Daily Chart: Data Wise

'Other' concern
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'Other' concern

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Unemployed or Underemployed
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Unemployed or Underemployed

More than 470 million people worldwide are currently unemployed or underemployed, finds a report by ILO. The 285 million underemployed comprise those who work less than they want to (time-related underemployment) and ones who have given up searching for work or otherwise lack access to the labour market (potential labour force)…

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Drinking water
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Drinking water

Do householders in India still have to go afar to fetch their drinking water supply? Yes, but things appear to be improving. Nearly six in 10 rural households in 2018 had their drinking water supply within premises compared with four in 10 in 2012. But, still, 40% rural and 20% urban households have to step out to get potable water…

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Doom Air
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Doom Air

More than 83,000 people have lost their lives in 3,200-plus aviation accidents since 1946, according to data compiled by Aviation Safety Network. Last year, 20 accidents with 283 fatalities were reported. Last year was the seventh safest ever by the number of fatal accidents and the third safest in terms of fatalities; in terms of fatal accidents per-million flights, 2019 was the fifth safest year. A snapshot…

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Wine Leaders
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Wine Leaders

The global wine industry’s annual revenue generation is around $370 billion. Here’s a look at the countries that have the biggest economic footprints linked to the trade and consumption of wine...

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 Coal Power
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Coal Power

Nearly 2,500 coal power stations* with a combined capacity of more than 2,000 GW are operating worldwide, according to data compiled by Global Energy Monitor. China, the country with more than a 1,000 power stations, accounts for 48% of the total world coal power capacity...

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How’s the Economy Doing…
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How’s the Economy Doing…

Executives in Latin America are the most sanguine about current economic conditions in their countries, according to McKinsey’s latest quarterly survey of top business executives. For the second quarter in a row, nearly eight in 10 respondents in India say conditions have worsened, and about six in 10 in developing markets say the same…

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Road Injury Deaths
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Road Injury Deaths

In 2017, nearly 2.2 lakh people died as a result of road injuries. Road injuries was the leading cause of premature deaths among young males in the country and the second leading cause for males and females combined, according to a study published in The Lancet Public Health journal. Pedestrians and motorcyclists accounted for over half of all road injury deaths in the country, higher than the global average…

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Science & Tech Articles: India 3rd
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Science & Tech Articles: India 3rd

China and India have increased their share of the growing world output of peer-reviewed science and engineering (S&E) journal articles and conference papers. China produced 5% of global output in 2000 and grew to 21% in 2018; India’s share rose from 2% to 5% during this period…

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  Household Size
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Household Size

The size and composition of households worldwide often vary by religious affiliation. Muslims live in the biggest households (6.4 people), followed by Hindus (5.7), and Christians (4.5), according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data from 130 countries and territories…

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Chocolate lovers
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Chocolate lovers

Chocoholics — where do they live? Switzerland is the world’s top consumer in per-capita terms, with Austria and Germany close behind…

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Mobile Time
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Mobile Time

People around the world are spending a large proportion of their online time on mobiles, and it is rising, according to a Comscore report…

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Invisible Births
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Invisible Births

Births of one in four children below the age of five, or some 166 million children, globally, have never been officially recorded. An analysis of Unicef data from 174 countries shows that in 10 years, the proportion of children registered globally is up from 63% to 75%. Much of this improvement is because of progress in S Asia, particularly in Bangladesh, India and Nepal… Of these 166m children, half live in just five countries: India, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Pakistan & DR Congo - share of under-five children whose births are not registered.

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Mobile Video Quality
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Mobile Video Quality

Mobile video quality varies vastly across countries, and a faster download speed doesn’t necessarily translate into a better video experience, an Open-signal analysis of mobile video streaming in 100 countries has found. In as many as 28 countries, including the US and India, video experience on mobiles was rated ‘fair’, while in 35 countries, users enjoyed ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ experience…


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Weather Bomb
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Weather Bomb

Fiercer weather and worsening wildfires drove more than 20 million people a year from their homes over the last decade. Seven of the top 10 countries with the highest displacement by proportion of their population were developing island states, largely in the Pacific and the Caribbean. However, around 80% of all people forced from their homes by weather disasters over the last decade were in Asia…

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Migrant Diary
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Migrant Diary

India continues to be the largest country of origin of international migrants (17.5 million), followed by Mexico and China (11.8 million and 10.7 million, respectively), while the US (home to 50.7 million migrants) remains the top destination country, according to the latest World Migration Report…

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(In)active Children
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(In)active Children

Globally, the prevalence of insufficient physical activity slightly decreased in boys between 2001 and 2016 (from 80% to 78%), but there was no change over time in girls (remaining around 85%)…

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Slash Emissions
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Slash Emissions

Global emissions need to fall by 7.6% every year until 2030 to limit global temperature rises to 1.5° C, the UN said on Tuesday in its annual assessment on greenhouse gases…

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Cost of terror
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Cost of terror

The global economic impact of terrorism in 2018 amounted to $33 billion, a decline of 38% from the level a year earlier. Afghanistan was most affected in terms of economic cost, equivalent to 19.4% of its GDP, an increase of 7 percentage points from 2017.

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Child survival rates
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Child survival rates

Child mortality worldwide has fallen steeply over the past 30 years. In 1990, more than 12.5 million children died before their fifth birthday. By 2018, this number had fallen to just above five million, a reduction of about 60%. Put another way, in 1990, 1 in 11 children did not reach age 5; now, the ratio is 1 in 26…

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HC Judge Count
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HC Judge Count

The government has made 478 appointments of high court judges in the last five years, yet a 40% gap still exists between the sanctioned and working strength of HC judges, according to data released by law ministry in the Lok Sabha…

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CCTV Surveillance
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CCTV Surveillance

Cities in China are under the heaviest CCTV* surveillance in the world, according to a Comparitech analysis of 120 cities worldwide. However, residents living in cities across the US, the UK, Australia, the UAE and India also find themselves under watch...

Time in Port
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Time in Port

A shorter time in port is a positive indicator of a port’s efficiency and trade competitiveness. In 2018, the median time a ship spent in port during one port call was 23.5 hours (0.97 days). In general, dry bulk carriers spent 2.05 days during a port call, almost three times the median time of a container ship

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Renewables shining
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Renewables shining

Renewable power capacity is set to expand by 50% between 2019 and 2024, led by solar PV, according to IEA. This increase of 1,200 GW is equivalent to the total installed power capacity of the US today. Solar PV alone accounts for almost 60% of the expected growth, with onshore wind representing one-quarter…

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Remittance growth slows
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Remittance growth slows

Remittance flows to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are expected to increase 4.7% to reach $551 billion this year, according to latest World Bank data. Remittance growth this year is much lower than 8.6% recorded in 2018, mainly because of slowdown in source countries, weaker oil prices and exchange rate variations…

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20 most profitable companies
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20 most profitable companies

HowMuch.net uses data from Fortune to illustrate how much profit top global companies actually rake in on a daily basis…

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Ultra rich: Muted growth
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Ultra rich: Muted growth

The size of the world’s ultra high net worth (UHNW) population — individuals with $30m or more in net worth — increased by 0.8% to 265,490 people in 2018, a marked slowdown from a year earlier. Their combined wealth declined by 1.7% to $32.3 trillion, implying a modest fall in average net worth. The top countries…

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Food loss estimate
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Food loss estimate

Globally, around 14% of the world’s food is lost from production before reaching the retail level, says a new FAO report…

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Not growing well
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Not growing well

Globally, at least one in three children under the age of 5 is stunted, wasted or overweight, Unicef has revealed in its flagship report released on Tuesday. The map below shows the situation is alarming in South and Southeast Asia, and Africa…

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Cost of obesity
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Cost of obesity

Almost one in four people in OECD countries is currently obese, says a new report. These countries spend 8.4% of their total health budget on treating obesity-related diseases, equivalent to about $311 billion, or $209 per capita per year…

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Plastic trash exporters
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Plastic trash exporters

Which country tops in exporting plastic waste? According to a Statista analysis of the UN Comtrade data, Japan shipped the most abroad last year, followed by the US and Germany…

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Employment Profile
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Employment Profile

Globally, the self-employed and micro- and small enterprises account for the largest share of total employment. A comparison of the different regions shows that the share of self-employment in total employment is highest in South Asia (67%), according to an ILO report…

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Adding 175 GW
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Adding 175 GW

The new and renewable energy ministry has trashed a recent Crisil report that stated India might miss the renewable energy target by 42%, asserting that the country’s clean power capacity by 2022 will exceed the targeted 175 GW…

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Childhood obesity
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Childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is expected to increase in the coming decade. According to the World Obesity Federation’s Atlas of Childhood Obesity, China, India and the US are expected to have the highest number of obese children globally in absolute terms by 2030, though smaller countries (Cook Islands, Kiribati and Micronesia) will be more at risk...

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N-push and climate change
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N-push and climate change

Nuclear power contributes around one-third of all lowcarbon electricity, and some 10% of the total global power output. In terms of avoiding greenhouse emissions, that’s the equivalent of taking 400 million cars off the road every year. Advocates of N-power argue this form of energy can help address climate change concerns in a big way…

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Cotton on
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Cotton on

Cotton is the most abundantly produced natural fibre in the world. In clothing, linens, furniture, mattresses, vehicles, and much more, cotton is always around us. Here are some interesting facts…

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Countries with most teachers
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Countries with most teachers

Worldwide, there is large variation across countries in the number of teachers relative to the children population. According to data compiled by ILOSTAT, while Denmark has 253 teachers for every 1,000 children under age 15, Tanzania has only 2...

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Elderly Workers
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Elderly Workers

Australia tops a ranking of 102 countries with the largest share of discouraged jobseekers* aged 65 and above, according to ILOSTAT. Chile, Singapore and Guatemala follow, and, perhaps surprisingly, Finland…

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Parents: Gender Balance
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Parents: Gender Balance

Parents: Gender Balance

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OECD Asylum Traffic Falls
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OECD Asylum Traffic Falls

Asylum applications to OECD countries decreased to 1.09 million in 2018, 35% fewer than the record high of 1.65 million requests registered in both 2015 and 2016. Most asylum seekers came from Afghanistan, followed by Syria, Iraq and Venezuela. Because of the drop in asylum applications, the number of registered refugees also declined, falling by 28%…

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Warming Impact on Fishing
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Warming Impact on Fishing

Cod, sole and plaice might be regulars on European dinner tables, but as climate change heats the oceans, common species are heading to cooler northern waters — with profound potential consequences for fish stocks and consumers, according to a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…

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Education Pays More in Cities
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Education Pays More in Cities

Returns from an additional year of schooling in the form of higher wages are greater in larger cities (in India, Indonesia, Philippines and Pakistan) than in smaller cities and rural areas, suggesting that large cities place a higher value on human capital…

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Biggest Bankruptcies
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Biggest Bankruptcies

Thomas Cook is the latest European travel company to file for administration or go through liquidation in the past decade. Other high-profile cases involved Monarch Airlines in October 2017 and, more recently, construction company Carillion, which collapsed in 2018. Here’s a list of the world’s biggest bankruptcies…

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Child deaths coming down…
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Child deaths coming down…

Tremendous progress in child survival has been made over the past two decades. And, yet, one child or young adolescent died every five seconds in 2018…

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Private role in farm R&D
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Private role in farm R&D

By the late 2000s, the private sector accounted for about one-quarter of total agricultural R&D spending in China, India and Bangladesh. The increases in private R&D spending helped raise the agricultural research intensity (the ratio of R&D to GDP) in these countries, says a World Bank study…

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Global Household Wealth Down
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Global Household Wealth Down

Household wealth (excluding property) in the world’s 53 largest countries fell slightly last year, in a first since the financial crisis of 2008, German insurance giant Allianz said in its annual global wealth report. The value of people’s bank deposits, pension savings and stock investments dropped 0.1% year-onyear in 2018, to around €172.5 trillion ($190.6 trillion). Emerging economies saw a sharper fall in financial assets than developed nations, with a 3.4% slump in China largely to blame…

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Oil Reserves
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Oil Reserves

Globally proven oil reserves totalled 1,730 billion barrels at the end of 2018, with the largest chunk located in Venezuela. The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) holds 71.8% of the total reserves…

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Out of School
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Out of School

Last year, 258.4 million children, adolescents and youth were out of school — that is one-sixth of the global population of this age group. This number is 3.4 million lower than the number of out-of-school children reported in 2018. As in the previous years, sub-Saharan Africa remains the region with the highest outof-school rates for all age groups…

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Unsafe healthcare
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Unsafe healthcare

Millions of patients are harmed due to unsafe healthcare worldwide, resulting in 2.6 million deaths annually in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) alone, according to WHO. Most of these deaths are avoidable…

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Safe Cities
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Safe Cities

Tokyo continues to be rated as the world’s safest city, not only in personal security but in terms of other parameters such as health & infrastructure security as well, according to the latest EIU Safe Cities Index…

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