The President of India is the head of state of the Republic of India. The President is the formal head of the legislature, executive and judiciary branches of Indian Democracy and is the commander-in-chief of the Indian Armed Forces. The powers to pardon and clemency vest with the President of India. The President is elected, from a group of nominees, by the elected members of the Parliament of India (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) as well as of the state legislatures (Vidhan Sabhas), and serves for a term of five years. Historically, ruling party (majority in the Lok Sabha) nominees have been elected and run largely uncontested. Incumbent presidents are permitted to stand for re-election. A formula is used to allocate votes so there is a balance between the population of each state and the number of votes assembly members from a state can cast, and to give an equal balance between State Assembly members and National parliament members. If no candidate receives a majority of votes, then...
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Dr. Radhakrishnan A Great Philosopher
Dr.Radhakrishnan was born at avillage near Thiruttani 84 km. to the northwest of Madras(now Chennai) in 5 September 1888.He was the first Vice President of India (1952 to 1962).He was the second President of India (1962 to 1972).He wrote authoritative exegeses of India's religious and philosophical literature for english speaking world.Radhakrishnan was awarded the highest Indian civilian award 'Bharat Ratna' in 1954.He was the vice chancellor of Andhra University from1931 to 1936.In 1936 more »