13 Unique Facts on India’s Global Importance

Here are some of the key moments in world history where India took centre stage, as well as giving an overview of the ways in which India remains very important to the world in the present day.
1. Mehrgarh – 7000 BCE

Mehrgarh is of crucial importance to world history because it represents one of the earliest pieces of evidence that we possess for the existence of ancient farming communities in Asia.
2. The Himalayas – Mighty Protection

This magnificent mountain range is home to the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. The Himalayas have long formed a natural wall of ‘Mighty Protection’, preserving civilizations against invading armies, maintaining ecosystems, and enabling culture to flourish in the shadow of the mountains.
3. Gandhi

It was Gandhi and his followers’ use of non-violent civil disobedience that materially ended the colonial rule of the British in the country. To this day, the name of Gandhi is synonymous with the power of peace.
4. The launch of the PSLV.

On February 15th, 2017, India made space age history when it managed to launch no less than 104 polar satellite missiles in a single mission. With its PSLV, India has helped other nations, by launching satellites that are designed to go into geostationary orbit on behalf of countries as diverse as Canada and Singapore.
5. Bollywood is the largest film industry in the world!

Named from a mix of ‘Bombay’ (the previous, Anglicized, name of Mumbai) and ‘Hollywood’, India’s Bollywood film industry remains the world’s largest. From 2000 onwards, Bollywood’s popularity
grew on a global scale and the profile and pay package of its leading stars grew accordingly
6. India is responsible for the world’s largest diaspora

The Indian diaspora is the largest in the world, with over 15 million migrants from India living abroad, according to the World Migration Report 2018 published by the International Organisation for Migration, the United Nations migration agency. Indians can be found in every country of the world, from Finland to Fiji!
7. The world’s largest youth population

More than 50% of India’s population is aged below 25 and its population is getting younger and younger. That means that India has the largest youth population in the whole world. This can be a
factor in enabling India to become a world leader when it comes to innovations in every sphere, from tech to innovation, in the near future.
8. India has the third largest number of billionaires.

Out of all the countries in the world, India has the third largest number of billionaires.
9. The world’s largest solar plant

With a 648 MW capacity, the power plant in Kamuthi in Tamil Nadu in India is the largest solar power plant on the whole planet.
10. India is the world’s largest gold consumer.

Gold consumption in 2018 will likely be between 700 and 800 tonnes versus 727 tonnes last year, according to Somasundaram PR, the managing director of WGC’s Indian operations. Indian demand
averaged 840 tonnes over the last 10 years.
11. India is a key player in the world of tech and connectivity.

India has the second last Smartphone market in the world, and also the second largest number of Internet users in the world. What is more, Indians are really powering social media at the moment, as recent statistics have revealed that India is also home to the second largest number of Facebook users in the whole world.
12. The world’s cheapest car

The cheapest car in the world is made in India. It’s name is the TATA NANO!
13. The world’s first solar powered airport

This is Cochin International Airport in the southern Indian state of Kerala. To top things off, India is home to the world’s fastest growing aviation market, too.