Astonishing India – Amazing and awesome are small words to describe the Land of the oldest civilizations and varied culture the place that taught the world on how to live, Speak and conduct oneself
A list of quick facts to give you a hint of Anything and Everything you need to know about India(bharat)
Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. It is the most precise and therefore suitable language for computer software. (A report in Forbes magazine, July 1987).
Although modern images & descriptions of India often show poverty, India was one of the richest countries before British rule in India, i.e. during the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by India’s wealth and was looking for a route to India when he discovered America by mistake. India has fed the greed of almost every powerful nation or ruler (that/who looked upon it, during those times) and is poised to be at the top of the world in all aspects.
India is the Largest democracy in the world, the 7th largest country in the world and one of the most ancient and living civilizations (at least 10, 000 years old).
India’s GDP has overtaken China’s in May 2015.
India has the largest number of biomass gasifier systems in the world producing over 656 mega watts (MW) of power; and still has the potential of producing over 30000 mega watts of power.
India was the first country to be accorded the status of a Pioneer Investor in 1987 and was allocated an exclusive area in the central Indian Ocean by the UN for exploration and utilisation of resources.
Indian factories exported a record 3.5 million cars in the March 2014-March 2015, 15% more than last year.
India has the maximum number of post offices in the world!
India has separate civil and military nuclear facilities owing to the 123 Agreement with US in 2005.
India has the largest number of news channels in the world. It has 798 TV channels as of July 2014.
India is the 3rd largest producer of solar photovoltaic cells in the world producing 2.12 MW of power. India is the world’s 4th largest wind power user.
India is the 9th largest solar thermal power generating country in terms of million units per sq. m. It will have 20 million solar lights installed by 2022 which will save 1 billion litres of kerosene every year.
India’s export rate is set to be 4% in 2016, which would be an increase from the estimated 3.3% growth rate of 2015, as predicted by the World Trade Organisation.
The Indian Software Industry has grown from a mere US $ 150 million in 1991-92 to a staggering US $ 5.7 billion in 1999-2000. No other Indian industry has performed so well against the global competition.
India is the world’s largest, oldest, continuous civilization.
India never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years of history.
IEEE has proved what has been a century old suspicion in the world scientific community that the pioneer of wireless communication was Prof. Jagdish Bose and not Marconi.
India has the second largest pool of Scientists and Engineers in the World.
India is the second largest English speaking nation in the world.
India is the only country other than the USA and Japan, to have built a super computer indigenously.
Sundar Pichai, an Indian, is the present CEO of Google Inc.
On 28 April 2008, a world record was set when India’s Polar rocket successfully placed ten satellites, including the country’s remote sensing satellite, into orbit in a single mission.
India is the world’s second largest producer of small cars. It is the largest newspaper market in the world.
World’s largest electronic ID program, Aadhar, is underway in India.
Bollywood with about 1000 films every year is the largest centre of film production in the world.
India is the largest producer of milk, cashew nuts, coconuts, tea, ginger, turmeric and black pepper, in the world. It also has the world’s largest cattle population (281 million). It is the second largest producer of wheat, rice, sugar, groundnut and inland fish.
Though india is a country of multiple regional and local languages but in terms of English speaking countries in the world, it ranks number 2, yes, india is second largest english speaking country in the world, 10% of indians can speak in English which is about 125 million people.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, India ranks third behind the USA and the UK in the number of records claimed each year.
In 2011, India made the third greatest number of record applications to Guinness World Records – behind only U.S. and United Kingdom.
If you have read Bhagvad Gita, Ramayan, Mahabharata then you will realize that there is not even a single text which mentions the word “Hindu”. It was a name which was given by foreigners because our land was on other side of river “Indus” and hence came the name “Hindu”. But eventually, some people made it a religion.
The word Hindu is derived from the Indo-Aryan and Sanskrit, Sanskrit word Sindhu, which means “a large body of water”, covering “river, ocean”. It was used as the name of the Indus river and also referred to its tributaries.
Mahatma Gandhi is not the Father of the nation.
Indians widely describe Gandhi as the father of the nation (Hindi: राष्ट्रपिता). The title “The Father of the Nation” for Gandhi is not an official title and has not been officially accorded by Government of India. An RTI query filed by a 10-year-old girl from Lucknow in February 2012 revealed that PMO has no records of ever according such title to Gandhi. MHA and National Archives of India also communicated of not having any records. Origin of this title is traced back to a radio address (on Singapore radio) on 6 Jul 1944 by Subhash Chandra Bose where Bose addressed Gandhi as “The Father of the Nation”. On 28 Apr 1947, Sarojini Naidu during a conference also referred Gandhi as “Father of the Nation”. The RTI applicant had also pleaded for Gandhi to be officially declared as “Father of the Nation” to which the MHA informed that Gandhi cannot be accorded with the title by Government of India since the Indian constitution does not permit any titles except educational and military titles.
India has an Ice Hockey team and they are even member of International Ice Hockey Federation. The India national ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team of India, and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.
A man can be imprisoned for up to 5years for committing adultery i.e. having an intercourse with a married woman without the consent of her husband (section 497 of IPC).The woman on the other hand goes Scott free
Criminal intercourse with a married woman tended to adulterate the issues or children being born out of such a relation, thereby burdening the woman’s husband to support and provide for ‘another man’s children’. The ‘purity of bloodline’ of the children born out of such adulterous relationships is lost, and the chain of inheritance (of property) gets altered due to such relations.It was to prevent this mischief of altering the chain of inheritance that section 497 IPC was introduced.
That it is illegal for a child in india to neglect their parents after their retirement.
Right to maintenance— Maintenance is a right to livelihood when one is incapable ofsustaining oneself. Right to maintenance forms a part of the personal law. Obligation of a husband to maintain his wife arises out of the status of the marriage. Hindu law, one of the most ancient systems of law, recognises right of any dependent person including wife,children, aged parents and widowed daughter or daughter-in-law to maintenance. The Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956, provides for this right.
Kerela tops the “Highest liquor consuming State” list in India, not Punjab.
Kerala accounts for the country’s highest consumption of alcohol followed by Maharashtra and Punjab.
Only 3% of Indians pay income tax.
Only 3% of Indians pay income tax, in a population of 1.2bn. One explanation for this is that agriculture is exempt and two-thirds of Indians live in rural areas. A large chunk of the economy is also informal, unorganised labour, for which it’s harder to collect taxes. Many argue that some of the country’s financial problems would be solved in one fell swoop, if this massive tax hole could be filled.
The first rocket was so light and small that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Largest religious gathering on earth, Kumbh Mela
Believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth, Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.It is thought that 30 million Hindu pilgrims gathered to bathe during the festival in 2013.
India’s Has floating Post office
India’s first floating Post office is on Dal Lake in Srinagar, the first of its kind in the country. It was inaugurated by Minister of State for Communications and IT Mr. Sachin Pilot and Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mr. Omar Abdullah on August 22’2011.
This innovation by India Post is the star attraction for the tourists visiting the lake. Besides offering normal services, the place will also have a philately museum and a shop that will sell postage stamps and other products. It functions from 10 am to 6 pm on all days including Sundays during the tourist season.
The world’s biggest family: The man with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren,India
He is head of the world’s biggest family – and says he is ‘blessed’ to have his 39 wives. Ziona Chana also has 94 children, 14-daughters-in-law and 33 grandchildren. They live in a 100-room, four storey house set amidst the hills of Baktwang village in the Indian state of Mizoram, where the wives sleep in giant communal dormitories
A polling station is set up in a forest for a lone voter in every election since 2004.
He remains one of India’s most prized voters. Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas is the lone voter in the midst of Gujarat’s Gir forest, home to the Asiatic lion, for whom an entire election team sets up a polling booth every election – and will do so again on April 30.
Largest Funeral attended:Funeral of CN Annadurai, India, 1969
Widely thought to be the largest funeral attendance in history, 15 million people took to the streets of Chennai in memory of the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, a southern Indian state. was widely respected as a writer and speaker and also extremely popular after he made Tamil the official language of the state, rejecting Hindi.
The Tirupati Balaji temple and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple both, receive more visitors than the Vatican City and Mecca combined
Takshila is said to be the first every university in the world; it started around 700 BC.
Today, India has the world’s largest school in terms of students, the City Montessori School in Lucknow. It has more than 45 thousand students!