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  • World Bank agrees to give $100mn to SL for Covid battle

    World Bank agrees to give $100mn to SL for Covid battle

    Sri Lanka has recorded an overall of 508,672 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 12,376 deaths.

    September 23, 2021
  • World Bank sanctions Rs 1168cr for Greater Shimla water supply, sewerage project

    World Bank sanctions Rs 1168cr for Greater Shimla water supply, sewerage project

    A state government official said the negotiation committee under the chairmanship of principal secretary, urban development Rajneesh on behalf of the state government negotiated the project for seeking financial assistance of Rs 1168 crore from the World Bank with the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA).

    September 21, 2021
  • Why World Bank is under fire over set of rankings

    Why World Bank is under fire over set of rankings

    The World Bank has dropped a popular report that ranked countries by how welcoming they are to businesses, after being accused of using a sloppy methodology and of succumbing to political pressure.

    September 18, 2021
  • Lebanon to start talks with IMF, World Bank: President

    Lebanon to start talks with IMF, World Bank: President

    According to the new Prime Minister Najib Mikati, his cabinet is formed of specialists who are keen to stop the country's current collapse by dealing with urgent issues, including the negative repercussions of lifting subsidies.

    September 16, 2021
  • World Bank considers giving loan to Bengal for social welfare schemes

    World Bank considers giving loan to Bengal for social welfare schemes

    The World Bank intends to finance the state government towards the cost of the "Women's Empowerment and Inclusive Social Protection Programme" and apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

    September 5, 2021
  • Afghanistan’s scientists fear loss of funding, research

    Afghanistan’s scientists fear loss of funding, research

    News reports claim that billions of dollars in overseas finance for Afghanistan's government, such as assets held by the US Federal Reserve and credit from the International Monetary Fund, have been frozen.

    August 30, 2021
  • World Bank aid for underground cables

    World Bank aid for underground cables

    Though West Bengal is a power surplus state, a leaky distribution system comes in the way of consumers from reaping its full benefit, power department sources stated.

    August 17, 2021
  • Project with World Bank to improve health services: Mizoram CM

    Project with World Bank to improve health services: Mizoram CM

    He said that the medical experts have forewarned that the third wave may affect children more severely and therefore, special care units of HDU/SICU and NICU have been installed at Zoram Medical College and in the hospitals in the districts.

    August 15, 2021
  • India, World Bank sign $250 mn project for making dams safe

    India, World Bank sign $250 mn project for making dams safe

    The project will be implemented in approximately 120 dams across Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu, and at the national level through the CWC. Other states or agencies may be added to the project during project implementation.

    August 4, 2021
  • More girl students drop out as pandemic sharpens digital gender divide

    More girl students drop out as pandemic sharpens digital gender divide

    Then she started getting the food items regularly. Hema Kumari, a Class X student from village Shahpur, joined her friends and instructors, to find a space for the girls’ classes being set up by Sehgal Foundation.

    July 13, 2021
  • World Bank raises China growth outlook to 8.5%

    World Bank raises China growth outlook to 8.5%

    Chinese economic growth is likely to decline to 5.4 per cent next year as the rebound from last year's history-making global slump fades and activity returns to normal, the World Bank said.

    June 29, 2021
  • ‘Time of the Essence’ to end Myanmar Crisis

    ‘Time of the Essence’ to end Myanmar Crisis

    Three former Thai ambassadors and Indonesia and Malaysia-based regional experts took part in Asia News Network’s Clubhouse discussion “Can Asean help to bring peace to Myanmar?”. Pana Janviroj reports.

    May 3, 2021
  • Road crashes in India increase household poverty and debt

    Road crashes in India increase household poverty and debt

    More than 75 percent of poor households in India reported a decline in their income as a result of a road traffic crash.

    February 13, 2021
  • World Bank signs $105 million project to improve waterways in West Bengal

    World Bank signs $105 million project to improve waterways in West Bengal

    The agreement was signed by Dr CS Mohapatra, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance on behalf of the Government of India; Rajdeep Dutta, Deputy Resident Commissioner, on behalf of the Government of West Bengal; and Junaid Ahmad, Country Director, India, on behalf of the World Bank.

    January 5, 2021
  • World Bank to fund $500 mn ‘green’ highways project in India

    World Bank to fund $500 mn ‘green’ highways project in India

    The National Highways of India carry about 40 per cent of road traffic. However, several sections of these highways have inadequate capacity, weak drainage structures and black spots prone to accidents.

    December 23, 2020
  • Rs 840 cr World Bank project for HP road safety infra

    Rs 840 cr World Bank project for HP road safety infra

    In the Rs 840 crore project signed, $82 million (Rs.615 crore) would be the share of the World Bank and $30 million (Rs. 225 crore) would be of the state government.

    September 10, 2020
  • Benefits of Emigration

    Benefits of Emigration

    The fact is that a brain sitting in an uncongenial environment can drain away faster than if it goes to a stimulating interference-free environment abroad. It is decades of Nehruvian socialism which forced the best brains to migrate abroad. The critics seldom appreciated that the emigrants went because of paucity of career scope in India at the time.

    July 28, 2020