Wednesday, January 25, 2017

India Spend

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