Sep 122016
India becomes world’s second largest country to send students abroad: Study

India is the world’s second largest country to send students abroad for higher education, next only to China, which bags the first place considering the large number of students it sends abroad annually while Canada continues to be a favourite study destination among students aspiring to study abroad. China had sent 7.5 lakh students abroad […]

Sep 122016
In India, only 24% of Facebook users are women

Only 24% of Facebook users in India are female. This skewed gender ratio on the social networking site falls in line with most other trends of internet usage in the country. Experts say this only illustrates the barriers women in India face in accessing technology and information. Just last year, Facebook touched 125 million users […]

Sep 032016
Maharashtra emerges top performer in overall competitiveness: Study

Maharashtra has emerged as the top performer in overall competitiveness in a study by the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI). According to the study, Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu are the top three states for overall competitiveness, followed by Gujarat, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Kerala and Haryana. States ranking at the bottom include […]

Sep 032016
Majuli names world's largest river island

Majuli Island on the Brahmaputra in Assam was declared the largest river island in the world, toppling Marajo in Brazil, by Guinness World Records. The river island covers an area of around 880 sqkm. According to Guinness World Records, the island lost around one-third of its area in the last 30-40 years due to frequent […]

Sep 012016
India retains its position as the third largest investor in Britain

India has retained its position as the third largest investor in Britain, according to official figures released by the UK government. The US remains the biggest source of inward investment, accounting for 570 projects, and China grabs the second spot with 156 projects. The latest investment figures come as a boost following the Brexit vote […]

Aug 222016
Delhi becomes now fifth-largest in passenger vehicle sales

Delhi has become the fifth-largest market in passenger vehicle sales, pipping Kerala, where sales have dampened as remittance income gets dented due to the challenging economic conditions in the Middle East owing to low crude prices. According to the recent report, While sales in Kerala grew about 2% to 1,95,400 units in FY16, Delhi registered […]