India has big wealth disparity but pulled 415 million out of multidimensional poverty since 2005: UNDP
Tuesday, 7 November 2023 India has been ranked among the countries with the highest income and wealth inequalities in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a UNDP report. However, the report also highlights that India has made significant progress in reducing poverty, lifting around 415 million people out of multidimensional poverty since 2005. The report emphasizes that poverty remains concentrated in certain states and that many people are vulnerable just above the poverty line. It also mentions India's demographic advantage with a rapidly expanding youth population and its contribution to global middle-class growth. The report praises India's digital success, citing examples like CoWIN and UPI.
Former captain of the Indian Cricket Team and star batsman Virat Kohli is celebrating his 35th birthday today. In the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 tournament being played on Indian soil, 'King Kohli' is scoring a lot of runs with the bat. So far, Virat Kohli has played seven ODI World Cup 2023...
Mauritian public officers of the Hindu faith receive a special two-hour leave to attend local events marking the consecration of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, India. The government's decision recognizes the cultural and religious significance of the event, emphasizing the return of Lord Ram. The ceremony, set for January 22, gains global attention, with celebrations reaching Times Square, New York. Thailand's ambassador expresses delight, noting the celebration's impact across Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific.
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China's defense ministry warns of heightened U.S. military activity in the Asia-Pacific after reports of reviving the Tinian North airfield. Concerns arise as the U.S. aims to disperse aircraft amid China's missile threat. Wu Qian, a ministry spokesperson, pledges to safeguard China's interests and sovereignty in the region, closely monitoring U.S. actions.
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