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Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is currently fighting fire for his alleged role in the Solar scam. Earlier this week, he was questioned for 11 hours over his possible involvement. This is after allegations that Chandy's personal staff took a bribe of about 2 crore rupees for getting contracts, became public.
However, in India such allegations do not come as a surprise.
A big promise during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's political campaign was to end corruption. But there seems to be little improvement according to Transparency International Corruption Perception Index 2015, which ranked India 76 out of 168 countries (with 1 being the least corrupt).
Though India was ranked 85 in 2014, this year's progress in rankings is largely due to the movement of other countries in the table.
Denmark retains the top spot for the second consecutive year, while North Korea and Somalia fare the worst at 167. The biggest decline has been observed in Libya, Australia, Spain, Brazil and Turkey. The highest increase in corruption ended up being in Greece, Senegal and UK.
Coming back to India, corruption is not the only financial irregularity that plagues this country. Everything from illicit finances to unaccounted money exists.
Here we explore the scale of these challenges and the numbers themselves will indicate the magnitude of the situation:
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