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Monday, October 5, 2009

How nice, if all these were true !

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  • The number of companies listed in the Bombay Stock Exchange, at more than 6000, is second only to NYSE.
  • Four out of 10 Silicon Valley start-ups are run by Indians.
  • With 800 movies per year, India's film industry overshadows Hollywood.
  • The orgnised lottery market in India is US$ 7bn. (2% GDP )
  • India consumes a fifth of the world's gold output.
  • Indians account 45% of H1B visas issued by the USA every year.
  • Growing at 6%, in 25 years, Indian GDP( on PPP basis) at the same level the US is today.
  • Six Indian ladies have won Miss. Universe/World titles over the past 10 years.
  • Bank deposits in India roughly equal 50% of its GDP again, among the highest in the world.
  • Indian Railways is the largest railway network in the world under single management.
  • India has the third largest army in the world, nearly 1.5 million strong.
  • India is the largest producer and consumer of tea in the world, accounting for more than 30% of global production and 25% of consumption.
  • India is world's premier centre for diamond cutting and polishing. Nine out of every 10 stones sold in the world pass through India.
  • India has the highest annual bulk drugs filings(77) with USFDA
  • India has the largest number of pharmaceutical plants (61) approved by USFDA outside the USA
  • India's Hero Honda is the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer, with 2002 production of 1.7 m. units.
  • Other than US and Japan, India is the only country to have built a super computer indigenously.
  • Indian Railways is the largest employer in the world, with a staff of 1.6 m. people.
  • India is the second largest cement producing country in the world, producing more than 110 m.ton.
  • Of the fortune 500 companies, 220 outsource their software related work to India.
  • There are 8500 Indian restaurants in the UK, 15% of the country's total dining out establishments.
  • India is the largest democarcy in the world, nearly 400m. voting in the last general elections.
  • India has the second-largest pool of scientists and engineers in the world.
  • India has the third largest investor base in the world.
  • According to the Gemological Institue of America, until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds.
  • The Kumbh mela festival, held every 21 years in the city of Allahabad, attracts 25 million people, more than the population of 185 counties of 227 countries in the world.
  • The Indian city of Varnasi, also known as Benares, is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world today.
  • There are 3.22 millions of Indians in USA
  • Indians are richest immigrants in USA, with nearly 2,00,000 millioners
  • India is ranked the sixth country in the world in terms of satelite launches.
  • There are over 70000 bank branches in India, the highest number in the world.