India is the seventh largest country in terms of the area while the second most populous country regarding population after China. We are leading producers of many minerals, cereals, fruits, vegetables and even goods. One of the largest spender of the army. And also, one of the fastest growing economies all over the world. Of course, every Indian should be aware of these facts being a citizen of the country.
1. India discovered Water on Moon
It was ISRO’s Chandrayaan-1 mission under which this vital discovery took place. Chandrayaan’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper identified water on the moon’s surface in this mission.
2. Second largest English speaking country
Though we have not achieved the literacy rate of 100% in India, but we must be aware of this fact. Our country is the second largest English-speaking country in the world. In reality, about 125 million people of India can speak English, which constitutes 10% of the total population.
3. C.N.Annadurai’s Funeral
Conjeevaram Natarajan Annadurai, also called Anna was a politician of the Dravidian party. He served as the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu from 1967 to 1969. About 15 million people attended his funeral on the streets of Chennai.
4. Birthplace of various arts
India is the hometown of various things practiced all over the world. In contrast, Ayurveda was discovered in the earlier period by scientists and saints. Likewise, Yoga, Martial Arts, Surgery, Zero, Calculus, Geometry, and Trigonometry were all originated in India.
5. City Montessori School in Lucknow
The City Montessori School, located in Lucknow, is the largest school all over the world in terms of the number of students. This school is founded in the year 1969. Above all, about 40,000 students study in this school.
6. Indian Railways
Indian Railways is one of the major recruiters of India providing jobs to 1.4 million people all over India. This is nearly equal to the total population of Trinidad and Tobago, Estonia, Mauritius, Bahrain, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, etc.
7. Freddie Mercury and Ben Kingsley have their roots in India
The popular Hollywood star Freddie Mercury was born as Parsi with the name Farrokh Bulsara. While, Ben Kingsley who played the role of Mahatma Gandhi in movie ‘Gandhi,’ was born as Krishna Pandit Bhanji.
8. Dahala Khagrabari
Until 2015, this area was part of India. Actually, Dahala Khagrabari was located within the territorial limits of Bangladesh. To simplify the border issue with this intention, the government of both the nations signed the Land Boundary Agreement. Then after, Dahala Khagrabari was merged into Bangladesh. After this agreement, India lost around 40 square kilometers to Bangladesh.
9. 300k mosques in India
India has more than 300,000 active mosques in India. This amount is much bigger than any country in this world.
10. One of the strongest Army
India ranks 4th regarding its Army after China, Russia, and the US. Our nation is also one of the biggest troop contributors in UN peacekeeping missions.