Number of Indian billionaires rose to 142 in 2021

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.

published on : 17th January 2022

2021: The Year of the Mask, raging inequality, Neeraj Chopra and Fahadh Faasil

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...

published on : 30th December 2021

One per cent Indians own 20 per cent of national income: Report shows glaring inequality

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.

published on : 8th December 2021

Billionaires added $4 trillion even as 100 million joined ranks of poor during Covid: Report

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.

published on : 7th December 2021

G-20 opens with call for more vaccines for poor countries

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.

published on : 30th October 2021

G-20 opens with call for more vaccines for poor countries

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.

published on : 30th October 2021

Oxfam calls for urgent G20 action to tackle vaccine inequality, climate change & economic recovery

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.

published on : 28th October 2021

Only 25.9 per cent ST households have access to improved, non-shared sanitation facilities: Study

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.

published on : 20th July 2021

Unseen gender discrimination in a man’s world

Because of ages of almost universal conditioning and internalising, nobody even sees discriminatory responses as wrong. Therefore they get perpetuated

published on : 21st June 2021

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's wife calls for ending gender inequality 

All sections of the society should "stand up together" to eliminate gender disparity from the world, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau said.

published on : 20th February 2018

Gender inequality widening after decade of progress: World Economic Forum

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.

published on : 2nd November 2017