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In 2015, 2.5 Million Indians Died Due To Pollution, Highest In The World

In 2015, 2.5 Million Indians Died Due To Pollution, Highest In The World

  India accounted for 27% of all deaths attributed to pollution with 2.5 million deaths in 2015, according to a global study. China, with 1.8 million, had the second-most deaths,…

For A Dying Silicosis Patient, A Mining Fund Offers Hope

For A Dying Silicosis Patient, A Mining Fund Offers Hope

Deva Singh, 40, of Pratappura village in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, is unable to work because of silicosis. He caught the debilitating, untreatable disease from working at a sandstone mine without any…

64% Of Indians Used Banks, More Than In Bangladesh, Nigeria, Pakistan

64% Of Indians Used Banks, More Than In Bangladesh, Nigeria, Pakistan

A woman uses her finger impression to access her bank account. Only 12% of Indians used advanced bank account services such as paying bills, loan activity, and insurance-related payments in…

Delhi’s Air Quality Could Improve 90% If Stubble-Burn In Fields Is Stopped

Delhi’s Air Quality Could Improve 90% If Stubble-Burn In Fields Is Stopped

A farmer in Chandigarh burning paddy husks after a harvest. Stopping the burning of such stubble could improve air quality in Delhi by 90%, according to a 2016 study.  …

Maoists Acknowledge ‘Setback’ As Violence Falls 53% In 6 Years

Maoists Acknowledge ‘Setback’ As Violence Falls 53% In 6 Years

Ten Maoists surrender before police officials in Lohardaga, Jharkhand, in April 2017. The Maoist movement is suffering a setback almost everywhere including its once unshakeable bastion, Dandakaranya, top leadership of…

How India Can Meet Its Sustainable Development Goals On Poverty & Hunger Despite Economic Slowdown

How India Can Meet Its Sustainable Development Goals On Poverty & Hunger Despite Economic Slowdown

Dashrath Majhi (second from right) with his family. A job at a local alumina refinery has helped him pull his family out of poverty and hunger and into moderate prosperity.…

Why India’s Largest Smart Meter Rollout May Not Be Very Smart

Why India’s Largest Smart Meter Rollout May Not Be Very Smart

  Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a joint venture between several public-sector enterprises helmed by the ministry of power, invited bids to procure 5 million ‘smart’ meters to be deployed…