Monday, 7 January 2013

Some unknown facts about India

Software related facts of India

#India has the second largest community of software developers, after the U.S.

#India is one of only three countries that makes supercomputers (the US and Japan are the other two).

#India exports software to 90 countries.

#Vinod Khosla is the co founder of the sun microsoft system

#Vinod Dahm is the Petium chip creator

#Rajiv Gupta is the GM of Hewlett Packward

#36% of NASA scientist in USA are Indians

#38% of Doctors in USA are Indians

#34% Microsoft employees are Indians

#28% IBM employees are Indians

#17% of INTEL scientists are Indians

Mathematical and Science related facts of India

#India established world's first university at Takshasila in 700 B.C

#India invented the number system , zero invented by Aryabhatta

#Algebra, trigonometry and calculus can all be traced back to India. Indian mathematicians adopted the Pythagorean Theorem before European mathematicians

#The decimal system and system of place value were first used in India in 100 B.C.

#Ayurveda, the world’s first school of medicine, was born in India.

#The concept of pi originates in India and was discovered by mathematician Budhayana.

#Grammar constitutes one of India's greatest contributions to Western philology. Panini, the Sanskrit grammarian, who lived between 750 and 500 BC, was the first to compose formal grammar through his Astadhyai.

#Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.

#Surgery and the use of anesthesia during surgery both originated in India

#Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient Indian medicine. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion, metabolism,physiology, etiology, genetics and immunity is also found in many ancient Indian texts.

Other Facts related India

#Hollywood might get more press, but Bollywood rules the film world. India’s film industry is the
world’s largest.

#Chess originated in India.

# Until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world.

#Every major world religion is represented in India. Additionally, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism all originated in India.

#The Kumbh Mela (or Grand Pitcher Festival) is a huge Hindu religious festival that takes place in India every 12 years. In 2001, 60 million people attended, breaking the record for the world’s biggest gathering. The mass of people was photographed from space by a satellite.

#The largest employer in India 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.

In general facts

#Most lipstick contains fish scales.

#Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.

#Ants never sleep!

#“I Am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language

#It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

#The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue

#Our eyes remain the same size from birth onward, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

#You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.

#A duck’s quack doesn’t echo. No one knows why!

#Chocolate can kill dogs, as it contains theobromine, which affects their heart and nervous system.

# Hot water will turn into ice faster then cold water.

# The human brain is 80% water.

# 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

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