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Numbers of note

Estimated revenues of value-added mobile services in India by 2009

Print Edition: April 6, 2008

Rs 1,395 crore: Estimated revenues of value-added mobile services in India by 2009

Rs 1,000: The user fee passengers flying overseas from Hyderabad’s soon-to-open international airport will have to pay

3.1 million: The number of broadband customers in India

800 tonnes: India’s gold consumption in 2007, compared to 400 tonnes in 1987, according to the World Gold Council

Rs 3,65,000 crore: The target for direct tax collections in 2008-09

6 kg: Per capita consumption of plastics in India, compared to 42 kg in China and the world average of 28 kg

Over 8,000: The seating capacity of Hirschgarten in Munich, Germany, the world’s largest beer garden

50: Number of billionaires under the age of 40, 25 of whom are new entrants into Forbes’ annual compilation. Sixty-eight per cent of these under-40 tycoons have built their 10-figure fortunes from scratch

$190 billion: What it would cost (annually) to wipe out world poverty, guarantee universal health care, stabilise population growth and roll back the ravages of global warming, according to Lester Brown, a prominent environmental economist

630 million tonnes: CO2 emissions released by US state Texas. If it were a country, it would be the world’s eighth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, just behind Canada, according to figures released by the US government’s Energy Information Administration

#6: India’s rank on the list of most popular countries among US citizens. India shares this position with France, according to a recent Gallup survey. Canada, Britain, Germany, and Japan occupy the top four spots

$18.8 billion: Size of electronic payment brand Visa’s IPO, the largest in the US

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