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Only 16% public education funding goes to poorest 20% learners: UNICEF report

The report was taken looking at the government's spending on pre-primary to secondary education in 102 countries

Published on 18th January 2023
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This 23-year-old LSE graduate won the Diana Award, along with two other awards in a week. Here's her story

Palak Sharma co-founded the Green Governance Initiative, a programme to train young people to work on Sustainable Development Goals and connect them with lawmakers to implement their ideas

Published on 2nd August 2021
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Poverty plight: Afghanistan sees rise in number of children employed in hazardous jobs 

Afghanistan is considered the worst place to be a child, as 4 million children are out of school and 2 million are working as child labourers, as estimated by international organisations

Published on 30th December 2021
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Nobel Laureate Dr Esther Duflo joins Krea University’s Governing Council

She was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics along with Dr Abhijit Banerjee and Dr Michael Kremer for developing an innovative experimental approach to alleviating global poverty

Published on 10th December 2021
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TN think-tank wants khadi uniforms for schools across the country to lift handloom, khadi workers out of poverty

There are around 45 lakh handloom workers across the country with each state having its unique handloom and khadi clothing line, CPDS Director said

Published on 2nd December 2021
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What The FAQ: What is multidimensional poverty and why do we need a National Multidimensional Poverty Index?

NITI Aayog released the National Multidimensional Poverty Index baseline report which is very telling of the state-wise poverty index

Published on 27th November 2021
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This Kolkata start-up's sanitary products aim to erase period poverty while also saving the environment

FabPad by childhood friends Shripriya Khaitan Dhelia and Upasana Todi Prakash donates one pad to disadvantaged girls for every 25 they sell

Published on 5th October 2021
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New Education Policy a means to fight poverty and to meet the needs of the 21st century: Prime Minister Narendra Modi 

The NEP has a special feature under which sports have been made a part of mainstream education instead of extracurriculars

Published on 15th August 2021
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Over 1 billion could be living in extreme poverty by 2030 due to pandemic: UN

The 'High Damage' scenario anticipates that 80 per cent of the COVID-induced economic crisis would persist in 10 years' time due to loss in productivity

Published on 6th December 2020
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Braving poverty, tragedy and COVID, all 19 students of this Odisha foundation cleared NEET. This is their inspiring story

Whether it was Khirodini whose house was destroyed or Satyajit who had to strike a balance between helping with his father's work and studying, Founder of Zindagi Foundation tried to be there for all

Published on 19th October 2020
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47 million more women, girls will be pushed into poverty in the next decade due to COVID

The pandemic has posed a serious threat to the prospects of eradicating extreme poverty by end of this decade, but the reality is even grimmer as these projections of increased poverty rates for women

Published on 3rd September 2020
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Reservation is not a poverty alleviation scheme: OBC welfare group writes to PM against ‘creamy layer’ concept

Reservation is a right of representation; it is the constitutional right given to the historically discriminated backward classes, the Association wrote

Published on 8th July 2020
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Women under-represented or stereotyped in textbooks: UNESCO Global Edu Monitoring Report

The report provides an in-depth analysis of key factors for exclusion of learners in education systems worldwide, including background, identity and ability, gender, age, location, poverty, disability

Published on 29th June 2020
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India needs GDP growth of 8 per cent to eradicate poverty: SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar 

August and September were the months that saw the worst of it but now, there is a marked improvement in the sentiments of the industrialists and investors, said Rajnish 

Published on 9th January 2020
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JNU, Presidency College alumni Abhijit 'Jhima' Banerjee wins Nobel in Economics for his work to alleviate poverty

His wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer were joint winners of the 2019 Nobel for Economics for their experiment-based approach that has transformed development economics

Published on 14th October 2019

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