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Lockdown Secrets: A new Firstpost project seeks insight into how you're coping with the 'new normal'
Lifestyle

Lockdown Secrets: A new Firstpost project seeks insight into how you're coping with the 'new normal'

This unprecedented 'new normal' under lockdown has often made us behave out of character. Firstpost would like to listen to your lockdown secrets, which you can share with us completely anonymously.

BSNL, Air India, MTNL highest loss-making PSUs in FY19; ONGC most profitable: CPSE survey
Business

BSNL, Air India, MTNL highest loss-making PSUs in FY19; ONGC most profitable: CPSE survey

ONGC, Indian Oil Corporation and NTPC were the top three profitable PSUs in 2018-19, whereas BSNL, Air India and MTNL incurred highest losses for a third consecutive year, according to a survey tabled in Parliament on Monday

India to survey the entire country with drones, artificial intelligence and big data
science

India to survey the entire country with drones, artificial intelligence and big data

Karnataka, Haryana, Maharashtra and the Ganga basin is being surveyed and will take 2 years to finish.

Missing the Mood for the Breeze
Politics

Missing the Mood for the Breeze

The media missed the Modi juggernaut that wasn’t even trying to hide in plain sight, and looked for results in the wrong place—the corridors of the national capital. All exit polls, however, got the direction right: Modi was coming back

Indian women’s unpaid work amounts to 43 times Apple’s turnover; females hardest hit by rising economic inequality: Report
Business

Indian women’s unpaid work amounts to 43 times Apple’s turnover; females hardest hit by rising economic inequality: Report

The paid work women do bring them less earnings as compared to men due to the existing wage gap and therefore households that rely primarily on female earners tend to be poorer.

Growth in global device shipments decline with just 0.9 percent increase in 2018
News & Analysis

Growth in global device shipments decline with just 0.9 percent increase in 2018

Mobile phones with 1.9 billion units to be shipped in 2018, drives the global device shipments.

Women's safety survey: Thomson Reuters Foundation defends its methodology as questions over 'perception poll' mount
World

Women's safety survey: Thomson Reuters Foundation defends its methodology as questions over 'perception poll' mount

The Thompson Reuters Foundation's survey report titled 'The Most Dangerous Countries for Women-2018', which has adjudged India as the most unsafe country for the fairer sex, has been garnering a strong but mixed response.

Mumbai more expensive for expats than Melbourne, Frankfurt, says cost of living survey by Mercer
Business

Mumbai more expensive for expats than Melbourne, Frankfurt, says cost of living survey by Mercer

Mumbai is ranked at the 55th spot in terms of cost of living globally, higher than cities like Melbourne (58), Frankfurt (68), Buenos Aires (76), Stockholm (89) and Atlanta (95), according the 2018 cost of living survey by global consulting firm Mercer

70 percent of teenagers tried to reduce their time spent on smartphones: Survey
News & Analysis

70 percent of teenagers tried to reduce their time spent on smartphones: Survey

The 46-question survey conducted by Screen Education involved 1,017 teenagers from grades 7-12.

At four year mark of Narendra Modi govt, 57 percent citizens satisfied with performance, says survey
India

At four year mark of Narendra Modi govt, 57 percent citizens satisfied with performance, says survey

With a year left in Narendra Modi's term, a total of 57 percent Indians feel that the BJP govt has "either met or exceeded" their expectations.

Greenpeace warns of 'dangerously' high radiation levels in two towns near disaster-hit nuclear plant in Fukushima
World

Greenpeace warns of 'dangerously' high radiation levels in two towns near disaster-hit nuclear plant in Fukushima

Greenpeace, on Thursday, said towns in Fukushima prefecture, close to the disaster-hit nuclear power plant, were exposed to excessive levels of radiation, almost 100 times greater than safe levels.

A survey calls for comprehensive action to help electric vehicles grow in the Indian market
News & Analysis

A survey calls for comprehensive action to help electric vehicles grow in the Indian market

Conducive policy environment, tech development and setting up of a manufacturing ecosystem for electric vehicles can drive electric mobility in India.

India's richest 1% cornered 73% of wealth generated last year, presents worrying picture of rising income inequality: Oxfam survey
Business

India's richest 1% cornered 73% of wealth generated last year, presents worrying picture of rising income inequality: Oxfam survey

The richest 1 percent in India cornered 73 per cent of the wealth generated in the country last year, a new survey showed today, presenting a worrying picture of rising income inequality.

Modi bests Rahul in PM showdown, BJP repeats 2014, Rajinikanth as kingmaker, shows 2018 C-Voter survey poll
Politics

Modi bests Rahul in PM showdown, BJP repeats 2014, Rajinikanth as kingmaker, shows 2018 C-Voter survey poll

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would handily beat out Congress president Rahul Gandhi in a one-on-one contest, according to a new C-Voter survey poll.

Donald Trump voters have no regrets, 85% of those who voted say they would do so again, says survey
World

Donald Trump voters have no regrets, 85% of those who voted say they would do so again, says survey

President Donald Trump is more popular with likely voters than he is with the general public, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll

Cybercrime most feared in US, 67 percent of American adults worry about losing personal information to hackers
News & Analysis

Cybercrime most feared in US, 67 percent of American adults worry about losing personal information to hackers

Cybercrime has become the most feared crime in the US, with two-thirds of American adults worrying about becoming the victims, a survey showed.

Overall representation of women in engineering workforce of IT firms stands at 34 percent: Survey
News & Analysis

Overall representation of women in engineering workforce of IT firms stands at 34 percent: Survey

This is the case even though the absolute number of jobs in software testing are significantly less than programming, it added.

Pew survey shows Narendra Modi govt on firm ground, but disenchantment is setting in for common man
India

Pew survey shows Narendra Modi govt on firm ground, but disenchantment is setting in for common man

The trouble with research results is that by the time they are published they are so outdated, they might as well be pointless. The Pew Research survey conducted across several nations—and India in particular regarding the performance of the Narendra Modi government—is a perfect case in point.

Narendra Modi govt gets approval of 85% Indians; 55% support autocracy, shows new Pew Research survey
India

Narendra Modi govt gets approval of 85% Indians; 55% support autocracy, shows new Pew Research survey

More than four-fifths of Indian citizens trust the government, but, interestingly, the majority also support military rule and autocracy,

Over 74 percent people feel corruption in procurement of supplies in govt hospitals is common, says survey
India

Over 74 percent people feel corruption in procurement of supplies in govt hospitals is common, says survey

Seventy-four percent of respondents in a recent set of polls said that corruption related to procurement/supplies is a common at government hospitals