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    India provided electricity access to less than 80% of its population in 2014, according to data from the World Bank.   Only Bangladesh’s population, among India’s neighbours, had lower electricity access at 62.4%.   Countries like Bhutan, China and Maldives have provided 100% population with access to electricity while Pakistan has provided electricity access to [...]

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      Over 13 million adolescent girls between 10 and 19 years–equivalent to the population of South Sudan–were married in India in 2011, according to census data, but fewer literate women were married as children or had children early compared to those who were illiterate, according to an analysis by Child Rights and You (CRY), a [...]

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    In five years to 2015, there was a 11% decline in cases of dowry deaths and 6% decline in murder cases despite a 31% increase in violent crimes in India, according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau.   The 335,901 violent crimes recorded include murder, robbery, rape, kidnapping, dacoity, dowry deaths, arson, riots [...]

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      Morthala (Sirohi district): When the women of this southwestern Rajasthan village sat down to eat, it was usually after the rest of the family had finished its meal — the men first, the children next and themselves last.   This is a common practice in many Indian households, but among the rural poor it [...]

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      As India prepares a national plan to privatise large swathes of healthcare, a new study reveals how the poor in Chhattisgarh already prefer private care, even though it is twice as costly as public healthcare and likely to push them into financial emergencies.   The study, published in the July 2017 issue of the [...]

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    Even as radio jockey Malishka and radio channel Red FM 93.5 are embroiled in a controversy with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) over a satirical video about the bad condition of the city roads, almost 29 accidents per day, or one accident every 50 minutes, were reported due to potholes across the country [...]

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      On May 12, 2017, India recorded its lowest-ever solar tariff of Rs 2.44/unit of electricity. That is a 73% fall since 2010, and compares favourably with India’s cheapest power source–coal, electricity from which now ranges between Rs 3/unit and Rs 5/unit.   The new low solar cost was announced at a reverse auction–in which [...]

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      India’s goal of skilling 400 million people under the National Skills Development Programme 2015 is too large, unnecessary and unattainable, a government-appointed committee has found.   The previous goal of skilling 500 million people, set in 2009 under the National Policy on Skill Development, was also fixed without any basis, the report by the [...]

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    As many as 13,188 cases of Influenza A (H1N1) and 632 deaths due to the virus have been reported across the country this year till July 2017 compared to 1,786 cases and 265 deaths in 2016, according to this reply by union health minister J P Nadda to the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) [...]

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      Women migrating for work and education between 2001 and 2011 grew at a rate that outpaced men who moved for similar reasons, shows an IndiaSpend analysis of Census data.   In this period, the number of women migrating for work grew by 101%, more than double the growth rate for men (48.7%). Also, the [...]

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    Acid attacks increased 9% to 222 in 2015 from 203 in 2014, according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau, a division of the home ministry. ‘Attempts to acid attack’ declined 11% (from 52 to 46 ), data show.   NCRB started classifying acid attacks as a separate crime only in 2014.     [...]

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      India’s richest municipal corporation has denied nonprofit Praja Foundation’s assessment–made from the corporation’s own data–that 18 people die of tuberculosis every day, even as Praja Foundation claims the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has no way of knowing if the assessment is wrong because it cannot access its own death-related data ever since it moved [...]

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    With 88% of its population able to access “basic drinking water services” in 2015, India ranked 165 among 233 countries/regions globally, according to the 2017 report of the Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene produced by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. The global average was 89%.   Among its South Asian [...]

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    India, with 92 threatened mammal species, was fourth in a list of 218 regions across the world, according to data from the World Bank.   In 2016, six of 10 regions with the most threatened mammal species in the world were in Asia, in particular Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.   Indonesia, with 188 [...]

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      Over 85% of rural government elementary schools had a provision for drinking water in 2016, compared to 83% in 2010, while only about 74% of schools had drinking water facilities that were useable, compared to 73% in 2010, showing little progress in access to drinking water over six years, according to data collected for [...]

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    In 2015, forest cover all over India increased by 3,775 sq km–six times the size of Mumbai–as compared to 2013, according to the State of Forests Report.   The highest increase was in Tamil Nadu (2,501 sq. km) followed by Kerala (1317 sq. km), Jammu and Kashmir (450 sq. km) and Karnataka (289 sq. km). [...]

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