Abhishek Jha is a data journalist. He analyses public data for finding news, with a focus on the environment, Indian politics and economy, and Covid-19.
Articles by Abhishek Jha
4th coolest May on record across India amid cycle of rain, strong winds
India’s average maximum temperature for the first 30 days of May (data for May 31 will be published only on June 1) was 34.64 degrees Celsius (°C)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 12:04 AM IST
Urban unemployment lowest in 5 years in 2022-23: Official data
The urban unemployment rate was the lowest in 2022-23 (since 2018-19) for all quarters, according to PLFS data
Updated on May 29, 2023 08:08 PM IST
Number theory: Green energy overturns investment gap, needs to cover lost ground
The world is expected to invest $1.74 trillion (2022 prices) in clean energy in 2023, 1.7 times the money which will go in fossil fuel investments.
Updated on May 26, 2023 03:55 PM IST
Number Theory: Why sections in Congress have friction with AAP
The Congress is yet to take a stand over an ordinance issued by the Centre negating the recent Supreme Court verdict favouring the AAP-led Delhi govt.
Updated on May 25, 2023 02:00 PM IST
Number Theory: Clues for 2024 from state elections held since 2019
An extrapolation of state election results between 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections would give the BJP just 222 of the 489 PCs which went to polls.
Updated on May 20, 2023 10:17 AM IST
Age at which children first own a smartphone impacts their mental health as adults: Study
A new global study by Sapien Labs has found that delaying smartphone ownership could result in better mental health among children and young people. The study shows that earlier age of smartphone ownership among current 18-24-year-olds is associated with much poorer mental health outcomes, with women being more badly affected. The report examines the mental wellbeing of 18-24-year-olds in relation to the age at which they first got their own smartphone or tablet to determine the cumulative impact of growing up with smartphones.
Updated on May 16, 2023 12:15 AM IST
Has the Congress broken new ground in Karnataka?
The Congress was able to win both the BJP strongholds in Old Mysuru, two of the four in Mumbai Karnataka, and one each in the rest.
Updated on May 15, 2023 11:36 AM IST
In Charts: Putting the BJP’s Karnataka loss in perspective
BJP managed to win just 64 seats, down from 104 in 2018, despite a high-voltage campaign that included rallies and roadshows by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Updated on May 15, 2023 11:31 AM IST
In Karnataka, Cong did not retain all seats, but wrested several
112 out of the 224 ACs which went to polls have not elected the incumbent party in these elections.
Updated on May 14, 2023 11:01 AM IST
Do current seat trends mean Cong majority in Karnataka is sealed?
The Congress is leading in 118 assembly constituencies (ACs) while the BJP is leading in 73. The third main party, the Janata Dal (Secular) or JD(S), is leading in 25 ACs. The halfway mark in the Karnataka assembly is 113.
Updated on May 13, 2023 12:07 PM IST
Number theory: Three factors that may influence Karnataka results
Most exit polls have predicted a tight contest between the Congress and BJP in the Assembly polls.
Updated on May 13, 2023 03:38 PM IST
Three factors which could influence the Karnataka results
Results for Karnataka assembly elections to be declared today. Congress predicted to have an edge over BJP, but here are three factors which could explain final results.
Updated on May 12, 2023 10:36 PM IST
ByRoshan Kishore, Abhishek Jha, New Delhi
In Maharashtra, the moot question is still unanswered
SC delivered its judgment in the Shiv Sena case relating to the rift between Eknath Shinde and Uddhav Thackeray factions
Updated on May 11, 2023 11:38 PM IST
What do Karnataka’s past trends tell us about these elections?
Karnataka will vote in a single-phase election on May 10, with results announced on May 13.
Updated on May 10, 2023 02:52 PM IST
Number Theory: Karnataka’s skewed economic geography
Even though Karnataka is among the richest states in India, its wealth is not equally distributed geographically. These charts aim to describe this inequality
Updated on May 09, 2023 01:39 PM IST
May? Maybe not: Snow in parts of Kashmir and Himachal belies entry of summer in north India
Unusual snowfall in May has hit several towns in Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, with average temperatures among the lowest since 1951. The northern plains were also recording cooler-than-usual temperatures. The trend is due to a series of rain-bearing western disturbances, according to experts. Although snowfall in May is not uncommon in the higher reaches of the Himalayan ranges, it is unusual in towns at lower altitudes. The trend seems to be more concerning than usual and comes at a time when the climate crisis is predicted to lead to more such unusual weather.
Updated on May 09, 2023 12:06 AM IST
ByAbhishek Jha, Ashiq Hussain, Gaurav Bisht, New Delhi/srinagar/shimla
Number theory: The relevance of NCP in Maharashtra and India
Sharad Pawar formed the NCP in 1999, after opposing Sonia Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate, and leaving the Congress
Updated on May 05, 2023 02:44 PM IST
Number theory: Coolest ever May 1 in keeping with erratic weather in 2023
The May 1 temperature reading is not an aberration but in keeping with erratic weather patterns this year. Here are four charts which explain this in detail
Updated on May 04, 2023 02:26 PM IST
Number theory: Four macro trends in India’s health spending
NHA gives data on health spending by the Centre and the state governments. A comparison of these numbers over the last six years is shown here in four charts.
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 06:29 PM IST
India's per capita health spend highest in nearly 15 years: Health ministry data
India's real per capita health spending in 2019-20 was the highest since 2004-05, reaching ₹3,516.
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 05:14 AM IST
Is 40°C a new normal for summer in the country?
HT has analysed India Meteorological Department’s gridded temperature data-set to answer the question. Here is what the data show:
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 03:07 PM IST
World population data: Average Indian 10 years younger than Chinese
A comparison of the south Asian region shows that India’s median age is significantly lower than that of Sri Lanka (32.99 years).
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 06:08 AM IST
India to overtake China in population by July 1: UN
WPP projections show that India’s population will reach a peak population of 1.697 billion in 2063 . China’s population, which started declining in 2022 is expected to fall to 1.168 billion by that time
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 12:05 AM IST
ByAbhishek Jha, Sutirtho Patranobis, New Delhi/beijing
Number Theory: Will Nandini versus Amul have an impact on Karnataka elections?
Amul's entry into Karnataka's market has sparked fears of a fight with local dairy cooperative Nandini.
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 06:02 PM IST
What the debate over normal or below normal monsoon forgets
An HT analysis of IMD data shows obsessing too much about the quantum of overall rainfall could miss the point about other features of the monsoon rainfall.
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 01:58 PM IST
Explaining India’s shift from 13th hottest February to 5th coolest April so far
In 2022, average maximum temperatures were at least a degree higher than normal on all days from March 16 to April 9 except two
Published on Apr 12, 2023 10:19 AM IST
Explaining India’s shift from 13th hottest February to 5th coolest April so far
In 2022, average maximum temperatures were at least a degree higher than normal on all days from March 16 to April 9 except two, with the nine days of April the ninth hottest since 1951
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 10:13 AM IST
Hottest to coldest: March logs drastic shift in weather pattern
The first two weeks of the month were among the hottest, the second half, among the coldest which could put it in the top 10 coldest March in the past 73 years.
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 04:34 AM IST
Number theory: Five charts which explain the Karnataka contest
The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Thursday that elections to the Karnataka state assembly will be held on May 10 and the results declared on May 13.
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 11:23 AM IST
ByAbhishek Jha, Roshan Kishore, New Delhi
Number theory: Tracking how housing in India is transforming
Had the 2021 census been conducted, there would be a comprehensive database on the number of houses and amenities associated with them up to 2021
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 11:39 AM IST