Poverty Current Affairs, GK & News

Oxfam New Report- Highlights

According to a new report by Oxfam, more than a quarter of a billion people in 2022 will be pushed into poverty. The report also said that the financial crisis across the world will be driven by the rise in prices due to the Russia-Ukraine crisis and also due to the COVID-19-related economic crisis. Overview: ..

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World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day

The World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day is celebrated on January 30. The day is marked to create awareness on the neglected tropical diseases. Theme In 2022, the World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day is celebrated under the following theme: Achieving health equity to end the neglect of poverty related diseases History The first World Neglected Tropical ..

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International Tea Day

Every year, on May 21, the United Nations observes International Tea Day. The resolution to celebrate International Tea Day was adopted in 2019 by the United Nations food and Agriculture Organization. History The International Tea Day is being celebrated since 2005 in major tea producing countries of the world namely Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, ..

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IMF: Sub-Saharan Africa to see world’s slowest growth in 2021

The International Monetary Fund recently released the Regional Economic Outlook for Sub Saharan Africa. According to the report the Sub Saharan region is to witness the world’s slowest growth in 2021. Key Findings The sub-Saharan region is projected to grow by 3.4% in 2021. This is way below the global growth prediction of 5.5% in ..

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2021 Global food policy report

The Global Food Policy Report is published by the International Food Policy Research Institute. This year the institute has released the report based on the theme “Transforming Food Systems After COVID-19”. Key Findings of the report: India The lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 crisis closed schools and day care centres. This affected the availability ..

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