Tag: World Bank

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  • 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
  • India has potential to triple its trade with South Asia: World Bank

    India has potential to triple its trade with South Asia: World Bank

    Trade between India and Pakistan is a mere $2 billion -- which could be $37 billion -- without trade barriers, showed the report launched in partnership with Cuts International.

    September 24, 2018
  • Climate risks threaten 800m South Asians

    Climate risks threaten 800m South Asians

    The impact of climate change is on the rise and no part of the world is immune. South Asia, home to one of the world’s poorest and hungriest populations, emerges as especially vulnerable. A new study by the World Bank projects a steep decline in living standards in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka because …

    September 24, 2018
  • WB team to study feasibility of horticulture projects

    WB team to study feasibility of horticulture projects

    Irrigation, Public Health and Horticulture Minister Mahender Singh Thakur said that the horticulture project of Rs 1,688 crore and integrated mushroom development project of Rs 423 crore will bring transformation in economy of the farmers of Himachal Pradesh. He said that apples are grown on a large scale in the upper areas of the state, …

    September 11, 2018
  • India Shining but…

    India Shining but…

    India has doubled its GDP within a decade and is expected to become a key economic player in Asia soon. China has slowed down over time. More importantly, the IMF has projected India to generate a growth rate of 7.4 per cent this year and 7.8 per cent next year, boosted by its household spending and a bold indirect tax reform

    September 4, 2018
  • World Bank approves Rs 929.89 crore for Shimla’s water supply project

    World Bank approves Rs 929.89 crore for Shimla’s water supply project

    Planned by the British for a maximum population of 16,000, Shimla -- now with a population of nearly 2,00,000 -- requires 42 MLD of water.

    August 30, 2018