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Incredible facts about India

Incredible facts about India

Today we are celebrating 69th Independence Day. In this context let us have a look of some incredible facts about India.

  1. India is the greatest populous democratic country in the world.
  2. With over1.2 billion people, India is the second largest populous country in the world.
  3. Ayurveda, the earliest school of medicine originated in India. It is believed that Ayurveda was developed in Vedic times.
  4. India succeeded entry to MARS in its maiden attempt and became the first Asian country to enter the Mars orbit.
  5. The longest corridor in the world is in Rameshwaram. It is 4000 feet long.
  6. India was certified by the World Health Organization in April, 2014 as a polio-free country.
  7. The world’s richest temple is in India. It is Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram. It has approximately Rs.1 lakh crore. With its precious metals and stones, it is far ahead of any other religious institution in the world.
  8. India has the largest postal network in the world with its1,50,000 post offices.
  9. India is great as it never invaded any country in its history, though many countries tried to invade it.
  10. India is the second largest country with its number of mobile phone users. It surpassed the US.
  11. India has largest number of ethnic groups.
  12. India is the second largest road network in the world after the US.
  13. Yoga originated in India. The first international yoga day was observed on June 21 with the initiation of Indian Government.
  14. India set two Guinness World records with the first international yoga day: the largest number of participants and the largest number of nationalities participating in a single yoga event. The largest number of people i.e. 35,985 have participated at the Rajpath yoga event. People from 84 countries have participated in the event.
  15. India positioned in second place globally in farm output.
  16. India the largest producer of many fresh vegetables and fruits.
  17. It is the second largest producer of rice, wheat, dry fruits, tuber crops and chief food staples.
  18. India is the third largest producer of electricity in the world.
  19. India is the largest producer of films in the world.
  20. The film industry of India originated around about 103 years ago and it was the first film industry in the world.

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