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Express Daily Briefing: Lifting 271 million out of poverty in 10 years, anti-defection law, more

From lifting 271 million out of poverty in 10 years to the resignation of 16 Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs, here's what's making news on Friday morning.

Rhetoric in the name of poor has assumed Orwellian proportions this poll season

To describe these kinds of speeches, George Orwell had coined a useful word: Newspeak. The most famous instances of Newspeak in 1984 is, “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” But there is another citation from Orwell that needs to be quoted too: “If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought”.


There's a deep asymmetry of power in our society

Apparently, a marginal infusion of cash in the hands of the poor will destroy them. But the slightest tinkering with taxes in contexts where it is hard to even imagine what the marginal value of income is, will apparently cause economic catastrophe.

What if all the world’s economic woes are part of the same problem

Perhaps, inequality is contributing to weak growth and low rates because the rich tend to save money rather than spend it. Maybe productivity has been weak not by coincidence, but because weak growth has meant companies have not been forced to innovate to meet demand.

Poverty to vulnerability: Rethinking social protection

India is no longer largely chronically poor; it is now more unequal and vulnerable with pockets of deep poverty. Its future shared prosperity will depend to a large extent on how its social protection system evolves and catches up with its diversity and demography. World Bank economists weigh in.

Jharkhand: 2019 will be year for eradicating poverty, says CM Raghubar Das

Reiterating that the state government is committed to elevate the poor, Raghubar Das said Prime Minister Narendra Modis goal is to provide housing to the homeless by 2022, but the Jharkhand government has set the year 2020 as the deadline to attain the goal.


World Food Day: Govt working continuously to achieve zero hunger by 2030, says Agriculture Minister

Minister of state for agriculture Parshottam Rupala stressed on the need to promote food processing to ensure better income to farmers.

America's poor becoming more destitute under Donald Trump, says UN expert

Almost 41 million people or 12.7 percent live in poverty, 18.5 million in extreme poverty, and children account for one in three poor, UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty said. The United States has the highest youth poverty rate among industrialised countries, he added.

List steps taken to tackle malnutrition: Bombay HC asks Maharashtra govt

During the last hearing, the petitioners - some activists and NGOs - working in the tribal areas informed the bench that 318 children had died due to malnutrition and lack of medical care between September, 2017 and January, 2018 in Melghat and its neighbouring areas.

Boyle starts trust fund for Indian children

Danny Boyle is trying his best to help slum children in Mumbai to overcome poverty by setting up a trust fund.