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News in numbers - July 1, 2013

3,000 is the number of people still missing in Uttarakhand
More than two weeks after the disaster hit the state, these many people are yet to be found. Total number of dead is yet to be accounted. The exact number may not be possible to estimate. Click here to read a personal account of a Mint reporter experience when the disaster struck the region. 

23 per cent of India's elderly report some form of abuse
As people live longer and educated kids work abroad, more and more elderly are finding comfort in retirement homes. "Phone calls, Skype conversations, and rushing to India when a parent falls sick are just not enough," says Mathew Cherian, CEO of Helpage India. The Hindu's story quoting UN numbers says India's elderly population (over 60 population) would be 323 million by 2050.

231 is the number of management colleges wanting to shut down in the last two years
After many years of prolific growth which saw many b-schools getting started, reality has dawned with students not willing to enroll for any management programs but are looking at quality education and job placement. 231 represents 6.5% of all management institutes in India, as per data maintained by AICTE, which regulates management education in India. 

India will spend Rs 1,420 crore to set up its own GPS
To be called Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), the plan is to put seven satellites in orbit by 2015. The first of the seven will be launched today. 

Rs 1,56,000 crore will be amount of money India's central government will borrow over the next three months
Central government will borrow a total of Rs 5.79 lakh crore this financial year to bridge the budget deficit of 4.8% of GDP. And 58% of it would be borrowed in the first six months itself. 


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