Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: survey

62% of Indian IELTS aspirants find it difficult to converse fluently in English, finds survey

The LeapScholar survey shows that 39% of IELTS language proficiency test aspirants use regional languages as fillers while conversing in English, 33% use Hollywood shows to improve.

Salaried jobs are hardly growing — govt data explains the Agnipath anger of young Indians

Government’s latest Periodic Labour Force Survey, released last week, shows that India’s salaried class has grown 3 percentage points & 1 percentage point in rural & urban areas.

Survey team ‘stopped’ from entering Gyanvapi mosque again as Intezamia committee moves court

Survey restricted to outer walls. Mosque counsel tells court his clients have ‘doubts’ over ‘fairness’ of advocate commissioner appointed to lead team for survey at disputed site.

Govt firm’s ‘incompetence’ delaying migrant workers & employment surveys, says expert panel head

Professor S.P. Mukherjee, chairman of panel constituted by Modi govt, says BECIL, a Miniratna public sector enterprise tasked with key pan-India surveys, has shown 'lack of experience'.

Drivers cancelling rides top issue for 79% of taxi app users, survey finds

Drivers cancelling rides due to unfavourable destination or non-cash payment is cab app users’ biggest headache, according to a nationwide survey by community platform LocalCircles.

UP voters prefer Facebook over Twitter for state politics updates: Digital marketing survey

Survey conducted by digital marketing platform iCubesWire over three weeks in January. It had 1,094 participants from Uttar Pradesh, most aged between 18 and 40 years.

Fracture of interstate relations, debt crises top threats for India in WEF survey on global risks

World Economic Forum’s annual Executive Opinion Survey identifies 3 other major risks for India — youth disillusionment, failure of technology governance & digital inequality.

92% teachers have ‘better work-life balance’ due to online classes: Hewlett-Packard survey

Survey, in which students and parents also participated, showed that most students want to go back to school, but also want online learning to continue in some form.

Most Indian youth looking to switch jobs in 2022, but will stay on for more pay: LinkedIn study

Survey conducted by LinkedIn & UK-based market researcher Censuswide shows about 82% workers want to quit current job, poor work-life balance & inadequate pay top 2 reasons why.

Indian Muslims got ‘less religious’ since 2016, shows CSDS study. 44% reported discrimination

Muslims report more discrimination than other minorities, but instead of ‘turning to faith’ they are getting less religious, report says. Experts say reality is more nuanced.

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.