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Modi government committed to OBC reservation, say Rajnath, Ananth Kumar

Modi government committed to OBC reservation, say Rajnath, Ananth Kumar

Search for missing AN-32 goes on, IAF chief calls loss 'unfortunate'

Search for missing AN-32 goes on, IAF chief calls loss 'unfortunate'

Nine-member panel to probe video row involving AAP MP

Nine-member panel to probe video row involving AAP MP

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhusan Sharan Singh

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhusan Sharan Singh

Salman Khan acquitted in 18-year-old chinkara poachinge

Salman Khan acquitted in 18-year-old chinkara poachinge

India fact file
Area 3,287,590 km²
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
President Pranab Mukherjee
Population 1,267,401,849 as of July 1 2014
Major Religions Hinduism, Isalm, Christianity, Buddhism, Sikkism, Jainism
Economy Lower middle income category; Fastest growing economy expected to clock 7.5% in fiscal 2016: World Bank Report, GDP Size = $2.067 trillion (Nominal, April 2015)
Per Capita Income Rs.88,533 (2014-15)
Currency Indian rupee (INR) (₹) = 100 Paise
1 US Dollar = 69.96 Indian Rupee
1 British Pound = 88.38 Indian Rupee
Industry India is tenth in the world in factory output. Manufacturing sector in addition to mining, quarrying, electricity and gas together account for 27.6% of the GDP and employ 17% of the total workforce
Government type Secular, democratic republic. Westminster model of governance
Military strength Third biggest army troops with 1.3 million personnel excluding the reserve force of 1.2 million. Imports most of the high-tech weapons

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