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13th National Statistics Day (NSD-2019)

The 13th National Statistics Day (NSD-2019) is celebrated on 29th June at the National level in India with theme “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” to popularize the use of Statistics in everyday life and sensitize the public as to how Statistics helps in shaping and framing policies. The 2019 theme has been chosen for intensive and ..

Trends on Babies with Low Birth Weight

The study from the researchers of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) published in The Lancet Global Health makes the following observations: 20.5 million babies (14.6%) were found to have been born with low birth weight (less than 2.5 kg) in 2015. The prevalence in ..

The 12th National Statistics Day (NSD-2018)

The 12th National Statistics Day (NSD-2018) is celebrated on June 29 at the National level in India with theme “Quality Assurance in Official Statistics” to create public awareness about the importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation, and to acknowledge the contribution of Late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis. Ministry of Statistics & Programme ..

Mahalanobis International Award 2011

Prof. Victor Yohoi of Argentina, the founder of the ‘Argentinean School’ of ‘Robust Statistics’ was recently conferred the International Award in Statistics (2011 Mahalanobis International Award) by International Statistical Institute, The Hague, Netherlands. About the Award: The Indian Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, representing the Government of India to the institute, confers this biennial ..

Second Five Year Plan (1956-1961)

The success of the First Five year plan boosted the confidence of the leaders. The agriculture growth target in the first plan was achieved, so government quickly started looking beyond agriculture. The second five-year plan focused on industry, especially heavy industry. The target of 25% Increase in the national income was set through rapid industrialization. ..