India

India land borders the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan It is the seventh largest country by geographical area in the world. Its meaning is debated it has been suggested that it means either Indus River or Land of the Hindus. India is the second largest country in the world by population. 

Capital city is New Delhi. Due to the large size of India there are many tourist attractions, these include the India Gate and gateway in Delhi, the Taj Mahal, the Golden Temple, Lake Palace, Valley of Flowers and many other temples, national parks, beaches and museums.


About India

Country flag
Short Name
IND
Capital
New Delhi
Language
Hindi, English
Population
1,147,995,898
Area
3,287,590 km²
Calling Code
+91

National Olympic Committee

Country flag
NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
Indian Olympic Association
NOC President
Recognition Year
1927
Address
Indian Olympic Bhawan B-29, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016

Sports

India's national sport is field hockey although cricket is the most popular sport in India. In some states, particularly those in the northeast and the states of West Bengal, Goa, and Kerala, football is also a popular sport.

Traditional sports include kabaddi, kho kho, and gilli-danda, which are played nationwide.

India is also home to the ancient martial arts, Kalarippayattu and Varma Kalai. 

India has developed sport in badminton and squash.

The first Asian Game was held in India in New Delhi city in 1951, also India hosted in the same city 9th Asian Games in 1982.

Climate

Because of India's size, its climate depends not only on the time of year, but also the location.

In general, temperatures tend to be cooler in the north, especially between September and March. The south is coolest between November to January.

In June, winds and warm surface currents begin to move northwards and westwards, heading out of the Indian Ocean and into the Arabian Gulf. This creates a phenomenon known as the south-west monsoon, and it brings heavy rains to the west coast.

Between October and December, a similar climatic pattern called the north-east monsoon appears in the Bay of Bengal, bringing rains to the east coast.

India's climate is strongly influenced by the Himalayas and the Thar Desert, both of which drive the monsoons

Religion

The majority is hindu and others such as Islam, Christianity, Sikh and others

Culture

India has great heritage asn Asia's most astounding architectural achievements, including thousands of ancient temples and the Taj Mahal.

India has extensive national parks and plenty of opportunities for safari and trekking in the Himalayas.

Indian architecture is one area that represents the diversity of Indian culture most comprises a blend of ancient and varied local traditions from several parts of the country and abroad.

Indian music covers a wide range of traditions and regional styles and became of the most famous music countries in the world. 

The Indian film industry is the largest in the world, Bollywood.

Indian cuisine is characterized by a wide variety of regional styles and sophisticated use of herbs and spices.

Many Indian festivals are religious in origin, although several are celebrated irrespective of caste and creed.

New Delhi, India, July 6, 2020: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has adopted a new identity, ...
07.07.2020
New Delhi, India, July 5, 2020: The Indian Olympic Association has thanked Indian journalists for...
05.07.2020
New Delhi, India, June 29, 2020: India’s ace sprinter Hima Das has greeted PT Usha on her birthda...
29.06.2020
New Delhi, India, June 24, 2020: Star Indian athletes celebrated Olympic Day 2020 on June 23 by r...
24.06.2020
New Delhi, India, June 21, 2020: Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra has urged th...
21.06.2020
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 1, 2020: The International Olympic Committee catches up with one of t...
01.06.2020
New Delhi, India, May 31, 2020: India’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games hopefuls have returned to traini...
31.05.2020
New Delhi, India, May 26, 2020: One of Asia’s top sports leaders has spoken of the “rich legacy” ...
26.05.2020
New Delhi, India, May 25, 2020: Balbir Singh Sr, one of India's greatest hockey players, died on ...
25.05.2020
New Delhi, India, May 19, 2020: The Indian government has advised restricted opening of stadiums ...
19.05.2020
New Delhi, India, May 11, 2020: Sport in India is set to resume soon with top officials such as S...
11.05.2020
New Delhi, India, May 7, 2020: India’s Sports Ministry has invited nominations for the 2020 Natio...
07.05.2020
New Delhi, India, May 3, 2020: International Olympic Committee Member and Indian Olympic Associat...
03.05.2020
Kolkata, India, April 30, 2020: Former India football captain Chuni Goswami, 82, passed away in K...
01.05.2020
New Delhi, India, April 19, 2020: Indian sports minister  Kiren Rijiju has targeted a top-10 fini...
19.04.2020
New Delhi, India, April 16, 2020: India’s Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has revealed that the Spor...
16.04.2020
New Delhi, India, April 9, 2020: The Asian Tennis Federation has paid tribute to a former ATF Pre...
09.04.2020
New Delhi, India, April 7, 2020: The Indian Olympic Association has thanked its member National S...
07.04.2020
New Delhi, India, April 2, 2020: The Indian Olympic Association has asked all national sports fed...
02.04.2020
New Delhi, India, March 30, 2020: Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, on S...
30.03.2020
New Delhi, India, March 25, 2020: All sports training camps and centres in India will remain clos...
25.03.2020
New Delhi, India, March 24, 2020: Hockey, athletics and weightlifting are the only three sports i...
24.03.2020
Kolkata, India, March 20, 2020: Legendary Indian footballer PK Banerjee passed away in Kolkata on...
20.03.2020
New Delhi, India, March 16, 2020: The visit of a high-powered Indian delegation comprising Sports...
16.03.2020
Lausanne, Switzerland, March 4, 2020: The IOC Executive Board has decided that Mumbai, India, wil...
05.03.2020
Chandigarh, India, March 1, 2020: Balbir Singh Kullar, Olympics and Asian Games medallist with th...
02.03.2020
London, England, February 25, 2020: A Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships is set to t...
25.02.2020
New Delhi, India, February 23, 2020: Almost nine months after undergoing surgery, India’s top jav...
24.02.2020
New Delhi, India, February 11, 2020: India’s chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand has...
11.02.2020
New Delhi, India, February 6, 2020: The Indian Olympic Association has invited Board of Control f...
06.02.2020
New Delhi, India, February 4, 2020: Star wrestler Vinesh Phogat, badminton queen PV Sindhu and bo...
04.02.2020
Goa, India, February 2, 2020: The official mascot for the 36th National Games of India was unveil...
02.02.2020
Guwahati, India, January 9, 2020: Indian ace sprinter Hima Das will be the torchbearer at a glitz...
09.01.2020
New Delhi, India, December 31, 2019: India will bid to host the 2026 or 2030 Commonwealth Games -...
31.12.2019
Bhubaneswar, India, November 28, 2019: The President of the Indian Olympic Association, Dr. Narin...
28.11.2019
New Delhi, India, November 21, 2019: India’s Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Indian Olympic Asso...
21.11.2019
Mumbai, India, October 31, 2019: The International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission led by...
31.10.2019
New Delhi, India, October 22, 2019: Nita Ambani, member of the International Olympic Committee, c...
22.10.2019
New Delhi, India, October 16, 2019: Manju Rani’s stupendous debut run at the Women’s World Boxing...
16.10.2019
Ulan-Ude, Russia, October 12, 2019: Six-time champion Mary Kom of India had to settle for a bronz...
12.10.2019
Mies, Switzerland, October 8, 2019: India has been picked to host basketball’s 3x3 Olympic Qualif...
08.10.2019
New Delhi, India, September 24, 2019: Indian Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has felicitated boxers ...
24.09.2019
New Delhi, India, September 12, 2019: The Sports Authority of India has included 10 boxers, a sho...
12.09.2019
Lausanne, Switzerland, September 10, 2019: In a favourable draw, India’s men’s hockey team was pi...
10.09.2019
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 4, 2019: Mixed team events completed the shooting programme at ...
04.09.2019
New Delhi, India, September 1, 2019: Yashaswini Singh Deswal won her first ever International Sho...
01.09.2019