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Numbers of note

November 27, 2007

31: The average number of villagers projected to show up in an Indian city every minute for the next 43 years (700 million people in all), according to a Goldman Sachs study

7: The number of Indian companies among the world’s top 1,250 companies ranked on the basis of investments in R&D. These include Tata Motors, Ranbaxy Laboratories, KPIT Cummins Info systems and Dr Reddy’s

38 million: The number of Indian consumers connecting to the internet via cell phones, up from 16 million last year, according to a report by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

116: The number of million barrels of oil a day the International Energy Agency projects will be needed by 2030 to fuel the global economy compared to 85 million barrels a day now. And nearly half that increase in demand will come from just China and India

Rs 1.5 crore: The amount IIM-B generates on average every year through placement fees

24: The number of personal computers for every 1,000 people in India

54: The number of billionaires India currently has, 18 more than last year (2006), according to Forbes

350,000 tonnes: Amount of wheat the Government plans to import from international markets this year

4,000: The number of companies listed on Indian bourses

Rs 2,889 crore: Estimated worth of the Indian mobile phone value-added-service market in 2009, compared to Rs 986 crore in 2006

$40 billion: The value of orders by Persian Gulf carriers for 140 planes from both Airbus and Boeing on the opening day of the Dubai Airshow

$399: The price of Amazon’s electronic book reader, Kindle, which can hold more than 200 titles from best-selling books to the latest edition of The Washington Post

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