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Oxfam releases ‘Time to Care’

Oxfam, a confederation of charitable organizations and rights group has released the ‘Time to Care’ report on Monday, 20th January 2020. The report focussed on global inequalities. As per the report, inequalities pertaining at the global level is deep-rooted and vast while the number of billionaires has doubled in the last decade. In 2019, there ..

PM Modi honored with 2018 Seoul Peace Prize recently

On 22nd February, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been honored with the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize – 2018 for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth. The award credited ‘Modinomics’ for reducing social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor. The Peace Prize committee also credited him for his contribution ..

India ranked 147th at UK-based charity Oxfam International’s ‘Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index

India has been ranked 147th among 157 countries at the UK-based charity Oxfam International’s ‘Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index’ 2018. The 2nd edition of the annual index finds that countries such as South Korea, Namibia and Uruguay are taking strong steps to reduce inequality. However, countries such as India and Nigeria “do very badly” ..

Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index

The Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index uses a new database of indicators covering 152 countries, which measures government action on social spending, tax and labor rights – three areas found to be critical to reducing inequality. It has been prepared by Development Finance International, Inc. and international NGO Oxfam. India has been ranked 132nd among 152 nations in a ..