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Episode 126 September 19, 2018

New data: Manual scavenging is as dangerous as it is dehumanizing

As new data reveals that since 1st January 2017, on an average, one person has died every five days, while doing manual scavenging, Shalini Nair joins us to talk about how the undercounting of manual scavengers might mean that the situation is far worse. Next, Sowmiya Ashok discusses the details of the draft of the India Cooling Action Plan which aims to reduce the country’s cooling demands. And last, a new study finds that even the best online hate speech detectors can be easily tricked.


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New data: Manual scavenging is as dangerous as it is dehumanizingAs new data reveals that since 1st January 2017, on an average, one person has died every five days, while doing manual scavenging, Shalini Nair joins us to talk about how the undercounting of manual scavengers might mean that the situation is far worse. Next, Sowmiya Ashok discusses the details of the draft of the India Cooling Action Plan which aims to reduce the country's cooling demands. And last, a new study finds that even the best online hate speech detectors can be easily tricked. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes so other people can find us. Our entire podcast catalogue is available on www.indianexpress.com/audio.