'Extreme poverty' to fall below 10% in 2015, says World Bank
'Extreme poverty' to fall below 10% in 2015, says World Bank

The forecast used a new international poverty line of $1.9 a day, an upgrade from the previous line of $1.25 a day, which was set in 2005.

Pop stars, world leaders rally to end poverty

Some of the biggest names in music and politics from Beyonce to European prime ministers rallied in a concert aimed at mobilizing action to eradicate extreme poverty.

Attacked poverty by using tech power: PM Modi
Attacked poverty by using tech power: PM Modi

Speaking at the Digital India Dinner, Modi said: "Since my government came to office we attacked poverty by using power of networks and mobile phones to launch a new era of empowerment."

World leaders adopt UN goals to end poverty in 15 years
World leaders adopt UN goals to end poverty in 15 years

World leaders on Friday pledged to end extreme poverty within 15 years, adopting an ambitious set of UN goals to be backed up by trillions of dollars in development spending.

Need to eradicate poverty for sustainable progress, says PM Modi at UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday outlined India`s climate change goals at the UN Sustainable Development Summit, saying he represents a culture that calls the earth "mother" and that India over the next seven years will create 175 GW of renewable energy capacity.

Poverty hampers children's brain development

 Growing in severe poverty can adversely affect children's brain development, thereby putting them at a disadvantage for academic achievement, new research has found.

Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Is India free in the true sense of the word?

In this episode Essel Group Chairman Dr Subhash Chandra speaks to 500 students about the true meaning of independence. Dr Chandra said that India is not truly independent even today.

Food security improves HIV outcomes

A farming intervention programme aimed at reducing food insecurity has also helped improve HIV outcomes in patients in Kenya, reports a new study.

PM Modi expected to address UN Sustainable Development Summit
PM Modi expected to address UN Sustainable Development Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address a high-level summit on sustainable development hosted by the UN on September 25 when the new and ambitious post-2015 development agenda will be adopted.

Cheers as UN irons out roadmap to end poverty

Jubilant UN member states on Sunday put the finishing touches to a hugely ambitious roadmap aimed at wiping out poverty worldwide by 2030 and taking on climate change.

All India Badtameez - Stand up against wrong

Watch All India Badtameez's social experiments and short films.

Fourth of global 'extreme poors' in just eight Indian states

Over a fourth of the world's people living in extreme poverty, or 440 million out of the global figure of 1.6 billion, are in just eight Indian states, parliament was informed on Thursday.

Zimbabwe MP waves used underwear in Parliament

A Zimbabwean lawmaker held up a pair of used female underwear in Parliament during a televised debate as she sought to highlight the plight of poor women unable to afford new garments.

Poverty damages growth of child's brain: Study
Poverty damages growth of child's brain: Study

Children living in poverty may face long-lasting negative consequences on brain development as also on emotional health and academic achievement, says a study.

I don't need to take cameraman to understand poverty: PM Modi

Taking a jibe at political leaders exploiting photo opportunities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he does not need to take a cameraman with him to understand poverty.

$160 needed per person to end world hunger: FAO

A UN body on Friday said only USD 160 (about Rs 10,000) is all that is needed annually per person living in extreme poverty to eradicate world hunger by 2030.

World's poorest need $160 a year to end hunger: UN

Just $160 per year for each person living in extreme poverty would eradicate world hunger by 2030, the United Nations said on Friday, recommending the money should be delivered through both cash transfers and "pro-poor" investments.

'Prenatal sex selection not linked to poverty'

The practice of prenatal sex selection in favour of male births is not connected to poverty as the economic progress in past decades has not necessarily translated into more gender equality, experts believe.

Economic data pointer to rural India's appalling status: PMK

 NDA ally PMK Chief Ramadoss on Saturday said socio-economic census revealed appalling living conditions of rural India and urged action to address "inequality and underdevelopment."

New rice flour may help get rid of global food poverty

Researchers have developed a new, high-quality rice flour which they claim can help alleviate global food poverty.