Poverty Current Affairs - 2020

October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 every year by the united nations. This year, the day is being observed under the Theme “Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all”. In 2019, the day was observed under the  theme “Acting together to empower children, their families, Read More…

October 16: World Food Day

The World Food Day is observed on October 16 every year. The theme for World Food Day 2020 is “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together” . This year’s World Food Day is highlighting the significance of food and agriculture in COVID-19 response. Background The day is observed to mark the foundation of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Read More…

412 Infrastructure Projects hit by Cost Over run of Rs 4.11 lakh crores

On August 23, 2020, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation announced that around 412 infrastructure projects each of worth Rs 150 crores have been hit with cost over run of Rs 4.11 lakh crores. Highlights The original cost of implementation of these projects were Rs 20,65,336. Their completion cost is anticipated as Rs 24,77,167 Read More…

Facts Box: United Nations Multidimensional Poverty Index

The United Nations recently released the Multidimensional Poverty Index, 2020. According to the index, India recorded the largest reduction in number of people living in poverty between the period 2015-19. The data were obtained from United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). Highlights Around 273 million people have moved out of multidimensional poverty Read More…

COVID-19 and Child Labour Report by the United Nations

The International Labour Organization and the UNICEF have released a report on Child Labour. The report has been released under the title Title: COVID-19 and Child Labour: A Time of Crisis, A Time to Act Key Findings The report says that millions of children are to be pushed to child labour due to COVID-19 crisis. Read More…