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India slips on Human Development Index, takes the 131st rank

16 Dec 2020

India slips on Human Development Index, takes the 131st rank

In a worrying piece of news, India slipped on the Human Development Index (HDI), taking the 131st position this year, as compared to the 129th place a year ago.

PM joked about media's "trap", says Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

22 Oct 2019

PM joked about media's "trap", says Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

After he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said the PM joked about how media is trying to "trap" Banerjee into saying anti-Modi things.

HDI report: Millions out of poverty; alarming inequality in India

15 Sep 2018

HDI report: Millions out of poverty; alarming inequality in India

On Friday, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released its annual Human Development Index (HDI) report that saw India secure a rank of 130 out of 189 countries.

4 months, 20K challans: Delhi Police's resolve towards 'no public-smoking'

25 Apr 2018

4 months, 20K challans: Delhi Police's resolve towards 'no public-smoking'

If you can successfully kick the butt while in the capital, thank Delhi Police for it.

UP govt chalks out roadmap to implement aspirational districts scheme

10 Apr 2018

UP govt chalks out roadmap to implement aspirational districts scheme

Uttar Pradesh government has chalked out a roadmap to implement the Transformation of Aspirational Districts program.

Study: Over 6.25 lakh Indian children smoke cigarettes daily

17 Mar 2018

Study: Over 6.25 lakh Indian children smoke cigarettes daily

According to a study by the American Cancer Society and US-based research firm Vital Strategies, over 6.25 lakh Indian children smoke cigarettes every day - a sign of a serious public health threat.

High speed internet access for every Indian?

05 Aug 2016

High speed internet access for every Indian?

The question of whether all Indians should have access to dependable high speed internet is one we must think about.