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

20 hrs ago
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.

India 12th worst nation for newborns: UNICEF Report

Feb 20, 2018
With the highest newborn mortality rates in the world, Pakistan is the riskiest nation to be born in, according to a UNICEF report. Japan, on the other hand, is the safest with the lowest newborn mortality rates.

Out of 31 Chief Ministers, 11 have criminal cases against them: Report

Feb 14, 2018
A recent report has revealed that among all the current Chief Ministers, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu is the wealthiest with declared assets worth over Rs 177 crore, while the lowest declared assets worth Rs 26 lakh belonged to Tripura CM Manik Sarkar.

NITI Aayog unveils Health Index for states, Kerala, Meghalaya top the list

Feb 9, 2018
NITI Aayog has released a health index that ranks states and Union Territories in terms of overall performance in their health system. While among the larger states, Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu ranked on the top, in case of smaller states Meghalaya was ranked at the top followed by Manipur and Goa.

None of the cities in India meet air quality standards of WHO: Greenpeace

Feb 5, 2018
According to a report, Airpocalypse, released by Greenpeace India, people living in eight of every 10 Indian cities breathe toxic dust particles, PM 10, at levels exceeding national safety limits. The report also reveals that bad air is not confined to big cities like Delhi-NCR alone and it is not seasonal.

India ranked as 6th wealthiest country in the world: Report

Jan 31, 2018
A report by New World Wealth has ranked India in the sixth position in the list of wealthiest countries. It noted that India was the best-performing wealth market globally in 2017, as its total wealth increased from USD 6,584 billion in 2016 to USD 8,230 billion in 2017, registering a 25 per cent growth.

WEF ranks India 30th on global manufacturing index; Japan tops list

Jan 15, 2018
Among BRICS nations, Russia is ranked 35th, Brazil 41st and South Africa at 45th place. India has been placed in the 'Legacy' group along with Hungary, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Thailand and Turkey, among others. China figures among 'leading countries', while Brazil and South Africa are in nascent ones.

Gujarat tops logistics performance index chart

Jan 11, 2018
Gujarat has topped Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index, a logistics index chart, which is an indicator of the efficiency of logistical services necessary for encouraging exports and economic growth.

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