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Use of urban wireless Teledensity shoot up in Kerala

September 3, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

According to latest figures provided by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Urban wireless teledensity (number of wireless telephone users including mobile phones per 100 population) urban wireless teledensity has been shooting up in Kerala. As per the figures put forward by the Indian Telecom services Performance Indicators for the period October-December 2013, the […]

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Education loans turn to non performing assets at an alarming rate in Kerala

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Nearly ten percent of education loans disbursed by banks in Kerala has translated into non performing assets (NPA)s. As per the figures provided by the State Level Bankers Committee, (SLBC) Kerala, there has been an alarming increase in NPAs in the educational loan category from 4.2 percent in September 2011 to 9.8 percent in June […]

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Incidence of cyber crimes turn rural in Kerala

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Contrary to the general belief that incidence of cyber crimes will be more in urban areas, the information provided by the Hi-tech crime Enquiry Cell of the Kerala State Police department, the incidence of Cyber Crimes have been increasing in rural areas in Kerala.   Table Details of enquiries made in relation to cyber related […]

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Beware vehicle riders! 6-7 pm on the road is killer time.

September 3, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

If information provided by the State Crime Records Bureau is to be believed, the maximum number of deaths takes place in road accidents between 6-7 pm in the evening. In 2005, only 188 deaths happened on the road during this period, and it was 5.8 percent of the total deaths which took place in road […]

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Accidents become more intense road accidents turn fatal; but number of injured persons decline.

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With sharp increase in number of vehicle population, not followed by subsequent increase in length of road, accidents on the road have been turning to fatal with the share of people killed in road accidents increasing over time. But on the other hand, the number of people injured in road accidents have been continuously declining, […]

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Domestic violence, family problems emerge as twin problems faced by women in Kerala

September 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

An analysis of the nature of complaints received by the Kerala Women’s Commission (KWC) over the years shows that domestic violence and family problems are the major problems faced by women in Kerala in 2013. These two complaints constituted 39.1 (2660) percent of the total number of 6802 complaints received by the KWC in the […]

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Devaluation triggers large inflow of NRI Deposits to Kerala

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Triggered by a sharp drop in the value of the Indian rupee against the US dollar, the inflow of Non Resident Indian (NRI) deposits grew at an unprecedented rate in the year 2013. Various reasons including worsening Current Account Deficit (CAD) and poor economic growth etc has been cited as the major reasons for the […]

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Alarming increase in Agriculture gold loan by banks in Kerala

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The banks in Kerala seems to have been making merry by fulfilling their targets with regard to providing gold loans on a massive scale in the category of agricultural loans. This has been by utilizing the advantage of the policy that loans can be given by mortgaging gold to banks under the category of agricultural […]

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Resurgence of communicable diseases in the offing in Kerala?

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Is the Kerala model in terms of its health status facing a threat in Kerala? If the trend of increasing burden of communicable and non communicable diseases is an indication, one would be forced to say that the Kerala model of health is going to face a major crisis in the near future. The resurgence […]

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Kerala model of social security and welfare

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Like in many other sectors, the state of Kerala is a unique model to other states in the country with respect to providing social security and welfare to its people living in economic and social distress. In Kerala of social security and welfare is achieved through (a) a wide variety of institutions which provide institutional […]

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