GoldenGolden
India

India

Federal Republic in Asia

India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi: Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by area, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

Modern humans arrived on the Indian subcontinent from Africa no later than 55,000 years ago. Their long occupation, initially in varying forms of isolation as hunter-gatherers, has made the region highly diverse, second only to Africa in human genetic diversity. Settled life emerged on the subcontinent in the western margins of the Indus river basin 9,000 years ago, evolving gradually into the Indus Valley Civilisation of the third millennium BCE. By 1200 BCE, an archaic form of Sanskrit, an Indo-European language, had diffused into India from the northwest, unfolding as the language of the Rigveda, and recording the dawning of Hinduism in India. The Dravidian languages of India were supplanted in the northern regions. By 400 BCE, stratification and exclusion by caste had emerged within Hinduism, and Buddhism and Jainism had arisen, proclaiming social orders unlinked to heredity. Early political consolidations gave rise to the loose-knit Maurya and Gupta Empires based in the Ganges Basin. Their collective era was suffused with wide-ranging creativity, but also marked by the declining status of women, and the incorporation of untouchability into an organised system of belief. In South India, the Middle kingdoms exported Dravidian-languages scripts and religious cultures to the kingdoms of Southeast Asia.In the early medieval era, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism put down roots on India's southern and western coasts. Muslim armies from Central Asia intermittently overran India's northern plains, eventually establishing the Delhi Sultanate, and drawing northern India into the cosmopolitan networks of medieval Islam.

In the 15th century, the Vijayanagara Empire created a long-lasting composite Hindu culture in south India. In the Punjab, Sikhism emerged, rejecting institutionalised religion. The Mughal Empire, in 1526, ushered in two centuries of relative peace, leaving a legacy of luminous architecture. Gradually expanding rule of the British East India Company followed, turning India into a colonial economy, but also consolidating its sovereignty. British Crown rule began in 1858. The rights promised to Indians were granted slowly, but technological changes were introduced, and ideas of education, modernity and the public life took root. A pioneering and influential nationalist movement emerged, which was noted for nonviolent resistance and became the major factor in ending British rule. In 1947 the British Indian Empire was partitioned into two independent dominions, a Hindu-majority Dominion of India and a Muslim-majority Dominion of Pakistan, amid large-scale loss of life and an unprecedented migration.India has been a secular federal republic since 1950, governed in a democratic parliamentary system. It is a pluralistic, multilingual and multi-ethnic society. India's population grew from 361 million in 1951 to 1,211 million in 2011.

During the same time, its nominal per capita income increased from US$64 annually to US$1,498, and its literacy rate from 16.6% to 74%. From being a comparatively destitute country in 1951, India has become a fast-growing major economy, a hub for information technology services, with an expanding middle class. It has a space program which includes several planned or completed extraterrestrial missions. Indian movies, music, and spiritual teachings play an increasing role in global culture. India has substantially reduced its rate of poverty, though at the cost of increasing economic inequality. India is a nuclear weapons state, which ranks high in military expenditure. It has disputes over Kashmir with its neighbors, Pakistan and China, unresolved since the mid-20th century. Among the socio-economic challenges India faces are gender inequality, child malnutrition, and rising levels of air pollution. India's land is megadiverse, with four biodiversity hotspots. Its forest cover comprises 21.4% of its area. India's wildlife, which has traditionally been viewed with tolerance in India's culture, is supported among these forests, and elsewhere, in protected habitats.

Timeline

April 24, 2021
India authorities announces 346,786 new daily cases, a record for a single country since the start of the pandemic.
April 23, 2021
Xiaomi launches its most expensive smart TV, Mi QLED TV 75 in India with 75-inch QLED screen.
April 22, 2021
India hits global record of 315,000 new daily cases as Covid wave worsens
April 15, 2021
Amazon announces $250 million fund to help MSMEs go digital in India

Amazon announces a $250 million (around Rs 1,873 crore) fund that will focus on digitising small and medium businesses, and drive innovation in the areas of agri-tech and health-tech.

February 23, 2021
Amazon announces it had partnership with Mahindra Electric to develop "close to hundred" electric three-wheeler in India.
February 1, 2021
India reported 8,635 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, lowest in eight months
August 18, 2020
The United States becomes the second-largest arms supplier to India, growing from virtually no arms sales a decade ago to more than USD20 billion today.
July 13, 2020
Google announces US$10B 'digitization' fund for India
April 20, 2020
Facebook launches Fundraisers in India, expands partnerships with state governments for WhatsApp and Messenger helplines.
April 13, 2020
Google launches a website dedicated to coronavirus updates in India and tweaked its search engine and YouTube to prominently display authoritative information and locally relevant details about the pandemic from the nation's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Page 1 of 4

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
May 15, 2021
Odisha News, Odisha Latest news, Odisha Daily - OrissaPOST
Bhubaneswar: The state government Saturday decided to conduct the global bidding for procurement of Covid-19 vaccines May 28 to ensure timely supply of the jabs to the state. Chief Secretary Suresh Mahapatra Saturday said that the pre-bidding consultation on the same has been planned for May 19. The government plans to procure around 3.80 crore vaccine [...]
Sagar
May 15, 2021
GSMArena.com
Back in 2019, Asus launched the Zenfone 6 as 6z in the Asian country.
May 15, 2021
The Economic Times
Unfounded optimism, lack of caution & social distancing norms, and a bizarre sense of invincibility have deepened the ongoing Covid crisis. At a time like this, following the Stockdale Paradox may well prove to be the best strategy.
May 15, 2021
NDTV.com
India decision to expand the vaccination age criteria to cover those in the 18-45 years age group has now caused a vaccine shortage, Dr NK Arora, chief of the Centre's COVID-19 working group, has said.
Peter S. Goodman, Apoorva Mandavilli, Rebecca Robbins and Matina Stevis-Gridneff
May 15, 2021
www.nytimes.com
When President Biden joined a push to set aside patents for Covid shots, he entered a roiling debate over how to ensure poor countries get enough vaccine.
May 15, 2021
The Economic Times
According to the former RBI governor, post pandemic if we don't seriously question society, it would be almost as big a tragedy as the pandemic. "The Pandemic has shown that we are all connected. No man is island, no woman is island," he said.
May 15, 2021
The Economic Times
"Import policy for tur/pigeon peas; moong and urad is revised from "restricted" to "free" with immediate effect and for the period up to October 31, 2021," the notification says. The policy will be in effect till October 31, 2021. All consignments will have to be cleared before November 30, 2021 and bill date should be October 31 or before.
May 15, 2021
The Economic Times
When Covid reached our shores last year, average Indian households were already reeling from economic stress. But with higher govt spending and loan moratorium support, the country managed to ride the first Covid wave. The second wave could be far more economically draining than the first one, say many economists.
May 15, 2021
The Economic Times
The AMC said that Nifty50 is currently trading at 21 times one-year forward earnings, which is "reasonable, especially, given low interest rate environment and optimism on economic recovery".
May 15, 2021
The Economic Times
The company will issue fresh equity shares worth Rs 1,300 crore, while its promoters will raise Rs 250 crore through an offer for sale.
May 15, 2021
mint
The second wave will only result in a 'short-term setback', however, in the medium term, the growth outlook remains stable for the rest of 2021
May 15, 2021
news.google.com
India's daily case tally between the first and second coronavirus peaks has seen an over 300 percent jump even as the number of ICU beds were increased by merely 19 percent, government data suggest.
Business Standard
May 15, 2021
@bsindia
India has so far administered 180,457,579 vaccine doses. That is 761.33 per cent of its total caseload, and 12.97 per cent of its population
Ashwin Ramarathinam
May 15, 2021
mint
Despite the pandemic, it opened 109 stores across its core brand business in the last 6 months
May 15, 2021
The Times of India
India News: NEW DELHI: The Union health ministry on Saturday said that overall Covid-19 situation is stabilising in India and the government is working towards en.
Peter S. Goodman, Apoorva Mandavilli, Rebecca Robbins and Matina Stevis-Gridneff
May 15, 2021
www.nytimes.com
When President Biden joined a push to set aside patents for Covid shots, he entered a roiling debate over how to ensure poor countries get enough vaccine.
May 15, 2021
HT Tech
More tech news includes Realme 8 5G getting a new variant and Airtel getting Covid support services on its platform.
May 15, 2021
Hindustan Times
Union industry and commerce minister Piyush Goyal and United States Trade representative Katherine Tai held talks on both India and the United States working together on the Trade-Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) waiver with a view to ensure that vaccine doses are affordable to all.
May 15, 2021
The Times of India
Salman Khan's cop act is being appreciated by fans overseas and looks like the decision to release 'Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai' around Eid is also h
May 15, 2021
The Economic Times
"The vaccine situation in India is like arranged marriage. First u r not ready, then u don't like any, then u don't get any!! Those who got are unhappy thinking may be the other one would have been better. Those who did not get any are willing to get any one," Mazumdar-Shaw tweeted on Saturday.
SHOW MORE

References

Page 1 of 4
Golden logo
Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0; additional terms apply. By using this site, you agree to our Terms & Conditions.