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  1. 1. This Presentation is the Property of StuCred
  2. 2. 1. The population of India is 1.3 billion or 1,350,438,098 2. India is predicted to pass China's population by 2028 3. India is the 7th largest country and the largest democracy in the world 4. There over 20 different official languages spoken in different parts of India 5. The name 'India' is derived from Indus 6. According to The Guinness Book Of World Records, India has the third highest number of record applications in the world
  3. 3. 7. India is the only country that has a bill of rights for cows 8. India has the largest number of vegetarians in the world 9. India has the largest postal network in the world 10. India has the largest film industry in the world 11. After United States & China, India has the third largest active army
  4. 4. 12. The gathering of Kumbh Mela is so large that is visible from the space 13. Mawsynram receives the highest recorded average rainfall in the world 14. India is the second largest English speaking country in the world with 125,226,449 English speakers 15. India has 300,000 active mosques which is more than any Islamic nation 16. We owe India the decimal number system and the number zero 17. First Rocket made in India was Transported by a Cycle 18. Shampoo was invented in India 19. Switzerland celebrates science day on the 26th of May, honouring Abdul Kalam 20. Chess was invented in India before the 6th century AD
  5. 5. 21. India is the world's largest milk producer, with over 16% of global production 22. India's road network is the second largest with 4,865,000 miles of roads constructed 23. The Highest Cricket Ground in the World, at a level of 2,144 metres above sea level in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. 24. In 1980, the first satellite of India was transported on a bullock cart for testing 25. Indian railways employ more than a million people 26. India was one of the riches countries in the world before the British invaded
  6. 6. 27. The Himalayas Have 9 out of 10 World's Highest Peaks 28. Water on the moon was discovered by India 29. The world's highest rail bridge is in Jammu Kashmir, India (1,178 feet over the river Chenab) 30. USB was developed by an Indian-American computer architect 31. Bandra-Worli sea link (Mumbai) has steel wires equal to Earth's circumference 32. The Indian national Kabaddi team has won all World Cups 33. India's first President, Dr Rajendra Prasad, only took 50% of his salary. Toward the end of his term, he only took 25% 34. Kerala consumes the most liquor out of any state in India 35. Only 3% of Indians pay their income tax
  7. 7. 36. India has one of the world’s highest rates of abortion. 37. 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. 38. Ganga is the longest river in India, flowing through a length of 2525 km 39. Calculus and Trigonometry came from India 40. The biggest family in the world is from India- 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren. What?
  8. 8. 41. India has been the largest troop contributor to the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions 42. Over 4700 daily newspapers in more than 300 languages are produced in India. 43. The largest wholesale spice market of Asia is in India – Khari Baoli, New Delhi. 44. India has a spa just for elephants, located in Kerala 45. Kanchenjunga, with an altitude of 8,586 meters, is the highest mountain peak in India 46. The Number of People Travelling in the Indian Railways Every Day is Equal to the Population of Australia 47. India has a mysterious anti-gravity hill, in Ladakh, called Magnetic Hill 48. Most historians agree that the first recorded account of plastic surgery is found in ancient Indian Sanskrit texts
  9. 9. 49. Samosas, the much-loved Indian snack, are banned in Somalia 50. The City Montessori School in Lucknow is the world's largest school in terms of the number of students- 9,437 students and 2,500 teachers, as of 2011 51. The human calculator, Shakuntla Devi, was given this title after she demonstrated the calculation of two 13 digit numbers: 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779, picked at random. She answered correctly within 28 seconds 52. Yoga originated from India and is still in existence for over 5000 years 53. Despite budgetary constraints, India's space program is one of the top 5 space programs in the world 54. Actor Ben Kingsley's birth name is Krishna Pandit Bhanji and he is of Indian descent
  10. 10. 55. The Indian culture is one of the oldest in the world, going back to about 4,500 years 56. Rabindranath Tagore also wrote the national anthem for Bangladesh 57. Dhyan Chand was offered German citizenship- After defeating Germany 8-1 in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Major Dhyan Chand, the wizard of hockey, was summoned by Hitler 58. Only for India, KFC had to introduce a “vegetarian” menu 59. Snakes and ladders – the game, was invented in India in the 13th century by a poet saint Gyandev 60. Freddie Mercury was of Indian descent 61. Langar at the Golden Temple Amritsar feeds up to 100,000 people a day for free
  11. 11. 62. The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The shikhara of the temple is made from a single 80- tonne piece of granite. 63. India was once the hub of Buddhism and emperor Ashoka helped spread it around the world, particularly South East Asia 64. Astronaut Rakesh Sharma said India looks saare jahaan se achcha from space 65. Coming second to New Zealand, India has the highest population of sheep in the world (75,000,000) 66. 90 countries from all over the world buy software from India 67. The river dolphins of the Ganges is the national aquatic animal of India.
  12. 12. 68. The Himalayan blue sheep is found only in India 69. More than $6 million is donated to the Vishnu temple in the city of Tirupathi. It was built in the 10th century 70. The Pentium Chip was invented by an Indian 71. In the 100,000 years of Indian history, it has never invaded any other country 72. Havell's is purely an Indian brand & named after its first owner 73. India is home to around 1300 species of beautiful birds 74. World's First Hospital Train - the Lifeline Express a.k.a the Jeevan Rekha Express is the world's first hospital train taking its services ranging from surgeries to cancer treatment to remote villages.
  13. 13. 75. The world's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education 76. Diamonds were first mined in India 77. Back in the days, the India five-rupee coin was smuggled all the way to Bangladesh and was used to make razors 78. Benaras, now known as Varanasi is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. Buddha had also visited it 79. The Art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh over 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word 'NAVGATIH'. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word 'Nou' 80. A special polling station is set up for a lone voter in the middle of Gir Forest
  14. 14. 81. Banjaran was the first folk album of India that contained folk songs from Gujrat and Rajasthan 82. The veena is a beautiful instrument that was first made in India 83. The Ladybirds was the first India band that only had women 84. The tabla too is a musical instrument that was made first in India. Gandharva Mahavidyalaya was the first music school in India 85. Ganesh Chaturthi is held in reverence of Lord Ganesha and is a popular festival throughout India, more so in Mumba
  15. 15. 86. Karwa Chauth is a festival that Hindu women in the North celebrate, where they pray for their husbands’ longevity 87. Karnataka is famous for its Bisi Bele bath and pulyogare 88. The state of Haryana produces over 60% of the basmati rice in India 89. Tamil Nadu is famous for its Pongal 90. Dum biryani was originally a money-saving dish that was engineered by the Nawab of Awadh to feed the poor 91. By volume of pills produced, the Indian pharmaceutical industry is the world’s second largest after China 92. 100 of the Fortune 500 companies have R&D facilities in India 93. Two million people of Indian origin live in the U.S
  16. 16. 94. India sends more students to U.S. colleges than any country in the world. In 2004-2005, over 80,000 Indian students entered the U.S. China sent only 65,000 students during the same time 95. The Bombay stock exchange lists more than 6,600 companies only after NYSE 96. Dolphins are treated as ' non human persons ' in India 97. Nearly 49% of the high-tech start-ups in silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. are owned by Indians or Indian-Americans 98. There where no plastic bags in India before 1985 99. India is the world’s number one producer of vegetarian cheese 100. The longest station name on the Indian Railways is Venkatanarasimharajuvariapeta
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