In India, during the pandemic (since March 2020, through to November 30th, 2021) the wealth of billionaires increased from Rs 23.14 lakh crore to Rs 53.16 lakh crore.
The year will also be remembered as the one in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to yield to the protesting farmers who held firm in their demands during the raging pandemic...
According to the report, the average household wealth in India is Rs 9,83,010, with the bottom 50% owning almost nothing as their average wealth is a paltry Rs 66,280.
The 228-page report, whose contributors include French economist Thomas Piketty, calls for a "modest progressive wealth tax on global multimillionaires" in order to redistribute wealth.
The call for more collective help for low-income countries sounded a theme running through the summit, which faces a global economy recovering at different speeds.
Host leader, Itlay Prime Minister Mario Draghi opened the forum with a sharp call for redoubled efforts to get vaccines to the world's least-prosperous countries.
In a statement, Oxfam said leaders at the G20 Summit must tackle the unforgivable scandal of vaccine inequality and systemic mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The chances of a child dying before his fifth birthday is three times higher for the bottom 20 per cent of the population as compared to the top 20 per cent, the report said.
Because of ages of almost universal conditioning and internalising, nobody even sees discriminatory responses as wrong. Therefore they get perpetuated
All sections of the society should "stand up together" to eliminate gender disparity from the world, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau said.
A decade of slow progress towards better parity between the sexes has screeched to a halt, the World Economic Forum said today, warning the global gender gap was now widening.