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The year that was: 2019 in numbers

By THE REDIFF NEWS BUREAU
December 19, 2019 08:18 IST

As we wave goodbye to 2019, we look back at the highlights of the year, in the numbers that made it memorable. 

19,06,657
The number of people who were excluded from the final list of National Register of Citizens in Assam which recognised them as 'foreigners'
303
Number of seats the Bharatiya Janata Party won in the 2019 Lok Sabha election
40
The number of days the Supreme Court’s final hearing in the politically and religiously sensitive decades-old temple-mosque land dispute in Ayodhya lasted. This was the second longest proceedings in the history of the Supreme Court which cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site, and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque
2,141
Number of trees cut by the then Maharashtra government amid protest by the environmentalist and activists to make a way for Mumbai metro car shed in Aarey colony. The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation cut the trees on the night of October 4 and October 5, 2019
60
That many hours did Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman spend in captivity of Pakistan after his aircraft was shot down in an aerial dogfight following the deadly attack on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy carrying security personnel
32,500
More than 32,500 cases of rape were registered with the police in 2017, about 90 a day, according to the most recent government data.
91
The number of times the State ordered a clampdown on internet services in the country in 2019. In fact, according to reports, Kashmir has been without internet for 134 days and counting, the longest internet blackout ever imposed by a democracy
6
Number of days it took for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to ban the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatics across the country following twin mosque shootings in Christchurch that killed 50 people.
16
The age of climate activist Greta Thunberg who has incited students across the globe to strike for the climate. Greta has become the global face of the growing youth movement against climate inaction since she started skipping school to protest outside Swedish Parliament in August 2018.
3
If it goes through – although it doesn’t seem likely at all -- Donald Trump will become only the third president in American history to be impeached by the United States House. Only two -- Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton -- have been impeached by the Congress.
87,000
The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, reported by the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research, the highest since 2010. That compares with 49,000 in the same period in 2018.
121
Number of Indian WhatsApp users -- which includes journalist, human rights activists and writers – whose privacy was breached using Pegasus spyware during a two-week period in May.
49
Number of CRPF jawans who were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama in a terror attack.
4.7
The length in km of the visa-free Kartarpur Corridor that connects the Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib (located in Punjab, India) and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur (in Punjab, Pakistan)
6
The number of launches by Indian Space Research Organisation in 2019
850
The number of years the Notre Dame cathedral stood tall before it was destroyed in a fire on April 15. By the time it was extinguished, the building's spire and most of its roof had been destroyed and its upper walls severely damaged; extensive damage to the interior was prevented by its stone vaulted ceiling, which largely contained the burning roof as it collapsed.

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