India Facts | Various Facts about India | Indian Facts: India is a vast South Asian country with various terrain lands from Himalayan peaks to the Indian Ocean coastline. Here are the interesting facts about the country India:
- Children’s Day in India is on November 14th, nine months after Valentine’s Day.
- India has more mobile phones than toilets.
- Sex toys are illegal in India.
- The richest man in India is Mr. Mukesh Ambani. He has built a home valued at US$1 billion. It’s a 27-story building with three helipads, a 6-floor car park, a staff of 600, a 4-storey hanging garden and a cinema.
- In Canada, India, Russia, Mexico, and Israel, bank notes have Braille-like markings on them for the blind.
- In India, a polling station for election is set up in a forest for a lone voter in every election since 2004.
- One woman dies every 60 minutes because of dowry-related crimes in India.
- “Anal” is a language spoken in India and Burma by 23,000 people.
- Gleevec, a cancer drug that costs around US$70,000 in the U.S. a year, cost just about US$2,500 in India because it can’t be patented there.
- Indian homemakers hold 11% of the World’s total Gold. That is more than the gold reserves of the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, and IMF put together.
- India’s “Go Air” airline only hires the female flight attendants because they are lighter in weight, so they save around US$500,000 a year in fuel.
India Pollution Facts:
- In 2009, a doctor in India removed 172,155 stones from a patient’s left kidney during a three-hour surgery.
- Breathing the air in Mumbai city in India, for just one day is equivalent to smoking about 100 cigarettes.
- 13 of the 20 highly polluted cities in the world are just in India.
- Global warming ‘solved’ a land dispute between India and Bangladesh: the island in dispute disappeared.
- In spite of Beijing’s pollution problem being more famous, the world’s most polluted city is The New Delhi, India.
- A man revived five rivers and brought water back to 1000 villages in India using natural water preservation techniques.
- India’s Hindu calendar has six seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and prevernal.
- A man married a dog in India as atonement.
- In 1954, archaeologists excavating the 8th-century Viking settlement in Sweden found a Buddha statuette from India.
- Judaism arrived in India 2500 years before with no recorded instances of anti-Semitism from the local people ever since.
- An Indian man claims that he hasn’t eaten or drunk for more than 70 years. After many tests, doctors still don’t know how it’s possible.
India Population Facts:
- 100 million people come to the India’s Kumbh Mela Festival, the world’s biggest gathering of humans.
- India has the world’s lowest meat consumption by a person.
- India is expected to be the world’s most populated country by 2050. With about 1.6 billion people, it will almost equal to the U.S. and China’s population combined.
- India has more population than the whole Western Hemisphere of Earth.
- Between 100,000 and 500,000 abortions per year continue to be performed in India solely because the fetus is female.
- India has the highest population of slaves in the modern world with more than 14 million slaves.
- 61% of the school children in India have disease-causing germs on their hands.
- The world’s largest family lives together in India: a man with 39 wives and 94 children.
- India is the world’s largest democratic country, with 1.2 billion people.
- 53% of homes in India do not have a lavatory.
Crazy India Facts:
- Police officers in one of the states in India are given a slight pay upgrade for having a mustache.
- In the West Bengal, India, cows must have a Photo ID Card.
- In India, there is a vigilante group called as the “Love Commandos” that offers protection from harassment to the couples from different castes who fall in love.
- To earn enough to buy a Big Mac, the average person in India has to work almost 6 hours.
- 70% of all the world’s spices come from India.
- The village of Shani Shingnapur, India, had no doors, locks or crime for over 400 years until 2010.
- The Golden Temple in India serves a vegetarian meal to over 100,000 people a day regardless of religion, race, and class.
- There is a gypsy tribe in India that celebrates death as one of the happiest events in their lives while treating births with great grief.
- A con man in India repeatedly “sold” the Taj Mahal, the Indian Parliament, and various other heritage sites. He was sentenced to 113 years but managed to escape prison nine times. The last time, he was 84 years old.
- It’s illegal for the foreigners to take the Indian currency (rupees) out of India.
These are the various India Facts.