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Lesser known facts about India II

  1. Bharat is the official Sanskrit name of India.
  2. The name India is derived from the river Indus where one of the earliest civilization Indus valley civilization existed.
  3. India is the world's largest democracy.
  4. India has never invaded any country in her 10,000 years of history.
  5. Zero (0), was invented by Aryabhatta of India, without which number system would have never completed.
  6. Chess or Shatranja in Hindi has its root in India.
  7. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans.
  8. India is the third country after the US and Japan to have their indigenous built Super Computer.
  9. Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism constitute around 25% of the world religion and incidentally, these all religions have their origin in India.
  10. India is the second-largest country in terms of population and 7th largest in terms of area size. If India continues to grow at the current growth rate, it will soon overtake China's population. Currently according to 2011 census India homes around 1.21 billion people.
  11. According to the gemological institute of America, India was the only source for diamond until 1896.
  12. India is now exporting software to 90+ countries.
  13. Islam is the 2nd largest religion in India as well as in the world.
  14. Yoga which is now the most popular exercise in the world has its origin in India and it has been in Indian since 5000 years.
  15. India has the world's second largest train network and is also the highest civilian employer.
  16. It has been estimated that 25% of the total workforce in the world will be Indians.
  17. India has the largest number of vegetarians in the world.
  18. India is the largest importer of Gold in the world.
  19. Lonar lake of Lonar, Buldana District of Maharashtra is one of its kind lake, which was created during the Pleistocene epoch, by a meteor.
  20. Navi Mumbai, a satellite planned city is the largest planned township in the world.
  21. India is the largest source of permanent Migrants to Australia.


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