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Swine flu strikes India

At last swine flu also struck India. Initially the cases of infection were largely imported from North America. But eventually the transmission of the virus was taking place even among those who were never in direct contact with people returning from abroad.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Delhi

Delhi, the National Capital Territory of India, is divided into two zones: the extension of the Aravali Hills and the plains.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Human Development Report 2009

Human Development Report 2009 was released in October 2009. Its theme was “Overcoming Barriers : Human Mobility and Development”. According to the crux of the report, about 1 billion of the world’s estimated 6.7 billion population are migrants with women making up for almost half of the lot.

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Published on : 10-Dec-2010

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Reaching elevations of about 305m in the northeast and east near the Western Ghats, the territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is hilly and undulating.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Puducherry

The Union territory of Puducherry has four constituent parts: Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam. Podicherry and Karaikal are bordering Tamil Nadu, Mahe is situated on the Malabar Coast surrounded by the state of Kerala and Yanam is surrounded by the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Daman and Diu

Daman is situated on an alluvial coastal plain, even though headlands and low plateaus are created in the area due to outcrops of basalt. The area surrounding the town of Daman is traversed by River Damanganga which flows through the territory.  

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the largest state in India. It shares an international boundary with Pakistan in the west.

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Published on : 15-Dec-2010

Organisation

India’s defence policy aims at promoting and sustaining durable peace in the sub-continent and equipping the defence forces adequately to safeguard aggression. The Supreme Command of the armed forces is vested in the President of India.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Jammu and Kashmir

The northern extremity of India, Jammu and Kashmir is bounded by Pakistan, Afghanistan and China from west to east Himachal Pradesh and Punjab are on its south.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Sri Lanka

An island in the Indian Ocean off the southeast tip of India. Most of the land is flat and rolling; mountains in the southcentral region rise to over 8,000 ft (2,438 m).

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Kerala

Kerala is a narrow strip of land on the south-west coast of India. The Lakshadweep Sea lies on the west, while the Western Ghats lie on the east.

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Published on : 15-Dec-2010

OCEAN DEVELOPMENT

With the ratification of the UN Convention on Law of the Sea, a new international order has been established for the oceans. India is represented in almost all the important bodies on oceans.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Bangladesh

Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers.

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Published on : 11-Dec-2010

General Election 2009

India held general elections to the 15th Lok Sabha in five phases between 16 April to 13 May 2009. With an electorate of 71.4 crore, it was the largest democratic election in the world to date.

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Published on : 13-Dec-2010

Pakistan

Pakistan is situated in the western part of the Indian subcontinent, with Afghanistan and Iran on the west, India on the east, and the Arabian Sea on the south. The Baluchistan Plateau lies to the west, and the Thar Desert and an expanse of alluvial plains, the Punjab and Sind, lie to the east.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010

Bhutan

Mountainous Bhutan, is situated on the southeast slope of the Himalayas, bordered on the north and east by Tibet and on the south and west and east by India. The landscape consists of a succession of lofty and rugged mountains and deep valleys.

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Published on : 11-Dec-2010

National Anthem

The song Jana-gana-mana, composed originally in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constituent Assembly as the national anthem of India on 24 January 1950. It was first sung on 27 December 1911 at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.

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Published on : 10-Dec-2010

Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep is an archipelago of 12 atolls, three reefs and five submerged banks. It lies scattered over 45,000 sq. km of the Indian Ocean. There are 27 coral islands - India’s only coral islands. In all, there are 10 inhabited islands, 17 uninhabited islands with attached islets, four newly formed islets and five submerged reefs.

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Published on : 14-Dec-2010