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Transcript of India
To present about India's:
Background and History
Major trade agreements and organizations
Risks associated with doing business in the country
Map of India
Population:1,220,800,359 (2013 est.)
Growth rate:1.41% (2009 est.)
Hindi and Punjabi are the main spoken languages along with English
Hinduism is the religion of 83.8% of India's population.
There are also large communities of Muslims ....(6.3%)
Jains..... 1.1% and Christians.... 0.9%
Other religious groups (2.5%) include Parsis, Buddhists and Jews.
Buddhism (0.8%) and Jainism (0.4%) are the other minor religions followed by the people of India.
The 'Muslim' population of India is the third largest in the world
India also has the third largest Shia population in the world.
1 Indian Rupee equals
0.02 Canadian Dollar
55.5 Indian Rupee
The first series of coins with the rupee symbol was launched on 8 July 2011.
The Indian rupee is the official currency of the Republic of India.
The issuance of the currency is controlled by the Reserve Bank of India.
Banknotes in circulation come in denominations of "5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000." Rupee coins are available in denominations of "1, 2, 5, 10, 100 and 1000"; of these, the 100 and 1000 coins are for commemorative purposes only.
Symbol of indian Currency
The Government of India, officially known as the "Union Government", and also known as the "Central Government".
Constitution of India, authority of the 28 states and 7 union territories
Literacy rate: 74.04%(2012)
Canada's and India's Trade Relations...
India, Canada is represented by the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi.
Canada also has two consulate generals in Chandigarh and Mumbai, a consulate in Chennai and trade offices in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Kolkata.
India is represented in Canada by a High Commission in Ottawa, and by consulates in Toronto and Vancouver.
A breif history/background
GDP per Capita?
GDP - per capita (PPP): $3,900 (2012 est.)
$3,700 (2011 est.)
$3,500 (2010 est.)
Symbol of Indian Currency
India is the birthplace of four of the world's major religions; namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.
80.5% of the population of India practise Hinduism.
The Muslim population of India is the third largest in the world. India also has the third largest Shia population in the world.
In 2011for men 82.14% and 65.46% for women.
Indian literacy rate grew to 74.04% in 2011 from 12%
1.Jute Manufactures 12.railway wagons
3.Iron Ore 14.sugar
4.Tobacco 15.fruits & pulses
5.Manufacturing of Textile Goods
6.Gems and Jewellery
7.Chemicals and Allied Products
8.Textile Fabrics and Readymade Garments
10. leather goods
11. fish and fish products
Major Trading Partners
Guinea-Bissau - 75.9%
Nepal - 57.4%
Benin - 32.4%
Iraq - 22.5%
and other countries
Nepal - 57%
Sri Lanka - 25.6%
Mauritius - 25.2%
United Arab Emirates - 19.8%
Tanzania - 18.8%
and other countries
1.gold Roman coins
power failures can and should be expected daily, even in the most developed areas of Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
air facilities are sorely in need to replacement,air infrastructure is overtaxed and an embarrassment to the nation
roads were mostly small one or two lane affairs until massive building projects
population rises to the level of running water
Major trade agreements and Organizations
South Asia Free Trade Area (SAFTA)
Asia-PacificTrade Agreement (APTA)
BIMSTEC ( Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation)Agreement
India-Mercosur Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA)
India is considered to be the home to 398 languages out of which 11 have been reported extinct.
Hindi is the national language and primary tongue of 30% of the people
There are 14 other official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit.
By: Nabiha Noor Pirzada
There are top 10 important Indian festivals celebrated by everyone in In India:
Holi(festival of colors)
Durga Puja(welcoming of Goddess Durga)
Diwali(festival of lights)
Kumbh Mela(Hindu pilgrimage and bathing period)
Eid(Eid ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-zuha)
Baisakhi(offer prayers at the Golden Temple)
Raksha Bandhan(relationship shared by brothers and sisters)
Karva Chauth(relation on earth of husband and wife.
Maha Shivaratri(the night of Shiva”)
Republic Day-26th January
Rude behavior and even simple PDA (public displays of affection) are highly frowned upon.
Avoid touching people or moving/passing objects with your shoes.
Winking and whistling should be avoided.
Grasping the ears signifies sincerity or repentance, since ears are considered sacred, pulling or boxing ones ears is a grave insult.
Dress is quite conservative for both men and women.
Arrive at meetings on time even though you may be kept waiting
Avoid topics such as politics, religions, the caste system, the Kashmir region.
Do not disagree publicly with members of your negotiating team, maintain harmony at all costs.
Risks associated with buisiness?
400,000 to 200,000 B.C
extensive urbanization and trade appear to have begun in the Indus River Valley around 3000 B.C. with the Harappan civilization.
British colonial rule in 1947, numerous empires ruled various portions of South Asia
a new pantheon of anthropomorphic gods, an early form of Sanskrit language,
326 B.C. to around 200 B.C.
the Mauryan Empire emerged as India’s first imperial power and ruled its areas with a highly centralized and hierarchical administration.
320 A.D. to 550 A.D.,
most of North India was ruled by the Gupta Empire
Rising civil disobedience and World War II eventually rendered India too costly and difficult to administer, and the British granted independence
Independence Day (August 15, 1947)
the country was partitioned into India and Pakistan, which led to massive migration of Hindus and Muslims and substantial communal conflict.
India's the seventh-largest country with population over 1.2 billion people.
Most populous democracy
dozens of festivals and celebrations that take place celebrating different religious and cultural occasions.
tenth-largest economy by market exchange rates
It is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.
Traditional Indian dress varies in colour and style across regions and depends on various factors, including climate and faith.
Popular styles of dress include draped garments such as the sari for women
dhoti or lungi for men.
Stitched clothes, such as the shalwar kameez for women
kurta–pyjama combinations or European-style trousers and shirts for men.