7 Indian Companies In Global #Clean200 List

Seven Indian companies – Suzlon Energy, Bharat Heavy Electricals, Tata Chemicals, Exide Industries, IDFC, Thermax and Havells India – were included in the August 2017 Clean200 report, which ranks the largest publicly listed companies worldwide by their clean energy revenue, as rated by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).   The list has companies from over … Continued

In 2015, Delhi Had Highest Reported Crime Rate Against Children

There were over 94,000 crimes reported against children in India in 2015, with the highest proportion from Maharashtra (14.8%), followed by MP (13.7%) and UP (12.1%), according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau.   The average rate of crime per 100,000 children was 21.1. The highest crime rate was reported in Delhi at … Continued ...

Almost One Cow-Related Attack Every Week In 2017 Thus Far

In the 33rd week of 2017, India reported its 29th incident of cow-related violence in the country–the most in eight years–in the West Chamaparan district of Bihar where seven Muslims were attacked by cow vigilantes for allegedly eating beef in their homes, the IndiaSpend database of such violence shows. So far we have recorded 70 incidents of bovine-related … Continued ...

Gorakhpur Deaths Reveal UP Healthcare Mess But It Is Not The Worst

Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh, in the news for the death of nearly 70 children in n Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital, was ranked 15 among 75 districts based on 7,659 estimated infant deaths in 2015-16, according to data from the health information management system (HIMS) of the health ministry.   Allahabad in southern … Continued

One On-Duty Government Allopathic Doctor Serves 13,870 People

There are 113,328 government allopathic doctors in India, which means each doctor serves a population of 11, 097 on an average, according to National Health Profile, 2017.   Considering that 80% of them are on duty (the view taken by a Parliamentary committee on health and family welfare), 90,662 government allopathic doctors are active; so … Continued

In 5 Years To 2016, Improvement In India’s Data Capacity Lags Bangladesh’s In South Asia

Between 2012 and 2016, the improvement in India’s statistical capacity indicator–which measures a nation’s ability to collect, analyse and disseminate high-quality data about its population and economy–was second among eight nations in South Asia at 7.3% after Bangladesh (13.4%), according to World Bank data.   In 2016, India was ranked second with an indicator score … Continued

Swine Flu Has Claimed 7,996 Lives Over 8 Years, Maharashtra Reports Most Deaths

The H1N1 influenza, commonly known as swine flu, has claimed 7,996 lives across India from May 2009, when the first case was reported, to July 9, 2017, the latest date for which data available, according to this reply by health minister Jagat Prakash Nadda to the Rajya Sabha (upper house of parliament) on July 18, … Continued

India’s Highest Property Crime Rate In Delhi In 2015

Rate of crimes reported across India under property offences, including dacoity, robbery and theft, was the highest in Delhi–597.8 per 100,000 population–followed by Mizoram (141.7) and Haryana (104.7) in 2015, according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau.   The average crime rate of property crimes in India was 49.7 per 100,000 population.   … Continued

In Five Months Of 2017, 20% Of Communal Violence Reported In UP

Up to 20% of all communal violence nationwide over the first five months of 2017 occurred in Uttar Pradesh (UP), home to 16% of Indians, or over 200 million people, according to this reply to the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) by the ministry of home affairs on August 8, 2017.   Up to … Continued ...

In 5 Years To 2015, 48% Increase In Deaths Due To Electrical Short Circuits

In 2015, 2,255 persons died due to accidental fires caused by electrical short circuits — a 25% rise from the previous year and a 48% jump from 2011, data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) show.   The deaths accounted for 12% of accidental deaths caused due to fires in 2015 with the majority … Continued