All stories by Ishaan Gera
Majority Of Judges Are Upper CastesRediff.com13 Feb 2023
The law ministry said 78 per cent of high court judges appointed between 2018 and 2022 belonged to the upper caste.
iPhone's price markup remains way below inflation rateRediff.com17 Nov 2022
The price of the base model of the iPhone increased 25 per cent between 2017 and 2022, whereas inflation rose 29.7 per cent between September 2017 and September 2022.
14 High Courts Register Decline In Pending PILsRediff.com13 Oct 2022
The disposal rate of PILs across 23 high courts was available was 83.7 per cent until August 2021 -- the highest in four years.
Sign of rising rural distress: MGNREGS demand up in poorest statesRediff.com6 Oct 2022
India's post-pandemic recovery appears to be shaping up like the letter K, widening the inequality among states. The last part of the series captures the rising rural distress, as seen through the prism of MGNREGS demand. The pandemic appears to have exacerbated rural distress in the poorest states.
5 states bag lion's share in formal jobs post CovidRediff.com4 Oct 2022
In December 2020, as economists debated the shape the global economic recovery might take - Z, V, U, W or L - JP Morgan came up with the concept of the K-shaped curve. The investment bank used the shape of the letter K to illustrate the growing difference between large and small businesses in the United States. Since then, as the Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated the gap between the rich and poor, the term has gained a larger connotation to embody the characteristics of development across economies.
Indian States have 25 Public Holidays!Rediff.com5 Sep 2022
The number of public holidays varies from 14 in Delhi to 34 in Odisha.
Drone Sales Increase To Rs 3.19 BnRediff.com22 Aug 2022
In absolute numbers, India had only 211 start-ups compared to 970 in the US.
Only 14.4 Judges Per Million PopulationRediff.com2 Aug 2022
The number of undertrials is at a historic high and comes at a time when vacancies in the judiciary -- across the lower courts, high courts, and the Supreme Court -- remain high.
500% Rise In Section 153A Zubair Was Booked UnderRediff.com22 Jul 2022
Cases filed under Section 153A had one of the lowest conviction rates.
Entry-level jobs no more easy to come by in formal sectorRediff.com11 Jul 2022
It is a trend that economists and researchers say might continue. The data shows the share of this age group in the net EPF accounts created - a proxy for net new formal jobs created - fell from 37.9 per cent in 2018-19 to 24.1 per cent in 2021-22.
Only 3% Indians Have Received Booster DoseRediff.com4 Jul 2022
Bihar, Delhi, Maharashtra, Haryana and West Bengal accounted for 70 per cent of the precautionary doses given to the 18-59 age group.
Why govt's skill development initiative still struggles with placements?Rediff.com24 Jun 2022
Even as the government seeks to recruit one million people in 18 months, it is interesting that the record of its flagship skill development programme, which aims to enhance the employment potential of Indians, has been poor. To be sure, the progress was not great to begin with, and it inevitably deteriorated during the two years of the pandemic. When the government announced its first skill development initiative in 2015, it aimed to train as many people as possible and provide them with placements.
ED's scope of probe under PMLA increased 2.5 times in six yearsRediff.com29 Apr 2022
Recently, Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached assets worth Rs 757.8 crore of Amway India Enterprises in connection with an alleged marketing scam. It claimed that Amway was running a multi-level marketing scam. The ED provisionally attached immovable and movable properties worth Rs 411.83 crore and bank balances of Rs 345.94 crore from 36 different accounts belonging to Amway. Data from the Department of Economic Affairs shows that in 2021-22 (until December 2021), ED had provisionally attached Rs 8,989.3 crore worth of assets.
No electrifying effect from government's EV pushRediff.com27 Apr 2022
State governments need to focus on building charging infrastructure to realise the goal of transitioning a large proportion of their sales to EVs, reports Ishaan Gera.
BharatNet plan to set up rural fibre networks slowed down in pandemicRediff.com22 Apr 2022
It has been over two decades since the cabinet cleared the BharatNet project, earlier known as National Optical Fibre Network. However, progress of the programme has been slow. While the government had set the target of connecting 100,000 gram panchayats by 2013, it took another four years to achieve this target in December 2017. Progress under the current administration has improved, but the government has again missed its targets.
Re-elected BJP legislators show steepest climb in incomeRediff.com28 Mar 2022
Re-elected MLAs from the ruling party added more wealth in the last five years than re-elected candidates from other political parties, shows an analysis of ADR electoral data.
2015 to 2018: Number of NRIs jumped 18%Rediff.com23 Mar 2022
Last year, in a reply to a question in Lok Sabha, the government informed Parliament that as of 2021, an estimated 13.5 million Indian nationals resided in various countries outside of India. Of these, 8.8 million were in the Gulf countries. Given the pandemic, there hasn't been a significant change in the number of Indians settling abroad, but data between 2015 and 2018 shows that the number of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) increased 18 per cent in these three years. In 2015, India had 11.4 million Indians settled abroad, which increased to 13.4 million in 2018.
Mobile Internet User Growth Slowed Down In 2021Rediff.com23 Mar 2022
By the end of December 2021, India had 389 million users who did not have access to mobile Internet, while there were 765.8 million mobile Internet users in the country.
How close were the 5-state election results really?Rediff.com11 Mar 2022
An analysis of seats across the five states shows that the race was won on tighter margins than five years ago, except for Punjab and Uttarakhand.
Russia accounts for most of India's arms importsRediff.com26 Feb 2022
49.4 per cent of India's arms imports between 2016 and 2020 were from Russia.