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Welcome to the August 2016 edition of INDIA LIVE, your source for what's happening with India, presented by the Embassy of India, Washington D.C.

Emerging nations make up roughly 90 percent of the world's population, and now represent more than half of the world's GDP. In India, half of the country's 1.25 billion people are under 25, entrepreneurial and place tremendous importance on education. The Indian stock market has been steadily growing, the rupee is firm and the economy appears stable. This may be the beginning of something truly momentous.

India's mosques, tombs, madrassas, palaces and fortresses are unique treasures of the heritage of Islamic architecture.
Report Ranks India World's Fourth Largest App Economy  
India is rapidly advancing in the mobile app age and is already the fourth largest mobile app economy, according to a recent report from App Annie, a mobile app analytics company.  India's total app downloads are projected to grow by 92 percent to reach 7.7 billion this year, and to increase to 20.1 billion by 2020. India ranks behind only China, the US and Brazil in total app downloads per year. 

India's First Athletic World Champion: Neeraj Chopra
India's javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra became the country's first world champion athlete when he won gold at the IAAF World Under-20 (U-20) Athletics Championship in Poland. The 18-year-old athlete set a U-20 world-record throw of 86.48 meters. Although he missed out on an Olympic berth this year, Chopra believes he will win a medal for the country in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Embassy of India Celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr'    

Embassy of India in Washington, DC, celebrated "Eid-ul-Fitr," with remarks by Ambassador Arun K. Singh and Dr. Altaf Husain, Vice President of the Islamic Society of North America, as well as with a special musical performance.  

India's Consular Grievances Monitoring System (MADAD) launched a registration module for all Indian students currently in the United States.


Whether strolling through markets, spotting tigers or taking in one of the world's most famous monuments, India knows how to reward its visitors. Many sightseeing spots and things to do are great for families traveling with children, like the bazaars in Old Delhi, Jaipur's Amber Fort and, of course, the Taj Mahal. Kids can also explore in Ranthambore National Park, watch Bollywood movies in the famous Raj Mandir cinema, shop for souvenirs or take a travel-by-train adventure throughout the country.