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Interesting facts about India

-- Nishanth Subbu,6-D,ICSK-Junior

1. India designed and built Asia’s first nuclear reactor Apsara nuclear reactor on August 4 1956. India currently has 21 nuclear reactors in operation in 7 nuclear power plants.
2. India designed first space satellite, Aryabhata, in 1975. The first space satellite was named after an Indian astronomer Aryabhata.
3. Indian Space Research Organisation, India’s space agency, successfully launched Mars Orbiter Mission to probe Mars. India becomes the fourth country to reach Mars orbit, after the Soviet space program, NASA, and the European Space Agency. It is the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first nation in the world to do so in its first attempt.
4. India successfully launched Chandrayaan in order to explore the moon. The vehicle inserted into lunar orbit in its first attempt. On the greatest achievements of Chadrayaan was the discovery of the widespread presence of water molecules in the lunar soil.
5. The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi won the Best Airport award from the Airports Council International within 25–40 million annual passengers category in 2015. It also bags two awards for The Best Airport in Central Asia/India and Best Airport Staff in Central Asia/India at the prestigious Skytrax World Airport Awards.
6. The Mid-Day meal scheme of Government of India is the world’s largest scheme for kids serving 120,000,000 children in over 1,265,000 schools across the country.
7. India has won a total of 26 Olympic medals. India won its first gold medal in men’s field hockey in the 1928 Olympic Games. Abhinav Bindra became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic
8. India gave every adult the right to vote from its first day. In the US, the right to vote to every individual was given more than 150 years after their independence.
9. As many as 29 languages are spoken in India, by more than one million people each.
10. More than 1,650 dialects are spoken in India.
11. India witnessed 16 major bloodless changes of power (Lok Sabha) at the Centre. It shows the strength of democratic values of the people of this country.
12. India has largest number of elected persons in the world, thanks to Panchayati Raj system across the country.
13. India has one of the highest numbers of female politicians.
14. India is among the very first countries to have woman head of state (Indira Gandhi).
15. Women have held high offices in India including that of the President, Prime Minister, Speaker of the Lok Sabha and Leader of the Opposition.
16. India is one of the four countries that refused to sign Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty on matter of principle.
17. Railway network in India was nationalized in 1951 and Indian Railways became one of the largest railway networks comprising 115,000 km (71,000 mi) of track over a route of 67,312 km (41,826 mi) and 7,112 stations.
18. Indian Railways carries more than 23 million passengers daily from one place to another. The Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai and the Mountain Railways of India have been declared as World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
19. India is lowest cost producer of nuclear energy ($ 1700 per kilowatt).
20. India has one of the largest supplies of thorium in the world.
21. India is among the first country to develop satellite for domestic communication.
22. India is the only country to launch nuclear submarine after five permanent members of the UN Security Council.
23. India is among the five nations to send unmanned mission to moon.
24. India is among the few nation that produces lowest cost producer of steel, aluminum, cement and fertilizer.
25. India has largest single location copper smelter.
26. India is among the few countries that offer lowest cost delivery of wireless telephony.
27. India is currently the world’s second-largest telecommunications market.
28. India develops world’s lowest cost supercomputer.
29. India produces one of the lowest cost cars.
30. Indian companies with Hero MotoCorp are the world’s largest manufacturer of two wheelers.
31. India has the largest single location oil refinery capacity nearly 70m tonnes in the world.
32. India is the world’s largest milk producer, with 18 percent of global production.
33. India is the largest exporter of beef in the world.
34. India is the largest producer, consumer and importer of pulses.
35. India is the second largest producer of sugar cane in the world.
36. India is the largest producer of cotton with production of 6.51 million tonnes of the fibre.
37. India is the second-largest importer and buyer of gold.
38. 90 per cent of all diamonds polished and processed in India.
39. India is the largest producer of films in the world and second oldest film industry in the world.
40. India’s Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run getter in Test cricket.
41. India hosts Kumbh Mela, world’s largest religious congregation with 30 million pilgrims.
42. India is among handful countries with fundamental right to information.
43. India’s Aryabhata invented the number ZERO.
44. A vast majority of the historian believes that Chess was invented in India.
45. India has 5600 different newspapers and 3500 different magazines with approximately 120 million readers every day.
46. India has the third largest army in the world with more than 1.3 million army personnels.
47. India’s Mary Kom is a five-time World Amateur Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships.
48. India born Satya Nadella is the current CEO of Microsoft.
49. India’s Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Google.
50. India’s Taj Mahal is among the seven wonders of the modern world.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Good informative Article congratulations

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