kho kho, pehlwani and gilli-danda. (2005 "Greater India Earth-Science Reviews, 72 (34 170173, doi : Chang,. Its population grew.2011, compared.54 growth in the previous decade (19912001). Among the better-known folk dances are the bhangra of Punjab, the bihu of Assam, the Jhumair and chhau of Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal, garba and dandiya of Gujarat, ghoomar of Rajasthan, and the lavani of Maharashtra. In 2011, the annual defence budget increased.6, although this does not include funds that reach the military through other branches of government. As of 2001, just.6 percent of Indian women were divorced but this figure was rising due to their education and economic independence. India hosts more than five hundred wildlife sanctuaries and thirteen biosphere reserves, four of which are part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves ; twenty-five wetlands are registered under the Ramsar Convention. (1990 Averting the Apocalypse: Social Movements in India Today, Duke University Press, isbn, retrieved ealthcare in India: Report Highlights (PDF Boston Analytics, January 2009, archived from the original (PDF) on, retrieved ev,. C.; Pednekar,.; Raju,.
209230, isbn Messner,. In the 2004 Indian general elections, again no party won an absolute majority, but the Congress emerged as the largest single party, forming another successful coalition: the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). The next decade was beset with crises: Indian participation in World War II, the Congress's final push for non-co-operation, and an upsurge of Muslim nationalism. By the early 18th century, with the lines between commercial and political dominance being increasingly blurred, a number of European trading companies, including the English East India Company, had established coastal outposts. At the workplace in urban India and in international or leading Indian companies, the caste related identification has pretty much lost its importance.
Archived from the original on 7 February 2014. The Indian national cricket team won the 19 Cricket World Cup events, the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, shared the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy with Sri Lanka, and won 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. 217 Economy Main article: Economy of India See also: Economic History of India and Economic development in India Indian agriculture dates from the period 7,0006,000 BCE, employs most of the national workforce, and is second in farm output worldwide. In the Republic of India's first three general elections, in 1951, 1957, and 1962, the Jawaharlal Nehru -led Congress won easy victories. Yet, in 2001, over 70 still lived in rural areas. About.2 of the country's landmass is covered by forests (tree canopy density 10 of which.2 comprises moderately or very dense forests (tree canopy density 40). India's foreign exchange remittances of US70 billion in 2014, the largest in the world, contributed to its economy by 25 million Indians working in foreign countries. British Film Institute, isbn Ramanujan,. During the next four decades, Indian GDP is expected to grow at an annualised average of 8, making it potentially the world's fastest-growing major economy until 2050.