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The Republic of India is a country in, and the namesake of, the Indian subcontinent. It is bordered by Pakistan to the northwest, the People's Republic of China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north, and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. India's coastline stretches for over seven thousand kilometers. Its neighbours in the Indian Ocean are the island nations of the Maldives to the southwest, Sri Lanka to the south, and Indonesia to the southeast. India is the second most populated country in the world, with a population of over one billion, and is the seventh largest country by geographical area. It is a constitutional republic, consisting of twenty nine states and seven union territories. The word India derives from the Old Persian cognate for the Sanskrit word Sindhu, the Indus river. The Constitution of India also recognizes Bhārat About this sound listen  as an official name with equal status.

A centre of important historic trade routes, India is home to the Indus Valley Civilization. India is the birthplace of four world religions:Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Hinduism. It also has the third largest Muslim population in the world, after Indonesia and Pakistan. Hinduism is the largest religion in India. However, India is a secular country. The country has witnessed significant economic and military growth after the liberalization of the Indian economy. India is also well known for upholding the concept of peace, as was demonstrated by its peaceful method of freedom struggle.

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Mahatma Gandhi(Gujarati: મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી; Hindi: मोहनदास करमचंद गांधी was the charismatic intellectual and mass-movement leader who brought the cause of independence for British colonial India to world attention. His ideas, especially the satyagraha model of non-violent protest, have influenced both nationalist and internal movements throughout the world. By means of non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi helped bring about India's independence from British rule, inspiring other colonial peoples to work for their own independence and ultimately dismantle the British Empire and replace it with the Commonwealth of Nations. Gandhi's principle of satyagraha ('"truth force"), often roughly translated as "way of truth" or "pursuit of truth," has inspired other democratic activists, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela. He often stated his values were simple, drawn from traditional Hindu beliefs: truth (satya), and non-violence (ahimsa). (more...)

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An Apa Tani tribal woman

The Apa Tani, also spelled as Tani or Apatani, is a tribal group of about 25,000 in the Apatani plateau Jiro, in Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. The Apa Tani tribe has Tibetan origins.

Shown in the picture above is a tribal woman wearing a nose ornaments made of bamboo, during a wedding celebration. Originally, this practice started because the women wanted to look unattractive to males from other tribes. The popularity of this practice has been on the decline in the recent years. Photo credit: Doniv

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April 2018

  • Indian prime minister Narenda Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping agree to strengthen communication between their militaries and build trust, in an effort to resolve border issues. [1][2]

February 2018

December 2017

  • India's GDP growth for September (2017) quarter was at 6.3 percent.
  • India held 2017 Global Enterpreneur meet at Hyderabad.

October 2017

  • India was the official host for the FIFA U-17 World cup.

August 2017

April 2017

  • Indian Parliament passed GST Bill.
  • Farmer suicides up 40 per cent in a year (Source:http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/farmer-suicide-case-in-india-crop-failure-drought-dry-zones-indian-monsoon-2984125/)

March 2017

  • Yogi Adityanath becomes UP CM
  • BJP wins elections in Uttarakahand and Uttar Pradesh(against a strong alliance), loses to congress in Punjab and almost draws in Manipur and the state of Goa
  • Demonetisation pulls down India GDP growth rate to 6.1% in Q4 2016-17
  • India — which till now found a place under the common umbrella with other 'developing' countries —will now be called 'lower-middle income country/South Asia'.[4]

February 2017

  • ISRO breaks the world record by launching maximum number of satellites in a single payload

November 2016

  • Demonetization has been issued against 500 and 1000 rupees notes and introduced 2000 rupee note by Mr.Modi which fails to get the expected results.

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

December 2015

July 2015

  • Yakub Memon, 53, terrorist and chartered accountant, convicted of financing the 1993 Bombay bombings, executed by hanging.

June 2015

  • More than 2,500 people die due to a heat wave across the country.

May 2015

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India is the world's largest democracy.


The number zero was invented in India by Aryabhata, a mathematician and astronomer.


Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India. The 'Place Value System' and the 'Decimal System' were developed in India in 100 B.C.


Chess originated in India during the Gupta Empire.


One of the largest employers in the world is the Indian Railways, employing over a million.

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History Timeline of Indian history, Indus Valley Civilization, Dholavira, Science and technology in ancient India, Meluhha, Aryan invasion theory, Out of India theory, Greek Conquests in India, Indian Ancient Maritime History, Mauryan dynasty, Ashokan Era, Sunga dynasty, Hoysala, Vijayanagara, Satavahana, Indo-Greek kingdom, Indo-Scythians, Indo-Parthian Kingdom, Kushan Empire, Western Kshatrapas, Gupta Empire, Cholas, Pala Empire, Islamic incursions in India, Mughal Era, Maratha Empire, British Raj, British East India Company, Governor-General, Viceroy, War of Independence, 1857, Indian independence movement, Indian National Army, Azad Hind, Quit India Movement, Partition of India, History of Republic of India, Non-Aligned Movement, Sino-Indian War, Indo-Pakistani War of 1947, Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, Kargil War, 2001 India Pakistan standoff, Military, Demographic
Politics Law, Hindu law, Constitution, Political parties (Indian National Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party), Foreign relations, Elections, Political divisions, Reservations in India
Government Government agencies, Legislative branch (Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha) Executive branch (President & Vice-President, Prime Minister & Deputy Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, Cabinet Secretary of India, Election Commission, Foreign Minister; Law enforcement: CBI, CID, Intelligence: IB, RAW), Directorate General of Income Tax Investigation Judicial branch (Supreme Court), Military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Border Security Force, Coast Guard)
Geography The Himalayas, Western Ghats, Eastern Ghats, Indo Gangetic Plain, Deccan Plateau, Thar Desert, Ganges River, Rann of Kutch, Brahmaputra River, North-East India; Mountains, Valleys, Islands, Rivers; States and territories, Cities, Districts, Regions, Fauna and flora
Economy Rupee, Bombay Stock Exchange, National Stock Exchange, Standard of living, Companies, Reserve Bank of India, Energy policy (Solar, Wind, Nuclear), Tourism, Transport (Highways, Rail transport, Auto rickshaw),
Demographics Languages, Standard of living, Religion
Arts & Culture Music (Carnatic, Hindustani, Indi-pop), Dance, Languages, Literature, Architecture, Film & TV, Cuisine, Holidays, Folklore, Education, Media, Indian martial arts
Science & Tech Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR), Indian Institute of Astrophysics, National Centre for Software Technology, AIIMS, IISc, IIT, NIT, BITS-Pilani, INRegistry, Indian numbering system, Indian Space Research Organisation, India Internet Exchange, ICRISAT, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
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  1. ^ Aneja, Atul (29 April 2018). "Modi, Xi detail measures to resolve border issue". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 April 2018. 
  2. ^ Lim Yan, Liang (28 April 2018). "China, India agree to keep border peace". The Straits Times. Retrieved 29 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "GDP growth at 7.2% in December quarter; India regains world's fastest growing major economy tag". Business Today. 28 February 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018. 
  4. ^ http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/52512636.cms
  5. ^ "India joins Missile Technology Control Regime". The Hindu. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "India joins Missile Technology Control Regime as full member". The Indian Express. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "In pictures: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit India and Bhutan". BBC News. BBC. 16 April 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Isro launches six Singapore satellites". 17 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Isro successfully launches PSLV-C28 carrying 5 UK satellites". The Times of India. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
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