Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: Poverty

Bangladesh’s success story is a lesson in poverty reduction. Here’s why

Since its founding in 1971, Bangladesh has emerged from overwhelming poverty to achieve the highest cumulative GDP growth globally from 2010 to 2020.

Covid-19 is still the world’s biggest worry. But unemployment and poverty aren’t far behind

According to a survey, longer-term trends show that unemployment, poverty and social inequality have been on the world's worry list consistently.

Almost half the world’s children are at a threat from climate and environmental shocks

Water scarcity, pollution, heatwaves, cyclones, and flooding — almost every child on Earth is exposed to at least one of these risks, UNICEF finds.

You can’t end poverty without tackling blindness

Almost 90% of the world’s blind live in low-income countries and the main cause of this often avoidable blindness is cataracts.

India is less poor & more fed, but nearly as unequal as last year, Niti Aayog report shows

Niti Aayog has released its latest sustainable development goals index. Here’s a look at what that reveals about poverty, hunger and inequality.

What owning a bike in Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Bihar tells us about India’s asset poverty

Fan to fridge, bike to TV, consumer durables can tell us a lot about India’s asset poor and their progress.

Tens of millions have plunged into poverty as Covid ravages India

The government estimates India’s gross domestic product shrank 8% in the year ended March, its biggest contraction since 1952.

India’s hope is ebbing. It needs a leader who focuses on health, not victory

A crisis is the biggest test of leadership. The last 12 months show that there was clearly a leadership deficit.

Covid shrunk India’s middle class by 32 million, pushed 75 million into poverty in 2020: Pew

Pew study says Covid pandemic and its economic fall out saw global middle class population reduce by 54 million, South Asia sees highest increase in poverty numbers.

Don’t get fooled by Xi’s media blitz. China’s ‘zero poverty’ hides more than it reveals

China wants the world to believe its 'state-led development' has eradicated poverty. But as everything else with China, the reality is more complicated than what it seems.

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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.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.