Data Intelligence Unit

Supreme Court says all women are entitled to safe abortions even as unsafe terminations prevail

As the Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgement on Thursday on a woman’s right to abortion, India Today's Data Intelligence Unit analysed what the data and trends on abortion in India show.

Why instances of stubble burning haunt Delhi-NCR

Three years of continuous decline followed by a spike yet again since 2020 — this has been the trend of farm fires in the last five years in Punjab and Haryana, the two states known for high agricultural productivity.

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DIU Video: Rainfall forecast for next 48 hours

After rain through the night and early Friday morning, areas around Delhi and western Uttar Pradesh are likely to see more precipitation in the next 48 hours, according to India Meteorological Department forecasts. Delhi recorded more than half of the total rainfall of September in the last 24 hours.

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Video DIU: Heavy rainfall areas in last 24 hours

Towards the fag end of the monsoon season, areas around Delhi and western Uttar Pradesh were lashed with heavy rains on September 22.  Waterlogging in several areas led to traffic disruptions.  India Meteorological Department has predicted more rain in the region over the weekend.

How global interest rate hike may put price pressure on Indian govt, people

Higher interest rates in the US attract investors and the emerging economies come at a risk of witnessing capital outflow.

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DIU Video: Continent-wise Spread of Coronavirus

Led by a sharp decline in Asia, Covid cases witnessed a drop of 5 per cent globally in the week ending September 15 compared to the previous week. However, the number of weekly deaths is close to what was the case in March 2020.

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DIU Video: India's Covid-19 Snapshot

The Covid situation in India seems well under control now, with daily cases well below 10,000 for days and deaths dropping below 20. However, the test positivity rate too has declined to less than 2 per cent. The WHO chief too has expressed hope that the end of pandemic is in sight.

Floods are shifting and becoming fatal, we should be worried

As per India Meteorological Department data, Bengaluru received five to seven times the average rainfall in the last week of August and the first week of September.

As India awaits 5G speed, a look at where telecom services stand right now

India has three major telecom companies, Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea, and the onus for 5G services implementation lies with them. Reliance Jio is the market leader with 36 per cent market share.

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DIU Video: Pakistan's Largest Lake Overflowing

Pakistan's largest freshwater lake Manchar that lies west of the flooded Indus River is overflowing. The incident has affected more than 1 lakh people in surrounding areas. Natural and manmade breaches have led the lake to overflow.

India now sees fewer murders and dowry deaths. What does it indicate?

According to data by the National Crime Records Bureau, murders and dowry deaths have come down in the last five years.

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Video DIU: Overflowing Indus River behind massive Pakistan floods

Flood in Pakistan that has claimed over 1200 lives so far has mostly affected Sindh, along with Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The number of destroyed houses doubled since last week to over 4.36 lakh.

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