India has in the past year witnessed a drastic drop in the number of poor. Studies suggest that 44 Indians come out of extreme poverty every minute, resulting India dropping down and thereby shedding the dubious distinction of being home to the largest number of poor, according to a Times of India report. Nigeria has now taken top spot.
Source: 44 Indians come out of extreme poverty every minute; Nigeria overtakes India as nation with most poor: Study
Important: this is just one part of a larger trend you rarely hear about: across the planet there are fewer people in extreme poverty than there have ever been.