Abhishek Jha is a data journalist. He analyses public data for finding news, with a focus on the environment, Indian politics and economy, and Covid-19.
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The SP’s performance has been largely consistent in terms of vote share, unlike the Congress which has seen a long-term decline in vote share barring 2009.
India’s snow pack has been the lowest in satellite records since 2000-01 on every day starting November 13
Both in terms of victory margin and vote share, Sonia Gandhi reached the peak of her electoral career in the 2006 by-election to the Rae Bareli seat in UP
A mindless expansion of MSP operations without a critical look at their existing structure can do more bad than good.
India's urban unemployment rate dropped to 6.5% in Q4 2023, the lowest since Q2 2018. However, concerns remain over the quality of jobs as unpaid employment increased.
One reason IMD scientists cited for low snowfall this winter was that strong western disturbances were not arriving over India.
One way to answer this question is to look at how much the BJP will have to gain compared to previous elections to achieve this target.
In terms of numbers, the average factory in the ASI sample frame is much bigger and the number of average workers per factory higher at 54.4 in 2021-22, compared to 50.3 in 2020-21 and 53 in 2019-20
Western disturbances have helped bring rain and snow to north-western India since the last week of January.
The capital spending in 2024-25 will be ₹11,11,111 crore, a number which is more like an auspicious figure than a hard-headed budgetary allocation.
This two-part data journalism series seeks to evaluate the economic performance of the Narendra Modi government which has been in office for 10 years
Historical average shows that this time of the year, more than half of J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and almost all of Ladakh should be covered with snow
Pulses are an important source of protein in non-meat-eating households
According to the NSSO survey, the average religious or pilgrimage trip generated a bill of ₹2,717 in 2014-15. This is the third-lowest bill
The run-up to the inauguration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya has generated discussions on the economic potential of religious tourism in India
Government surveys such as the Periodic Labour Force Survey suggest that 75% of India's 14-18 year olds live in rural areas
An HT analysis of satellite data suggests that fires in the two hill states and Jammu & Kashmir are unprecedented this January
With the BJP becoming a dominant party, a lot of the non-SC support, and perhaps even non-Jatav SC support the BSP enjoyed, has gone back to the BJP
Sea surface temperatures are important because sea temperature is among the big drivers of global climate
While there is still some distance to go before the 1.5°C target is breached, 2023 is the biggest step towards that target in the 10-year and 30-year averages
Data shows that temperatures have dropped suddenly in the last week, which might have created a perception of it suddenly being cold in some parts of India.
Here is what data on road accidents and their treatment within the criminal justice system tells us.
The 1.5-degree threshold is among the key objectives of the Paris Agreement, and considered crucial to prevent irreversible damages because of global warming
This is the final part of a four-part data journalism series on the key trends seen in the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS).
This is the 3rd part of a four-part data journalism series on key trends in Periodic Labour Force Survey. The 4th will show changes in India’s rural job market.
This is the second part of a four-part data journalism series on the key trends seen in the Periodic Labour Force Survey.
This is the first of a four-part data journalism series on the key trends seen in the Periodic Labour Force Survey
The extreme rain has only helped bridge its deficit in Tamil Nadu just before the season’s official end
The BJP’s record in the last two Lok Sabha elections continues to be better than its performance in state elections in most cases
A strong El Niño prevailing currently means that this warming is likely to continue