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Amazing Facts About India: India is a land of diversity. We are home to more than 1.2 billion people, hundreds of different languages, and have a history that goes back thousands of years. If you are looking for interesting facts about India, then check this post below. Over the period, we have made discoveries that have changed the course of the world’s history. Here’s a small reminder of why India is special.
10 Facts About India That Would Make You Feel Proud of Being An Indian
Here is a list of amazing facts about India that will make you feel proud of being an Indian. We urge you to look at all that India as a nation has achieved; be proud and determined to take her to new heights.
1. English Speakers
According to BBC: India now claims to be the world’s second-largest English–speaking country. The most reliable estimate is around 10% of its population or 125 million people, second only to the US and expected to quadruple in the next decade.
2. Science Day in Switzerland
- Switzerland has declared May 26 as Science Day in honor of visiting President A P J Abdul Kalam.
- The Swiss government, considering his vast expertise in science and technology, announced this following his arrival in Geneva on Wednesday.
- Kalam is on a four-day state visit.
- Switzerland considers the President as the father of India’s missile program.
- Kalam is the first Indian head of state to visit Switzerland after a gap of more than 30 years. Former President V V Giri was the last high profile person to visit the country.
3. Kabaddi World Cups
India is the only nation in the world to win all the world cups in a particular sport till date, both in men and women category.
4. Post Offices
With 155,015 post offices, India Post has the most widely distributed postal network in the world. The country has been divided into 23 postal circles, each circle headed by a Chief Postmaster General.
5. Indian Railways
Two Indian organizations — Army and Railways — are among the world’s biggest employers, together employing a whopping 2.7 million people, said a report.
Though it is often said that Indian Railways is the largest employer in the world, but it seems it is not. The organization is ranked in 8th place in the list of the world’s biggest employers.
6. Computer Softwares
Computer software is a set of instructions and its associated documentation that tells a computer what to do or how to perform a task which is written in any computer understanding language like C, C++, Java, Ruby, etc.
Anything you are using in the computer is software actually, even your Windows which comes under a System Software. India has a large number of IT companies that deliver software to 90 countries in the world.
The earliest predecessor of the game probably originated in India, before the 6th century AD. From India, the game spread to Persia. When the Arabs conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently spread to Southern Europe.
8. Indian Film Industry
India is the country where Cinema is immensely popular, with as many as 1,600 films produced in various languages every year. Yes, you read right, India produces 1,500-2,000 films every year in more than 20 languages.
A diamond is one of the best-known and most sought-after gemstones. It is the rarest and most expensive stone found on this planet. Until 1896, India was the only source of Diamond int the world.
10. Super Computers
Super Computer is a computer that has a very high potential processing power in comparison to a normal personal computer. Generally, they have been used for scientific and engineering applications that must handle very large databases or do a great amount of computation.
China currently dominates the list with 229 supercomputers, leading the second place (United States) by a record margin of 121. Besides China, US, and Japan, India is the only other country in the world to have indigenously built a supercomputer.
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