Behind Karnataka's Anger: Rainfall Deficits In 90% Of State

A dried up lake in Dadiganadoddi village, bordering Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, near Biligundlu–where Cauvery water is to be officially handed over to Tamil Nadu. Protests erupted in parts of the Mysore-Mandya region on September 6, 2016, following the Supreme Court order and the government’s decision to release water to Tamil Nadu.   Karnataka’s angst … Continued

Behind Karnataka’s Anger: Rainfall Deficits In 90% Of State

A dried up lake in Dadiganadoddi village, bordering Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, near Biligundlu–where Cauvery water is to be officially handed over to Tamil Nadu. Protests erupted in parts of the Mysore-Mandya region on September 6, 2016, following the Supreme Court order and the government’s decision to release water to Tamil Nadu.   Karnataka’s angst … Continued

90% Indians Between 15 & 24 Literate; Overall Literacy, 70%

  About 90% of Indians between 15 and 24 years of age are literate, meaning they can “both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life”, according to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) data.   India’s literacy rate has increased by 30 percentage points, from 41% in … Continued

90% Indians Between 15 & 24 Literate; Overall Literacy, 70%

  About 90% of Indians between 15 and 24 years of age are literate, meaning they can “both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life”, according to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) data.   India’s literacy rate has increased by 30 percentage points, from 41% in … Continued

72% Rise In Crimes Related To Lotteries

An old man in Kerala in India tries to pick out a lottery ticket. The Lotteries (Regulation) Act has been drawn on by the Supreme Court to allow the government in Kerala to ban online lotteries on November 5, 2016.   There has been a 72% increase in crimes (3,808 against 2,212 in 2014) under … Continued

Crimes Against SCs/STs Decline 4% in 2015

  Registered crime against scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs) across India declined 4% to 55,917 in 2015 from 58,515 in 2014, according to new data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).   Crimes against SCs were down 4%, to 45,003 in 2015 from 47,064 in 2014, and crimes against STs were down 5%, … Continued ...