Tag: World Bank

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  • SJPNL asked to resolve the matter of water bills in Shimla

    SJPNL asked to resolve the matter of water bills in Shimla

    He directed the SJPNL to look into the matter and to take necessary actions in this regard.

    January 15, 2020
  • Lower consumption, less credit led to decline of growth to 5%: World Bank

    Lower consumption, less credit led to decline of growth to 5%: World Bank

    In India, economic activity slowed substantially in 2019, with the deceleration most pronounced in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors.

    January 9, 2020
  • The Human Wasteland

    The Human Wasteland

    Today the conflict between the economy and ecology has become more acute. Hence, the term sustainable has come to mean what the market and not the earth can bear. Wealthier and more developed nations will not easily compromise on their growth pattern. While they praise their wealth to protect the environment, large tracks of the earth are laid to waste by their industries

    January 3, 2020
  • Behind Bangladesh’s education turnaround

    Behind Bangladesh’s education turnaround

    Rasheda K Chowdhury, Executive Director (CEO), campaign for popular education or CAMPE, and an educationist, stressed the need for ’a complete revisit of the existing system of focussing more on public exams rather than continuous class room based normative assessments, as mooted in the education policy 2010 for a qualitative change….as numbers always do not matter’.

    January 1, 2020
  • Fighting Poverty~I

    Fighting Poverty~I

    The absence of institutionalized and structured social safety nets is also a major reason impacting the capacity of the poor to fight poverty-creating situations and circumstances. It is notable that health insurance, insurance against bad weather, and insurance against the death of livestock or crop failure, which are standard products in the lives of farmers in rich countries, are more or less absent in the developing world.

    December 19, 2019
  • Adventure in a Cab

    Adventure in a Cab

    He turned to me and said, emphatically but apologetically, “Don’t misunderstand me. You speak our language, you do an important job. You will easily become a part of the American society. You are not a problem. But others are.”

    December 9, 2019
  • Donald Trump urges World Bank to stop lending to China

    Donald Trump urges World Bank to stop lending to China

    The World Bank loaned China $1.3bn in the fiscal 2019 year, which ended on 30 June, a decrease from about $2.4bn in fiscal 2017.

    December 7, 2019
  • Iraq protests: 16 killed in fresh violence in Baghdad, many injured

    Iraq protests: 16 killed in fresh violence in Baghdad, many injured

    Earlier on Friday, thousands of people were in Tahrir Square again to make it clear that the demands of protesters go far beyond the replacement of one prime minister with another.

    December 7, 2019
  • Addressing pressing issues of current times

    Addressing pressing issues of current times

    Studying international development will equip students to analyse contemporary global challenges and help improve living standards worldwide.

    November 12, 2019
  • Tallah Bridge to be finally demolished

    Tallah Bridge to be finally demolished

    The review committee’s decision comes following a report submitted by the government-appointed consultant V.K.Raina, who was once a consultant to the United Nations and World Bank.

    November 2, 2019
  • India jumps 14 places to 63 on World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking; rides high on ‘Make in India’ scheme

    India jumps 14 places to 63 on World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking; rides high on ‘Make in India’ scheme

    The ranking comes at a time when the RBI, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have slashed the country's growth projection amid global economic slowdown.

    October 24, 2019
  • Home truths from WB

    Home truths from WB

    It made its position further untenable by insisting that the slowdown in government consumption was offset by solid investment, which benefitted from public infrastructure spending.

    October 15, 2019
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad withdraws ‘Rs 120 crore a day’ comment over economy

    Ravi Shankar Prasad withdraws ‘Rs 120 crore a day’ comment over economy

    Minister clarified that he made the comment in Mumbai, which is the film capital of India and provides employment to lakhs of people and contributes significantly by way of taxes.

    October 13, 2019
  • World Bank cuts India’s growth projection to 6 per cent amid economic deceleration

    World Bank cuts India’s growth projection to 6 per cent amid economic deceleration

    World Bank said that the country was expected to gradually recover to 6.9 percent in 2021 and 7.2 percent in 2022.

    October 13, 2019
  • Iraq protests: UN calls for end to ‘senseless loss of life’

    Iraq protests: UN calls for end to ‘senseless loss of life’

    It is the deadliest unrest since the so-called Islamic State (IS) group was declared defeated in Iraq in 2017.

    October 6, 2019
  • TCC open to negotiated settlement with Pakistan

    TCC open to negotiated settlement with Pakistan

    Reko Diq gold and copper mines project case was decided by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

    July 15, 2019
  • SBI MD Anshula Kant appointed as MD, CFO of World Bank Group

    SBI MD Anshula Kant appointed as MD, CFO of World Bank Group

    'Anshula brings more than 35 years of expertise in finance, banking, and innovative use of technology through her work at the State Bank of India.'

    July 13, 2019