- At Google India Pvt Ltd, every Friday afternoon the staff gets together at their cafeteria for an hour where they are treated to special food and good music.
- Called Thank Goodness It’s Friday, it’s a much awaited hour for Googlers.
- Technology public relations firm Text 100 India Pvt Ltd hosts Freaky Fridays once a month where employees play indoor games such as dumb charades, antakshari or be a part of outdoor activities such as cricket or movies.
- Employees at Coca Cola India Inc. get a hamper comprising Coke goodies every Friday. Also, there’s a special Friday menu on offer at the company’s cafeteria and some Fridays, the HR team facilitates sales counters outside the canteen where employees can buy anything from a candle to a car.
Sometimes during the normal routine , i find tht we , as Indians , least know India... Lets take a peep look on the key attributes of the largest Democracy...
Capital: New Delhi
Location: South Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan.
Geographic coordinates: 20 00 N, 77 00 E
Area: total: 3,287,590 sq km
Land: 2,973,190 sq km
Water: 314,400 sq km
Natural resources: coal (fourth largest reserves in the world), iron ore, manganese, mica, bauxite, titanium ore, chromites, natural gas, diamonds, petroleum, limestone, arable land.
Land use: arable land: 48.83 per cent
Irrigated land: 558,080 sq km (2003)
Population: 1,147,995,898 (July 2008 est.) :-):-):-):-)
Population growth rate: 1.578 per cent (2008 est.)
Ethnic groups: Indo-Aryan 72 per cent, Dravidian 25 per cent, Mongoloid and other 3 per cent (2000)
Religions: Hindu 80.5 per cent, Muslim 13.4 per cent, Christian 2.3 per cent, Sikh 1.9 per cent, other 1.8 per cent, unspecified 0.1 per cent (2001 census)
Languages: Hindi is the national language and mother tongue of 30 per cent of the people. There are 21 other official languages. English is the preferred language for national, political, and commercial communication.
Literacy: Total population: 61 per cent
Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
Political system and Government:
The 1950 Constitution provides for a parliamentary system of Government with a bicameral parliament and three independent branches: the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. The country has a federal structure with elected Governments in States. There are 28 states and 7 Union Territories.
Chief of State: President Pratibha Patil (since 25 July 2007)
Head of Government: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (since 22 May 2004)
GDP (purchasing power parity): US$ 2.989 trillion (2007 est.)
GDP (official exchange rate): US$ 1.099 trillion (2007 est.)
GDP - real growth rate: 9.2 per cent (2007 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP): US$ 2,700 (2007 est.)
GDP - composition by sector:Agriculture: 17.6 per cent
Industry: 29.4 per cent
Services: 52.9 per cent (2007 est.)
Labour force: 516.4 million (2007 est.)
Investment (gross fixed): 34.6 per cent of GDP (2007 est.)
Industrial production growth rate: 8.9 per cent (2007 est.)
Exports: US$ 150.8 billion f.o.b. (2007 est.)
Exports commodities: petroleum products, textile goods, gems and jewellery, engineering goods, chemicals, leather products
Exports partners: US 17 per cent, UAE 8.3 per cent, China 7.7 per cent, UK 4.3 per cent (2006)
Currency (code): Indian rupee (INR)
Exchange rates: Indian rupees per US dollar - 1 USD = 42.8180 INR (July 2008)
Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March
Transportation in India
Airports: 346 (2007)
International airports: Ahmadabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram.
Railways: total: 63,221 km (2006)
Roadways: total: 3.314 million km (2007)
Waterways: 14,500 km (2006)
Major ports of entry: Chennai, Ennore, Haldia, Kolkata, Kandla, Kochi, Mormugao, Mumbai, New Mangalore, Paradip, Tuticorin and Vishakhapatnam.
Even i am reading it again, it feels good when we read abt INDIAAAAAA