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Independence Day India, 1947

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world

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The name `India’ is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers.

Full name: Republic of India
Population: 1.2 billion (UN, 2009)
Capital: New Delhi
Most-populated city: Mumbai (Bombay)
Area: 3.1 million sq km (1.2 million sq miles), excluding Indian-administered Kashmir (100,569 sq km/38,830 sq miles)
Major languages: Hindi, English and at least 16 other official languages
Major religions: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism

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15 August 1769: Napoleon's Birthday. Napolean Bonaparte was considered the greatest miltart genius of his time and led France to many successes in battle.s

15 August 1945 : VJ Day Victory over Japan. The official date for the ceremony to mark the formal surrender of the Japanese to the Allies less than 24 hours earlier.


15 August 1987: Corporal punishment in schools is officially banned in Britain, except in independent schools in the private sector.

 

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