Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicNational Sample Survey

Topic: National Sample Survey

Scientific data was India’s strength in polio, leprosy fight. In Covid, it’s a silent victim

After the first wave, scientific experts were shunted to the margins. In January, the Covid task force stopped meeting. In March, INSACOG reports of dangerous mutant strains were downplayed.

At 96.2%, Kerala tops India’s literacy rate chart again, Andhra ranks last at 66.4%

According to a July 2017 to June 2018 study by the National Statistical Office, the male literacy rate (84.7%) is higher than females (70.3%) in India.

New GDP series, which showed Modi govt growth higher than UPA, based on flawed data: NSSO

In 2015, Modi govt had revised the base year for GDP calculations, which led to a significant drop in the growth estimate for the preceding UPA administration.

What Indian voters buy with ‘bribes’ just before elections: Booze, good food & clothes

The IIM-Bengaluru and University of Kent study looked at consumption patterns of households in major states before & after elections and found a spike in the expenditure on some key items ahead of the vote.

On Camera

YourTurn

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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