From the largest democracy to the second largest English speaking nation, there are many reasons for calling this country “Extra Ordinary and Incredible”.
The only country where language and style of living changes in every 500 kilometers.
Let us now talk about the country where ‘0’ was invented, yes we are talking about Incredible India.
Let’s go down and explore some facts of India.
1. Indian Defence System:
In today’s World, India is one of the fewest country in defence and Internal Security that has mastered it’s indigenous defence technology and has World’s Fourth Strongest Military.
The country has Second Largest Army in terms of military personnel whereas Largest in terms of active members(1.4 Million). It has 1.5 Million Active Reserve Personnel and 2 Million Paramilitary Force.
If we talk about Indian Defence Budget, then the country is investing enough money which is around $56 Billion every year(7.8% of total budget). India is the only country where you can get reservation in almost every Government sector except it’s Defence System, you will only get a chance on your own merit and somehow this is one of the most important reason why Indian Defence has proved their power time and time from Kargil War 1999 to one of the most accurately planned cross border operation The surgical Strike 2016. And we are very sure that India is capable of repeating these, if the situation or the time demands.
2. Dominance of Indian Scientist, Engineers and Masterminds:
India is one of the fastest developing country and this is because it has the second largest pool of Scientist and Engineers in the World.
So, without going here and there let me take you to the below list that will show us how much Indian Masterminds making a mark globally.
- 36% of NASA Scientists are Indians
- CEO(Chief executive Officer) of Google is an Indian: Sundar Pichai from August 10, 2015
- CEO(Chief executive Officer) of Microsoft is an Indian: Satya Nadella from February 4, 2014
- CEO(Chief executive Officer) of PepsiCo is an Indian: Indra Nooyi from 2006
- CEO(Chief executive Officer) of Mastercard is an Indian: Ajay Banga from 2010
- CEO(Chief executive Officer) of Nokia is an Indian: Rajiv Suri from 2014
- 34% of Microsoft employees are Indians
- 28% of IBM employees are Indians
- 17% of Intel employees are Indians
- CEO(Chief executive Officer) of Adobe is an Indian: Shantanu Narayen from 2007
–> Indians have played a key role in success of technology powerhouses Globally.
On 15th February, 2017, Indian scientists from ISRO scripted history by launching a record 104 satellites on a single Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37. This is the highest number of satellites launched in a single mission.
3. India’s News Industry:
As we have now understood that how Indians are dominating or we can say Indians are in correct way of dominating World.
Let us now talk about some interesting facts of India’s NEWS industry, if we talk about newspapers first.
Somewhat more 38% of total population regularly reads a daily newspaper, although the percentage also has declined from 54% in 2004.
Newspaper can be defined as the printed means on conveying current Information.
- India’s first newspaper “The Bengal Gazette” was published on 29th January, 1780 by James Augustus Hickey, later on at the time of East India Administration, three more Newspapers were published “1748 – Calcutta Gazette”, “1785 – Bengal Journal” and “1785 – Madras Courier”
- On 30th May, 1826, the first Hindi Newspaper “Udant Martand(The Rising Sun)” was published in Calcutta and this day is celebrated as Hindi Journalism Day or Hindi Patrakarita Diwas.
- Below is the list of top 5 Indian Newspapers.
1. Dainik Bhaskar (since 1948)
Language: Hindi, Owned By: D B Corp. Ltd.
Average Daily Circulation: 3818477, Headquarter: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
2. Dainik Jagaran (since 1942)
Language: Hindi, Owned By: Jagaran Prakashan Ltd.
Average Daily Circulation: 3632383, Headquarter: Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
3. Hindustan (since 1936)
Language: Hindi, Owned By: Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd.
Average Daily Circulation: 2735252, Headquarter: New Delhi
4. The Times of India (since 1838)
Language: English, Owned By: Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd.
Average Daily Circulation: 2716291, Headquarter: Mumbai, Maharashtra
5. Amar Ujala (since 1948)
Language: Hindi, Owned By: Ujala Publications Ltd.
Average Daily Circulation: 2662855, Headquarter: Noida, Uttar Pradesh
On the other hand, if we talk about News Channels, then, India has the largest market of news channels(378 News Channels) all language together.
- Below is the list of top 5 News Channels of India.
i. Aaj Tak: Has been voted as the best news channels for 13 successive years.
Famous faces: Anjana Om Kashyap and Sweta Singh.
ii. NDTV India: It is one of the finest Hindi Language News Channel in India.
Famous faces: Abhigyan Prakash and Ravish Kumar
iii. NDTV 24*7: The channel has enstilled that NEWS should be presented with facts and figures.
Famous faces: Barkha Dutt, Vikram Chandra and Rajeev Makhni
iv. Times Now: Covers good discussions and some fiery debates on daily newscast.
Famous faces: Arnab Goswami
v. Zee News: Zee News has come a long way from being the sole Indian News Channel to competing with other channels now.
Famous faces: Sudhir Chaudhary
4. The Indian Railways:
The largest employer in the World employing over 1.5 Million people and it must and only can be “Indian Railways”. Covering almost 115000 kms in India carrying 2.3 Million passengers everyday with 12600 passenger trains running per day. Total distance of India’s Railway track is more than 6400 kms.
The distance covered by all trains in a day is 3.5 times the distance between Earth and Moon. If the tracks of Indian railways were to be laid out, they would circle the Earth almost 1.5 times.
Indian Railway’s has a minimum ticket price of ₹5 to the maximum ticket price of ₹112500(Maharaja Express).
Points to Know:
- New Delhi-Bhopal Statabdi express is India’s fastest train, runs at a top speed of 150km/hr.
- Mettupalayam-Ooty Nilgiri Passenger is India’s slowest train, runs at a speed of 10km/hr.
- New Delhi railway station holds the Guinness World Record for World’s largest route relat interlocking system.
- Trivendrum-Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express covers a distance of 528 km between Badodara to Kota in 6 hours 30 minutes without a single stop which is largest distance covered without a single stop by an Indian train.
- The largest running train covers a distance of 4273km between Dibrugarh and Kanyakumari, it’s the Vivek Express.
- Indian Railway is constructing the highest rail bridge in the World over Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir. It will be five times the height of Qutub Minar and taller than the Eiffel tower.
5. Indian Film Industry:
In early days drama artists use to entertain people by performing drama only on a particular places like road sides, street corners e.t.c which was further extended to auditoriums and studios.
But in 1896 Lumiere brothers made India’s first silent short film. The actual film making in India was started by Dadasaheb Phalke. He released India’s first commercial film ‘Raja Harishchandra’ in 1913. This film was also a silent and a Black and White film. The interesting fact is the producer, director, cameraman, editor and make-up artist of the movie Raja Harishchandra was Dadasaheb Phalke himself. So, this was the beinning of Indian Cinema. Anyway, the era to Indian silent movies ended when Ardeshir Irani made ‘Alam Ara’ in 1931. It was the first Indian sound film. First Indian colour film was also made by Ardeshir Irani ‘Kisan Kanya’ in 1937. It was in early 1970’s when Bombay Film Industry got it’s name ‘Bollywood‘ as it was named on the basis of Bombay+Hollywood, also inspired from Tollywood referring to the Bengali Film Industry based in Tollygunge, Calcutta.
On 15th August 1975, a movie called “Sholay” was released which is regarded as the “biggest blockbuster movie” till now. And now Indian Film Industry is one of the largest in the World.
Some facts of Indian Film Industry
- For every 600 films Hollywood produces, Bollywood produces 1000
- In recent times in terms of gross profit, Bollywood is about 5 times smaller than Hollywood but its Second highest in terms of tickets selling.
- Dangal is fifth highest grossing non-english film which made a business of $310 Million globally is India’s highest grossing film.
- Shah Rukh Khan is the highest paid Indian actor with $33 Million per year, also in top 5 richest actors in the World.