SURVEYS

  • Nearly half of Americans threatened by earthquakes Yesterday

    Washington: Nearly half of Americans 150 million people are threatened by possibly damaging ground shaking from earthquakes, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have warned. More than 143 million Americans living in the 48 contiguous states are exposed to potentially damaging ground shaking from earthquakes, with as many as 28 million people...
  • USGS says predicting earthquakes impossible, scientists have no way of knowing when the next one will strike Yesterday

    New Delhi: The devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake and a series of aftershocks that have rocked Nepal along with parts of North and East India have led to panic among the general public. To add to their woes several rumours are doing the rounds claiming massive quakes will hit India soon. But...
  • Amendment proposed in Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India has proposed to amend the Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act, 2010, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. In his reply to a question, Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said that the process of reviewing the Act has commenced. Replying to another question, he...
  • India's investment climate better than BRIC peers: EY survey 1 week ago

    New Delhi: India has "better investment climate" than other BRIC nations even as regulatory and tax system-related challenges are impacting immediate investment plans, says a survey of top executives of German companies. More than 90 CEOs and CFOs from leading German high-tech companies participated in the survey done by global consultancy...
  • Survey to find out condition of women in mental asylums April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has commissioned a survey to determine the condition of women who are abandoned by their family members in mental asylums to deprive them of property rights. The Women and Child Development Ministry has asked National Commission for Women (NCW) to do a survey on the number...
  • Five farmers commit suicide in last 15 days due to crop damage crisis April 1, 2015

    In Madhya Pradesh five farmers have committed suicide in the past 15 days due to a poor harvest. In 4000 villages, 4 lakh hectares of wheat, rabi and mustard have been destroyed. The state government has asked the Centre for time till the 5th of April to submit a survey...
  • Modi pips Xi Jinping in handling domestic, international affairs: Survey March 19, 2015

    Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pipped Chinese President Xi Jinping to secure the top rank in handling domestic and international affairs in a global survey conducted by a Chinese firm. In the China's National Image Global Survey 2014, conducted in nine countries - the US, UK, Australia, Japan, South...
  • Teenagers don't estimate the possible risks of posting personal information on social media: Study March 18, 2015

    New York: Most teenagers upload personal information on the social media networks like Facebook without considering the risks involved, says a study. Researchers from the Pennsylvania State University found that they were not really thinking at all while posting private pictures or information, or at least were not thinking like most...
  • No eye contact biggest mistake during job interview: Survey March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Most of the employers within five minutes of an interview can figure out if a candidate is fit for the job and majority of them consider failing to make eye contact as the biggest body language mistake made by the applicant, says a survey. According to the survey...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 27, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Food subsidies need overhaul to curb losses: Economic Survey February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: India's food subsidy regime needs to be overhauled with direct cash transfers to rein in losses in the public distribution of dietary staples to the poor, the Economic Survey said on Friday. The Economic Survey, the basis for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's 2015/16 budget on Saturday, said reform of...
  • Key highlights of Economic Survey 2014-15 February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: The survey prepared by the finance ministry's chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian on the state of Indian economy was released ahead of Saturday's Union Budget announcement for 2015/16 fiscal year that begins on April 1. Centre forecast GDP growth of over 8 per cent (y/y) in the 2015/16 fiscal...
  • Jaitley presents Economic Survey, states India an attractive destination for long-term investment February 27, 2015

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tables the Economic Survey for FY 2014-15 ahead of the Union Budget. A growth rate of over 8 per cent is expected for the coming year. According to an Economic Survey the growth in 2014-15 is largely driven by domestic demand. ...
  • Economic Survey 2014-15: 'Scope for big bang reforms' as growth pegged at 8 per cent for next year February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Economic Survey 2014-15, tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Friday, pegs a growth rate of over 8 per cent for the next financial year while inflation has declined by over 6 percentage points since late 2013. "There is scope for big bang reforms now," said Jaitley...
  • Live: Economic Survey tabled in Parliament, GDP growth to be above 8%, inflation falls February 27, 2015

    The Centre presents the economic survey in the Parliament a day before the Union budget. The survey reflects the government's thoughts on the state of the economy. ...
  • Tourism minister Mahesh Sharma pays surprise visit to Taj Mahal February 25, 2015

    Agra: Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma paid a surprise visit to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday evening, to look into the issues ailing the structure, following a directive from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was accompanied by union minister of state for human resource development Ram Shankar Katheria and local tourism...
  • Mumbai foodies prefer vegetarian snacks February 5, 2015

    Mumbai: When it comes to snacking, most foodies here prefer them to be vegetarian, says a study. As many as 69.66 percent of Mumbai people prefer vegetarian snacks, with only 13 percent choosing non-vegetarian snacks, said a survey conducted by corporate quick service restaurant chain Jumboking. The survey, conducted on around 315...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 4, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Modi rubbishes AAP internal survey, says wind blowing decisively in BJP's favour February 4, 2015

    During his rally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took a dig at surveys ahead of the February 7 polls that predicted the Aam Aadmi Party having an advantage. ...
  • Modi government to present its second Union Budget on February 28 January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will present its second General Budget on February 28 while the Economic Survey will be out a day earlier on February 27. The Railway Budget will be unveiled on February 26, four days after the start of Parliament's Budget Session. The session will start...
  • India world's second most trusting nation, says survey January 20, 2015

    Davos: Moving up the ranks, India has emerged as the second most trusting country in the world in terms of faith reposed on its institutions even as globally trust levels have fallen, says a survey. As the world's rich and powerful gather in the Swiss resort of Davos, a study...
  • Strong earthquake shakes southern Philippines December 29, 2014

    Manila: A strong earthquake shook parts of the southern and central Philippines on Monday, frightening people but causing no serious damage or injuries, officials said. The US Geological Survey said the earthquake measured magnitude 6.1 and struck at a depth of 38 kilometres. Government seismologist Jane Punongbayan said it was...
  • India's birth rate declines December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: India's birth rate declined by 0.2 points with Kerala registering the lowest in 2013, according latest official data. "The Crude Birth Rate (CBR) at the national level during 2013 stands at 21.4, a decline of 0.2 points over 2012. "The maximum CBR has been reported in Bihar (27.6)...
  • Over 50 per cent of farming households indebted: Survey December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: More than 50 per cent of the families engaged in farm activities were indebted in 2012-13 crop year (July-June), a survey said. "About 52 per cent of the agricultural households in the country were estimated to be indebted. Among the major states, Andhra Pradesh had the highest share...
  • Complaint filed against Google maps for wrong depiction of India's boundaries December 14, 2014

    The Survey of India has filed a complaint with police against Google Maps for alleged wrong depiction of India's international boundaries. ...
  • Survey of India files complaint against Google maps for wrong depiction of India's boundaries December 13, 2014

    Dehradun: Survey of India on Saturday filed a complaint with police against Google maps for alleged wrong depiction of India's international boundaries. Dalanwala Police station in charge Anil Kumar Joshi said that the Survey of India, in its complaint, said that Google maps is depicting India's international boundaries in a "wrong"...
  • Alibaba founder Jack Ma richest Asian: Survey December 13, 2014

    Beijing: Jack Ma, the founder of China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba, has been ranked as Asia's richest person by a Bloomberg survey published on Friday. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the 50-year-old Ma, with a net worth of $28.6 billion, surpassed Li Ka-shing, the Hong Kong property and ports tycoon,...
  • Maharashtra CM orders probe against Ajit Pawar, Sunil Tatkare in irrigation scam December 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday gave a green signal to the states anti-corruption bureau to conduct an open enquiry against former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and state Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sunil Tatkare in the irrigation scam. The Maharashtra Irrigation scam was a government scam which...
  • Mobile phone a basic need for most unmarried Indians: Survey December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: If one goes by a survey, most single Indians can't do without their mobile phones. The survey, by online matrimony platform www.shaadi.com, was conducted on a total of 6,500 respondents in the age group of 23 to 35 years, to understand how crucial a mobile phone is for unmarried...
  • Mumbai has emerged as the favourite Indian city: Survey November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Mumbai has emerged as the favourite Indian city, while the national capital secured the second position, according to a survey conducted by a travel magazine. Conde Nast Traveller India conferred the 'Favourite Indian City' title to Mumbai after a year long survey among its readers and awarded the...