Poverty

Rashford 'blown away' by grassroots pledges to feed kids

Earlier, a Labour Party motion backed by the player to extend free school meals over school holidays until Easter was rejected largely along party lines.

published on : 24th October 2020

One in six children living in extreme poverty, figure set to rise during pandemic: UN

Children make up around a third of the global population, around half of the extreme poor are children.

published on : 21st October 2020

Jharkhand: Poverty forces national karate champion to sell ‘handia’ for a living

Chief Minister Hemant Soren takes cognizance, directs DC Ranchi to look into the matter.

published on : 18th October 2020

India ranks 94 in Hunger Index; experts blame poor implementation, siloed approach

The neighbouring Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan too are in the 'serious' category but ranked higher than India in this year's hunger index.

published on : 17th October 2020

By 2021, as many as 150 million people likely to be in extreme poverty due to COVID-19: World Bank

In its report, the World Bank noted that the lack of recent data for India severely hinders the ability to monitor global poverty.

published on : 7th October 2020

UN panel says corruption hits the poor hardest

The UN panel said tax abuse, corruption and money laundering are draining hundreds of billions of dollars from governments that could help the world’s poor.

published on : 25th September 2020

Dalit family in Jharkhand forced to eat wild tuber roots due to food shortage

Chief Minister Hemant Soren has asked the Deputy Commissioner to identify such families and provide them immediate help after a video of the villagers eating tuber roots went viral.

published on : 19th September 2020

COVID-19 plunges additional 150 million children into poverty: UNICEF analysis

UNICEF said that the multi-dimensional poverty analysis uses data on access to education, healthcare, housing, nutrition, sanitation and water from more than 70 countries.

published on : 17th September 2020

UN expert: Pandemic's worst impacts on poverty yet to come

“The social safety nets put into place are full of holes,” said Olivier De Schutter, a legal scholar appointed by U.N. Human Rights Council as special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

published on : 11th September 2020

No more malnutrition among kids belonging to BPL families: Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy

Pregnant women, lactating mothers, kids to get nutritious food under Poshana schemes

published on : 8th September 2020

Much more needs to be done for urban poor

Economic policy meets success when it lifts millions out of poverty. By that measure, India is now at the scariest point on the pendulum. In a brutal warning,

published on : 22nd August 2020

COVID-19 may have sent 100 million people hurtling into extreme poverty, says World Bank Chief

Having a clear view of the size of each country's debt and the collateral involved also are key to being able to help the debtor nations, Malpass said.

published on : 21st August 2020

Teenager thwarts parents' plot to marry her off due to lockdown poverty

The police intervened and got her parents to sign a written declaration that the teenager would not be married off before she turned 18.

published on : 29th June 2020

India joins 'Alliance for Poverty Eradication' at UN as founding member

India has joined the alliance as a founding member and stressed that ending poverty is not just about monetary compensation but guaranteeing access of the poor to quality education and sanitation.

published on : 25th June 2020

Varanasi Dalit woman alleges misreporting, journalist booked under SC/ST Act 

Complainant Mala Devi, a contractual sanitary worker with Varanasi Municipal Corporation, alleges that the story wrongly portrayed her as somebody living in extreme poverty and hunger.

published on : 18th June 2020
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