Rich nations with 13% of world's population secure over half COVID-19 vaccine in late-stage trials, says Oxfam report
At least, 51% of 5.9 billion doses expected to be available for supply post successful trials have been snapped up by the US, Britian, Australia, Japan, Switzerland, Israel, the EU and Hong Kong and Macau, the report claimed
Coronavirus outbreak will push a vast section deeper into poverty and hunger; governments must take these steps to ease suffering
Despite the lockdown, state governments or the Union government should make special provisions to ensure that unemployed workers return home, either to be rid of the burden of paying extra for a roof, or to escape shelters and camps where an outbreak of COVID-19 could spread calamitously.
Combined wealth of 63 Indian billionaires higher than total Union Budget for financial year 2018-19: Report
Rights group Oxfam also said the world's 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60 percent of the planet's population.
Making a case for slow fashion: Consumers, brands must re-think choices to prevent irreversible climate change
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, given the pressure to facilitate consumer hunger. If real change is to happen, more people must begin to take a proactive approach and act in reflection of their moral values.
The Lebanese army started destroying Syrian refugee settlements in northeast Lebanon on Monday after the expiry of a government ultimatum, officials said. Keen not to encourage Syrians to settle permanently, the government had given refugees in the village of Arsal until 1 July to demolish shelters made of other materials than timber and plastic sheeting, which it considers illegal. Lebanon, a country of some four million people, hosts between 1.5 and 2 million Syrians on its soil.
Rahul Gandhi's minimum income pledge: Congress looks to checkmate BJP by changing narrative ahead of LS polls
The Congress scored over its rival by setting an agenda around its poll promise and forcing the BJP to respond.
Rahul Gandhi’s promise of minimum income: Yes, India’s poor need assistance to develop skills and earn jobs, but surely not begging bowls
The 2016-17 economic survey had estimated that implementation of UBI will cost India 4.9 percent of the GDP
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Unfortunately for the Congress, Uttar Pradesh's extant social reality is very different today from what it was in 2009
Indian women’s unpaid work amounts to 43 times Apple’s turnover; females hardest hit by rising economic inequality: Report
The paid work women do bring them less earnings as compared to men due to the existing wage gap and therefore households that rely primarily on female earners tend to be poorer.
United States ends refuelling support of aircraft involved in Yemen war as pressure builds on Saudi Arabia
However, a halt to refuelling could have little practical effect on the conflict, seen as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Director Aijaz Khan and the cast of Hamid speak about how the film portrays the relationship shared by a young Kashmiri boy and a CRPF jawan
Yemen crisis: 14 million in West Asian country 'on brink of famine'; charities sign appeal for immediate cessation of hostilities
Thirty-five Yemeni and international NGOs has called for an "immediate cessation of hostilities" in Yemen, where they warned 14 million people were now "on the brink of famine".
India's rich list up 34%: Led by Mukesh Ambani, richest 831 collectively own a quarter of country's GDP
Led by Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani with a networth of Rs 3.71 trillion, there were 831 Indians having a net worth of Rs 1,000 crore or more in 2018, which is 214 individuals more than the 2017 list,
Sexual abuse 'endemic' in international aid sector, says UK parliamentary report; investigation launched after Oxfam NGO scandal
Lawmakers were investigating the aid sector following revelations earlier this year of Oxfam's staff involved in a prostitution scandal in Haiti.
Oxfam staff accused of sexual exploitation: Haiti suspends charity operations for two months pending investigation
Haiti suspended the operations of British charity Oxfam pending the outcome of its investigation into allegations that its staff sexually exploited Haitians.
Oxfam sex scandal: Former Haiti director Roland van Hauwermeiren admits to hiring sex workers, says British charity
Roland van Hauwermeiren, who led Oxfam's team in Haiti, was one of three staff members who resigned over allegations they hired young sex workers following the devastating 2010 earthquake there.
Oxfam unveils 'action plan' after Haiti prostitution scandal, to create independent commission to 'stamp out abuse'
British charity Oxfam unveiled an action plan Friday to tackle sexual misconduct following the "stain" of a prostitution scandal but the man at the centre of the allegations denied organising orgies
Oxfam sex scandal: Haiti to launch probe in to allegations of prostitutes being hired by staff members of British charity
Haiti's foreign minister on Friday said that his country would open a probe on the sexual misconduct scandal embroiling the British charity Oxfam
Doctors Without Borders fired 19 employees in 2017 for harassment as foreign aid industry scandal deepens
A scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry spread, as Doctors Without Borders revealed it had fired 19 staff members in 2017 for harassment or abuse.
Oxfam deputy head Penny Lawrence resigns after Haiti sex scandal, says she is ashamed, 'takes full responsibility'
The deputy chief executive of Oxfam Penny Lawrence resigned over the British charity's handling of a prostitution scandal in Haiti involving its staff members and allegations of similar behaviour in Chad