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Rajiv Gandhi
Rajiv Ratna Gandhi (/ˈrɑːdʒiːv ˈɡɑːndiː/ ( listen); 20 August 1944 – 21 May 1991) was an Indian politician who served as the 6th Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the 1984 assassination of his mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, to become the youngest Indian Prime Minister at the age of 40. Gandhi was a scion of the politically powerful Nehru–Gandhi family, which had been associated with the Indian National Congress
Indian National Congress
party. For much of his childhood, his maternal grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru
was Prime Minister. Gandhi attended college in the United Kingdom. He returned to India
India
in 1966 and became a professional pilot for the state-owned Indian Airlines
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Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Maharashtra
(/mɑːhəˈrɑːʃtrə/; Marathi: [məharaːʂʈrə] ( listen), abbr. MH) is a state in the western region of India
India
and is India's second-most populous state and third-largest state by area. Spread over 307,713 km2 (118,809 sq mi), it is bordered by the Arabian Sea
Arabian Sea
to the west and the Indian states of Karnataka, Telangana, Goa, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
and the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. It is also the world's second-most populous subnational entity
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Lok Sabha
Coordinates: 28°37′3″N 77°12′30″E / 28.61750°N 77.20833°E / 28.61750; 77.20833Lok Sabha House of the People16th Lok SabhaEmblem of IndiaTypeType Lower house
Lower house
of the Parliament of IndiaTerm limits5 yearsLeadershipSpeakerSumitra Mahajan, BJP Since 6 June 2014Deputy SpeakerM
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Mumbai
Mumbai
Mumbai
(/mʊmˈbaɪ/; also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India
India
with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million as of 2011
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British India
The Provinces of India, earlier Presidencies of British India
India
and still earlier, Presidency towns, were the administrative divisions of British governance in the subcontinent. Collectively, they were called British India. In one form or another, they existed between 1612 and 1947, conventionally divided into three historical periods:During 1612–1757, the East India Company
East India Company
set up "factories" (trading posts) in several locations, mostly in coastal India, with the consent of the Mughal emperors
Mughal emperors
or local rulers. Its rivals were the merchant trading companies of Holland and France. By the mid-18th century, three "Presidency towns": Madras, Bombay, and Calcutta
Calcutta
had grown in size. During the period of Company rule in India, 1757–1858, the Company gradually acquired sovereignty over large parts of India, now called "Presidencies"
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Bombay Presidency
FlagThe Bombay
Bombay
Presidency in 1909, northern portionHistorical era New Imperialism •  Establishment of the Western Presidency
Western Presidency
at Surat 1618 •  Bombay
Bombay
Presidency Split into Sindh
Sindh
and Bombay
Bombay
state 1947 •  Indian independence 1947 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bombay Presidency". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.)
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Bombay
Mumbai
Mumbai
(/mʊmˈbaɪ/; also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India
India
with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million as of 2011
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1982 Asian Games
The 9th Asian Games
Asian Games
were held from November 19, 1982, to December 4, 1982, in Delhi, India. 74 Asian and Asian Games
Asian Games
records were broken at the event. This was also the first Asiad to be held under the aegis of the Olympic Council of Asia.[1] A total of 3,411 athletes from 33 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated in these games, competing in 196 events in 21 sports and 23 disciplines. The number of participating countries was the highest in Asian Games
Asian Games
history
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Bhopal Disaster
The Bhopal
Bhopal
disaster, also referred to as the Bhopal
Bhopal
gas tragedy, was a gas leak incident on the night of 2–3 December 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. It was considered as of 2010 to be the world's worst industrial disaster.[1] Over 500,000 people were exposed to methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas. The highly toxic substance made its way into and around the shanty towns located near the plant.[2] Estimates vary on the death toll. The official immediate death toll was 2,259
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Parliament Of India
Coordinates: 28°37′2″N 77°12′29″E / 28.61722°N 77.20806°E / 28.61722; 77.20806Parliament of IndiaEmblem of IndiaTypeTypeBicameralHouses Rajya Sabha Lok SabhaHistoryFounded 26 January 1950 (68 years ago) (1950-01-26)Preceded by Constituent Assembly of IndiaLeadershipPresidentRam Nath Kovind[1] Since 25 July 2017Chairman of Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha
(Vice President)Venkaiah Naidu[2] Since 11 August 2017Deputy Chairman of the Rajya SabhaP. J. Kurien[3], INC Since 21 August 2012[8]Speaker of the Lok SabhaSumitra Mahajan[4], BJP Since 6 June 2014Deputy Speaker of the Lok SabhaM
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Tamil Nadu
^# Jana Gana Mana
Jana Gana Mana
is the national anthem, while "Invocation to Tamil Mother" is the state song/anthem. ^† Established in 1773; Madras State was formed in 1950 and renamed as Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
on 14 January 1969[9] ^^ Tamil is the official language of the state. English is declared as an additional official language for communication purposes.[8]SymbolsEmblem Srivilliputhur
Srivilliputhur
Andal templeLanguageTamilSong"Invocation to Goddess Tamil"DanceBharathanattiyamAnimalNilgiri tahrBirdEmerald doveFlowerGloriosa lilyTreePalm treeSportKabaddi Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
(Tamil pronunciation: [t̪amiɻ n̪aːᶑu] ( listen) literally 'The Land of Tamils' or 'Tamil Country') is one of the 29 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai
Chennai
(formerly known as Madras)
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Alma Mater
Alma mater
Alma mater
(Latin: alma "nourishing/kind", mater "mother"; pl. [rarely used] almae matres) is an allegorical Latin
Latin
phrase for a university or college. In English, this is largely a U.S. usage referring to a school or university from which an individual has graduated or to a song or hymn associated with a school.[1] The phrase is variously translated as "nourishing mother", "nursing mother", or "fostering mother", suggesting that a school provides intellectual nourishment to its students.[2] Fine arts will often depict educational institutions using a robed woman as a visual metaphor. Before its current usage, Alma mater
Alma mater
was an honorific title for various Latin
Latin
mother goddesses, especially Ceres or Cybele,[3] and later in Catholicism for the Virgin Mary
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L. K. Advani
Lal Krishna Advani
Lal Krishna Advani
(born 8 November 1927) known as L. K. Advani
L. K. Advani
is an Indian politician who served as the 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004 under Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Advani also served as Minister of Home Affairs in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government from 1998 to 2004. He is one of the co-founder and senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. He was the Leader of the Opposition in the 10th Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
and 14th Lok Sabha.[1] Advani began his political career as a volunteer of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a right-wing Hindu
Hindu
nationalist organisation
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Lineal Descendant
A lineal descendant, in legal usage, is a blood relative in the direct line of descent – the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc. of a person
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Leader Of The Opposition (India)
The Leader of the Opposition is the politician who leads the official opposition in either House of the Parliament of India. While the position also existed in former Central Legislative Assembly of British India, and holders of it there included Motilal Nehru, it received statutory recognition through the Salary and Allowances of Leaders of Opposition in Parliament Act, 1977 which defines the term "Leader of the Opposition" as that member of the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
or the Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha
who, for the time being, is the Leader of that House of the Party in Opposition to the Government having the greatest numerical strength and recognised, as such, by the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha
or the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. However, in order to get formal recognition, the concerned party must have at least 10% of the total strength of the House (55 seats in the Lok Sabha)
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Trinity College, Cambridge
Trinity
Trinity
College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in England. With around 700 undergraduates, 350 graduates, and over 180 fellows, it is the largest college in either of the Oxbridge
Oxbridge
universities by number of undergraduates. By combined student numbers, it is second to Homerton College, Cambridge.[2] Members of Trinity
Trinity
have won 32 Nobel Prizes[3] out of the 98 won by members of Cambridge University, the highest number of any college at either Oxford
Oxford
or Cambridge
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