Poverty Alleviation Current Affairs - 2020

One in six children lives in extreme poverty- says UNICEF and World Bank.

World Bank Group and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) recently published ‘Global Estimate of Children in Monetary Poverty : An Update’ analysis. The analysis estimated one in six children or 356 million children globally were living in extreme poverty before the COVID-19 pandemic.  The situation is going to worsen significantly the analysis says. Highlights Sub-Saharan Africa Read More…

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…

State of Young Child in India Report released by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

On September 4, 2020, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu released the “State of Young Child in India” report. The report was prepared by the Mobile Creches, a policy advocacy organization. The report measured Health and Nutrition in the country. Key Findings of the report There are 159 million children aged below 6 years in India. Of Read More…

Government launches Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

The Union Government launched “Gram Swaraj Abhiyan- Special Interventions”, an high-intensity outreach programme to deliver welfare schemes to select villages which need particular attention. It was lunched on the occasion of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti (14th April). Gram Swaraj Abhiyan The abhiyan was launched on the lines of rural development schemes like Antyodaya based on Read More…

India, Brazil, South Africa sign IBSA Trust Fund agreement

India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) have signed the IBSA Trust Fund Agreement that seeks to fight poverty in developing countries. It was signed at the 8th IBSA trilateral Ministerial Commission Meeting in Durban, South Africa. IBSA Trust Fund It brings together the three emerging economies of India, Brazil and South Africa to combat poverty Read More…