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Union Cabinet gives nod to Tripartite Agreement of IBSA Fund for the Alleviation of Poverty and Hunger

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of the Tripartite Agreement on the IBSA Fund for the Alleviation of Poverty and Hunger. The IBSA fund for the Alleviation of Poverty and Hunger was set up in 2004 by three member countries India, Brazil and South Africa ..

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17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Every year 17 October is being observed as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty throughout the world. Significance of Day: The Day seeks to promote awareness among people to eradicate poverty and destitution around the world particularly in developing countries. 2015 Theme: Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination. The ..

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Extreme poverty to fall below 10% for first time: World Bank

For the first time less than 10 per cent of the world’s population will be living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015. It was revealed by the World Bank report projections released by Bank President Jim Yong Kim in Washington, US. According to World Bank projections About 702 million people or 9.6 per ..

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Union Government releases first ever Socio-Economic and Caste Census in 80 years

Union Government released the first ever Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) after 80 years on the lines of the 1931 census. It was released by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi. The SECC findings reflect the state of poverty and deprivation as well as crucial social trends in rural India such as ownership ..

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Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of Bangladesh-based poverty alleviation NGO wins World Food Prize 2015

Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh has been named as the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize. He is founder and chairman of Bangladesh-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) BRAC (originally known as Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee) which is world’s largest NGO. Since its formation, BRAC is being credited for helping more than 150 million people out ..

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