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The name of the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi islands was changed to Lakshadweep by an Act of Parliament in

[A]. 1970
[B]. 1971
[C]. 1972
[D]. 1973

Answer: Option D


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Santhosh Kumar said: (Jul 15, 2011)  
Please explain the answer.

Chowdary said: (Oct 10, 2011)  
Why we change the name please tell me ?

Raj Bhata said: (Dec 15, 2011)  
Can anyone tell me why this names have changed ?

Manikandan said: (Jan 20, 2012)  
Please explain Why this name has changed?
Who is given idea to change name?

Hemu said: (Jan 22, 2012)  
They were known as Laccadive Islands, although geographically this is only the name of the central subgroup of the group. After INDIA's independence the group was named as lakshadweep (sanskrit word which means thousand).

Manasi said: (May 26, 2012)  
But why was the name changed in 1973 only?

Ricky(Satish) said: (Jan 7, 2013)  
Lakshadweep formerly known as the Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands is a group of islands in the Laccadive Sea, 200 to 440 kilometres (120 to 270 mi) off the South Western coast of India. The archipelago is a Union Territory and is governed by the Union Government of India. They were also known as Laccadive Islands, although geographically this is only the name of the central subgroup of the group. Lakshadweep comes from "Lakshadweepa", which means "one hundred thousand islands" in Sanskrit as well as many Indian languages like Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu and others. The region forms a single Indian district with ten sub divisions. Kavaratti serves as the capital of the Union Territory and the region comes under the jurisdiction of Kerala High Court. The islands are the northernmost of the Lakshadweep-Maldives-Chagos group of islands, which are the tops of a vast undersea mountain range, the Chagos-Laccadive Ridge.

Ananya said: (Sep 6, 2013)  
But why the name were changed they can be left as they were before what was the need to change the name.

Govind said: (Nov 23, 2013)  
Annya, is this because the previous name (Laccadive) doesn't have any meaning, while lakshadweep has.

Priya said: (Feb 8, 2014)  
Please define what's reason that change the name?

Naval said: (Apr 8, 2014)  
Name changed because the island that form were excluded before after changing the name they were in contraction of development and notification that is the reason that we are discussing now about 3 of them other wise no reason to take care or to ensure the condition of these three.

Sandeep Jangra said: (May 29, 2014)  
What do you mean?

Sai Kiran said: (Jul 27, 2014)  
Explain why the name has changed?

Sourabh Pandey said: (Jan 10, 2015)  
Why the name changes of various places and cities? Money which would have been spent on the changing of places cost crores of Rs. whereas that money can be directly use for the development, so please tell me clearly why name of the places changes occur in-spite we know that money can be utilized on a better way.

Mohit Sharma said: (Aug 9, 2015)  
Please explain the answer?

Jigardeep Singh said: (Oct 26, 2015)  
Because previous name have no meaning, while Lakshadweep has meaning.

Vimala said: (Jan 27, 2016)  
Lakshadweep means one thousand of Islands.

Karan said: (Mar 15, 2016)  
Under which government act, the name was changed?

Amrita Sharma said: (Sep 1, 2016)  
Yes, in which government acts the name was changed by the government. Please give the answer.

Sushil said: (Sep 27, 2016)  
Can you please explain in a simple way?

Shaan Surya Sharma said: (Dec 25, 2016)  
Please expain it properly why the name changed?

Aftab.Hussin said: (Feb 7, 2017)  
How the name of islands is changed? please explain.

Suraj said: (May 27, 2017)  
Why the goverment change the name?

Please explain ?

Sushil said: (Aug 3, 2017)  
As Bombay is english name it is changed to Mumbai. Madras to chennai, delhi to New DELHI, calcutta to KOLKATA these are changed because of that regional language easy to speak and also to remove british names. Thats why laccadive to lakshdwip.

Mohit said: (Aug 26, 2017)  
Can anyone explain this answer?

Yeswanth said: (Nov 25, 2017)  
Can anybody, please explain me why the name has been changed?

Sunil said: (Aug 29, 2018)  
Explain this answer.

Rajeev said: (May 7, 2019)  
As the name change was done in 1973 then the Indira Gandhi's government is at the centre.

Aruna said: (Feb 9, 2020)  
Why the name has been changed?

Anomee said: (Aug 23, 2020)  
The name was changed because lakshwadeep means one thousand of islands. Since, the three were very large, the parliament found this name extremely suitable and thus named it lakshwadeep.

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