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India Today: India Today Daily Life:: Daily Life: Population= 1,170,938,000 2 Largest Cities are Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). These two cities are among the world’s most populated cities. Many Indians work in factories or offices. Mumbai is home to universities, research centers, and high-tech businesses. Many people in these cities struggle financially. They live in shacks made of scraps of wood/metal. The lack plumbing and clean water. PowerPoint Presentation: Mumbai Airport Mumbai at Night Mumbai M U M B A I PowerPoint Presentation: Kolkata Airport Kolkata at Night Mumbai K O L K A T A Daily Life:: Daily Life: 70% of Indians still live in the rural areas of India. India has hundreds of thousands of villages. Villagers work as farmers and live in simple homes with other family members. Paved roads and electricity are just now reaching many of these villages. Religion still plays a large role in India’s daily life. Sikhism– founded in Religious celebrations are important to India. Diwali is a popular festival of lights. Diwali celebrates Hindu, Sikh, and Jain beliefs. PowerPoint Presentation: Indian Village School Villagers Farming Transporting goods to and from village. Village Housing India’s Government Today:: India’s Government Today: India’s economy and government has grown stronger since gaining independence. India is the world’s largest democracy. India is one of the strongest countries in Asia. A large challenge for India’s government is the large population and resolving conflicts with their neighbor Pakistan. Sikhism: Sikhism Philosophy and Beliefs A way of life and philosophy well ahead of its time when it was founded over 500 years ago, The Sikh religion today has a following of over 20 million people worldwide. Sikhism preaches a message of devotion and remembrance of God at all times, truthful living, equality of mankind, social justice and denounces superstitions and blind rituals.  There is only One God. He is the same God for all people of all religions. The Khanda is the symbol of the Sikhs, as the Cross is to Christians or the Star of David is to Jews. The symbol derives its name from the double-edged sword (also called a Khanda ) which appears at the center of the logo. This double-edged sword is a metaphor of Divine Knowledge, its sharp edges cleaving truth from Falsehood. The circle around the Khanda is the Chakar . The Chakar being a circle without a beginning or and end symbolizes the perfection of God who is eternal.  PowerPoint Presentation: India’s fourteenth Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh. Born September 26, 1932 Is currently serving his second term as India’s Prime Minister. India’s Economy Today:: India’s Economy Today: Based on GDP India is one of the world’s top industrial countries. India’s GDP= 1.73 Trillion India’s GDP per capita= $3300-3500 Due to the low GDP per capita many Indians live in poverty. PowerPoint Presentation: Indian Rupee 1 US Dollar = 62 Rupees How is India Trying to Lower Poverty Rates???: How is India Trying to Lower Poverty Rates??? The Green Revolution (1960’s and 1970’s)- A program that encouraged farmers to adopt modern agriculture methods. The Green Revolution helped farmers produce more food. The government has also succeeded in attracting more high high-tech businesses to India. What Issues Does India Face?: What Issues Does India Face? Population A. India is the world’s second largest populated country. B. India’s population has doubled since 1947. C. This population growth strains India’s environment and resources (food, housing, and schools). D. India’s cities are great affected by the growing population. Many people move to the cities to find jobs. E. Urbanization- The increase in the percentage of people who live in cities. What Issues Does India Face?: What Issues Does India Face? 2. Flooding A. Severe flooding with the Ganges River. B. In 1998 the Ganges delta flooding killed 1,000 people and left 30 million people homeless. C. This flooding can result in the loss of the yearly rice crop. 3. Poverty 4. Air/Water Pollution A. The Ganges river is extremely polluted. B. Both air and water is greatly polluted in the major cities. Issues Facing India Water pollution and Population Density: Issues Facing India Water pollution and Population Density

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