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Saturday, 14 April 2012

Incredible INDIA

India is a country in South Asia. It is the Seventh-Largest country by area and second-largest by population and most populous democracy in the world. 


Home to the Indus Valley Civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four major world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated there, while Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam arrived in the first millennium CE and shaped the region's diverse culture. 

India got its independence on August 15th, 1947. It was the day when the Indians got liberated from the rule of the British. 

Agriculture is not only the dominant occupations of the people of India but is also one of the most important economic sectors for the country. 


India: At a Glance
CapitalNew Delhi
Area wise in the world7th
LocationIndia extends between latitudes 8o4'N and 37o6'N. It is a country of the east with its landmass lying beteen longitudes 68o7'E and 97o25'E.
Stretch3,214 Kilometers from north to south
2,933 Kilometers from east to west
Land Frontier15,200 km
Coastline7516.5 km
Neighbouring CountriesIndia shares its political borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan on the west and Bangladesh and Myanmar on the east. The northern boundary is made up of the Sinkiang province of China, Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. India is seperated from Sri Lanka by a narrow channel of sea formed by the Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannar
Physical FeatureThe mainland consists of four well-defined regions: (i)The great mountain zone, (ii)The Indo-Gangetic plain, (iii)The desert region and (iv)The Southern Peninsula
RiversThe main rivers of the Himalayan group are the Indus, the Ganga and the Brahmaputra.
ClimateThere are four seasons which are recognised by the India Meteorological department. They are - Cold weather, hot weather, rainy season and the season of the retreating south-west monsoon.
FaunaApprox. 89,451 species
National Parks94
Wildlife Sanctuaries501
Official LanguagesHindi
Population (2001 census)1,203,710,000(March 2011)(17% of the world's population)
Populationwise place in the world2nd
Population density324 person per square kilometer
Population growth21.34 %
Sex Ratio933 females per 1000 males
Literacy65.38 %
Male Literacy75.85 %
Female Literacy54.16 %                                                                                                                          

LocationIndia World Map
Area3.3 Million sq. km
Telephone Code+91
Coastline7516.6 km encompassing the mainland, Lakshadweep Islands, and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
High PointKanchenjunga 8,598 m.

National Things
National FlagThe National Flag is the horizontal tricolor of deep saffron (kesaria) at the top, white in the middle, and dark green at the bottom in equal proportion. At the center of the white band is a navy blue wheel, which is a representation of the Ashoka Chakra at Sarnath.
National EmblemEmblem of IndiaThe National Emblem of India is derived from the time of the Emperor Ashoka. The emblem is a replica of the Lion of Sarnath, near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The Lion Capital was erected in the third century BC by Emperor Ashoka to mark the spot where Buddha first proclaimed his gospel of peace and emancipation to the four quarters of the universe.
National AnthemRabindranath TagoreThe Jana Gana Mana is the national Anthem of India, composed by Rabindranath Tagore. It was officially adopted by the constituent Aseembly as the Indian national anthem on January 24, 1950.
National SongBankim Chandra ChatterjiBankim Chandra Chatterji's composed song "Vande Mataram" was adopted as the National Song. It has an equal status with "Jana Gana Mana". It was first sung in the 1896 session of the Indian National Congress.
National AnimalNational AnimalTiger is the National Animal of India. It is symbol of India's wildlife wealth. The magnificent tiger, Panthera tigris, is a striped animal.
National BirdNational BirdThe Peacock, Pavo cristatus, is the national bird of India. Emblematic of qualities such as beauty grace, pride.
National FruitNational FruitMango is the national fruit of India. Described as the "Food of the Gods", in the sacred Vedas, the fruit is grown almost in all parts of India.

National FlowerNational FlowerLotus botanically known as the Nelumbo Nucifera is the national flower of India.
National TreeNational TreeBanyan Tree is the National Tree of India. This huge tree towers over its neighbours and has the widest reaching roots of all known trees.
National CalenderNational CalenderThe Saka calender is the national calender of India. It is used, alongside the Gregorian calender.
National Days.26th January (Republic Day)
15th August (Independence Day)
2nd October (Gandhi Jayanti; Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday)

Country NameRepublic of India; Bharat Ganrajya
Government TypeSovereign Socialist Democratic Republic with a Parliamentary system of Government
CapitalNew Delhi
Official LanguageHindi, English
Administrative Division28 States and 7 Union Territories.
Independence15th August 1947 (From the British Colonial Rule)
ConstitutionThe Constitution of India came into force on 26th January 1950.
Legal SystemThe Constitution of India is the fountain source of the legal system in the Country.
Executive BranchThe President of India is the Head of the State, while Prime Minister is the Head of the Government, and runs office with the support of Council of Ministers who form the Cabinet Ministry.
Legislative BranchThe Indian Legislature comprises of the Lok Sabha (House of the people) and the Rajya Sabha (Council of States) forming both the Houses of the Parliament.
Judicial BranchThe Supreme Court of India is the apex body of the Indian legal system, followed by other High Courts and subordinate Courts.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Amazing facts about INDIA

     India is the world's largest, oldest, continuous civilization.

  • India is the world's Largest democracy.
  • India never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history.
  • India invented the number system. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
  • When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization)
  • There are 300,000 active mosques in India , more than in any other country, including the Muslim world
  • Sanskrit is the mother of all the European Languages . Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software - a report in Forbes magazine July 1987.
  • Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
  • India is one of the few countries in the world, which gain independence without violence.
  • India has the second largest pool of Scientist and Engineers in the World.
  • India is the largest English speaking nation in the world.
  • India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a super computer indeigenously.
  • India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world
  • The largest employer in the world is the Indian Railways , employing over a million people
  • India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus, attracted by India's wealth, had come looking for a sea route to India when he discovered America by mistake.
  • The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982
  • The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world's largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.
  • Varanasi, also known as Benaras, was called "the Ancient City" when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C., and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.
  • Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.
  • Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.
  • The name 'India' is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.
  • The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name 'Hindustan' combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus
  • Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.
  • The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after leveling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level
  • Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
  • India exports software to more than 90 countries.
  • Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 B.C. and 500 B.C. respectively.
  • Islam is India's and the world's second largest religion.
  • Jews and Christians have lived continuously in India since 200 B.C. and 52 A.D. respectively
  • Sikhism originated in the Holy city of Amritsar in Punjab. Famous for housing the Golden Temple, the city was founded in 1577.