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15 Little did you know facts about India

1. India is one of only three
countries that makes
supercomputers (the US and
Japan are the other two).
2. India is one of six countries that
launches satellites.
3. The Bombay stock exchange
lists more than 6,600 companies.
Only the NYSE has more.
4. Eight Indian companies are listed
on the NYSE; three on the
NASDAQ.
5. By volume of pills produced, the
Indian pharmaceutical industry
is the world’s second largest
after China.
6. India has the second largest
community of software
developers, after the U.S.
7. India has the second largest
network of paved highways,
after the U.S.
8. India is the world’s largest
producer of milk, and among the
top five producers of sugar,
cotton, tea, coffee, spices,
rubber, silk, and fish.
9. 100 of the Fortune 500
companies have R&D facilities in
India.
10. Two million people of Indian
origin live in the U.S.
11. Indian-born Americans are
among the most affluent and
best educated of the recent
immigrant groups in the U.S.
12. Thirty percent of the R&D
researchers in American
pharmaceutical companies are
Indian Americans.
13. Nearly 49% of the high-tech
startups in silicon Valley and
Washington, D.C. are owned by
Indians or Indian-Americans.
14. India sends more students to U.S.
colleges than any country in the
world. In 2004-2005, over 80,000
Indian students entered the U.S.
China sent only 65,000 students
during the same time.
15. In a case decided by the U.S.
Supreme Court, an Indian-
American woman scientist, Dr.
Ananda Chakrabaty, won the
argument that persons may be
granted patents for useful
manufacture of living
organisms. She defeated the U.S.
Patent Office, that argued that
living things may not be
patented, thus establishing the
legal foundation for the biotech
industry, (Diamond vs.
Chakrabaty, 1980). Dr.
Chakrabaty invented a microbe
that eats oil spills.


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