All stories by Samreen Wani
Natural Disasters Displaced 2.5 Million Indians in 2022Rediff.com25 May 2023
Extreme weather events and disasters have been on the rise in the region.
Will It Be Normal Monsoon This Year?Rediff.com27 Apr 2023
The IMD defines a normal monsoon as one which delivers between 96 and 104 per cent of the 50-year average rainfall for the season.
Know The Economic Cost Of Heat Waves?Rediff.com26 Apr 2023
India stands to lose more working hours to extreme heat than the rest of the world, in addition to the humanitarian cost of extreme heat events.
SHOCKING! 4 Tiger Deaths A Week In 2023Rediff.com24 Feb 2023
26 tigers have already died this year.
India Plans 20 Nuclear Power Plants By 2031Rediff.com6 Feb 2023
Though it still has only a single-digit share in total electricity production, India has been looking to tap nuclear power faster.
Toy story: India is fast closing the gap with ChinaRediff.com20 Dec 2022
Although India's share in the world toy trade has marginally improved, it still lags behind China's. Toys are not China's main item of export, but about two-thirds of the toys sold globally are from China. The world exported toys worth $73.2 billion in 2021: China accounted for 66.2 per cent, or $48.5 billion of that, out of which mainland China made up $46.1 billion and Hong Kong $2.4 billion.
India saw 129,000 Alzheimer's and dementia deaths in 2019Rediff.com11 Oct 2022
Between 1990 and 2019, Alzheimer's-related deaths increased almost five times, data available on the Global Burden of Disease has found.
After a decline in Covid-hit 2020, economic offences increase 19% in 2021Rediff.com31 Aug 2022
After a dip in 2020, the number of economic offences rose 19.4 per cent to 174,013 cases in 2021, according to the Crime in India report by the National Crime Records Bureau. The data shows that there was a marginal dip in the pendency of cases in 2021 at 96.6 per cent compared with 96.8 per cent in 2020, but this was still three percentage points higher than 93.6 per cent recorded in 2019. Economic offences include all offences of criminal breach of trust, counterfeiting, forgery, cheating, and fraud.