Tag: World Bank

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  • Indra Nooyi to lead World Bank?

    Indra Nooyi to lead World Bank?

    A report in The New York Times says Indra Nooyi has been 'courted as an administration ally by Ivanka Trump'; it is however unclear if the former PepsiCo chief would accept the nomination if chosen by the Donald Trump administration

    January 16, 2019
  • Two-front challenge

    Two-front challenge

    As India’s relations with both China and Pakistan continue to deteriorate, the country’s policy-makers must reflect on the unpleasant possibility of a ‘two-front’ war with both countries.

    January 14, 2019
  • India’s GDP expected to grow at 7.3% in 2018-19

    India’s GDP expected to grow at 7.3% in 2018-19

    India's GDP is expected to grow at 7.3 per cent in the fiscal year 2018-19, and 7.5 per cent in the following two years, the World Bank has forecast, attributing it to an upswing in consumption and investment.

    January 9, 2019
  • Jim Yong Kim resigns as World Bank President, to join private firm

    Jim Yong Kim resigns as World Bank President, to join private firm

    To step down on February 1; World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva will assume the role of interim President

    January 8, 2019
  • Amway India launches ‘Power of 5’ campaign to address childhood malnutrition in India

    Amway India launches ‘Power of 5’ campaign to address childhood malnutrition in India

    In India, malnutrition among children is a major concern too, belying nation’s increasing economic achievement.

    December 19, 2018
  • India fares better, but…

    India fares better, but…

    Oddly enough, India's improved ranking coincides with an extraordinary discord within the premier investigative agency called the Central Bureau of Investigation and between the Centre and the Reserve Bank of India. Fringe elements in the political spectrum have disrupted business activity in Gujarat, Maharashtra and elsewhere, upsetting free movement of labour.

    December 8, 2018
  • IMF, World Bank listed India in fragile 5 during UPA era: Sushma Swaraj tells Chidambaram

    IMF, World Bank listed India in fragile 5 during UPA era: Sushma Swaraj tells Chidambaram

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj countered former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s comment on India’s growth rate by highlighting the recent appreciation of the economy from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

    December 1, 2018
  • Chronic hunger

    Chronic hunger

    Nutrition is both a maker and a marker of development. Improved nutrition is the platform for progress in health, education, employment, empowerment of women and the reduction of poverty and inequality, and can lay the foundation for peaceful, secure and stable societies. ~ Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General of the United Nations One of the most complicated …

    November 15, 2018
  • Small industries of North-East towards a much-needed revival

    Small industries of North-East towards a much-needed revival

    Current industrial endeavours need careful implementation with appropriate thrust on the economic activities of the smaller states to sustain the local economy of the North-east and reduce the prolonged industrial disparity within the region and beyond it.

    November 12, 2018
  • Cultured meat

    Cultured meat

    Imagine a world where animals are out of animal husbandry and yet there is meat for all. No waste, no disposal of offal, no sickening smells and terrifying screams, no overloaded trucks carrying dying animals, no calves being separated from their crying mothers, no mafia of butchers.

    November 11, 2018
  • Killing the keeper

    Killing the keeper

    It does not matter which discredited industrialist’s interest Avni’s death was meant to serve but by allowing a humungous14,000 square kilometers of green cover to be shorn off over the last 30 years, India has clearly demonstrated the status of its commitment to the natural environment.

    November 11, 2018
  • World Bank President hails PM Modi for India’s rise in EODB rankings

    World Bank President hails PM Modi for India’s rise in EODB rankings

    WB chief Kim called it 'remarkable' for a nation of over 1.25 billion people to have achieved a rise of 65 ranks in a short period of 4 years.

    November 3, 2018
  • Reactions from industry as India gains points on World Bank ease of doing business index

    Reactions from industry as India gains points on World Bank ease of doing business index

    The jump from 130 two years ago to 100 last year and now to 77 bears a strong testimony to the efforts taken by the government to create a very conducive business environment.

    November 1, 2018
  • Employability – a growing concern for students pursuing education in India

    Employability – a growing concern for students pursuing education in India

    India has estimated unemployment at 18.6 million for 2018 in comparison to 18.3 million in the previous year.

    November 1, 2018
  • India climbs 23 spots to rank 77th in Ease of Doing Business rankings

    India climbs 23 spots to rank 77th in Ease of Doing Business rankings

    "As a result of continued performance, India is now placed at first position among South Asian countries as against 6th in 2014," it said.

    November 1, 2018
  • World Bank reaffirms commitment to rebuilding Kerala

    World Bank reaffirms commitment to rebuilding Kerala

    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the World Bank India has offered support to his vision for rebuilding the flood-ravaged state.

    October 16, 2018
  • Can energy drive regional geopolitics?

    Can energy drive regional geopolitics?

    Energy security has been a critical issue and a dominant driver of regional geopolitics in the India- Pakistan sub-region. Cross-border electricity sharing between these two countries could act as an effective confidence building measure. A World Bank Study states that “trust building around electricity trading is possible even between countries with a history of conflict”. …

    September 29, 2018