Amazing facts in India that Every Indian must know

Author by Panali Tambe

You can’t believe that, Indians are highly demanded employees in the world.India is fast becoming the manpower capital of the world. Half the world’s outsourced IT services come from India, amounting to a $47 billion dollar industry.Here are some interesting statics to back that

  • 38% of Doctors in America are Indians.

  • 12% of Scientists in America are Indians.

  • 36% of NASA employees are Indians.

  • 34% of Microsoft employees are Indians.

  • 28% of IBM employees are Indians.

  • 17% of Intel employees are Indians.

India’s first rocket was brought on cycle and a satellite on bullock cart. After all, we are known for our ‘jugaad’ ;) India has the fastest growing telecom market and the lowest call rates in the world.

India has the 2nd largest road network country in the world after the US.

The 2011 Kumbh Mela was the largest gathering of people with over 75 million pilgrims. The gathering was so huge that the crowd was visible from space.

Bandra-Worli Sealink has steel wires equal to the earth's circumference.It took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours for completion and also consider weight as much as 50,000 African elephants. A true engineering and architectural marvel.

At an altitude of 2,444 meters, the Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, is the highest cricket ground in the world.It was built in 1893 and is a part of the Chail Military School.

Indian housewives hold 11% of the World's Gold. That is more than the reserves of the U.S., IMF, Switzerland and Germany put together.

India's "Go Air" airline only hires female for flight attendants because they are lighter, so they save up to US$500,000 per year in fuel.

Proving our constant love for cinema, India sold 3.2 billion tickets last year. This makes India a bigger movie market than America and Canada combined.

True to the cultural standard of sticking together, only about 1 in 100 marriages in India end in divorce, one of the lowest rates divorce in the world.

India has the largest number of news channels in the world.India has 5600 newspapers, magazines in over twenty-one different languages with a combined readership of over 120 million. Now those are some impressive figures!

We have won all men’s Kabaddi World Cups and woman team also.Both the Indian men’s and women’s kabaddi teams have been absolutely unbeatable.

If someone becomes a Hindu sadhu(or achieves liberation), he becomes legally dead and then also ride free of cost in Train. The oldest brand in the world is Chyawanprash which is originated since Vedic period.It has been in continuous demand till date.

Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages.A Forbes magazine report from July 1987 states that sanskrit is suitable for computer software.

The world's largest religious pilgrimage destination is Vishnu temple at Tirupati built in 10th century.Larger than either Rome or Mecca, it receives donations worth $6 million (US) from an average of 30,000 visitors every day.

There are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.

The Bailey Bridge, located in the Ladakh valley between thon bullock cart. After all, we are known for our ‘jugaad’ ;)India has the the world. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.

The value of "pi" was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana. He first explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem in the 6th century.

World’s largest Montessori school in terms of students is the City Montessori School in Lucknow. It has more than 45 thousand students.

Developed in 1972, Navi Mumbai, a planned satellite township of Mumbai, is the largest planned township on the planet.

May 26 is celebrated as the Science Day in Switzerland in honor of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, because on the day, Kalam visited the our country. One great man who never stops making India proud. India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a supercomputer indigenously. Now that’s something to be proud of.

India has banned all captive dolphins, stating that dolphins should be viewed as non-human persons. Here’s a good Samaritan!

The Golden Temple in India feeds a vegetarian meal to over 50,000 people a day regardless of race, religion and class. If that doesn’t make you feel proud, nothing will.

True to our motto to keep up with the bizarre, cows must, by law, have a Photo ID Card in West Bengal, India.

Yet another statistic proving the incredibleness of this nation is that the Indian Railways has world’s 4th largest rail network and it employs 1.6 million people.

Pizza Hut, KFC and McDonalds introduced vegetarian menu just to provide to the Indian population. That’s the power of the our Indian population.

India has more people using the internet than the entire population of the U.S. Make sure to use that as a reply next time you’re in an India v/s U.S. debate.

Complementing the above fact, India has the largest number of post offices in the world. Indian Postal Service with 154,900 post offices is regarded as the most distributed postal system in the world.


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