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Influencer receives severe backlash after she 'darkens' herself to fake poverty

The influencer who painted her skin a few shades darker to fake poverty is receiving severe backlash from netizens.

Influencer pretending to be a poor woman selling roses on the streets. (Instagram/@ansha_mohan)
Influencer pretending to be a poor woman selling roses on the streets. (Instagram/@ansha_mohan)
Published on Oct 24, 2022 04:30 PM IST

Ukraine's poverty increased tenfold due to war with Russia: World Bank

Ukrainian officials have stressed that they need ongoing and predictable financial assistance to keep the government running, while also beginning critical repairs and reconstruction.

A local resident pulls a cart past a damaged building in the town of Bakhmut amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP)
A local resident pulls a cart past a damaged building in the town of Bakhmut amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP)
Published on Oct 15, 2022 10:52 PM IST
Reuters |

Goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030 won't be met, says World Bank: Report

World Bank President David Malpass said the new Poverty and Shared Prosperity report showed the grim outlook facing tens of million of people, and called for major policy changes to boost growth and help jumpstart efforts to eradicate poverty.

World Bank headquarters.(File photo)
World Bank headquarters.(File photo)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 07:28 PM IST
Reuters |

India has almost wiped out extreme poverty: International Monetary Fund

In India, the number of people living in extreme poverty -- defined by the World Bank as living on US$1.9 or less in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms -- was 0.8% of the population in the pre-pandemic year 2019, stated the IMF paper, published on April 5, 2022.

India has almost wiped out extreme poverty, says IMF(REUTERS)
India has almost wiped out extreme poverty, says IMF(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 07, 2022 05:40 PM IST

India’s great poverty debate: Season 2

Almost two and a half years after the 2017-18 Consumption Expenditure Survey (CES) was scrapped, the ‘great Indian poverty debate’ seems to have resurrected itself. The second season of this debate, interestingly, has started from Washington DC, not India.

Poverty statistics in India have always been the subject of controversy.(AFP file photo)
Poverty statistics in India have always been the subject of controversy.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2022 11:46 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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