Extreme poverty: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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. ..

World Economic Outlook: Key Facts

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 ..

World Bank: Biennial Poverty and Shared Prosperity report

On October 7, 2020, the World bank released the biennial poverty and shared prosperity report. According to the report, around 150 million people are likely to enter extreme poverty due to covid-19 pandemic in different countries. To counter this, countries should prepare for a different economy by allowing labour capital skills and innovation to move ..

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 ..

Climate Change affects children’s life in Bangladesh

Over 19 million children lives are at stake due to environmental disasters. The UNICEF said on Friday that the climate change is deepening its roots in the poorest communities. In Bangladesh, climate change has the potential to destroy the efforts made by the government to protect its people in seconds. As many children live in ..