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Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021

Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021 was released by “United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)” and “Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)”. Highlights This report examines the level and composition of multidimensional poverty across 109 countries covering 5.9 billion people. It also takes into account several deprivations that people experience in their day to day lives ..

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Nobel Prize in Economics 2021

Three United States-based economists namely, David Card, Joshua D Angrist and Guido W Imbens have been conferred the “Nobel prize in Economics 2021”. Highlights They were conferred with the prize for their work on “use of natural experiments” on the impact of minimum wage, immigration and education on the labour markets. One half of the prize ..

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Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 12, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 12, 2021 INDIA – PM Modi, Boris Johnson connect to discuss vaccine certification, trade, climate – As the Special Envoy of Prime Minister, Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi addresses High-Level Meeting to mark the 60th Anniversary of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Belgrade, ..

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Long haul freight trains ‘Trishul’ and ‘Garuda’ operated at SCR

Railways successfully operated two long haul freight trains called “Trishul” and “Garuda” for the first time in South-Central Railway (SCR). Highlights These trains are twice or multiple times longer than normal composition of freight trains. They provides an effective solution for the problem of capacity constraints in critical sections. About Trishul Trishul is the first ..

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India agrees to $200 mn LoC to support Kyrgyzstan

According to External Affairs Minister (EAM), S Jaishankar, India has agreed on USD 200 million Line of Credit support for the developmental projects in Kyrgyzstan. Key Facts This line of credit was agreed upon after meeting between EAM S. Jaishankar and Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbaev in Bishkek. Kazakhstan is the current Chair and initiator of CICA Forum. Jaishankar ..

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