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India by Mind Map: India

1. Products

1.1. you can buy just about anything made from India. they make all kinds of things from socks to furniture and everything in between.

1.2. India is the third largest producer of cotton, the second largest producer of silk and the fifth largest producer of man-made fibers

1.3. Known for their high quality products

2. Importing & Exporting

2.1. India's total merchandise trade has increased over three-fold from $252 billion in 2006 to $794 in 2012

2.2. Top 5 exporters to India:

2.2.1. China

2.2.2. United Arab Emirates (UAE)

2.2.3. Saudi Arabia

2.2.4. USA

2.2.5. Switzerland

2.3. Top 5 importers from India:

2.3.1. USA

2.3.2. United Arab Emirates (UAE)

2.3.3. Singapore

2.3.4. China

2.3.5. Hong Kong

2.4. One of India's key exports are petroleum products followed by gems and jewelry.

2.5. Crude petroleum is India's biggest import followed by gold and silver, electronic goods, pearls and precious stones

3. India and the WTO

3.1. India joined the WTO January 1, 1995

3.2. India is a newly developing country with a GDP of $3,548 billion and $3,100 per capita

4. Demographics

4.1. Population

4.1.1. 1,210,193,422

4.1.2. second largest nation population wise

4.2. Culture

4.2.1. humanity

4.2.2. tolerance

4.2.3. unity

4.2.4. secularism

4.2.5. closely knit social system

4.3. social trates

4.3.1. very strict especially on women

4.3.2. harsh punishments

4.3.3. high standards for young adults

4.3.4. those that can afford it are very highly educated.

4.4. Geography

4.4.1. 4 major geographical regions: 1: Himalayan Range 2: Indo Gangetic Plane 3: Desert Regions 4: Deccan Plateau and Peninsula

4.4.2. bordered by the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea

5. Working Conditions

5.1. The importance of hierarchies in Indian culture can also be witnessed in the daily work environment. People of different management levels are treated differently.

5.2. India ranked towards the bottom of the 134 countries, with a ranking of 113, on the 2011 Global Gender Gap Index

5.3. the labor force went up to 523.5mil in 2008 then dramatically dropped to 467mill in 2009 and now is on a very slow steady rise back up

5.4. Women in the workforce:

5.4.1. In 2009-2010, women were 26.1% of all rural workers, and 13.8% of all urban workers

5.4.2. Women earn 62% of men’s salary for equal work

6. What is going on today

6.1. India has a very wide variety of natural resources, one of the highest in the world.

6.2. Politics

6.2.1. India is the largest democracy in the world. It has the biggest number of people with franchise rights and the largest number of political parties, which take part in election campaign. In the 1996 national elections, almost 600 million people voted and an average of 26 candidates competed for each of the 543 territorial constituency seats.

6.2.2. India allows Foreign Direct Investments but has strict restrictions on it. India’s finance minister said the nation may ease restrictions on foreign-direct investment and called on the central bank to cut interest rates, as he extends efforts to revive growth in Asia’s third-largest economy.

6.3. massive electricity cutoffs are occurring daily due to lack of reform. India's infrastructure is weak and if reform does not occur it will break.