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One in 10 people around the world lives in extreme poverty, which the World Bank defines as earning less than $1.90 a day.

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said that social unrest will spread without a focus on meeting basic human needs and taking a businesslike approach to philanthropy.
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The fight against poverty needs to focus aggressively on the health and education of the young and vulnerable, said non-government organization and development officials who spoke at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles recently.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said that social unrest will spread without a focus on meeting basic human needs and taking a businesslike approach to philanthropy. The critique comes as a powerful new player, China, forges a major role in international development and as the World Bank prepares a ranking of nations to reflect investments in people.

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One in 10 people around the world lives in extreme poverty, which the World Bank defines as earning less than $1.90 a day. Nearly 6 million children under the age of 5 die every year, many from preventable diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea or malaria. (VOA)

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SBI Launched MOPAD For Digital Convenience Of Customers And Merchants

MOPAD allows the customer to make payments through "Cards, Bharat QR, UPI and SBI Buddy (e-wallet)" on a single PoS (Point of Sale) terminal.

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"This is another initiative by the bank towards less-cash economy, which will empower merchants and customers to opt for more digital transactions.". Flickr

Lending major State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday launched a Multi Option Payment Acceptance Device for digital convenience of customers and merchants.

According to the lending major, MOPAD allows the customer to make payments through “Cards, Bharat QR, UPI and SBI Buddy (e-wallet)” on a single PoS (Point of Sale) terminal.

“MOPAD will help merchants to integrate different kinds of transaction through one PoS machine which will help in eliminating their operational inconvenience and streamline cash flow,” SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar was quoted as saying in a statement.

As per the statement, the new initiative will roll-out on all PoS terminals in a phased manner. Flickr
As per the statement, the new initiative will roll-out on all PoS terminals in a phased manner. Flickr

“This is another initiative by the bank towards less-cash economy, which will empower merchants and customers to opt for more digital transactions.”

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As per the statement, the new initiative will roll-out on all PoS terminals in a phased manner.

Currently, SBI has deployed 6.23 lakh PoS terminals. (IANS)

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