Topic: Extreme Poverty
Recovery after demonetisation was quick, but overall rate of poverty reduction in 2011-2019 period was lower than in 2004-2011, finds paper published last week.
Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia consisted of 84 per cent of the world's extremely poor children, out of which India and Nigeria accounted for the most.
South Asia may see 42 mn people being pushed into extreme poverty, according to World Bank analysis, as the pandemic leads to longer shutdowns, increase in costs.
Despite progress, poverty rates remain high in countries affected by conflict and political upheaval, says World Bank study.
By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.
These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.
Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.