18 Things Every Indian Should Know About India

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Every cloud has a silver lining. Rising up against the world amid the atrocious challenges and innumerable threats from the environment, India has significantly grown to a point where it is making its space among world leaders. It sure does have its own set of issues related to specific problems, but it has remarkably placed itself as a rather formidable opponent for the world.

Here are few things about India that every Indian should know:

1. 100,000 new people are getting added to the Indian Middle Class every single day 

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2. Tamil is one of the official languages of Singapore 

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3. India and China together hold 20% of world’s arable (area suitable for a significant yield), creating half of the world’s rice and 30% of the world’s wheat 

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4. India has 17.5% of the world’s population

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5. It is not Delhi, but Uttar Pradesh followed by Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan & West Bengal to have most rape cases 

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6. India has made it to the list of world’s biggest players in clean energy 

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7. One of the most remarkable achievements in Global health is a polio-free India 

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8. Indian Defense Achievements have been quite promising too. India has more aircraft carriers than China, launched numerous spy satellites, got its nuclear trade complete and a lot more

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9. 2015 is extremely promising in terms of low inflation, peaked growth, healthy stock markets and new opportunities coming in. The World Bank expects 6.4% growth in India in 2015 

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10. In the past decade, 8 million female fetuses have been aborted in India 

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11. Indian Army is the world’s third largest standing army comprising over 1.1 million men in uniform 

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12. Indian healthcare is cheap and affordable because of the hard work done by Indian doctors who broke expensive treatments to the point where they’d be reduced in price and worthy 

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13. India is also home to world’s cheapest skiing lessons which are taught at the slopes of Joshimath 

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14. India has the second largest network of paved highways, after the U.S. 

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15. Nearly 49% of the high-tech startups in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. are owned by Indians or Indian-Americans 

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16. By volume of pills produced, the Indian pharmaceutical industry is the world’s second largest after China 

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17. 100 of the Fortune 500 companies have R&D facilities in India

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18. Expected to be among world’s top 10 wealth centers in the world, India’s  total number of mobile phone subscribers has reached 930.20 million as of September 2014 

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The world is not black and white. No wonder, the above list has both negative and positive aspects to it. Let’s focus on our strengths and fight back the evil.

We are evolving every minute. The journey has just begun!

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Shewali Tiwari

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