Statistics

  • World Cup 2014: Statistical 'Best XI' throws up surprises June 19, 2014

    A "Best XI" team based on a statistical analysis of the first round of World Cup matches, which ended with Russia's 11 draw with South Korea in Group H on Tuesday, has thrown up some surprising choices. None of the back four are household names and all play for teams not...
  • MP registers record agri growth at 24.99% in 201314 June 1, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh registered a record growth at 24.99 per cent in FY 201314 in the agriculture sector, including animal husbandry. The agriculture growth rate was 20.16 per cent in 201213 and 19.85 per cent in 201112 in the state, according to an official release issued on Sunday. "Madhya Pradesh has created...
  • India's economic growth remains subdued at 4.7 pc in 201314 May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: India's economic growth remained subdued at 4.7 per cent in 201314 and at 4.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of the financial year, mainly due to a decline in manufacturing and mining output. The country's economy, or gross domestic product (GDP), had expanded at 4.5 per...
  • Verdict 2014: Raje's Mission25 accomplished, BJP raises its vote share by 19% May 17, 2014

    Achieving its Mission25, BJP not only swept 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state but also raised its poll percentage by 19.04percent over the 2009 general elections, according to Election Commission statistics. BJP this time secured 55.614 per cent of the votes as against 36.57 percent in 2009. The voter turnout...
  • Industrial production in negative zone, dips 1.9 pc in February April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: After feeble signs of a recovery, industrial production once again slipped into negative territory and contracted 1.9 per cent in February due to poor performance in manufacturing, especially capital goods. Factory output as measured by the index of industrial production (IIP) showed a decline of 0.1 per cent during...
  • India's industrial output up 0.1 per cent in January March 12, 2014

    India's industrial output was higher by 0.1 per cent during January, as mining and electricity sectors performed marginally better, government data showed on Wednesday. Factory output measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) dropped by 0.6 percent in December, registering contraction for the third straight month. The cumulative growth...
  • Sachin Tendulkar in numbers: Interactive graph October 10, 2013

    Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday stunned the cricket world by announcing his retirement from international cricket after playing his 200th Test match in the home series against the West Indies in November 2013. The 40yearold Tendulkar contacted BCCI President N Srinivasan on Thursday and requested the board to release a statement...
  • Rahul Dravid quits competitive cricket: timeline of a legendary career October 6, 2013

    After retiring from all forms of international cricket in 2012, Rahul Dravid announced earlier this year that the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) will be his last tournament as a professional cricketer. And on this day, October 6, 2013, when Dravid makes his final appearance as a player, we look...
  • China lowers 2012 GDP growth rate to 7.7 pc September 2, 2013

    China's statistics authority, on Monday, lowered the country's growth rate for 2012 to 7.7 percent based on its preliminary verification. The revised gross domestic product (GDP) came in at 51.89 trillion yuan ($8.41 trillion), down 38 billion yuan from the preliminary calculation figure that put the annual rate at 7.8 percent,...
  • India's economic growth slumps to 4.4 per cent August 30, 2013

    India's economic growth slumped to 4.4 percent during the quarter ended June 30, due to poor showing of manufacturing, mining and agriculture sectors, government data showed on Friday. The manufacturing sector contracted by 1.2 percent while mining sector contracted by 2.8 percent. The growth of agriculture sector fell to 2.7 percent. The services...
  • Interactive graph: The most unsafe cities for women in India August 26, 2013

    Statistics from National Crime Records Bureau's Crime in India 2012 report plotted on a graph to highlight which Indian cities have the highest rate of reported crime against women. According to the statistics, amongst the 53 cities reporting the highest incidents of crimes against women, Vijaywada is the most unsafe...
  • Delhi records highest crimes among mega cities June 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The national capital has earned the dubious distinction of having the highest number of crimes reported among mega cities in the country. The highest number of complaints per 100 policemen was reported from Delhi (17.0) followed by Madhya Pradesh (14.7) and Chandigarh (10.1) against the national average of...
  • Delhi: Rape cases went up by 158 per cent in 2013 April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi has witnessed a surge in crime against women this year with rape cases recording 158 per cent rise while molestation and eveteasing incidents went up by 600 and over 700 per cent, respectively. According to statistics released by Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar on Monday, the national...
  • MP replaces Bihar as state with highest GDP growth March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh has dislodged Bihar from its number one position in terms of highest GDP growth. The provisional data released by the Central Statistical Organisation for the year gone by shows Bihar's growth in per capita income has also been a disappointment when compared to Madhya Pradesh. Bihar's GDP...
  • Govt revises downwards FY12 GDP to 6.2 pc January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday revised downward the economic growth for fiscal 201112 to 6.2 per cent from the earlier estimate of 6.5 per cent. However, as per the first revised estimates of National Income, Consumption Expenditure, Saving and Capital Formation, the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) for the fiscal...
  • Rapes in India rise by 873 per cent from 1953 December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The number of rapes in India shot up from 1953 to 2011 by a staggering 873 per cent, the CPIM's "People's Democracy" said in its latest edition released Thursday. "Sexual crimes against women have been rising alarmingly all across the country," the newspaper said in the wake of...
  • Delhi witnesses more rapes than the next five metros put together December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi lives up to its notoriety for being the most unsafe place for women, according to the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) statistics which gives figures for 2011. Other cities do not come remotely close. More rapes were reported from Delhi (572) than from Mumbai (221), Kolkata...
  • Why numbers may not be the right indicators for India November 8, 2012

    Gurgaon: A lot has been read into numbers when it comes to India's growth story. While India Inc has usually welcomed high percentage growth numbers as the highpoint of privatepublic partnership, downward revision of growth rate has invited brickbats from the industry and media alike. But numbers very often mask reality....
  • US elections: 169 million voters in $6 billion exercise November 5, 2012

    Washington: One of the largest electoral exercises in the world after India, the world's largest democracy, gets underway on Tuesday when 169 million American voters go to the polls to chose a president, a new House of Representatives, 33 senators and thousands of local officials at a whopping cost of...
  • Now, transgenders to be included in railway statistics August 11, 2012

    Mumbai: The Government Railway Police (GRP) has started a new website, displaying figures of the number of men, women and transgenders who have fallen victim to railway accidents. This is the first time that transgenders have been included in the GRP administration statistics. According to GRP officers, they have been asked...
  • Guwahati molestation just the tip of the iceberg July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: As the nation tries to come to terms with the shocking molestation of a minor girl in Guwahati who was also beaten by her molesters, national crime statistics show a rise in incidences of crime against women. According to the Union ministry of home affairs' compendium on crime...
  • Signature forgery: BJP wants EC probe against Pranab July 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJP on Monday filed a petition before the Election Commission asking it to probe the alleged signature forgery case involving Presidential hopeful Pranab Mukherjee. The BJP said that Pranab's signature on the resignation letter to the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) needed to be investigated. Showing Pranab's signature on a...
  • The Last Word: Are the allegations against Pranab credible? July 5, 2012

    Sangma's aides object to Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for president's post saying he is still the Chairman of Indian Statistical Institute. ...
  • Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Statistics July 4, 2012

    Paper I Probability Sample space and events, probability measure and probability space, random variable as a measurable function, distribution function of a random variable, discrete and continuoustype random variable probability mass function, probability density function, vectorvalued random variable, marginal and conditional distributions, stochastic independence of events and of random variables, expectation and...
  • Pranab does not hold office of profit: PK Bansal July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Rejecting PA Sangma's claim and objection, the government on Monday said that UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee resigned as Chairman of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) a week before he filed his nomination in the President's election and does not not hold any office of profit. ...
  • Unidentified bodies double in TN July 2, 2012

    Chennai: Each day last year, around 12 unidentified dead bodies piled up in governmentrun morgues around the states. At least, thats what the statistics compiled by the National Crime Records Bureaus Crimes in India would have us believe. Out of the 37,193 unidentified dead bodies that were recovered across the...
  • Strauss and Cook partnership joins 5,000 club May 29, 2012

    Nottingham: England captain Andrew Strauss and his opening partner Alastair Cook became only the fifth partnership in Test history to have put on more than 5,000 runs together here. They went past the landmark with a stand of 89 as England beat West Indies by nine wickets to win the...
  • IPL 5: The numbers game May 29, 2012

    Presenting a statistical analysis of the fifth season of the Indian Premier League. Winner Kolkata Knight Riders Runnersup Chennai Super Kings Lost in playoffs Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians Total matches 76 Won batting first 34 (45.95%) Won batting second 40 (54.05%) Highest totals 222/5 (20) CSK v DD, Chennai,...
  • Delhi's percapita income 3 times the national average April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The average income of Delhiites is expected to be Rs 1.75 lakh for the year 201112, almost 3 times the national average of around Rs 60,000, according a report by the state government's Directorate of Economics and Statistics. The figures came to light in the report titled "Estimates of...