Saturday, March 26, 2017

India Spend

Only 1 In 100 Sexual Assaults In Karnataka Ends In Conviction

The new year’s eve sexual attacks against female revellers in Bengaluru may have generated nationwide outrage, but most such cases end up with no punishment: More

India’s Great School Education Challenge: Crisis In The BIMARU States
India’s Great School Education Challenge: Crisis In The BIMARU States

Khushboo Balani By 2020, India will have the world’s largest working population–869 million–but an IndiaSpend analysis of indicators on literacy, school enrolment, learning outcomes, a More

2017: 4 things India can look forward to

Mukta Patil In 2016, IndiaSpend looked at several indicators to show India’s progress in terms of clean energy, technological progress and electricity access. More

Uttar Pradesh: More children than people in Spain but fewest teachers, low outcomes

A fourth of Uttar Pradesh’s (UP’s) 200 million people are aged between five and 14 years–India’s largest child population–but the state has the fewest teachers per student, the poorest transition rate from primary to upper primary school and amongst the lowest learning outcomes in the country. More

Only 1 In 100 Sexual Assaults In Karnataka Ends In Conviction

The new year’s eve sexual attacks against female revellers in Bengaluru may have generated nationwide outrage, but most such cases end up with no punishment: More

84% rise in foreigners entering illegally or overstaying

The number of foreigners overstaying or illegally entering India rose 84% in 2015 over the previous year, according to data released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). More

1-in-3 corruption cases result in acquittal of central govt officials
1-in-3 corruption cases result in acquittal of central govt officials

One in every three corruption-related cases against officials of the central government since 2006, investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) with trial complete, resulted in the acquittal of officials, according to this report by data journalism site Factly, based ondata released to the Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament) in August 2016. More

17,000 women in prisons in 2014; 9% with their children

As many as 17,681 women were in prisons at the end of 2014, according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The percentage of female inmates has remained steady over a 30-year timeframe: 4% of total inmates, the same as in 1985. More

13 Deaths a reminder of malnutrition in India’s most industrialised state

Nearly half of all children under five are stunted–short for their age, a sign of malnutrition–in Nandurbar (47.6%) and Yavatmal (47.4%) districts of Maharashtra, India’s most industrialised state, a rate higher than war-torn Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East. More