Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: Oxfam

A carnage in America, by America, and why Sibal’s Congress exit came with ‘zero loss’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Jaithirth Rao is wrong. Material wealth and economic apartheid are not Positive Economics

Entrepreneur Jaithirth Rao's recent attack on Oxfam report on inequality ignores the fact that only the rich are getting richer in this beleaguered Indian economy.

Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.

Income has fallen for 99% of the global population. Oxfam report shows inequality in 2022

Over 160 million more people have been forced into poverty, leading to the death of at least one person every four seconds, says Oxfam.

India adds to billionaires’ list, even as Covid worsens poverty in country, says Oxfam report

According to the global Oxfam Davos report of 2022, India added 40 billionaires to 142 last year during Covid crisis, whose combined fortune is more than the poorest of the population.

33% Muslims, 20% Dalits & Adivasis ‘faced discrimination at hospitals’, Oxfam survey finds

According to the Oxfam survey, 9% of respondents said they had to lose a day’s wage to get themselves vaccinated against Covid-19.

Hunger could kill more people than the Covid pandemic in 2020

With the pandemic upending supply chains and livelihoods, an estimated 132 million more people could go hungry by the end of this year than previously projected.

There’s something funny & dubious about Oxfam’s wealth inequality data

If wealth of half of world’s people really fell by 11% in one year, it would signal coming of an enormous global recession. But 2018 growth numbers look healthy.

Oxfam inequality study: Skewed parameters to assess wealth or disbalanced economic growth?

In its annual report, Oxfam said that India’s wealthiest got wealthier by 39 per cent as opposed to the bottom half of the population...

Inequality reports like Oxfam’s end up hurting India’s poor with their poor methodology

Oxfam considers it “obscene” that the poor now borrow more, and have seen an increase in their liabilities.

On Camera


Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.