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India improves in HDI ranking

The rank of India among 189 countries in the Human Development Index has improved for the year 2019. Last year, India ranked at number 130th. About 30 years of rapid development was the reason behind the improvement. According to experts: About 27.1 crore people had been relieved from poverty in a decade (from 2005-06 to ..

India ranked 82nd in 2019 World Giving Index (WGI)

India has been ranked 82nd among the 128 countries in the 2019 World Giving Index (WGI), which is surveyed by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). The average figures for India over the past decade show that 34% people helped a stranger, 24% donated money and 19% volunteered or donated their time. The United States stood ..

2019 World Humanitarian Day (WHD)

The World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. The 2019 WHD campaign – #WomenHumanitarians –honour the work of women in crises throughout the world. This year’s ..

Redistributive Resource Transfer

Redistributive Resource Transfer or RRT to a state (from the Centre) is defined as gross devolution to the state adjusted for the respective state’s share in aggregate Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Differences between foreign aid and RRTs are as follows: RRTs are intra-country transfers whereas foreign aid, as the name suggests, is an aid given by ..

The United Nations (UN) launches #NotATarget campaign for 2017 World Humanitarian Day (WHD)

The World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is observed every year on August 19 to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. The 2017 WHD campaign “#NotATarget” follows the UN Secretary-General’s report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, ..

Tokyo conference promises $16 billion aid to Afghanistan

International donors pledged $16 billion development aid for war-torn Afghanistan over the next 4 years, when most NATO-led foreign troops will leave the country. Tokyo Conference: About 70 countries and organizations attended the one day Tokyo conference in Tokyo, Japan which was aimed at setting aid levels for the crucial period through and beyond 2014, ..

India to provide humanitarian food assistance to Yemen

India will provide humanitarian food aid comprising rice to Yemen. The United Nations has urged the international community to help the Arab country in the period of political developments impacting its economy. The first consignment of the grain is scheduled to reach the Port of Hodaidah on July 13, 2012.

India’s biggest environment problem is poverty – Rama Sarni

Introduction India is in a stage of transition, in its adolescence if you may. Compared to US which enjoys 230 years of independence, India will soon complete just its 63rd independence day. India’s age is a fourth of America’s. Which brings to my point – India is still a teenager, which needs to work on ..