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87% Of Indian Vehicle Owners Ready To Buy Electric Vehicles If That Reduces Pollution: Survey

87% Of Indian Vehicle Owners Ready To Buy Electric Vehicles If That Reduces Pollution: Survey

  New Delhi: About 87% of Indian drivers and vehicle owners would buy an electric vehicle (EV), if that helped reduce air pollution, according to a new survey.   Only…

India’s Female Voters Not Turning Out To Vote As They Should

India’s Female Voters Not Turning Out To Vote As They Should

  Mumbai: Although female voter turnout has been increasing across India–from 51% in 1980 to 66% in 2014–it remains low when compared with the adult population sex ratio in most…

For Homeless Indians With Mental Illness, Institutional Care Need Not Be Final Destination

For Homeless Indians With Mental Illness, Institutional Care Need Not Be Final Destination

  Chennai: A majority of homeless women with mental illness (73%) were able to reintegrate into community life after they were discharged from the institution where they were under care…

Had Congress Lost Closely-Fought MLA Seats (1960-2000), India Would’ve Seen 11% More Communal Riots: Study

Had Congress Lost Closely-Fought MLA Seats (1960-2000), India Would’ve Seen 11% More Communal Riots: Study

  Mumbai: Congress members of legislative assemblies (MLAs) forestall communal violence in their constituencies due to their reliance on Muslim votes and their multi-ethnic electoral prospects, a study by former…

Hotter Weather Threatens Productivity Of Indian Workers: Study

Hotter Weather Threatens Productivity Of Indian Workers: Study

  New Delhi: For every 1 deg C increase in temperature above 27 deg C on a hot day in India, productivity of workers declines by as much as 4%,…

Central Govt Expenses On Civilian Salaries Up 3 Times In A Decade, Vacancies Stay The Same

Central Govt Expenses On Civilian Salaries Up 3 Times In A Decade, Vacancies Stay The Same

  Mumbai: The central government’s expenditure on the salaries of civilian employees increased three-fold in 10 years between 2006-07 and 2016-17, even as nearly 500,000 posts remained vacant, on average,…

Why Arrested Activists Shouldn’t Despair: 67% Unlawful Activities Prevention Act Cases Ended In Acquittal/Discharge

Why Arrested Activists Shouldn’t Despair: 67% Unlawful Activities Prevention Act Cases Ended In Acquittal/Discharge

  Mumbai: Two-thirds of trials completed under a 51-year-old law used to arrest five human-rights activists recently ended in acquittal or discharge in 2016, the latest year for which national…

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