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Encyclopedia > Madras time

Madras Time was a time zone set up in 1802 by John Goldingham, the first official astronomer of the British East India Company in India. It was set to 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. After India's independence, it was adopted as the Indian Standard Time and the location of the observatory was moved closer to the 82.5°E longitude in Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh. A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... John Goldingham John Goldingham was the first official astronomer of the Madras Observatory, appointed in 1802. ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was one of the first joint-stock companies. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing daylight saving Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is a term originally referring to mean solar time at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich in England. ... Location of Mirzapur and the 82. ... Mirzapur Railway station Mirzapur is a city in the heart of North India, almost exactly halfway between Delhi and Calcutta, and also equidistant from Allahabad and Varanasi. ... Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: , Urdu: ‎, translation: Northern Province, IPA: ,  ), also popularly known by its abbreviation U.P., is the most populous and fifth largest state in the Republic of India. ...


After Bombay time and Calcutta time were set up as the two official time zone of British India in 1884, railway companies in India began to use Madras time as an intermediate time zone between the two zones. This led to Madras time also being known as "Railway time." Bombay Time may refer to: Bombay Time, a novel by Thrity Umrigar Bombay time, a time zone in India Category: ... Calcutta time was one of the two time zones established in British India in 1884. ... British India (otherwise known as The British Raj) was a historical period during which most of the Indian subcontinent, or present-day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar, were under the colonial authority of the British Empire (Undivided India). ...


 
 

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