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India is a country in South Asia, neighbouring with Pakistan in the west, China, Nepal, Bhutan in north, Bangladesh and Myanmar in east and Sri Lanka in South. India has the second most populous country in the world. As per area, Indians ranked seventh in the world. Hindi is the official language of India and 447 regional languages. Hinduism is the majority religion with 79.8 percent, followed by Islam with 14.2 percent. Christianity constitutes 2.3 percent, while Sikhism is with 1.7 percent, Buddhism is 0.7 percent, Jainism 0.4 percent and others. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the first prime minister of India and Rajendra prasad was the first president of India. Currently, Narendra Modi from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the prime minister of India and Ram Nath Kovind is the president. Cricket is the most popular sport in India. Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest players to have played the game. Other sports like Tennis, Football, Hockey also have a root in India. India has 28 states and 8 union territories. Delhi is the capital of India, whereas Mumbai is considered as the financial capital of India. Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani is the richest Asian. Ratan Tata, N.r. Narayana Murthy, Kumar Managalam Birla, Gautam Adani etc are among the few popular businessmen of India. More

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  • NEET-UG 2022 | Over 18 lakh candidates register for medical entrance exam May 27, 2022 07:34 PM IST

    NEET-UG 2022 | Over 18 lakh candidates register for medical entrance exam

    Last year, the NEET-undergraduate exam was held on September 12, with over 95 per cent of the registered candidates appearing for it.

  • Inspired by 'Fast and Furious' movie, 3 men steal over 40 luxury cars in Delhi, arrested May 27, 2022 07:28 PM IST

    Inspired by 'Fast and Furious' movie, 3 men steal over 40 luxury cars in Delhi, arrested

    The accused have been identified as Manish Rao (42) and Jagdeep Sharma (43), both residents of Uttam Nagar, and Aas Mohammad (40), a native of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

  • No wheat shortage in India, ban imposed to check 'rampant' export: Narendra Singh Tomar May 27, 2022 07:07 PM IST

    No wheat shortage in India, ban imposed to check 'rampant' export: Narendra Singh Tomar

    Speaking to reporters after attending a function on Thursday, Narendra Singh Tomar said it was the government’s duty to maintain a balance in the market.

  • Grave irregularities in cruise case; no medical test, videography done: NCB May 27, 2022 06:31 PM IST

    Grave irregularities in cruise case; no medical test, videography done: NCB

    NCB director general (DG) S N Pradhan told reporters that there were ”shortcomings” in the investigation and WhatsApp chat of accused had no ”physical corroborative evidence” as required to prove the charges in the court.

  • UAE, India discuss economic opportunities of energy transition May 27, 2022 06:20 PM IST

    UAE, India discuss economic opportunities of energy transition

    The meetings were held on the sidelines of UAE Climate Envoy and Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology Dr Sultan Al Jaber’s visit to New Delhi on Thursday, UAE’s official news agency Wam said.

  • Excise licences of Delhi hotels, clubs, restaurants extended till July 31 May 27, 2022 06:01 PM IST

    Excise licences of Delhi hotels, clubs, restaurants extended till July 31

    In an order issued on Monday, the excise department of the Delhi government extended the Excise Policy 2021-22 for two months till July 31.

  • Seven soldiers killed as vehicle falls into river in Tuktuk sector in Ladakh May 27, 2022 05:44 PM IST

    Seven soldiers killed as vehicle falls into river in Tuktuk sector in Ladakh

    A party of 26 soldiers was moving in the vehicle from Partapur transit camp to a forward location in sub-sector Hanif, the officials said.

  • Number of Rs 2000 currency notes continue to decline; accounted for just 1.6% of total notes in circulation at March-end May 27, 2022 04:58 PM IST

    Number of Rs 2000 currency notes continue to decline; accounted for just 1.6% of total notes in circulation at March-end

    At the end of March 2020, the number of Rs 2000 denomination notes in circulation stood at 274 crore, accounting for 2.4 per cent of the total number of currency notes in circulation.

  • Centre orders action against Ex-NCB officer Sameer Wankhede May 27, 2022 04:54 PM IST

    Centre orders action against Ex-NCB officer Sameer Wankhede

    Appropriate action is also being initiated against Sameer Wankhede for allegedly providing a fake caste certificate, official sources added.

  • Monsoon likely to reach Kerala in next 2-3 days: IMD May 27, 2022 04:49 PM IST

    Monsoon likely to reach Kerala in next 2-3 days: IMD

    Earlier, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had forecast the onset over Kerala on Friday (May 27) with help from the remnants of Cyclone Asani, that struck the Bay of Bengal a fortnight ago. The forecast had a model error of four days.

  • CBI summons Rubaiya Sayeed in case related to her abduction May 27, 2022 04:28 PM IST

    CBI summons Rubaiya Sayeed in case related to her abduction

    Yasin Malik, chief of the banned JKLF who has recently been sentenced to life imprisonment in a terror funding case, is an accused in the Rubaiya Sayeed kidnapping case.

  • High death toll during 'Char Dham' yatra this year cause of concern, say experts May 27, 2022 03:39 PM IST

    High death toll during 'Char Dham' yatra this year cause of concern, say experts

    Though the death of pilgrims on way to the high altitude shrines in Uttarakhand due to cardiac problems is something which happens every year, the toll is unusually high this season after the yatra commenced on May 3 with the opening of the Yamunotri and Gangotri temples.

  • Explained: Why is a transfer to Ladakh or Arunachal Pradesh considered a ‘punishment’ posting for a bureaucrat? May 27, 2022 02:58 PM IST

    Explained: Why is a transfer to Ladakh or Arunachal Pradesh considered a ‘punishment’ posting for a bureaucrat?

    The transfer order, issued by Union Minister of Home Affairs, was perceived as ‘punishment’ for the IAS officer Sanjeev Khirwar and his wife, yet many wondered why a posting to a place like Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh is called a ‘punishment posting’

  • Allcargo Logistics Q4 profit jumps to Rs 247 crores May 27, 2022 02:24 PM IST

    Allcargo Logistics Q4 profit jumps to Rs 247 crores

    The company had posted a net profit of Rs 53.71 crore for the year-ago period, Allcargo Logistics said in a filing to BSE.

  • Drugs-on-cruise case: NCB gives clean chit to Aryan Khan May 27, 2022 02:10 PM IST

    Drugs-on-cruise case: NCB gives clean chit to Aryan Khan

    In a statement, the NCB said, "Based on an input, NCB Mumbai had on October 2, 2021 intercepted Vikrant, Ishmeet, Arbaaz, Aryan and Gomit at International Port Terminal, Mumbai Port Trust, and Nupur, Mohak and Munmum at the Cordelia Cruise. All the accused persons were found in possession of narcotics except Aryan and Mohak.”

  • ONGC slumps 9%, BPCL 5% on reports of windfall tax plans May 27, 2022 01:14 PM IST

    ONGC slumps 9%, BPCL 5% on reports of windfall tax plans

    Oil stocks moved lower amid reports that the government could seek to capitalise on global windfalls boosting oil and gas revenues to offset inflation and burgeoning subsidies

  • ED summons former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah in money laundering case May 27, 2022 01:07 PM IST

    ED summons former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah in money laundering case

    The questioning is reported to be in connection with a case of alleged financial irregularities in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) that is being probed by the federal agency.

  • Bharat Drone Mahotsav in Pics | PM Modi interacts with startups at India's biggest drone festival May 27, 2022 12:46 PM IST

    Bharat Drone Mahotsav in Pics | PM Modi interacts with startups at India's biggest drone festival

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s biggest drone festival, Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on May 27.

  • We are making technology available to masses, says PM Modi at country's biggest drone festival May 27, 2022 12:38 PM IST

    We are making technology available to masses, says PM Modi at country's biggest drone festival

    As many as 1600 delegates comprising government officials, diplomats, armed forces, central armed police forces, PSUs, private companies and drone startups are expected to participate in the two-day event

  • Govt plans to repurpose Co-WIN for its Universal Immunisation Programme May 27, 2022 11:19 AM IST

    Govt plans to repurpose Co-WIN for its Universal Immunisation Programme

    The vaccination record under the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) is now maintained manually.

  • Eastern Railway achieves 100% electrification of 2,848 km network May 27, 2022 10:46 AM IST

    Eastern Railway achieves 100% electrification of 2,848 km network

    The total electrification will help reduce carbon emission significantly and support the Indian Railway in achieving its target of making the country's railway network carbon neutral by 2030, he said.

  • PM Modi will visit Gujarat on May 28, to address seminar of leaders of cooperative institutions May 27, 2022 10:43 AM IST

    PM Modi will visit Gujarat on May 28, to address seminar of leaders of cooperative institutions

    Around 10 am on Saturday, he will visit the newly built Matushri K D P Multispeciality Hospital at Atkot in Rajkot, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement. This will be followed by his address at a public function at the venue.

  • India has no plans to curb rice exports as local supplies surge May 27, 2022 10:40 AM IST

    India has no plans to curb rice exports as local supplies surge

    India banned wheat exports on May 14, just days after New Delhi forecast record shipments of 10 million tonnes this year, as a heat wave hit output and sent domestic prices to record highs.

  • BMW to have the most extensive EV portfolio in India, says India CEO Vikram Pawah May 27, 2022 10:20 AM IST

    BMW to have the most extensive EV portfolio in India, says India CEO Vikram Pawah

    BMW India president and CEO Vikram Pawah said the German luxury carmaker is also building a charging network in India in a phased manner

  • Monsoon advances to Sri Lanka, onward to Kerala May 27, 2022 10:09 AM IST

    Monsoon advances to Sri Lanka, onward to Kerala

    Conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon over some more parts of South Arabian Sea, entire Maldives and adjoining areas of Lakshadweep and some more parts of Comorin area during next 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday afternoon.

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