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Meghalaya Affected families unable to get food after ban on mining

Aug 22, 2014

Meghalaya Affected families unable to get food after ban on mining

An organisation for coal miners and owners has said families dependent on mining have been finding it difficult to get two square meals a day. #food #India #NewsTracker #Poverty #Meghalaya #Coal mining #Shillong #ban #Hunger #National Green Tribunal #starvation #MIPRL-M
Freedom is a celebration, independence is a challenge Prez Pranab Mukherjee

Aug 14, 2014

Freedom is a celebration, independence is a challenge Prez Pranab Mukherjee

Independence Day, FreeIndia, Pranab Mukherjee, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Poverty, Economy, Narendra Modi, Mahatma Gandhi #Economy #Pranab Mukherjee #Narendra Modi #Poverty #Agriculture #TheySaidIt #manufacturing #Mahatma Gandhi #Independence Day #FreeIndia
Cow slaughter to farmer loans MPs raise various issues in Lok Sabha during Zero Hour

Aug 12, 2014

Cow slaughter to farmer loans MPs raise various issues in Lok Sabha during Zero Hour

Among other issues raised in the House was by another BJP member, CR Chaudhary, who said the Railway Ministry had identified about 3,300 experimental stations or halts to check the passenger demand and the experiment is scheduled to continue till 30 September. #Uttar Pradesh #India #NewsTracker #Poverty #BPL #Mulayam Singh Yadav #Railways #Cow slaughter #Akhilesh government #Loans to farmers
How Ebola is draining resources of poor, war-hit W. African nations

Aug 08, 2014

How Ebola is draining resources of poor, war-hit W. African nations

Liberia's Finance Minister Amara Konneh said the outbreak had already cost his country's economy $12 million between April and June - two percent of the budget - and the disease was still spreading. Liberia would have to revise down its projected GDP growth of 5.9 percent, he said. #Economy #World Bank #Poverty #ConnectTheDots #Africa #Liberia #Sierra Leone #Developing Economies #War #Ebola #Guinea #Mano River #Inflations
UN body backs India's tough stand at WTO on food security

Aug 04, 2014

UN body backs India's tough stand at WTO on food security

India decided last week not to ratify WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement, which is dear to the developed world, without any concrete movement in finding a permanent solution to its public food stock-holding issue for food security purposes. #NewsTracker #Nitin Gadkari #Poverty #Arun Jaitley #Food security #WTO #Trade Facilitation Agreement #IFAD #Nigel Brett

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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
Why the UPAs cash transfer scheme will boost poverty

Nov 26, 2012

Why the UPAs cash transfer scheme will boost poverty

The government in election mode is hurrying what it believes are popular reforms. But by offering to transfer cash to 10 crore families while withdrawing subsidies that support double that population, the UPA may end up scoring a self-goal. #HowThisWorks #UPA #Poverty #Aadhaar #Cash transfers

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Why the UPAs cash transfer scheme will boost poverty

Aug 21, 2014

People in poverty tend to look for quick health fixes: study

People in low-income brackets are more likely to look for a quick fix when it comes to getting healthy, suggests a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine...
Why the UPAs cash transfer scheme will boost poverty

Aug 25, 2014

Queens mom collecting school supplies for kids in need

SHE’S MAKING a list and checking it twice. A big-hearted Queens mother of five, who grew up on welfare, is gathering school supplies to help kids in need and their poverty-stricken parents...
Why the UPAs cash transfer scheme will boost poverty

Aug 16, 2014

Heroic tale of 'The Admiral: Roaring Currents' is a hit in South Korea

SEOUL — Since April, when hundreds of high school students lost their lives in the sinking of the Sewol ferry, South Korea has been a nation in shock and mourning. The country prides itself on having risen from postwar poverty, and many have asked ho...