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india    India   

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. Wikipedia

Capital: New Delhi Trending

President: Ram Nath Kovind

Population: 1.366 billion (2019) World Bank

Prime minister: Narendra Modi

Gross domestic product: 2.869 trillion USD (2019) World Bank

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Heatwave in North Eastern States

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  • In the past three days, an extreme heatwave in the Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh has claimed the lives of almost 98 individuals. Bihar recorded 44 deaths, while Uttar Pradesh reported 54 deaths, mostly in the Balia district.
  • Indian Meteorological Department issued red alert warning for extreme heatwaves in State Jharkhand. 
  • As a result, the state administrations extended the closure of schools until end of June.
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