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China says it has over 82 mn poor; 200 mn according to World Bank

Oct 15, 2014

China says it has over 82 mn poor; 200 mn according to World Bank

Over 82 million people in China are officially under the national poverty line of $1 a day and the numbers could scale up to 200 million if the international standard of $1.25 is accepted, despite the country toppling the US to become the world's largest economy. #World #Economy #China #World Bank #NewsTracker #Poverty
Modi is opposition leader? Our favourite Rahul Gandhi's facepalm moments

Oct 09, 2014

Modi is opposition leader? Our favourite Rahul Gandhi's facepalm moments

So, Rahul Gandhi has done it again. This time, he referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "opposition leader". This calls for a list. #Politics #Punjab #Narendra Modi #JustSaying #Rahul Gandhi #Opposition leader #Poverty is a state of mind
Impressed by PM Modi's commitment to poverty, cleanliness Bill Gates

Oct 07, 2014

Impressed by PM Modi's commitment to poverty, cleanliness Bill Gates

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to improve health services and his focus on ending open defecation has impressed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. #World #India #Poverty #TheySaidIt #Bill Gates #Toilets #Melinda Gates #PM Narendra Modi #cleanliness #Microsoft co-founder #Meeting the New Prime Minister
President bats for error-proof dialogue mechanism with China

Sep 18, 2014

President bats for error-proof dialogue mechanism with China

Mukherjee said it was India's sincere belief that the relationship between the two countries evolve to a partnership that is balanced and broad-based. #India #China #Pranab Mukherjee #diplomacy #TheySaidIt #Infrastructure #Ladakh #Xi Jinping #Economic development #poverty alleviation
Give the poor self respect, not schemes that make them beg PM Modi

Sep 17, 2014

Give the poor self respect, not schemes that make them beg PM Modi

"Due to our bad luck, the schemes and programmes that run in our country are such that they make poor people dependent on government instead of making them self-dependent and self-confident", Modi said. #Politics #India #NewsTracker #Poverty #Modi #government schemes

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Bill Gates is wrong, the rich-poor divide is only getting wider

Feb 03, 2014

Bill Gates is wrong, the rich-poor divide is only getting wider

The former Microsoft bosss faith in the system that gave him all the money he now spends to fight inequality is perhaps instinctive. But there is ample evidence now that inequality is inbuilt in the capitalist system. #Economy #ToTheContrary #Poverty #Bill Gates #poor
Sen and Bhagwati Why quarrel when both are right?

Jul 29, 2013

Sen and Bhagwati Why quarrel when both are right?

Just like how both Monetarism and Keynesianism need to be used in harmony depending on circumstances, so should the Sen-Dreze and Bhagwati-Panagariya prescriptions be used together. #Economics #Amartya Sen #Poverty #FaceOff #Jagdish Bhagwati #Keynesian #Monetarism