Suicides Current Affairs, GK & News

Suicides due to Job loss in 2020

As per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, the first pandemic year, 2020, witnessed the highest number of suicides among unemployed in recent past. Key Points The suicides toll has crossed 3,000-mark for the first time. As per written reply of Minister of State (Home) Nityanand Rai, 3548 people died by suicide. Total number of suicides ..

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Facts Box: Spandan Campaign of Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh Government recently launched Spandan Campaign. The campaign aimed to contain fratricide and suicide involving police personnel. Highlights Under the campaign, the superintendents of police associated with the Chhattisgarh Government will start a parade in their districts every Friday. After the event, the grievances of the personnel are to be addressed. Also, the campaign ..

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Farmer Suicide: Steep rise in Maharashtra; highest in 4 years

In November 2019, the number of farmer suicides increased to 300 cases in Maharashtra. The steep increase in farmer suicides though has crossed 300 several times, this is the highest since 2015. Highlights The farmer suicides in the state have increased by 61% in 2019 as compared to 2018. This was primarily due to unseasonal ..

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NCRB Report: Accidental and Suicidal Deaths in India – Farm suicides decline

The National Crime Records Bureau released the “Accidental and Suicidal Deaths in India report” on November 8, 2019. According to the report, the suicides in the cities were 10.6 in 2015 and it reduced to 10.3 in 2016. The data was released for 36 states and Union Territories and 53 metropolitan cities. Highlights of the ..

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India ranks high in suicides

A recent report by World Health Organization has brought out astonishing figures about the increase in suicide rates in India over time. The report has ranked India as the country with the highest number of suicides in Southeast Asia in 2012. Globally the suicide rate is even more depressing as there is a suicide every ..

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