Mark Twain defined India like this –
“India is the fountainhead of the human race, the first source of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.”
Bandra Worli Sea-link has steel wires which equal to the earth’s circumference
A true engineering and architectural marvel, the Bandra Worli Sea-link took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours for completion and weighs as much as 50,000 African elephants.
India has won all 6 men’s Kabaddi World Cups held till now and have been undefeated throughout these tournaments. All the World Cups were held in India. Iran is the three times runner-up of World Cups. The Indian women’s team has also won all Kabaddi World Cups held till date.
The credit of discovering water on the moon goes to India
India’s ISRO Chandrayaan- 1 using its Moon Mineralogy Mapper detected water on the moon for the first time in September 2009.
India is the world’s second largest English speaking country
With 125 million people speaking English (10% of the population), India is second only to the USA when it comes to speaking English.
India is the largest producer of milk in the world
India is the largest producer of milk in the world with over 150 million tonnes of production and per capita availability of over 300 grams per day.
India replaced Japan as the world’s 3rd largest economy in terms of PPP
India overtook Japan to become the third-largest economy in Purchasing Power Parity in 2012.
Diamonds were first mined in India
Originally, diamonds were only found in the alluvial deposits in Guntur and Krishna District of the Krishna River Delta. Later they were discovered in Brazil during the 18th century. Till then, India led the world in Diamond production.
India is a country with the largest number of vegetarians in the world
Around 20-40% of the total population practices a vegan diet, making India the largest vegetarian-friendly country in the world.
Science day in Switzerland is dedicated to Ex-President of India, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam
Upon the arrival of the then President of India Dr A P J Abdul Kalam in Switzerland in 2006, Switzerland declared 26th May as ‘Science Day’.
India – The Spice Capital of the World
Around 70% of the entire world’s spices are produced in India.
India has the second largest base of cell-phone users in the world
India has a record of more than billion mobile subscribers in the world, becoming the only country after China to cross that milestone.
India is the home to the oldest continually inhabited city in the world
Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh (also known as Banaras), is the oldest continually inhabited city in the world.
The game of Chess was invented in India
India has the largest number of post offices in the world
The total number of post offices in India as of 2015 was 1,54,939 which is the highest in the world.
India has the fourth largest railway network in the world
The railway network of India comprises 1,19,630 of total tracks and carries more than 22 million passengers in a day.