Poverty

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Coronavirus aftermath: 1.1 billion could become extremely poor, globally

12 Jun 2020

Coronavirus aftermath: 1.1 billion could become extremely poor, globally

The economic repercussions of coronavirus, which has already taken 423,844 lives globally, are mountainous. Thanks to lockdowns, enforced to break the transmission chain, even the richest countries are staring at oblivion.

Success stories of five UPSC CSE rank-holders who beat poverty

26 Oct 2019

Success stories of five UPSC CSE rank-holders who beat poverty

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year is one of the most popular and challenging competitive exams.

Inspiring stories of five UPSC CSE rank-holders who beat poverty

28 Sep 2019

Inspiring stories of five UPSC CSE rank-holders who beat poverty

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year is one of the most popular and challenging competitive exams.

Success stories of 5 UPSC CSE rank-holders who beat poverty

12 Jun 2019

Success stories of 5 UPSC CSE rank-holders who beat poverty

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year is one of the most popular and challenging competitive exams.

Success stories of five UPSC CSE rank-holders who beat poverty

27 Apr 2019

Success stories of five UPSC CSE rank-holders who beat poverty

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year is one of the most popular and challenging competitive exams.

Congress will launch 'surgical strike' on poverty, says Rahul Gandhi

26 Mar 2019

Congress will launch 'surgical strike' on poverty, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi today promised a "surgical strike" on poverty and said his party had been working on how to eradicate it for the last six months.

Success stories of 5 UPSC CSE rank-holders who beat poverty

23 Mar 2019

Success stories of 5 UPSC CSE rank-holders who beat poverty

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year is one of the most popular and challenging competitive exams.

UNDP appoints Indo-American TV personality Padma Lakshmi as Goodwill Ambassador

08 Mar 2019

UNDP appoints Indo-American TV personality Padma Lakshmi as Goodwill Ambassador

Indian-American television personality and food expert Padma Lakshmi has been appointed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, supporting the agency's fight against inequality and discrimination around the world.

Will ensure minimum-income for poor if voted to power: RaGa

28 Jan 2019

Will ensure minimum-income for poor if voted to power: RaGa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today announced that his party will ensure minimum universal basic income for poor people in the country if voted to power in the Lok Sabha polls this year.

Madhya Pradesh: 10-year-old boy, who consumed poison, was hungry

09 Jan 2019

Madhya Pradesh: 10-year-old boy, who consumed poison, was hungry

The National Commission of Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has found the 10-year-old tribal boy, who consumed insecticide in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam district, was hungry.

These 'designer' ripped-off shabby sneakers cost Rs. 38,000. Say what?

20 Sep 2018

These 'designer' ripped-off shabby sneakers cost Rs. 38,000. Say what?

Marketing in the shoe industry can be tough and while brands come up with new designs from time-to-time, some take it a bit too far.

HDI report: Millions out of poverty; alarming inequality in India

15 Sep 2018

HDI report: Millions out of poverty; alarming inequality in India

On Friday, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released its annual Human Development Index (HDI) report that saw India secure a rank of 130 out of 189 countries.

Sikkim aiming to become India's first poverty-free state: CM Chamling

15 Aug 2018

Sikkim aiming to become India's first poverty-free state: CM Chamling

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling today said the state has excelled in reducing poverty levels during the last 24 years and is now aiming to become India's first poverty-free state.

Robinhood Army aims to reach 1mn hungry people this I-Day

15 Aug 2018

Robinhood Army aims to reach 1mn hungry people this I-Day

Robinhood Army considers hunger a major problem and they have taken upon themselves to fight this. This Independence Day, volunteers of the group have decided to distribute food to 1 million people nationwide.

This poor farmer-turned-entrepreneur today owns a Rs. 14L car!

04 Aug 2018

This poor farmer-turned-entrepreneur today owns a Rs. 14L car!

A man in his 50s alights from his Honda Civic car and instructs his subordinates to start the day's work, while he'd supervise.

UP-family has no oxen, no tractors, so daughters plough land

01 Jul 2018

UP-family has no oxen, no tractors, so daughters plough land

Two girls- Ravina, 13, and Shivani, 10, wake up every morning to pull plough on a land as their 60-year-old father Acheylal Aharwar tills the land.

India no longer has the largest number of poor: Report

27 Jun 2018

India no longer has the largest number of poor: Report

Global poverty trends are changing drastically, and it is exceptionally good news for India, a recent study points out.

Bollywood celebs' definition of poor is both funny and depressing

07 May 2018

Bollywood celebs' definition of poor is both funny and depressing

What do you think being poor means? Hiding skin using tattered clothes, sleeping on empty stomach, right?

NITI Aayog: Poverty, corruption free India by 2022

04 Nov 2017

NITI Aayog: Poverty, corruption free India by 2022

Modi government's think-tank NITI Aayog presented a New India @2022 document which envisaged India to be free from "poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism and communalism."

Bill in Lok Sabha to clamp down on ostentatious weddings

15 Feb 2017

Bill in Lok Sabha to clamp down on ostentatious weddings

A bill has been introduced in the Lok Sabha by Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan that seeks to end the practice of opulent and extravagant weddings.