India

Country India
Capital New Delhi
Continent Asia(South Asia)
Currency Indian Rupee(INR)
Languages Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu & Urdu

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The Indus Valley civilization, one of the world's oldest, flourished during the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C. and extended into northwestern India. Aryan tribes from the northwest infiltrated onto the Indian subcontinent about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. The Maurya Empire of the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. - which reached its zenith under ASHOKA - united much of South Asia. The Golden Age ushered in by the Gupta dynasty (4th to 6th centuries A.D.) saw a flowering of Indian science, art, and culture. Islam spread across the subcontinent over a period of 700 years. In the 10th and 11th centuries, Turks and Afghans invaded India and established the Delhi Sultanate. In the early 16th century, the Emperor BABUR established the Mughal Dynasty which ruled India for more than three centuries. European explorers began establishing footholds in India during the 16th century. By the 19th century, Great Britain had become the dominant political power on the subcontinent. The British Indian Army played a vital role in both World Wars. Nonviolent resistance to British rule, led by Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU, eventually brought about independence in 1947. Communal violence led to the subcontinent's bloody partition, which resulted in the creation of two separate states, India and Pakistan. The two countries have fought three wars since independence, the last of which in 1971 resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. India's nuclear weapons tests in 1998 caused Pakistan to conduct its own tests that same year. In November 2008, terrorists allegedly originating from Pakistan conducted a series of coordinated attacks in Mumbai, India's financial capital. Despite pressing problems such as significant overpopulation, environmental degradation, extensive poverty, and widespread corruption, rapid economic development is fueling India's rise on the world stage.

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Donald Trump arrives in Delhi for last leg of his India visit - Economic TimesDonald Trump arrives in Delhi for last leg of his India visit  Economic Times

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Why India can't afford to lose the new solar race - Economic TimesWhy India can't afford to lose the new solar race  Economic Times

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Coronavirus, Bernie Sanders, India: Your Monday Briefing - The New York TimesCoronavirus, Bernie Sanders, India: Your Monday Briefing  The New York Times

India's economy likely grew 4.7% in December quarter - Reuters poll - Reuters IndiaIndia's economy likely grew 4.7% in December quarter - Reuters poll  Reuters India

All aboard India’s transport revolution - Policy ForumAll aboard India’s transport revolution  Policy Forum

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Microsoft launches 100X100X100 program to help Indian B2B SaaS startups - TechCrunchMicrosoft launches 100X100X100 program to help Indian B2B SaaS startups  TechCrunch

Trump's chief of staff doesn't attend India trip because of cold, sources say - CNNTrump's chief of staff doesn't attend India trip because of cold, sources say  CNN

India should not exclude Huawei from its 5G rollout - Nikkei Asian ReviewIndia should not exclude Huawei from its 5G rollout  Nikkei Asian Review

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Trump Hails Deepening India Ties With an Eye to Countering China - BloombergTrump Hails Deepening India Ties With an Eye to Countering China  Bloomberg

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India: male sterilisation order withdrawn after flurry of criticism - The GuardianIndia: male sterilisation order withdrawn after flurry of criticism  The Guardian

BharatPe raises $75M to help Indian merchants accept digital payments and secure working capital - TechCrunchBharatPe raises $75M to help Indian merchants accept digital payments and secure working capital  TechCrunch

India's Economic Troubles Are Rooted in Politics - Foreign PolicyIndia's Economic Troubles Are Rooted in Politics  Foreign Policy

India's Muslims Fear Deportation Under Citizenship Law - Foreign PolicyIndia's Muslims Fear Deportation Under Citizenship Law  Foreign Policy

China Daily: India to continue its balancing act - The Star OnlineChina Daily: India to continue its balancing act  The Star Online

Namaste Trump: PM Modi extols US-India strategic partnership at welcome event in Ahmedabad - Economic TimesNamaste Trump: PM Modi extols US-India strategic partnership at welcome event in Ahmedabad  Economic Times

Managing China: Competitive engagement, with Indian characteristics - Brookings InstitutionManaging China: Competitive engagement, with Indian characteristics  Brookings Institution

When will India's economic slowdown end? - India TodayWhen will India's economic slowdown end?  India Today

Five killed, 90 hurt in violence in Indian capital, hospital official - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostFive killed, 90 hurt in violence in Indian capital, hospital official - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

How Hindu supremacists are tearing India apart | World news - The GuardianHow Hindu supremacists are tearing India apart | World news  The Guardian

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India's IT industry braces for coronavirus impact - LivemintIndia's IT industry braces for coronavirus impact  Livemint

Trump to open world's biggest cricket stadium during India visit - Al Jazeera EnglishTrump to open world's biggest cricket stadium during India visit  Al Jazeera English

Govt to bar telecom vendors of countries that disallow purchase from Indian firms - Economic TimesGovt to bar telecom vendors of countries that disallow purchase from Indian firms  Economic Times

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Why India’s states are antsy about money - LivemintWhy India’s states are antsy about money  Livemint

India's top court orders equal roles for women in army - Al Jazeera EnglishIndia's top court orders equal roles for women in army  Al Jazeera English

India's New Laws Hurt Women Most of All - Foreign PolicyIndia's New Laws Hurt Women Most of All  Foreign Policy

Commonwealth Games 2022: Shooting and archery events to be held in India - BBC NewsCommonwealth Games 2022: Shooting and archery events to be held in India  BBC News

An Indian politician used AI to translate his speech into other languages - The VergeAn Indian politician used AI to translate his speech into other languages  The Verge

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Modi’s Budget Offers Few Solutions to Revive India’s Weak Economy - The New York TimesModi’s Budget Offers Few Solutions to Revive India’s Weak Economy  The New York Times

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India's soldiers 'not ready for women in combat' - BBC NewsIndia's soldiers 'not ready for women in combat'  BBC News

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‘I’ll destroy your family’: India’s activists tell of false arrest and torture in custody - The Guardian‘I’ll destroy your family’: India’s activists tell of false arrest and torture in custody  The Guardian

S&P confident of India’s economic recovery - LivemintS&P confident of India’s economic recovery  Livemint

India’s budget disappoints investors - The EconomistIndia’s budget disappoints investors  The Economist

Modi Prepares to Welcome Trump to India - The New York TimesModi Prepares to Welcome Trump to India  The New York Times

Jamia Millia: Indian student injured as man fires at university protest - BBC NewsJamia Millia: Indian student injured as man fires at university protest  BBC News

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Bala Devi: The woman making Indian football history - BBC NewsBala Devi: The woman making Indian football history  BBC News

Endangered cheetahs can return to Indian forests - court - BBC NewsEndangered cheetahs can return to Indian forests - court  BBC News

Indian markets tumble after budget disappoints - Financial TimesIndian markets tumble after budget disappoints  Financial Times

'Fight for India's soul': Protests mark Republic Day celebrations - Al Jazeera English'Fight for India's soul': Protests mark Republic Day celebrations  Al Jazeera English

Apple to start online sales in India in Q3 this year - TechCrunchApple to start online sales in India in Q3 this year  TechCrunch

Indian man allegedly rapes girl, five, on embassy grounds - BBC NewsIndian man allegedly rapes girl, five, on embassy grounds  BBC News

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Why did European Parliament delay a vote on India's CAA, Kashmir? - Al Jazeera EnglishWhy did European Parliament delay a vote on India's CAA, Kashmir?  Al Jazeera English

‘Gas Warrior’ seeks to convert India's steel mills to spur use - Economic Times‘Gas Warrior’ seeks to convert India's steel mills to spur use  Economic Times

India's Worst Economic Slowdown in a Decade - BloombergIndia's Worst Economic Slowdown in a Decade  Bloomberg

Thousands protest in US cities against India citizenship law - Al Jazeera EnglishThousands protest in US cities against India citizenship law  Al Jazeera English

India’s Growth Champions 2020 ranks nation’s fastest growing companies - Economic TimesIndia’s Growth Champions 2020 ranks nation’s fastest growing companies  Economic Times

Meet the artists resisting India's new citizenship law - Al Jazeera EnglishMeet the artists resisting India's new citizenship law  Al Jazeera English

Gandhi's death anniversary galvanises India's anti-CAA protesters - Al Jazeera EnglishGandhi's death anniversary galvanises India's anti-CAA protesters  Al Jazeera English

Moody’s slashes India’s 2020 growth projection - LivemintMoody’s slashes India’s 2020 growth projection  Livemint

'I'll put those monsters behind bars': India's law school for rape survivors - The Guardian'I'll put those monsters behind bars': India's law school for rape survivors  The Guardian

Are bad days in Indian economy over? - India TodayAre bad days in Indian economy over?  India Today

India’s GST collections are below potential: IMF team - Times of IndiaIndia’s GST collections are below potential: IMF team  Times of India

India’s Manufacturing Activity Hits A Near Eight-Year High In January - BloombergQuintIndia’s Manufacturing Activity Hits A Near Eight-Year High In January  BloombergQuint

Indian policymakers get it wrong because farmers’ lack of market access is not the problem - ThePrintIndian policymakers get it wrong because farmers’ lack of market access is not the problem  ThePrint

Indian firms’ ability to service debt improves - LivemintIndian firms’ ability to service debt improves  Livemint

Fear and loathing in India’s small factories - LivemintFear and loathing in India’s small factories  Livemint

Bollywood stars join protests against India's controversial new citizenship law - FRANCE 24 EnglishBollywood stars join protests against India's controversial new citizenship law  FRANCE 24 English

Two-year-old Indian edtech startup Doubtnut raises $15M - TechCrunchTwo-year-old Indian edtech startup Doubtnut raises $15M  TechCrunch

India falls in EM league tables - LivemintIndia falls in EM league tables  Livemint

Narendra Modi’s culture war storms India’s elite universities - Financial TimesNarendra Modi’s culture war storms India’s elite universities  Financial Times

Third Indian on Japan ship tests positive for coronavirus - Times of IndiaThird Indian on Japan ship tests positive for coronavirus  Times of India

India's Data Protection Bill Threatens Global Cybersecurity - WIREDIndia's Data Protection Bill Threatens Global Cybersecurity  WIRED