INDIA

By Ashlyn Shaji

About India

India (Republic of India) is a South Asian country. It is the 7th largest country by area and the 2nd most populous country in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean in the south, the Arabian Sea on the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east. Combination of many religions, where each religion has the own culture.

Current Events 2016

India launches mini space shuttle

23 May 2016,

India has launched an unmanned model space shuttle, joining the race to develop reusable spacecraft. The model took off from Andhra Pradesh and was expected to fly about 70km (43 miles) into the atmosphere before coming down at sea. There has been strong international competition to design alternative reusable spacecraft, since NASA stopped its Space Shuttle Program in 2011. Such vehicles could significantly cut the cost of space exploration.

India orders inquiry into 'cancer-causing bread'

24 May 2016

India's health ministry has ordered an inquiry after a study found cancer causing chemicals in many bread and other bakery products. Researchers found residues of potassium bromate and potassium iodate in 84% of the samples collected from Delhi.The chemicals are banned in many countries, but India continues to allow their use in bakeries.

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