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Divorce Rate in India Increasing

The divorce rate in India is increasing among the young married couples, according to a report in Hindustan times.

This is an unusual trend in a country where the divorce rate was just 1 in 1,000 ten years ago, and is still a relatively low 13 per 1,000 – as compared to the US average of 500 per 1,000. While India has no central or even state-wise registry of divorce data, family court officials say the number of divorce applications has doubled and even tripled in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Lucknow over the past five years

The reasons are

the waning influence of the family and joint family; the growing psychological and financial independence of women; late marriages resulting in a greater reluctance to compromise or change set ways and lifestyles.

These are some facts about the increasing divorce rate in India

1,667 cases of divorce were filed in Mumbai in 2014(till November 30, up from 5245 cases in 2010

8347 Divorce cases were filed in Kolkata in 2014 ( till November 30), a 350% increase from the 2,388 divorce cases in 2003

About 2000 Divorce Cases were filed in the Lucknow family court in 2014. Of these about 900 were filed by young couples married less than a year. In 2009, the number of the cases filed by young couples married less than a year was 300.

3 more family courts were opened in Bengaluru in 2013, to cater to demand to the total number increasing to six. There are 8,600 cases pending in the courts and 500 new cases are added every year.

Source: Hindustan Times


Digital, Social Media, Mobile and Internet Statistics India

Social Media, Mobile and internet usages is increasing in India. Here are facts about it.
According to Comscore Digital focus 2013 these are some facts from the report
At 73.9 million India’s is the 3rd Largest Online Population in the world, 2nd in Asia Pacific
•31% year-on-year growth makes India the fastest growing online population in Asia Pacific, 2nd in the world behind Brazil
•Non-PC traffic in India zooms ahead, grows from 10.9% to 14.2% in 2013
•75% of the Indian online population is under 35 yrs old
•Women aged 35-44 are the heaviest internet users among all age/gender groups
•Indian blogging audience grew 48%, close to 36 million. 26% blog traffic from Mobile and Tablets
•25% of PC screen time is spent on social, 86% Indian web users visit a social networking site
•On an average, 217 minutes are spent on Facebook every month by Indian users
•Myntra leads India’s online retail category in terms of users, Flipkart gets highest per-user engagement
•54,025,000 Indians watched online videos on their PC’s; 27% increase over a year

Here are three presentations which shows various trends and social media usages in India. The presentations gives the facts and statistics about digital, social media and mobile usage in India. Facebook, Twitter usage in India.

Social, Digital and Mobile in India 2014

Digital India Statistics 2014

India on Internet 2014


Internet & Social Media Usage among youth in India: Mcafee Report

youth internet usage trends india

McAfee’s Tweens, Teens & Technology Report 2014 was conducted through a survey administered across Indian online tweens aged 8-12 years old and teens aged 13-17 years old; comprising 711 male and 711 female respondents from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Pune.
This report points out dangerous trends and statistics among the Indian youth which should help to take the necessary steps by teachers and parents.
Necessary dose of internet usage
• 70% of online youth in India spend more than 5 hours on the internet in a normal week. Internet access is still predominantly desktop based (41%), however, 36% use laptops and 27% use smartphones
India’s youth are constantly connected
• In terms of social networking platforms, Facebook is by far the most popular site used (93%), followed by YouTube (87%) and WhatsApp (79%). o 10-12 year old social account users report higher daily access to Snapchat, Pinterest,
Tinder, Tumblr, and Vine than their teen counterparts, even though the minimum age to register to these social networking sites is 13 years.
• An eye opening trend is that half (52%) of India’s youth even access their social media accounts while at school; 57% being 8-12 years old v/s 47% 13-17 year old.
Too much information
• Youth often overshare what would be considered private information publicly, both intentionally and unintentionally. Despite majority (80%) of Indian youth being aware that their online activity can affect their identity, out of 90% who have done or posted something risky online, 70% have posted their contact details like email, phone, home address.
• Youth are becoming more trusting of the virtual world to familiarise themselves with unknown people, in spite of being aware that it is risky. 53% have met someone in person that they first met online. As a majority have interacted online with people they don’t know in person: 52 % Chatted during online gaming, 49% on TV show fan pages and 42% live tweeting celebrities and others during a live show.
• 63% of youth do not turn off their location or GPS services across apps, leaving their locations visible to strangers, and only 46% enable privacy settings on their social networking profiles to protect their content.

Finding social acceptance
• Two-thirds (66%) of youth in India say they feel more accepted on social media than they do in real life. 72% feel important or popular when they receive a lot of “likes” on the photos posted of themself on social media.
• Keeping up to the social pressure, 64% even admit to have tried reinventing themselves online by trying to appear older or creating a fake profile or posting photos that are not their own. Moreover, 46% say they would put themselves in danger to see more engagement/ activity on their posts (e.g., more likes, comments, shares or retweets).
Digital ignorance
• More than half claim that online risks do not apply to them and, therefore, lack concern about their online privacy: 55% think they are not old enough to worry about my identity being stolen and 51% say they don’t care about having privacy online.
Online behaviour driving offline consequences
• Unfortunately, social networks are causing a majority (88%) of Indian youth to experience negative situations in their offline lives: o 53% of youth have been involved in an argument because of something posted on
social media, 46% got into trouble at home or school as a result of being on a social network site.
• 34% of youth stated they regretted posting something online.
Hide and Don’t Seek: Youth would change their online behavior if they knew their parents were watching
• Although 70% of youth believe their parents trust them to do what is right online, 64% of young people in India still manage to hide their online behaviours from their parents and 61% think their parents can’t keep up with them when it comes to technology. 62% would still change their online behaviour if they knew their parents were watching.
• Despite significant efforts to discourage cyberbullying, and its negative effects, Two- thirds (66%) of youth in India have had some experience with cyber-bullying. o 36% of youth having been cyberbullied themselves. Of those who responded they
were cyberbullied, 46% responded it was due to appearance while 45% answered due their intelligence level. 40% stated religion/race was the driving factor.
• Of the 33% who say they have witnessed cyberbullying of others, 46% said the victims deleted their social media accounts and 42% said the victims became less social, underscoring its significant emotional impact.
• While the study reveals cyberbullying continues to represent a serious problem for youth, the 2014 survey found 57% of youth would not know what to do if they were harassed or bullied online.
Privacy concern
• Youth share a variety of fears regarding risks they face online, including: fear their privacy will be compromised (26%) and fear of being hacked (23%). Notably, these fears are greater than the fear of being cyberbullied (18%) or unpopular (12%).
Lack of parental involvement
• Only 46% say their parents have had a conversation with them about online safety. Others say their parents simply don’t care (52%).

Source: Media Release Mcafee


Breast Cancer in India

One person in India dies from cancer every 50 seconds. Hundreds of thousands more face surgery and years of treatment—driving a quarter of their households into poverty and making cancer the disease most likely to impoverish, according to the World Bank.
Breast cancer is gaining in alarming ways. A decade ago, it moved ahead of oral cancer, in which India ranks No. 1 worldwide, to become the country’s fastest-growing malignant disease. India will lose $20 billion in economic output from 2012 to 2030 as a result of breast cancer, the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston projects.
More than 115,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. The few treatment centers that track survival say 52% of breast cancer patients in India are alive after five years, a 2010 study published in The Lancet found. That pales in comparison with the 89% survival rate in the US and the 82% rate in China.
In India, breast cancer typically strikes women at age 45 to 50—more than a decade earlier than in the West.
Source: Livemint
India data

Disability in India: Facts and Figures

Disability in India

Census 2001 has revealed that over 21 million people in India as suffering from one or the other kind of disability. This is equivalent to 2.1% of the population. Among the total disabled in the country, 12.6 million are males and 9.3 million are females. Although the number of disabled is more in rural and urban areas. Such proportion of the disabled by sex in rural and urban areas. Such proportion has been reported between 57-58 percent for males and 42-43 percent females. The disability rate (number of disabled per 100,000 populations) for the country as whole works out to 2130. This is 2,369in the case of males and 1,874 in the case of females.

Five Types of Disabilities in India

Among the five types of disabilities on which data has been collected, disability In seeing at 48.5% emerges as the top category. Others in sequence are: In movement (27.9%), Mental (10.3%), In speech (7.5%), and In hearing (5.8%). The disabled by sex follow a similar pattern except for that the proportion of disabled females is higher in the category In seeing and In hearing.

Disability in India Statewise

Across the country, the highest number of disabled has been reported from the state of Uttar Pradesh (3.6 million). Significant numbers of disabled have also been reported from the state like Bihar (1.9 million), West Bengal (1.8million), Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra (1.6 million each). Tamil Nadu is the only state, which has a higher number of disabled females than males. Among the states, Arunachal Pradesh has the highest proportion of disabled males (66.6%) and lowest proportion of female disabled.

Disability in India NSSO 2002

At the all-India level, 45571 and 24731 households having at least one disabled person, selected from 4637 villages and 3354 urban blocks respectively, were surveyed. The number of disabled persons enumerated in rural and urban India was 49,300 and 26,679, respectively.

  • About 8.4 per cent and 6.1 per cent of the total estimated households in rural and urban India, respectively reported to have at least one disabled person.
  • The average size of these households was estimated to be 5.7 in both the sectors, which was significantly higher than the average household size in general.
  • The number of disabled persons in the country was estimated to be 18.49 million during July to December, 2002. They formed about 1.8 per cent of the total population.
  • About 10.63 per cent of the disabled persons suffered from more than one type of disabilities.
  • For every 100000 people in India, there were 1755 who were either mentally or physically disabled. Among the rural residents, the prevalence of disability was 1.85 per cent and that among the urban, it was 1.50 per cent. The rate for males was 2.12 and 1.67 per cent while that for females was 1.56 and 1.31 per cent in rural and urban India, respectively.
  • Among the different types of disabilities, the prevalence of locomotor disability was highest in the country – it was 1046 in the rural and 901 in the urban per 100000 persons. This was followed by visual disability and hearing disability.
  • About 69 persons per 100,000 were either born disabled or become disabled for some reasons in India during the last 365 days. The incidence rate was also observed to be higher among males than that among females.
    About 84 per cent of the mentally retarded and 82 per cent of the persons having speech disability were born with disability. For persons with other types of disability, they acquired disability during the course of life and it is largely associated with the old age.
  • About 13 per cent of the physically disabled were observed to be severely disabled as they could not take self-care even with aid/appliance.
  • About 47 per cent of the disabled were never married. The situation is worst among the mentally retarded..
    About 55 per cent of the disabled in India were illiterate and about 9 per cent completed ‘secondary and above’ level of education.
  • Out of 1000 disabled persons, only 15 to 35 completed any vocational course and of them, 74 to 80 per cent in non-engineering stream.
  • The current enrolment ratio per 1000 disabled persons of age 5-18 years in the ordinary school was higher in the rural than in the urban – 475 and 444, respectively for the two sectors.
  • About 11 per cent of disabled persons of age 5 – 18 years were enrolled in the special schools in the urban as compared to even lessthan 1 per cent in the rural.
  • About 26 per cent of the disabled persons were employed. The proportion of employed among the mentally retarded was the lowest at 6 per cent.
  • About 37 per cent of the disabled (age 5 +) as a whole were working before the onset of disability.
  • The survey reveals that about 3 per cent of the disabled were living alone and 5 per cent lived with their spouse only.

Source:  Highlights from Report No. 485 (58/26/1)
Disabled Persons in India
NSS 58 th round
((July – December 2002)


Suicide Deaths in India 2012

According to the latest Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India Annual Report 2012 these are facts about the Suicide deaths in India and the causes of Suicide deaths in India.

Suicide Deaths in India Per Day

242 Suicides by Male per day

129 Suicides by Female per day out of which 60 were House-wives

84 Suicides per day due to Family problems

69 Suicides per day due to Illness

11 Suicides per day due to Love Affairs

6 Suicides per day due to Poverty and 5 due to Dowry Dispute

6 Suicides per day due to Failure in Examination

6 Suicides per day due to Bankruptcy

5 Suicides per day due to Unemployment

140 Suicides per day in the age group 0-29 years

135 Suicides per day in the age group 30-44 years

105 Suicides per day in the age group 45 years


suicide deaths in India

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Source: NCRB

India Census 2011

Literacy Rate of India 2011

Literacy rate of India in 2011 is 74.04%. The Male literacy rate is 82.14% and Female literacy rate is 65.46% according to Census 2011.
Among the Indian states, Kerala has the highest literacy rate 93.91% and then Mizoram 91.58%.
Among the Union Territories, Lakshadweep has the highest literacy rate of 92.28%.
Bihar has the lowest literacy rate in India with 63.82% .
The Male literacy is highest in Lakshadweep 96.11% and Kerala 96.02%.
The Female literacy is highest in Kerala 91.98% and Mizoram 89.40%.
Lowest male literacy is in Bihar 73.39%.
Lowest female literacy is in Rajasthan 52.66%.

Here is the table of Male and female literacy rate

India Census 2011

Kerala Population 2011

Kerala Population is 3,33,87,677, according to Census 2011.
Most Populous Districts in Kerala
Malappuram – 41,10,956
Thiruvananthapuram- 33,07,284
Ernakulam- 32,79,860
Thrissur -31,10,327
Kozhikode- 30,89,543

Here is the data table for population of Kerala and Districts.

Infant mortality

32 out of 1000 infants died in the first 28 day

In 2011, 30% of global neonatal deaths occured in India
3 main causes of Neonatal deaths in India are Prematurity,Intrapartum-related complications,infections
In 2010, 32 out of 1000 infants died in the first 28 days of life.


Glaring facts about Crime against Women in India

Crime against women in India is increasing daily. Here are some glaring facts about crime against women in India from the latest National Crime report 2011.