India

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Capital city
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Location Asia
Leader Prime Minister of India
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Incumbent: Narendra Modi
Since 26 May 2014
Type nation state
Member of Global Counter Terrorism Forum
The "Jewel in the Crown" of the British Empire. Until independence in 1947 it was ruled from London under the auspices of a British-appointed Viceroy whose powers were absolute.

India is the second most populous nation state in the world, after China. In 2013, India was #9 in the world in terms of military expenditure.[1] Between 2012-2016, it was one of only 2 states to account for over 5% of global weapons imports (together with Saudi Arabia).[2]

Deep Event

After the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the National Investigation Agency was set up, a special national "counter-terrorism" agency empowered to deal with terror-related matters anywhere in India without permission from the state governments.

Pollution

In 2015, the New York Times reported on Delhi's air pollution that "nearly half of the city’s 4.4 million schoolchildren have irreversible lung damage from the poisonous air."[3]

Cash

In 2016, the Indian central bank banned their highest denomination banknote, citing concerns about corruption.[4]

Hacking

In December 20018, the Indian government passed a law that required any person in charge of a computer to “extend all facilities and technical assistance to the agencies” in accessing its content. Failure to comply with the agencies could result in seven years of imprisonment and an unspecified fine.[5]

Universal surveillance

In 2010 India started scanning personal details like names, addresses, dates of birth, mobile numbers, and more, along with all 10 fingerprints and iris scans of its 1.3 billion citizens, into a centralized government database called Aadhaar to create a voluntary identity system. This was reportedly breached in January 2018.[6]


  ==An Office Holder on Wikispooks== 

Events

EventDate
2008 Mumbai attacks26 November 2008 - 29 November 2008
Le Cercle/2006 (Delhi)7 December 2006 - 11 December 2006
 

Groups Headquartered Here

A Group Headquartered HereDate
Central Bank of India
National Investigation Agency31 December 2008 - Present
University of Delhi
 

Citizens of India on Wikispooks

TitleBornDied
Sayeed Zabiuddin Ansari30 November 1980
Mahatma Gandhi2 October 186930 January 1948
John Kapoor1942
Vandana Shiva5 November 1952
Fareed Zakaria20 January 1964


References