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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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Mangalore is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. Bound by the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges, Mangalore is the administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada (formerly South Canara) district in southwestern Karnataka. Mangalore developed as a port on the Arabian Sea – remaining, to this day, a major port of India. Lying on the backwaters of the Netravati and Gurupura rivers, Mangalore is often used as a staging point for sea traffic along the Malabar Coast. The city has a tropical climate and lies on the path of the Arabian Sea branch of the South-West monsoons. Mangalore's port handles 75% of India's coffee exports and the bulk of the nation's cashew exports. Mangalore is demographically diverse with several languages, including Tulu, Konkani, Kannada, and Beary commonly spoken, and is the largest city of Tulu Nadu region. The city's landscape is characterized by rolling hills, coconut palms, freshwater streams, and hard red-clay tiled-roof buildings. (more...)

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The Somnath Temple located in the Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval in Saurashtra, on the western coast of Gujarat, India is one of the twelve Jyotirlings (golden lingas) symbols of the God Shiva. It is mentioned in the Rig Veda. Somnath means "The Protector of Moon God". The Somnath Temple is known as "the Shrine Eternal".

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June 2018

  • Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee visit the RSS headquarters and pay homage to K. B. Hedgewar.[1]

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. [2][3]

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

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'.[5]

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. ^ "Pranab Mukherjee at RSS home: Soul of India lives in pluralism, tolerance". The Indian Express. 2018-06-08. Retrieved 2018-06-08. 
  2. ^ Aneja, Atul (29 April 2018). "Modi, Xi detail measures to resolve border issue". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 April 2018. 
  3. ^ Lim Yan, Liang (28 April 2018). "China, India agree to keep border peace". The Straits Times. Retrieved 29 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/52512636.cms
  6. ^ "India joins Missile Technology Control Regime". The Hindu. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "India joins Missile Technology Control Regime as full member". The Indian Express. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "In pictures: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit India and Bhutan". BBC News. BBC. 16 April 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  9. ^ "Isro launches six Singapore satellites". 17 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Isro successfully launches PSLV-C28 carrying 5 UK satellites". The Times of India. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
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