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TN CM Unveils 70 New Govt-Run Pharmacies

Dec 17, 2021

The cooperative movement, a socio-economic juggernaut, is playing a pivotal role in the growth of Tamil Nadu's rural economy, poverty eradication and improvement of social integration, an official release here said.

NITI Aayog's Report Declares Bihar, Jharkhand and UP As The Poorest States Of India

Nov 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

India's national MPI measure uses the globally accepted and robust methodology developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).


Kamala Harris, Emmanuel Macron Push For Global Effort Against Inequality

US Vice President Kamala Harris and French President Emmanuel Macron called for greater efforts to combat global inequality and the dangers faced by children online.

Joe Biden To Meet Pope Francis To Talk Covid-19, Climate, Poverty

Oct 29, 2021 Deutsche Welle

The first stop of his Europe trip for the devout Catholic US president is an audience with the pope, before pressing the case for democratic values and US leadership on climate change at the G20 and COP26 meetings.


SC Refuses To Take 'Elitist' View Of Banning Beggars From Streets Amid Pandemic

The top court issued notices to the Centre and the Delhi government, seeking their responses within two weeks on a petition for rehabilitation of beggars and their vaccination amid the pandemic

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26 July, 2021

Philippines' Duterte To Deliver Final Speech To Congress Amid Crises

Associated Press (AP)

Rodrigo Duterte will be winding down his six-year term amid a raging pandemic, a battered economy and his legacy


06 July, 2021

Covid Pushed Around 124 Million People Back Into Poverty In 2020: UN Report

Outlook Bureau

The UN estimates that the number of people suffering from hunger, which was already climbing before the pandemic, may have increased by 83-132 million


13 April, 2021

Covid-19 Hits Maternal Care, Underlines Gender Divide

Poonam Muttreja

The status of women in their families is a key factor in maternal health, besides poverty, caste, education and nutrition


09 March, 2021

Biden Aims At Big Relief Package For Citizens Without Touching A Tripwire Of Inflation.

Associated Press (AP)

Biden says his government can use coronavirus relief plan not only to stop a pandemic, jobs crisis but also to tackle deep issues of poverty, inequality and more


27 February, 2021

Unable To Afford Treatment For Elder Daughter, AP Parents Sell Younger Daughter For Rs 10K

Outlook Web Bureau

The girl was rescued by officers of the women and child welfare department on Thursday, a day after she was married off.


25 January, 2021

While 12.2 Crore People Lost Jobs, Indian Billionaires Grew Richer By 35% During Lockdown: Oxfam

Outlook Web Bureau

The report said the increase in wealth of the top 11 billionaires of India during the pandemic could sustain the rural job scheme MGNREGA for 10 years or the Health Ministry for 10 years.


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25 January, 2021

Record Rise In Global Inequality In Post-Covid World; Need For Radical Economical Shift: Oxfam

Associated Press (AP)

Women and marginalised racial and ethnic groups are 'more likely to be pushed into poverty, more likely to go hungry, and more likely to be excluded from healthcare' in Covid aftermath


15 December, 2020

Hunger Study Predicts 168,000 Pandemic-Linked Child Deaths

Associated Press (AP)

Before the pandemic, the number of stunted children declined globally each year, from 199.5 million in 2000 to 144 million in 2019.


08 November, 2020

UK Pulls A U-turn, Backs Soccer Star Marcus Rashford's Child Hunger Campaign

Associated Press (AP)

Rashford's Twitter campaign asking the Conservative government to pay for free school meals for disadvantaged students over the holidays quickly gathered steam.


03 September, 2020

Revisiting Ray’s Films In The Current Socio-Economic Context Of India

By Annesha Mukherjee and Satyaki Dasgupta

The despair shown fifty years back is felt across the country today, where we see systematic witch-hunt of poets, writers, students, professors, activists and trade unionists.


24 July, 2020

Struck By Poverty, Migrant Labourer Sells 15-day-old Daughter For Rs 45,000; Cops Rescue Baby

PTI

The man sold his daughter to two women for Rs 45,000 on July 2 but kept his wife in dark.


17 July, 2020

India Lifted 273 Million People Out Of Poverty Between 2005-15, Most In The World: UN

PTI

The data released by UNDP and OPHI shows that 65 out of 75 countries significantly reduced their multidimensional poverty levels between 2000 and 2019.


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28 May, 2020

Hunger, In Black And White

Sudharak Olwe and Soma Das

On World Hunger Day, an ace photographer’s walk down hunger lane is made more poignant by the pandemic which haunts us today.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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