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UNDP releases 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

The 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) has recently released by UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). As per the report, India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016 & recorded the fastest reductions in the MPI values during the period with strong improvements in ..

India ranked 130 in latest Human Development Index (HDI) report 2018

India has been ranked 130 among 189 countries in the latest Human Development Index (HDI) report 2018, which is released by the United Nations Development Programme. As per report, between 1990 and 2017, India’s HDI value saw a 50% increase from 0.427 to 0.640, an indicator of the country’s remarkable achievement in lifting millions of ..

India signs loan agreement with World Bank (WB) for SANKALP project

The Government of India (GoI) has signed a $250 million loan agreement with the World Bank for Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) Project on December 13, 2017. The purpose of the project is to enhance institutional mechanisms for skills development and increase access to quality and market-relevant training for the workforce. ..

SSC-CGL 8th July 2012 (Evening Shift) Solution GK

1. The 2004-09 Foreign Trade Policy gave emphasis to [A]import substitution [B]increasing customs duty [C]export promotion [D]long term trade relations export promotion Show Answer 2. Markets fail when [A]they do not maximise the aggregate consumer and producer surplus [B]they maximise aggregate consumer and producer surplus [C]they equalise the aggregate consumer and producer surplus [D]they escalate ..

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 ..

India’s Biggest Environmental Problem is Poverty – Palak Chandra

India, the third largest economy in the world, is flooded with many social, political, cultural, and environmental issues. All such issues are interlinked with each other in one or the other way. The issues which are of major concern these days are all discussed separately in many ways and the solutions to tackle these problems ..

Human Development Report 2011

The Human Development Report (HDR) is an annual publication of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The report was first launched in 1990 by the Pakistani Economist Mahbub ul Haq and Indian Nobel laureate Amartya Sen. Its goal was to place people at the centre of the development process in terms of economic debate, policy ..