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Numbers of note

100,000 per cent: The inflation rate in Zimbabwe, which makes its currency virtually worthless. Four out of five Zimbabweans are unemployed

     Print Edition: May 4, 2008

100,000 per cent: The inflation rate in Zimbabwe, which makes its currency virtually worthless. Four out of five Zimbabweans are unemployed

119: Researchers per million people in India, compared to 1,564 in China, 2,706 in the UK, 4,605 in the US and 6,807 in Iceland, according to the United Nation’s Human Development Report 2007-08

20,000: Backlog of bags not cleared at London’s Heathrow Airport, due to a faulty baggage-handling system, in the eight days since its new Terminal 5 opened

Rs 66,728: Delhi’s per capita income in 2006-07 compared to the national average of Rs 29,672, according to data released by the Delhi government recently

Rs 1,000 crore: The amount Indians spent on extra services—like music, wallpapers, cricket scores, games, and net surfing—on their mobile phones last year. The number is expected to reach Rs 6,800 crore by 2010

Rs 58,000 crore: The value of agricultural produce that is wasted every year because of lack of refrigerated transport and cold storage facilities, according to a Rabo India Finance report

£500 billion (Rs 39.5 lakh crore): The amount the current global credit crunch will cost the world’s banking system, according to the International Monetary Fund

300 million: The number of Indians who now have mobile phones, making India the #2 mobile market in the world. About 8 million new subscribers are being added every month

Rs 65,000 crore: Investments lined up by companies like Reliance Industries, Videocon, Moser Baer and Signet Solar to set up semiconductor and microtechnology units in India

32.91 million: Number of motorcycles sold in Asia in 2006, compared to 2.75 million in Latin America, 2.47 million in Europe and 1.85 million in North America

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