Major Indian Social & Cultural events or changes: 2013 – 2017

Updated 3rd January, 2017

Events or changes 2016

  • Indian railways are very dangerous
  • India has highest road deaths – 17 per day
  • India overtakes Mexico as immigrants to USA
  • Indians have worst access to safe drinking water
  • Indians are most satisfied with work
  • India and China have most deaths from pollution

Changes 2015

  • Modi pledges Rs800bn for Kashmir relief and development
  • India’s consumers are world’s most confident
  • GIFT the smart city that could cost India $23,500 per person
  • India behind Pakistan and Nepal in sanitation
  • Rag pickers given status by government
  • Indian farmer suicide rate very high
  • Indian roads very unsafe
  • Yoga being promoted strenuously
  • Primary care improvements planned
  • Mahatma Gandhi statue installed in London Parliament Squarer

Changes 2014

After decades of little action, with Modi’s accession to the Indian Premiership, many moves are afoot, including:

Bot more rape cases:

And, sadly, Caste still matters; but more urbanites marrying outside of caste

Changes 2013

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