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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Embarrassment for Akhilesh Yadav; 40-year-old man dies of starvation in UP's Barabanki

Embarrassment for Akhilesh Yadav; 40-year-old man dies of starvation in UP's Barabanki

In what can bring in huge embarrassment for Akhilesh Yadav led-Uttar Pradesh government, a 40-year-old man has allegedly died due to starvation in Barabanki district.

Our key mandate in India is to reduce rural poverty: Rasha Omar, IFAD

Ashok Kumar/OneWorld South Asia

Rasha Omar, Country Programme Manager for India, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that the UN agricultural arm is focused on rain fed areas in India.

`Social fridges` open in Argentina as poverty rises

With hardship rising due to job cuts and inflation, Argentina has adopted a scheme from Europe`s economic crisis: putting food in outdoor "social fridges" for the needy.

Nitish Kumar moots BPL panel for identification of poor families

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday mooted an independent BPL Commission on the lines of Election Commission to help identify poor families.

10% GDP to make India $10 trillion economy, end poverty by 2032: Amitabh Kant

10% GDP to make India $10 trillion economy, end poverty by 2032: Amitabh Kant

India needs to grow at ten percent to become USD ten trillion economy and eliminate poverty by 2032, Niti Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant said Thursday.

PM Modi wants India free from poverty, corruption: Naidu

PM Modi wants India free from poverty, corruption: Naidu

Taking a dig at opposition parties, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said the opponents "want to have RSS-free India" but Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants India free from poverty, corruption and unemployment.

Jaitley in Australia: India to stay on high growth path for 10-20 years, says FM

Jaitley in Australia: India to stay on high growth path for 10-20 years, says FM

India will continue on the current path of growth for a couple of decades more, bringing benefits of liberalisation to its people and eliminating the curse of poverty, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here Friday.

 

For BJP, nationalism means elimination of poverty: Venkaiah

Speaking at a seminar on 'Insult to martyrs in Vijayawada, Naidu said, Nationalism for the BJP is elimination of poverty and providing security to women.

Half of American kids live near poverty line: Report

Half of American kids live near poverty line: Report

The report by researchers from the National Centre for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at Columbia University illustrates the severity of economic instability and poverty conditions faced by more than 31 million children throughout the US.

Poverty linked to childhood depression

Children raised in poor circumstances are likely to have altered brain connectivity, says a new study.

400 dabbawallas in Mumbai serve free food to the poor

400 Dabbawallas in Mumbai have initiated the work of serving the free food to the poor people which remains in the marriages and parties.

DNA: The plight of Bundelkhand farmers

Watch how poor farmers in Bundelkhand live a life of struggles and hardship.