Below Poverty Line: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Published: October 17, 2020

Every year, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is marked on October 17 by the United Nations. This year, the day is observed under the theme Theme: Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all Highlights The day was declared as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in 1992. ..

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World Economic Outlook: Key Facts

Published: October 15, 2020

The International Monetary Fund has recently launched the World Economic Outlook 2020. The report has been titled “A Long and Difficult Ascent”. It is launched twice a year. Once in June and then in October. The one recently launched is the October version. Key findings of the report The report has projected that India’s economy ..

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Lifetime Achievement Award to Ex-RBI Governor Rangarajan

Published: June 30, 2020

On June 29, 2020, former RBI Governor C Rangarajan was conferred with lifetime achievement award for his contributions. The award was presented on the side lines of celebration of Statistics Day. About C Rangarajan Rangarajan was born in 1932. He was the 19th governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He served as Deputy Governor ..

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ILO of United Nations: 400 million Indian workers to sink into poverty

Published: April 8, 2020

On April 8, 2020, the International Labour Organization released its report, “COVID-19 and world of work”. According to the report, around 400 million people are to enter poverty in India. Highlights The United Nations Labour body, International Labour Organization has warned that the COVID-19 is to wipe out 195 million full-time jobs. Globally, the virus ..

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Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana: PM distributes aids and devices to Divyangjan and Senior Citizens

Published: February 29, 2020

On February 29, 2020, PM Modi is to distribute assistive aids and devices to senior citizens and Divyangjan. This is the biggest ever distribution camp. Highlights The distribution camp of assistive aids and devices for senior citizens and Divyangjans by PM Modi is being organized by the Ministry of Social Justice. The objective of the ..

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