Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
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Topic: Statistics

Modi govt was handed weak data institutions by Congress, but it ruined them further

The BJP’s 2014 manifesto promised ‘real-time data’. Now, the Modi government has no data on migrant workers’ deaths during Covid pandemic.

Legendary statistician CR Rao, credited with restructuring field of statistics, turns 100

Indian-American statistician CR Rao is known for making seminal contributions to statistics such as development of Cramér-Rao Lower Bound, Rao-Blackwellization, & Lagrange multiplier test.

Credibility of India’s statistics back in question over official inflation data

Economists aren’t buying the Statistics Department’s methodology for calculating India’s consumer price inflation numbers for April and May.

World is talking in R0 values and infection rates, but coronavirus doesn’t care for such data

Averages are useful, to know where we're at in dealing with the pandemic, but there will be further flare-ups, easily large enough to overwhelm local resources.

India’s economic data releases to be delayed due to lockdown

The delay of high-frequency indicators such as inflation and industrial production may cloud the near-term assessment of economic trends.

Draft bill seeks to empower National Statistical Commission, but govt wants final say

The draft National Statistical Commission Bill, put out by Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, is open for public suggestions until 19 January.

World’s top statisticians are urging scientists to ditch statistics and stick to mathematics

Statistical significance can be misleading because it sets an arbitrary threshold on the level of uncertainty science should be willing to accept.

Exclusive: Unemployment is low as people have to work to earn, says India’s chief statistician

Amid talk of jobless growth and the urgent need for India to create employment for its millions of young men and women, the Chief Statistician of India, T.C.A. Ananth, says there is not much evidence to show that the unemployment scenario may have worsened in the last three or four years. Anubhuti Vishnoi

TALK POINT: Can official data be fudged? How can we ensure that the credibility of official data is not damaged?

In recent months, many allegations have been made about fudging of official data by government departments in both the centre and the states. How...

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

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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