India is a big country not only in terms of area and population but also in terms of biodiversity. Knowing everything about this great country is almost difficult. Here are 19 shocking facts about India that will make you even more curious about.

1. One of the richest countries in the world, Before the 18thcentury,

Around the 18th century. India was a leading manufacturing country of the world. Holds about 22.6 % share of the worlds’ GDP. It came right down to around 16% by the end of 1820. It had a developing banking system and vigorous merchants’ capital. This is due to a network of agents, middleman and, brokers. Despite a dynamic and growing commercial sector which responds to market forces and rich extensive foreign trade.

The main reason for the decline of GDP

The truth is that in 18th century India was significantly behind Western Europe in technology, institution, and ideas. Neither there is an agricultural revolution, nor a scientific revolution had occurred. Because of that, the long run of the manual skill of the Indian Artisan could be no substitute for technological progress.

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India33.960.574.390.8
China26.561.79682.8
W. Europe10.244.46683.4
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2. Montessori School of Lucknow world’s largest school in terms of students.

The City Montessori School located in Lucknow is the world’s largest school in terms of students with over 45,000 students. In the last academic year, 2,500 teachers taught students in 1,000 classrooms. The school was founded by Bharti and Jagdish Gandhi in 1959. Just 300 borrowed rupees and a total of five students. More than half a century later, the school, has spread over several campuses.

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3. Over 4700 newspapers in more than 300 languages are produced daily in India.

As expected, most numbers of the newspaper are registered in Hindi, (42493) followed by English (13661), Marathi (7818), Gujarati (4836) and Urdu (4770). Newspapers are published in a total of 23 different languages.  The lowest number od newspaper published is in Dogri Language (2), followed by Kashmiri (5) and Bodo (5).

4. A house to the world’s biggest family The Chana Family.

Ziona Chana the leader of Chana Family has 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren. The family lives in  100-rooms, a four-story house set near the hills of Baktwang village in the Indian state of Mizoram. At last count, Ziona Chana has 94 children and 39 wives with 33 grandchildren. That’s a lot of votes in the election. So, every vote counts. So the family is very popular these days with politicians.

5. The Highest Country Award is BHARAT RATNA

The highest award in the country is Bharat Ratna. ‘Bharat Ratna’, is the highest civilian Award of Our country and was instituted in the year 1954. Any person without any distinction of race, occupation, position or sex is eligible for this award. It is awarded in the recognition of exceptional service/ performance to the highest order in any of the fields related to human endeavor. The recommendations for Bharat Ratna to be made by the Prime Minister himself for the President. No formal recommendations for Bharat Ratna are necessary. The number of Bharat Ratna awards yearly is restricted to a maximum of three in a particular year.

6. Zero, invented in India by great Mathematician Aryabhatta.

This number system invented by a mathematician from India. His name was Aryabhatta. Aryabhatta was a great extraordinary teacher and scholar who had great knowledge of mathematics and astronomy. He suggested the heliocentric theory, which proves the solar system concept. The sun is located in the center of our solar system and all the planets revolve around it. In fact, he made this discovery far before Copernicus made this discovery in the West.

Aryabhatta was born in Kerala and born in 476 AD. He completed all his education from the ancient university of Nalanda . For higher instance later he moved to Bihar to continue his studies in the great center of learning. He had a very sharp brain because of his dedication and hard work toward astronomy led him to solve the various mysteries of the solar system. He also predicts that the earth rotates along its own axis and round in shape, which forms the existence of day and night. Many superstitious challenged  him and he presented scientific reasons to prove them wrong

7. Only India has designed a supercomputer indigenously

Apart from the U.S. and Japan, only India has designed a supercomputer indigenously. Bhatkar(founder of Supercomputer),the best referred to as the architect of India’s national initiative in supercomputing. He led the development of Param supercomputers. The PARAM 8000, 1st Supercomputer developed by him. and later the PARAM 10000 in 1998.

India has 11 of the top 500 supercomputers on the planet. Here are the top 5 of these mammoth supercomputers that serve our nation. Sahasrat supercomputer found at Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC) facility at Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore

8. Snakes and ladders game invented in India.

Snakes and ladders – the game, invented in India by the mid of the 13th century by a poet saint Gyandev. The ladders represent the virtues whereas the snakes indicate Vices. The game designed on the idea of the concept in which sensible (ladder) deeds take you to heaven while dangerous (snake) deeds take you to hell. The Snakes and Ladders game board has one 100  numbered squares that begin in the bottom left corner starts with no. 1. And taper up through 10 rows of 10 squares

9. 90 countries from all over the world purchase software from India

90 countries from all over the world purchase software from India. Because of stupendously low-value mission to Mars successfully entered the red planet’s orbit. This mission will have cited for instance of the ingenuity that produces technology at a very low cost. The conclusion is, India should try to get orders placed with other countries. The focus on directly directly rather than working as vendors and sub-contractors to the multinational companies

10. India Has The Second Largest Pool Of Scientist And Engineers on the Planet.

India Has The Second Largest Pool Of Scientist And Engineers on the Planet. Higher education provides advanced work skills required for an increasingly knowledge-intensive International Economy. India is one of the largest education systems in the world, generating the highest number of Science & Engineering graduates in the world, as per the US’ National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 2017 report which released recently.

We earned 25% awards in the field of Science and Engineering, which is more than 7.5 million awarded in bachelor’s level degrees in 2014, followed closely by China (22 percent), the EU (12 percent) and the U.S. (10 percent). Nearly 0.5 of all degrees awarded in China are in the Science & Engineering fields. According to the most recent estimates, India stands second place in producing Science & Engineer  degrees

11. Takshila the first-ever university of the world started around 700 BC in India.

Takshila, the first-ever university of the world started around 700 BC in India. Taxila also called Takshashila, flourished from 600 BC to 500 AD, in the dominion of Gandhar. Total no. of  68 subjects were taught at this university and the minimum entry age of entering in this, according to ancient texts show, was 16. At one stage, there were around 10,500 students including those from Babylon, Syria, Greece, and China. Very talented and experienced teachers/ guru taught the Vedas,  music, dance and other performing arts,astronomy, accounts and commerce, and complex mathematical calculations. The panel of masters at the university included legendary students like Kautilya, Panini, Jivak and Vishnu Sharma.

12. Vishnu Temple, the Richest Temple of India.

More than $6 million donate in the Vishnu temple in the city of Tirupathi. It built in the 10th century. This temple dedicates to Lord Vishnu and located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the 108 holy abodes of Lord Vishnu (Divya Desams). Mainly the Thiruvananthapuram place got its name from Lord Vishnu which means “the land of Sri Anantha Padmanabhaswamy”. This temple had mentioned in several great Epics and Puranas. Some professors believe that the temple constructed about 5000 years ago on the 1st day of Kali Yuga. It also known as the wealthiest temple in India having a net worth around of more than 1.2 lakh crore or 1.2 trillion (US$21 billion).

13. India’s space program is among the top five space programs in the world.

India’s space program is among the top five space programs in the world despite having budget constraints. ISRO Founded by Vikram Sarabhai on 15 August 1969. ISRO designed India’s first satellite, named Aryabhata, which launched by the Soviet Union on 19 April 1975. It named after the great mathematician Aryabhata. ISRO sent its first lunar orbiter, Chandrayaan-1, on 22 October 2008, which discovered lunar water on the moon that exists in the form of ice on 5 November 2013, which entered Mars orbit on 24 September 2014. Which makes India the first nation to succeed on its only first attempt to Mars, as well as the first space agency in Asia to reach Mars orbit. ISRO successfully launched 104 satellites by the use of a single rocket on 15 February 2017. Out of 104 satellite, 3 satellites are Indian, while the remaining are foreign commercial satellites.

14. The world’s largest importer of arms and weapons.

India arm export
India arm export

India one of the world’s largest importer of arms and weapons however it has never attacked or invaded any country. It was the world’s biggest importer of major arms and weapons between 2012–16. Accounting to that the total 13 percent of the global total sales. Pakistan stood in the 11th position, by 2.7% of all global imports and  Its biggest source of import was China. It imports 70% of arms imported, followed by the U.S. at 8.9% and, interestingly, Russia at 6%

15. The first country to detect water on the Moon.

First Moon Satellite Chandrayaan-1 took the honor.  Firstly unmanned moon mission was Chandrayaan-1. The Chandrayaan-1, cost around Rs 541 crore roughly ($79 million), launched to make a map of the Moon’s surface and look for precious metals.

The Chandrayaan-1 landed on the Moon on November 14, 2008. Certainly becomes the fourth nation to land a craft on the Moon.

Chandrayaan-1, first lunar mission in 2008 helped to make sure the presence of water on the Moon. Chandrayaan means “moon vehicle” in Sanskrit, that’s the reason the mission called Chandrayaan-1.

16. The concept of shampoo was first invented in India.

You would be amazed to knowing that the concept of shampoo was first invented in India when some herbs used for strengthening hair. The word shampoo in the English language got roots from the Hindi word known as “champu”, which derived from the Sanskrit word “chapyathi”. Chapyathi means to press, knead or soothe. Shampoo which made of ingredients like Gooseberry (Amla), Soapberry extract (kshuna), hibiscus, Shikakai paste, etc. Each of the above ingredients had natural properties that helped in thick and healthy hair growth.

17. India the largest gold buyer in the world.

Our country is the largest gold buyer in the world while the United States holds the biggest gold reserves. There is no surprise to know that the Banks of India has one of the biggest stores of gold in the world. The South Asian country, which is home of 1.25 billion people, is the world’s second-largest consumer of the precious metal (Gold). During festival and wedding season, which mainly runs from October to December, has traditionally been a huge boon to gold’s Love Trade.

18. Plastic Surgery developed in India

Play a major role in the  invention and development of Plastic Surgery

Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon, in the 6th century BC, made important contributions in the field of plastic and cataract surgery. In short , the medical works of both surgeon, Sushruta and Charak originally in Sanskrit were later spread. British physicians traveled to India to see how the rhinoplasties performed by native methods.