Over 16,000 Indians committed suicide due to bankruptcy or indebtedness while 9,140 others ended their lives due to unemployment between 2018 and 2020, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said 5,213 people committed suicide due to bankruptcy or indebtedness in 2020, 5,908 in 2019 and 4,970 in 2018.
A total of 3,548 people committed suicide due to unemployment in 2020, 2,851 in 2019 and 2,741 in 2018, he said replying to a written question.
In other news, Samsung is expected to unveil a trio of new smartphones on Wednesday, with experts predicting an ultra-premium device that will appeal to fans of the Galaxy Note phablet phone.
In 2021, Samsung chose to release a new range of foldable smartphones instead of a new Galaxy Note, the large-screen phone which comes with the S-Pen stylus built-in, as part of a shake-up of its device portfolio.
Now, reports suggest the technology giant will incorporate some key features from the popular Note range such as the large screen and an integrated S-Pen into its flagship Galaxy S Series, to be unveiled today.
It is expected to be called the S22 range.