16 Feburary.Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Karnataka Minister made a controversial remark regarding BPL (below poverty line) cards. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • The remarks were made by Umesh V Katti, Karnataka's food and supplies minister
  • He said BPL card-holders will have to surrender TV, refrigerators, two-wheelers, among other items
  • "The statements made by a minister of the BJP is anti-people," Congress said

As many as 10 shelter homes are being run in the city where homeless people are being sent to protect them from the biting cold. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • District Magistrate Singh apologised to God on behalf of the administration's action
  • CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan suspended an Indore Municipal C orporation official for driving the homeless out of the city
  • Indore won the the 'Swachh Sarvekshan 2021'

28 December 2020.Manchester, UK
Marcus Rashford's programme will improve the lives of at least 1.7 million children. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@MarcusRashford)

  • Rashford dominated the headlines in 2020 for his initiative to fight against child hunger
  • Rashford’s campaign earned him the title of Member of the Order of the British Empire
  • Rashford teamed up with Macmillan Publishers to launch a book club to help poor children

25 December 2020.India
A list of poverty alleviation schemes launched by the Indian Government (Phot0 Credit: @slideshare.net)

  • The Indian Government has issued a number of schemes which are aimed towards poverty alleviation
  • These schemes provide special protection to women and children
  • Other important areas taken into consideration are food provision, shelter and adequate hygiene facilities

26 November 2020.Scotland, UK
Women and girls may lack access to equipment as basic as toilets depending on where they live, work or study. (Image credits: Representative image/Pixabay)

  • Scotland has become the first country to give all women free access to period products
  • It is a step towards eliminating 'period poverty'
  • Nearly a quarter of girls in India, drop out of education when they begin menstruating

14 November 2020.Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
G20 nations declared a common framework for an extended debt restructuring plan for coronavirus-ravaged developing countries. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • G20's framework was agreed by the Paris Club of creditor countries
  • French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire hailed the agreement on the framework as historic
  • The agreement marks a major step for China, a top creditor to poor countries

8 November 2020.Manchester, UK
Marcus Rashford was recently felicitated by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to end child hunger. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Marcus Rashford)

  • The United Kingdom government on Sunday extended its free meals scheme for poor children
  • UK PM Boris Johnson called Rashord briefing him over his new spending commitment
  • Funds worth $ 225 million will now pay for a winter grant scheme

12 October 2020.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Hunger is one of mankind's worst enemies and has driven millions of people to desperation. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The World Food Programme (WFP) has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020
  • The World Food Programme (WPF) has been providing food aid through the UN system since 1961
  • In 2015 the global community adopted the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development to improve people’s lives by 2030

7 October 2020.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The World Bank on Wednesday released its biennial Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The World Bank said that countries will have to prepare for a different economy, post the pandemic
  • But for COVID-19, poverty rates would have been expected to drop by 7.9% in 2020
  • An additional 88 million to 115 million people will fall into extreme poverty due to the pandemic