Tag: World Bank

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  • IMF economist appointed State Bank of Pakistan Governor

    IMF economist appointed State Bank of Pakistan Governor

    An alumnus of Lahore's Aitchison College, Baqir earned his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in Economics and has worked with the IMF for the last 16 years.

    May 5, 2019
  • Spurious festival

    Spurious festival

    The Election Commission's Model Code of Conduct comes into force with the announcement of the poll dates. Parties make their pledges and promises accordingly. But the people can't be fooled all the time. They do realise that the promises made before the elections are meant to be broken. Then, how can an election become a festival of the masses? The festival of democracy is a veritable horror in certain parts of the country.

    April 21, 2019
  • Overcoming the Tower of Babel

    Overcoming the Tower of Babel

    The main dilemma of language teaching is this: the teacher is with the student only for a short time, while language learning is a life-long process.

    April 11, 2019
  • Comptroller’s combat~II

    Comptroller’s combat~II

    As per the fraud triangle, where there is a lapse of control, there is a tendency to exploit the ineffective control environment by people who are within the organization and who collude with external agencies. Robust internal control systems and procedures with segregation of powers under effective supervision, monitoring, whistleblowing system can go a long way in reducing corruption.

    April 10, 2019
  • India one of world’s fastest growing large economies: IMF

    India one of world’s fastest growing large economies: IMF

    Details about the Indian economy would be revealed in the upcoming WEO survey report to be released by the IMF ahead of the annual spring meeting with the World Bank next month.

    March 22, 2019
  • A consultant remembers

    A consultant remembers

    The future of the UN and its various political and development agencies is being actively discussed by its members and the public at large.

    March 18, 2019
  • World Bank & Kolkata

    World Bank & Kolkata

    A comprehensive plan of action is, therefore, imperative though the cleansing of Kolkata might well ruffle feathers in various quarters not least the transport sector which will be expected to scrap vehicles beyond a certain dotage.

    March 8, 2019
  • 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