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Poverty in Pakistan rose to 5.4% in 2020, estimates World Bank

As per World Bank's estimates, more than two million Pakistanis have fallen below the poverty line.
World Bank headquarters. (File photo)
World Bank headquarters. (File photo)
Published on Jun 22, 2021 06:11 AM IST
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Covid-19 pandemic will push 47 million more women, girls into extreme poverty by 2021: UN

The new analysis by the UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said the Covid-19 crisis will dramatically increase the poverty rate for women and widen the gap between men and women who live in poverty.
The poverty rate for women was expected to decrease by 2.7 per cent between 2019 and 2021, but projections now point to an increase of 9.1 per cent due to the pandemic and its fallout.(REUTERS)
The poverty rate for women was expected to decrease by 2.7 per cent between 2019 and 2021, but projections now point to an increase of 9.1 per cent due to the pandemic and its fallout.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 03, 2020 09:36 AM IST
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United Nations | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Higher poverty linked to increased youth suicide risk

According to the study, suicide in children under age 20 has been increasing in the US, with rates almost doubling over the last decade. Between 2007 to 2016, nearly 21,000 children ages 5-19 years old died by suicide.
In this study, researchers collected information from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Compressed Mortality File, which includes data on all US deaths, including cause of death.(Shutterstock)
In this study, researchers collected information from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Compressed Mortality File, which includes data on all US deaths, including cause of death.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Feb 03, 2020 02:58 PM IST
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New York | ByIndo Asian News Service

‘Quixotic heroism cannot lead the country,’ says Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee also expressed concern over the estimate that 1 per cent of Indians hold over 60 per cent of the country’s total wealth and called on corporates to help bring people out of poverty.
According to the IMF, India is the world’s seventh largest economy of USD 2.69 trillion size.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
According to the IMF, India is the world’s seventh largest economy of USD 2.69 trillion size.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 09, 2019 10:13 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

The promise of rural job scheme

Most studies also show that participation in the scheme favours poor households, and helps alleviate poverty and distress during crises.
Given the mixed track record of MGNREGS’s ability to provide insurance to workers, there are many who question the rationale of scheme’s existence itself.(HT Photo)
Given the mixed track record of MGNREGS’s ability to provide insurance to workers, there are many who question the rationale of scheme’s existence itself.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2019 12:28 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByShrayana Bhattacharya, Clement Imbert and Rinku Murgai

What has driven India’s poverty reduction?

55 % Indians were classified as poor by the MPI methodology in 2005-06. India halved its poverty rate in the next 10 years. In absolute terms, the number of poor fell from 630 million to 360 million during this period.
Improved nutrition, better sanitation and increased asset ownership have halved India’s poverty rate between 2005-06 and 2015-16, according to a study by the Oxford University.(HT File Photo)
Improved nutrition, better sanitation and increased asset ownership have halved India’s poverty rate between 2005-06 and 2015-16, according to a study by the Oxford University.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 01, 2018 10:31 AM IST
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Hindutsan Times, New Delhi | ByArjun Srinivas

271 million people moved out of poverty in India: UN Development Programme

India has made momentous progress in reducing multidimensional poverty with its incidence almost halving between 2005-6 and 2015-16, climbing down to 27.5 per cent from 54.7 per cent.
According to a UNDP statement, though the traditionally disadvantaged groups - across states, castes, religions, and ages -are still the poorest, they have also experienced the biggest reductions in MPI through the decade, showing that they have been “catching up”.(HT Photo)
According to a UNDP statement, though the traditionally disadvantaged groups - across states, castes, religions, and ages -are still the poorest, they have also experienced the biggest reductions in MPI through the decade, showing that they have been “catching up”.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2018 09:31 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Justice Rajinder Sachar: A prominent champion of minorities and human rights

The Sachar Report provi-ded exhaustive evidence on Muslim socio-economic conditions: although rural Muslims were less poor than tho- se in urban areas, their poverty rate of 38% in the countryside was even higher than that of the Scheduled Castes.
Justice Rajinder Sachar is swearing by Lt Governor MMK Wali as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court -(HT File Photo)
Justice Rajinder Sachar is swearing by Lt Governor MMK Wali as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court -(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 11:38 PM IST
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