Poverty

Himachal polls: Gadkari flays Nehru-Gandhi family over poverty, corruption

Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday attacked the Nehru-Gandhi family over its alleged failure to eradicate poverty and corruption during its rule.

Oct 31, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
'India should focus more on reducing poverty than inequality'

'India should focus more on reducing poverty than inequality'

Poverty reduction should take precedence over reducing inequality in India, outgoing Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya said on Monday, while underlining that the country needs to focus much more on providing equality of opportunities, health and education.

Aug 28, 2017, 14:17 PM IST
Chief Minister Pema Khandu for eradicating poverty, illiteracy in five years

Chief Minister Pema Khandu for eradicating poverty, illiteracy in five years

People of Arunachal Pradesh who have seen armed conflicts shared a special relationship with the armed forces, who have stood by us in times of adversity and times of prosperity, Khandu said.

 

Aug 15, 2017, 13:42 PM IST
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan aims to make Madhya Pradesh free of corruption and poverty by 2022

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan aims to make Madhya Pradesh free of corruption and poverty by 2022

The chief minister said that Rs 8,500 crore would be invested to develop greenery on the sides of Narmada river and to treat its water in next three years.

 

Aug 15, 2017, 13:36 PM IST

Punjab: Driven by poverty, man poisons self, four siblings

A poverty-stricken 21-year-old man allegedly laced burgers with poison killing his four siblings before taking his own life here.

Jun 21, 2017, 13:44 PM IST
One child out of five living in relative poverty in rich countries: UN report

One child out of five living in relative poverty in rich countries: UN report

The number of adolescents reporting mental health problems is increasing in the majority of the countries included in the study, along with the rate of obesity among young people.

Jun 15, 2017, 09:57 AM IST

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

The US had relatively low scores in terms of poverty, hunger, health, education and inequality.

Jun 15, 2017, 09:17 AM IST

NITI poverty elimination task force submits report to Modi

NITI Aayog's task force on elimination of poverty has submitted its report to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Aayog's vice chairman Arvind Panagariya said on Friday.

Jun 02, 2017, 19:27 PM IST
Early puberty linked to poverty – Survey second's it

Early puberty linked to poverty – Survey second's it

The factors determining early puberty have received greater attention recently as more kids are starting puberty at an earlier age than past generations.

May 24, 2017, 14:14 PM IST
Cellphone, satellite data can map poverty: Scientists

Cellphone, satellite data can map poverty: Scientists

The researchers from the University of Southampton and the Sweden-based Flowminder Foundation found that by combining mobile data and geospatial data from satellites, they were able to produce poverty predictions which are comparable with those made from traditional sources, but with significant advantages.

Feb 08, 2017, 16:22 PM IST
Poverty tends to increase death rate; riskier than alcohol, obesity

Poverty tends to increase death rate; riskier than alcohol, obesity

However, socio-economic status, which is one of the strongest predictors of illness and early death worldwide, is often overlooked in health policies, the researchers said.

Feb 01, 2017, 14:19 PM IST
Assembly elections 2017: Know the healthcare status of these five poll-bound states

Assembly elections 2017: Know the healthcare status of these five poll-bound states

Healthcare is important to political and economic debate because inadequate public healthcare and healthcare expenses push an additional 55 million people back into poverty in India every year, according to a 2015 Lancet paper.

Jan 27, 2017, 13:15 PM IST

Financial hardship can lead to premature ageing in youngsters

The researchers found strong and graded associations between exposure to economic hardship and worse cognitive function, especially in processing speed.

Sep 28, 2016, 14:03 PM IST

Scientists turn to satellite images to map poverty

In a study published on Thursday in the US journal Science, researchers from the Stanford University used machine learning -- the science of designing computer algorithms that learn from data -- to extract information about poverty from high-resolution satellite imagery, Xinhua news agency reported.

Aug 19, 2016, 13:52 PM IST
Americans' habit of throwing half of food produce deepens poverty, creates havoc on environment

Americans' habit of throwing half of food produce deepens poverty, creates havoc on environment

This practice, which is usually supported by furnishing reasons such as “cult of perfection”, poverty and hunger in fact inflicts a hefty toll on the environment.

Jul 13, 2016, 15:25 PM IST

View from the Window

It is not that one is not aware of living a relatively privileged life in a vastly poor country. But that day the reality hit me in a much more real manner.

Jul 08, 2016, 12:03 PM IST

SDGs to face challenge of 750 million child marriages by 2030

Ashok Kumar/OneWorld South Asia

Jul 02, 2016, 03:05 AM IST
IMF warns the US over high poverty, inequality

IMF warns the US over high poverty, inequality

The International Monetary Fund warned the United States Wednesday over poverty and rising inequality in the country, saying both could hold back its economic potential.

Jun 22, 2016, 20:48 PM IST
Subramanian Swamy says Income Tax can be abolished in 1 week (or within 3 years) – find out how

Subramanian Swamy says Income Tax can be abolished in 1 week (or within 3 years) – find out how

Swamy has also called for bringing back black money stashed in tax havens abroad and nationalising those funds.

Jun 17, 2016, 12:57 PM IST

Millions of Latin Americans could fall back into poverty: UN

A third of Latin Americans who have risen out of poverty over the past 15 years could fall back into it due to the region's recession.

Jun 15, 2016, 04:05 AM IST