!
Our democracy is truly By the People, For the People & Of the People, do let us know what are your thoughts in comments section below …