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News in numbers - July 6

Rs 57,000 crore
will be the additional annual expenditure because of implementing two recent decisions- subsidized food for 67% of India's population and doubling of gas prices to $8.4 mmBtu. Compare this: Rs 23,100 crore or ($3.85 billion) each year till 2017 will be the expenditure needed to provide sanitation for all. Census 2001 showed 53.1% of Indian households don't have latrine facilities. 

$ 400 million
is the amount Anglo-Dutch firm Unilever saved through its recent buyback of shares in its Indian arm, Hindustan Unilever thanks to falling Rupee value. When the buyback was announced, Rupee was Rs 53.8 to a dollar as compared to current value of Rs 60.33. Unilever bought nearly 320 million shares, bringing in Rs 19,180 crore of foreign exchange

Rs 9,900 crore
Indian Railways spends this much each year on electricity to run trains and operate stations. 40% of its consumption is between 10 PM and 6 AM, when demand for electricity is low in other categories- commercial and residential. So the plan is to buy power directly at lower rates to save 10% on power bill. 


will the number of jobs state-run banks will create over the next one year. The plan is to open 10,000 banks. Recently, India's central bank received 26 applications to run banks. If half of them are successful and each hire 500 employees in the first two years, it would create another 6,500 banking jobs. 


Indian embassy has issued 92,000 emergency exit certificates for its nationals who have overstayed their visas in Saudi Arabia. A final tally on how many Indians are is not known, with different estimates floating around. 

Note: Clicking on highlighted numbers will take you to the original source from where the number was taken. 


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