We all know that India is the world’s seventh-largest country and the world’s most populous democracy. The plains of central India, the rain forests of the northeast, the ice-cold Himalayan area, and the dry arid desert of the west, to name a few, all have distinct topographical characteristics. India’s cultural, linguistic, and religious richness rivals its geographical diversity.
Indian culture varies by region and is a synthesis of various different civilizations found across the continent. Despite the fact that the Indian Constitution includes 22 languages, there are over 1600 languages spoken across the country. India’s vast cultural and linguistic variety is awe-inspiring.
To commemorate India’s diversity while being united, here are some facts that distinguish our country.
The cost of India’s Mars expedition was less than that of the Hollywood film Gravity.
India, unlike the rest of the globe, has six seasons rather than four.
In India, there are around 19,500 different languages spoken.
India contains 122 major languages and 1599 minor languages, according to the 2001 Census of India.
India is the second-largest English-speaking country in the world.
India is the world’s second-largest English-speaking country, after only the United States. And, according to some projections, the day will not be far off when it will be the most powerful nation on the planet.
The world’s largest vegetarian population.
With 38 percent of the population being vegetarian, India is rated first in the globe. Vegetarianism became widespread in the region after the arrival of Buddhism and Jainism in the 6th century BC.
Snakes and Ladders is an Indian game.
Snakes and Ladders is an ancient Indian board game that is still played today all over the world.
A school that accepts plastic garbage as a form of payment for tuition.
The Akshar School in Guwahati has made national news for an unusual cause. The school has implemented a first-of-its-kind fee structure, in which pupils bring bags full of plastic rubbish to the school and pay fees with it.
Children’s Day is observed in India on November 14th, exactly 9 months after Valentine’s Day!
Since the UN’s foundation, India has provided the most troops to UN missions.
Bombay Blood Group.
The ‘h/h’ or ‘Oh’ blood group was previously known as the Bombay blood group. It’s a rare blood type that was initially discovered in Bombay, India in 1952 by Dr. Y. M. Bhende, hence the name Bombay blood group. Only 4 in a million people in the world have this blood type.
India is a place of festivals, where people of many faiths live in peace. The diversity of festivals observed in India highlights the country’s unique culture and traditions.
The greening of the Earth is dominated by India, despite a global decline in green cover.
The amount of foliage on the earth has increased over the last two decades, as measured by the average leaf area per year on plants and trees. According to NASA satellite data, China and India are leading the way in terms of land greening. The impact is primarily due to China’s aggressive tree-planting projects and intensive agriculture in both countries. 6. In India, cricket is nearly a religion.
Cricket is akin to a faith.
In this secular country known as India, there may be many different faiths, but it is stated that cricket unites Indians better than any religion can.
Indian Railways is one of the largest railway networks in the world.
Indian Railways is one of the largest railway networks in the world. The number of people who travel on Indian Railways every day is similar to transferring the whole population of Australia. Indian Railways is also one of the world’s largest employers.
Mary Kom is the most successful female boxer in history.
Mary Kom wins her eighth medal at the World Boxing Championships, marking her the most successful fighter in the competition’s history, male or female. So far in her career, Mary has won six golds, one silver, and one bronze medal.
In India, there is a village where houses do not have doors.
Shani Shingnapur is a hamlet in the Maharashtra state of India. Shingnapur is also known for the community’s lack of doors, instead of opting for door frames. Despite this, no one in the village has ever reported a theft. The villagers are convinced that no one will try to plunder them for fear of provoking Lord Shani’s fury upon himself and his family.
The ‘God of Cricket,’ Sachin Tendulkar.
Sachin Tendulkar is a former cricketer from India. He is widely recognized as one of the best batsmen in cricket history, and is hailed in India as the ‘God of Cricket.’ He is the all-time leading run-scorer in international cricket.
India is the source of 70% of the world’s spices.
India’s Internet users outnumber the whole population of the United States.
Due to significant internet expansion in rural regions, India’s internet users are predicted to expand by double digits to 627 million in 2019. The country’s internet usage has surpassed half a billion people for the first time, with 566 million users, owing to rural internet expansion and usage.
The human computer.
India’s Shakuntala Devi once calculated the multiplication of two 13-digit numbers – 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 – correctly in just 28 seconds.
India now has more Facebook users than any other country.
As more Indians go online, the country has long been a rising market for social media networks. According to recent data supplied to advertisers, Facebook now has 241 million active users in India, one million more than in the United States, making India the country with the most users for the first time.
In India, the first rocket was transported on a bicycle.
The initial rocket was so small and light that it was transported to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, on a bicycle.