1) Gold worth $800 Billion
In a 2014 report, it was estimated that families in India own somewhere between $700-$800 billion worth of gold, mostly in women’s jewellery. Gold consumption in India is part of its culture and tradition making it the world’s largest gold consumer.
2) Second Highest Civilian Gun Ownership In World
According to Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International studies, India holds second rank in countries with highest civilian firearms ownership with more that 46 million firearms . First in the list is America (310 million) in absolute terms, we’re way lower on the list in terms of average guns per 100 citizens.
3) Most Viewed Channel on Youtube
With over 32 billion total video views (thanks to their extensive library of Bollywood hits), T-Series beats its closest rivals like WWE, PewDiePie and Justin Bieber by colossal margins and stands up for most viewed channel till date on youtube.
4) 19 of 35 World’s Polluted Cities Are In India
According to a WHO study of particulate matter released earlier this year, India is home to more than half of the top 35 polluted cities on the list, including three out of the top six.
5) Half Of The World’s Whiskey Is Consumed In India
India is said to be the largest whiskey consumer in world, almost three times than any other country. Indians consumed 1.5 billion litres of whiskey in 2014 as per a report.
6) Population Of Iceland < Student Appeared in JEE 2016
In 2016, approx 1.2 million students appeared for IIT-JEE, more than the population of Iceland. While it might seem like a lot (and it is), the number has actually been falling in recent years.
7) Massive Population on Move
Indian railways carries about 2.3 Crore passengers daily. That’s equal to the population of Australia. Fun fact – Mumbai locals alone account for almost 30% of these travellers.
8) Bandra-Worli Sealink
The amount of steel wire used in the Bandra-Worli Sealink is equivalent to the total circumference of the earth.
9) More people die because of selfies in India than anywhere in the world
India has had the highest number of selfie-related deaths according to new research. A study found that between March 2014 and September 2016, 60 per cent of all “selfie deaths”, where a person dies while trying to take a picture of themselves, occurred in India.
10) 218 Million: A country of its own
With an estimated population of over 218 million people, Uttar Pradesh would overtake Brazil in the world charts if it seceded. That means, if imagined, it can be a country on its own.