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    Rajasthan's Health Minister Wrong On Infant Mortality Rate Claim

    Mumbai: The Rajasthan government has reduced the state's infant mortality rate (IMR) to 5.55% in 2019 compared to 7.62% in 2014, claimed the state's health minister, Raghu Sharma, on December 31, 2019. This is incorrect and does not concur with the latest government data, FactChecker.in found. The figure stated by the minister is not the state's IMR. It is the...

    • a week ago
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    UP Has Highest Crime Against Women & Is Worst On Girls' Education: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. She's Partly Right

    Mumbai: Uttar Pradesh has the most crime against women and is the worst in terms of girls' education, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, general secretary of the Indian National Congress, tweeted on December 17, 2019. ये बात बहुत परेशान करने वाली है। एक तरफ...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Minister Javadekar's Coal Tax Claim True, But Less Than 20% Has Gone Into Clean Energy & Environment Projects

    Mumbai: "We have put carbon tax on coal production at the rate of $6 per tonne," Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar, said on December 10, 2019, while delivering India's statement at the 25th session of the Conference of Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    2019: The Year In Five Fact-Checks

    Mumbai: The year 2019 saw claims made on a range of issues from India's crime statistics to Delhi's battle against dengue, and from development indicators of Jammu and Kashmir to cases against Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Pragya Thakur. FactChecker.in is India's first dedicated fact-checking initiative, set up in 2013 to scrutinise for veracity and context statements made by individuals in...

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    Minister Smriti Irani Claims Success On Cooking Gas Provision In Jharkhand, But State Has 3rd Lowest Coverage & Refill Consumption

    Mumbai: "More than 32 lakh mothers in Jharkhand alone have received a gas cylinder free of cost under the Ujjwala Yojana. All their families too benefited from having smoke-free kitchens in their midst," Smriti Irani, Union Minister for Minister of Women and Child Development, said at an election rally in...

    • a month ago
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    From Production To Consumption: A Fairer Measure Of Countries' Emissions

    Bengaluru: If greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were calculated on the basis of consumption in a country, rather than production, the US's global emissions in 2016 would increase by 7.5% (0.4 billion tonnes) to 5.71 billion tonnes, while India's share would reduce by 7.1% (0.28 billion tonnes) to 2.21 billion tonnes, according to research by Our World in Data , a...

    • a month ago
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    India's Fire Preparedness: A FactCheck

    Mumbai: As India deals with another fire tragedy, in which 40 people were killed at a paper factory in a residential area on Delhi's Rani Jhansi road on December 8, 2019, an analysis of government data shows that emergency fire services have a 90% shortage of staff, a 78% shortage of fire fighting equipment or vehicles, and a 61% shortage of fire stations, as against a 2012 requirement. India had 46...

    • a month ago
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    Has The Government Used Funds For Women Safety? A Fact Check

    Mumbai: In the wake of the two recent crimes against women in Hyderabad and Unnao, which have caused outrage across the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sanctioned Rs 100 crore from the Nirbhaya Fund for setting up and strengthening women help-desks in police stations. But the government's own data show that 91% of the 1,672-crore fund lies unused, even as projects...

    • a month ago
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    Rising Share of Young People in MGNREGS Not A Warning Sign: Minister. Experts Disagree.

    Mumbai: On November 19, 2019, when asked whether the government recognises that the increase in the share of 18- to 30-year-old workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) since 2017-18 is an indication of a lack of job opportunities and rural economic distress, rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar said...

    • 2 months ago
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    Delhi Has Defeated Dengue: Chief Min Kejriwal. Fact: Numbers Are Down, But War Not Over

    New Delhi: On November 10, 2019, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed Delhi's fight against dengue has been successful as there has been a sharp decline in the number of dengue cases and no deaths have been reported this year. "In 2015, there were more than 15,000 cases and 60 deaths and till last week, there have been fewer than 1,100...

    • 2 months ago

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