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India among over 90 nations without paid paternity leave for new dads: UNICEF

Jun 16, 2018
According to the new analysis by UNICEF, India is among almost 90 countries in the world without national policies in place that ensure new fathers get adequate paid time off with their newborn babies.

Indians travel more in airplanes than AC trains: Government

May 29, 2018
The number of Indians travelling in airplanes is more than those travelling in AC coaches of trains, revealed a document by the Union Government, on the occasion of its fourth anniversary.

India ranked 6th wealthiest country

May 21, 2018
The AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review ranked India as the 6th wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of $8,230 billion, while the United States was ranked as the wealthiest with a total wealth of $62,584 billion.

Kerala witnessing advanced demographic transition: Report

May 14, 2018
According to a report titled 'impact of mortality and fertility transitions in Kerala on migration and its implications for state's economy', Kerala is currently experiencing an advanced demographic transition, as the mortality and fertility levels have come down.

India ranked 4th in Asia-Pacific on power index

May 8, 2018
The inaugural Asia Power index by the Lowy Institute, an Australian think tank, has ranked India at the 4th position among 25 nations in the Asia Pacific region. The index measures the overall power of 25 countries and territories across the Asia-Pacific region.

India tops list of fastest growing economies for coming decade: Harvard study

May 6, 2018
According to the latest report by Harvard University, India tops the list of the fastest growing economies in the world for the coming decade and is projected to grow at 7.9 per cent annually, ahead of even China and the United States.

Cow may be the biggest mammal in 200 years: Study

Apr 22, 2018
A new study states that the domestic cow may be the largest land mammal on Earth in 200 years if the loss of large-bodied and currently threatened animals continues in the future. The research team led by the University of New Mexico demonstrated that mammal biodiversity loss, which is a major conservation concern today, is part of a long-term trend lasting at least 125,000 years.

Over half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS worldwide: Lancet report

Apr 19, 2018
A comprehensive analysis of HIV/AIDS funding by the Lancet has revealed that more than half a trillion dollars have been spent on the disease worldwide between 2000 and 2015. It showed that the total health spending, separated by the source into government spending, out-of-pocket, prepaid private and development assistance for health was $562.6 billion during the period.

Indian courts ordered 109 death sentences in 2017: Amnesty report

Apr 13, 2018
According to Amnesty International’s global report ‘Death Sentences and Executions’, the Indian courts gave away 109 death sentences in 2017 but no executions were carried out. The report revealed that the number of death penalties imposed for murder in India had gone down from 87 in 2016 to 51 in 2017.

India top recipient of Commonwealth FDI: Report

Apr 12, 2018
India remained the top recipient of Greenfield FDI Between the period 2005 and 2016 from the Commonwealth; more than doubling the amount it received over 10 years.

IIT Delhi, DU among world’s top 200 universities: Study

Apr 3, 2018
The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi) and University of Delhi feature among the world's top 200 universities, according to a joint study by ASSOCHAM and Yes Institute. The joint study revealed that the top talent goes to developed countries for studying, research and contributing intellectual capital as well as economic value to other countries.

Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2017: IEA Report

Mar 24, 2018
The global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a historic high of 32.5 gigatons in 2017, after three years of being flat, due to higher energy demand and the slowing of energy efficiency improvements, according to the latest report by International Energy Agency.

Singapore, Paris are world’s costliest cities; Chennai, Bangalore among cheapest

Mar 18, 2018
No North American city was ranked among the ten most expensive cities. The two top-ranked US cities New York and Los Angeles fell back this year to the 13th and 14th position respectively from their ninth and 11th position last year.

Pune ranked first in ASICS urban governance survey, Bengaluru at bottom

Mar 15, 2018
The fifth edition of the survey mainly evaluated 23 major Indian cities based on 89 objective parameters developed using the City-Systems framework and compared them with benchmark cities of London, New York and Johannesburg.

Regional tensions fuel growth in India’s arms imports: SIPRI report

Mar 12, 2018
According to the latest report, India’s imports increased by 24 per cent between 2008–12 and 2013–17. While Russia accounted for 62 per cent of India’s arms imports in 2013–17, arms imports from the US increased by 557 per cent between 2008–12 and 2013–17, making it India’s second largest arms supplier.

Indian women earn 20 per cent lesser than men: Report

Mar 9, 2018
According to a report by monstor.com, women in India earn 20 per cent lesser than men, although the gender gap narrowed down by around five percentage points from 24.8 per cent in 2016 to 20 per cent in 2017.

India ranked 47th in Inclusive Internet Index 2018

Feb 28, 2018
The Inclusive Internet Index 2018 ranked India at the 47th position among 86 nations due to low internet usage and poor network quality. Among the Asian nations, India featured in the middle at the 12th position from a total of 23.

World Leaders failed to respond to Human Rights violation: Amnesty report

Feb 23, 2018
Amnesty stated in its report that the international community had failed to respond robustly to the crimes against humanity and war crimes from Myanmar to Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It described Trump’s move to ban people from several Muslim-majority countries in January last year as transparently hateful.

India 7th most targeted nation for Web Application Attacks: Akamai Report

Feb 21, 2018
India’s financial industry saw a sharp increase in the number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in 2017, experiencing 298 DDoS attacks against 37 distinct organisations in the last quarter. The DDoS attacks can bring down websites, disrupt businesses, and divert resources, sometimes serving as cover for more insidious data or systems breaches.

World is failing newborn babies: UNICEF

Feb 20, 2018
The UNICEF report highlighted the most alarming issue about the newborn mortality rate in World's poorest country.

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