Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: Poverty

Covid has caused a global ‘learning catastrophe’. Reversing damage won’t be enough

Most 10-year olds in low and middle-income countries are unable to pass basic literacy examinations.

Woman from Mumbai suburb ‘kills’ disabled teen daughter out of ‘frustration’

Police say they were informed about a suicide in Andheri, but the woman later confessed that caring for her daughter had taken a toll on her, amid financial issues faced by family.

47 million people in the world are facing a ‘hunger catastrophe’. Here’s what we can do

Number of people facing acute food insecurity has more than doubled from 135 million before the pandemic to 276 million. Sustainability is key.

Urban poverty rose sharply after demonetisation in 2016, World Bank study shows

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.

India’s extreme poverty down by 12.3% in last decade, says World Bank

Global bank's policy research team also said poverty headcount has dropped more in rural areas than in urban.

Code red on malnutrition: Why half the kids in 3 poorest UP districts are stunted, many ‘wasted’

Healthcare workers, officials in Bahraich, Balrampur and Shravasti districts say there’s no one reason behind high malnutrition level in one of most backward regions in India.

Growth is a big help but India also needs to account for jobs, poverty, health, environment

Modi govt’s approach in Budget may bring growth for few years, despite slowing world economy, rising rates. But problems in areas including education won’t just vanish automatically.

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.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.