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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India underlined that its nationally determined contribution to fight climate change will help achieve the long-term goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2070
Data from quarterly PLFS rounds are available till the three months ended September 2022. Rural employment numbers, however, are released in the annual PLFS reports. These reports show tangible improvement on three key labour market statistics.
Around two-thirds of India’s population lived in rural areas in 2021, according to United Nations Population Division’s World Urbanisation Prospects, and around 47% of India’s workers were dependent on agriculture, according to the Periodic Labour Force Survey 2020-21
Agriculture accounts for about 15% of the GDP but employs more than 40% of Indian workers
Local surveys around the world have reflected shifts in the amounts of meat the average person consumes. What drives such dietary changes in India?
The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced dates for assembly elections to three states – Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura – on January 18.
China’s economic transformation from a poor Asian country to the world’s second largest economy is perhaps the most fascinating rags-to-riches story in the history of modern capitalism.
While markers such as the global average of temperature shown above tend to hide regional variations, a disaggregated analysis of temperature in 2022 shows that both the northern and southern hemispheres were the sixth warmest on record.
Even though India stopped conducting a detailed caste census after 1931, the census does count the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) population separately.
Large parts of north India are reeling under numbing cold with the mercury remaining below the freezing point at most places in Jammu and Kashmir. Is this winter really colder than what is normally the case? An HT analysis of the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) gridded database can answer some of these questions.
Among the 23 districts where Aravallis exist, Delhi, Gurugram, and Faridabad are the most urban.
As the New Year begins amid renewed hope, what will 2023 hold for the economy — both Indian and global?
Since the Covid-19 pandemic started in 2020, economies all around the world have learnt that they must balance lives and livelihood to survive.
The night was coldest in south Delhi’s Aya Nagar, with the minimum a sharp 4°C, while the day was coolest in southwest Delhi’s Jafarpur, which saw a maximum of just 11°C.
Updated on Dec 27, 2022 04:49 AM IST
ByJasjeev Gandhiok & Abhishek Jha
The rise in Covid-19 cases in neighbouring China now has the attention of the top authorities in India, including the prime minister and the union health minister. None of them has suggested any drastic measures yet (and rightly so), and only all advised pandemic-appropriate behaviour and more surveillance. There is good reason for this.
An HT analysis of data from China and India suggests that India is likely better protected than China. However, this analysis also shows that this fact will not remain true without dynamic action on the vaccination front.
Frost and snow gave way to a mild weather in the United Kingdom on Monday, a trend that is likely to persist up to Christmas, the country’s Met Office predicted . This has a parallel in India, where there has not been much or any snow in the Himalayas.
To be sure, while 2022 is in the top 20% coldest years by maximum temperature, it ends up on the warmer half when we look at the minimum temperature.
India has made remarkable progress in vaccinating people against Covid-19 since the beginning of the immunisation drive in January 2021. However, since September, when a free window for boosters was discontinued, it has faltered in this initiative.
Anecdotal accounts of the party’s campaign in Himachal Pradesh suggest that the Congress gained significantly because of its promise to restore Old Pension Scheme
Vote split alone cannot explain the results in Gujarat. It is likely the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the efficient campaign the BJP ran, helped it more than vote cutting did.
In winning Himachal Pradesh back, the Congress has merely repeated a pattern that has held since 1990
Did the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) act as a spoiler in the 2022 Gujarat elections? If it did, how much of an impact did it have on the Gujarat results? An HT analysis shows that the answer is not straightforward
Not only has the BJP added 29 seats to its previous all-time best of 127 seats in 2002, it has also beaten the record of 149 seats that the Congress achieved in the 1985 elections
While the Congress’s seat share to vote share ratio has increased significantly from 0.74 to 1.34 between 2017 and 2022, the BJP’s has fallen sharply from 1.33 to 0.85.
Is there a larger takeaway from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress victories in these two states?
Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:03 AM IST
ByRoshan Kishore and Abhishek Jha
The Congress party has established a lead over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections with around 80% of votes counted in the hill state until 12
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), that won on Wednesday, has a seat share of 54%, lower than the 66% seat share for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which won the elections in 2017
An analysis of the AAP’s seat share shows that in the Muslim-dominated assembly constituencies of North East Delhi and East Delhi parliamentary constituencies, the AAP has either lost seat share compared to 2017 or did not have a significant seat share to begin with
The Aam Admi Party (AAP) has secured a simple majority in the 2022 Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, winning 134 wards in the 250-ward corporation. By doing so, it has wrested the (erstwhile) three MCDs from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which won 181 out of the 272 wards in the MCD polls held in 2017.
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 02:11 PM IST
ByAbhishek Jha and Roshan Kishore