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1 Background Info on India By:Ali Ebersole Hunter Deuel Austin Martinez

2 India's Goverment Style India's goverment style: Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic They have a parliamentary system of government. Assembly on 26 th November 1949 and came into force on 26 th January 1950. (Government)

3 How India Government Works "Parliament of the Union consists of the President and two Houses known as the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) and the House of the People (Lok Sabha)." They have a Concil and Prime Minister who because of their Consition helps advise the president on what to do. "President, who shall exercise his functions in accordance to the advice. The real executive power is thus vested in the Council of Ministers with the Prime Minister as its head." They have a govener of each state who is picked by the president. (National Portal Content Management Team, Consition of India)

4 The Government Leaders President of India: Smt. Pratibha Devisingh PatilSmt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil "Smt. Patil assumed office as the 12th President of India on July 25, 2007. She is the first woman to have been elected to this august office." Vice President of India:Shri Mohd. Hamid AnsariShri Mohd. Hamid Ansari Prime Minister of India :Dr. Manmohan SinghDr. Manmohan Singh He's the 14th prime minster (President's Secretariat,Who'sWho in India government)

5 States of India States of India: Andhra Pradesh,Arunachal Pradesh,Assam,Bihar,Chhattisgarh,Goa,Gujarat,Haryana,Himachal Pradesh,Jammu and Kashmir,Jhar,khand,Karnataka,Kerala,Madhya Pradesh,Maharashtra,Manipur,Meghalaya,Mizoram,Nagaland,Oriss,P unjab,Rajasthan,Sikkim,Tamil Nadu,Tripura,Uttarakh and,Uttar Pradesh,West BengalAndhra Arunachal PradeshAssamBiharChhattisgarhGoaGujaratHaryanaHimachal PradeshJammu and KashmirJhar,khandKeralaMadhya PradeshMaharashtraManipurMeghalayaMizoramNagalandOrissP unjabRajasthanSikkimTamil NaduTripuraUttarakh andUttar PradeshWest Bengal (National Portal Content Management,States and union Territories)

6 Cultural Information Population (2010): 1.17 billion Annual Growth Rate: 1.376% Main Languages: Hindi, English Religions: Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other groups including Buddhist, Jain, Parsi within 1.8%, unspecified 0.1% (Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs)

7 History Of India India's status as a country is fairly refined. Today they are gaining stability as a country, yet they still have many setbacks that slow them down. Major Events -> Current Status 1920-22: Mahatma Gandhi launched an anti-British civil disobedience campaign. -Large step towards independence. 1974: Explodes first nuclear device in underground test. -Join "nuclear community" and now able to defend themselves against other nuclear capable nations (Pakistan). 2000: India marks birth of its billionth citizen. -Population explosion has contributed to the large amounts of poverty and illiteracy which are the two largest problems that India faces today. (BBC)

8 Economy Of India:

9 Bibliography 1.BBC, Timeline:India, BBC News, 22 February. 2011, 3.stm, Web. 21 March. 2011. 3.stm, 2. Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Background Note: India, U.S. Department of State,Web. 14 July.2010,, 21 March. 2011. 3.Government, Government of India,2007, 17 March. 2011. 4.National Portal Content Management Team,governmentofIndia, Web. 07- 07-2010, 17 March. 2011. 5.President's Secretariat,Who'sWho,, Web. 17 March. 2011.

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