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Global Private Wealth

Global Private Wealth

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

How it is generated? Where it is parked? Global wealth is unequally distributed. A clutch of indivi-duals in developed countries possess large amount of wealth. In developing countries, the wealth is concentrated in few hands and communities. In order to understand the unequal or iniquitous distribution of wealth, we need to keep watch over the […]

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Women in Parliament

Women in Parliament

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Gender Balance In the world ranking released by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in February 2015, Algeria stands on the 27th place while Tunisia shares 30th position with several other countries and Afghanistan is on 39th position. Algeria emerges on the top of the list of Islamic countries with regard to representation of women in the […]

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South Asia – Women Missing from Universities

South Asia – Women Missing from Universities

| March 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Women are under-represented in higher education in SAARC nations. Sri Lanka fares the best. Afghan women are least represented. India is catching up. Bangladesh is placed better than Pakistan. Women are underrepresented in the higher education leadership in South Asia, a region with countries like India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, altogether constituting a […]

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Most Livable Cities Index for Asians

Most Livable Cities Index for Asians

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Singapore Remain on the Top, B.luru best in India, though 182nd globally Singapore has been rated as the most livable city in Asia and Bengaluru in India, even though the latter stands at 171st place in world ranking. These ranking have been specially done for Asian expats in mind. Mumbai and Chennai come second and […]

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Modern Slavery

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Does slavery exist in modern world? Yes, it does. How and in what form? May be the next question one must be asking. An Australian organization had been putting out the Annual Slavery Index year after year. According to the Global Slavery Index 2014, there are 35.8 million slaves in the world. India ranks on […]

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World’s Most Miserable States

World’s Most Miserable States

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Venezuela has been catapulted to the number one position with a score of 106.3. High and rising consumer prices are said to be the bane of Venezuela, otherwise an oil rich country. A World Misery Index has begun to be compiled. Prof. Steve Hanke, who teaches Applied Economics at the Johns Hopkins University has started […]

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Most Japanese Tend Homes and Families

Most Japanese Tend Homes and Families

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over 60% of women leave their jobs after having their first child. This proportion has not changed for 20 years. This is because they find it difficult to balance work and life due to long hours of work. So it is rare to see women in their 30s and 40s working. They will be mostly […]

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Millennium Development Goals

Millennium Development Goals

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Year 2015 is the deadline for achievement of MDG. A look at the progress made so far. The year 2015 has dawned. This year has been set as the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (ہزار سالہ ترقی کا ہدف). The United Nations Development Programmes had set certain goals for the developing nations to […]

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Scourge of Hidden Hunger

Scourge of Hidden Hunger

| December 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Inadequacy of Nutrition for nearly a third of the global people is affecting their productivity A staggering two billion people get so little essential vitamins and minerals from the foods they eat that they remain undernourished, according to the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI), prepared at intervals of every two year by the International Food […]

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One Million Newborns Die within 24 hours of Birth: UN Report

One Million Newborns Die within 24 hours of Birth: UN Report

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a break from the recent slate of doom-and-gloom reports of catastrophes, wars and destruction, a United Nations report says the number of children under 5 who die each year fell by 49 percent between 1990 and 2013, from 12.7 million to 6.3 million, saving 17,000 lives every day. One million babies each year died […]

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