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Arun Jaitley hails India's rise in 'Ease of Doing Business' index, targets top 50

Arun Jaitley hails India's rise in 'Ease of Doing Business' index, targets top 50

India jumped from 100 to 77 in the World Bank's 'Ease of Doing Business' index and is ahead of neighbours China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Oct 31, 2018, 19:33 PM IST
India jumps 23 places to take 77th rank in World Bank's 'Ease of Doing Business' index

India jumps 23 places to take 77th rank in World Bank's 'Ease of Doing Business' index

India has recorded a jump of 23 positions against its rank of 100 in 2017.

Oct 31, 2018, 18:47 PM IST
Nobel Economics 2018 prize awarded to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer

Nobel Economics 2018 prize awarded to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer

This year's Nobel Economics prize has been awarded to Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer for their contribution to the field.

Oct 08, 2018, 15:48 PM IST
Several Indian companies debarred by World Bank for fraudulent, corrupt practices

Several Indian companies debarred by World Bank for fraudulent, corrupt practices

In its latest annual report on Wednesday, the World Bank said Olive Health Care and Jay Modi from India have been debarred from for their fraudulent and corrupt practices. 

Oct 04, 2018, 05:53 AM IST
World Bank endorses financial support framework for India's transition to high-middle income nation

World Bank endorses financial support framework for India's transition to high-middle income nation

Between 2015 and 2018, the World Bank lent around USD 10.2 billion to India.

Sep 21, 2018, 13:52 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh top, Telangana second and Haryana third in 'ease of doing business' ranking

Andhra Pradesh top, Telangana second and Haryana third in 'ease of doing business' ranking

The ranking aims at triggering competition among states to attract investments and improve the business climate.

Jul 10, 2018, 18:07 PM IST
Temporary disruptions from GST over, India's economic growth robust: World Bank

Temporary disruptions from GST over, India's economic growth robust: World Bank

The global economic picture painted by the bank is not as rosy as it is for India.

Jun 06, 2018, 11:18 AM IST
Kishanganga dam dispute: World Bank asks Pakistan to accept India’s demand

Kishanganga dam dispute: World Bank asks Pakistan to accept India’s demand

The World Bank has asked Pakistan to climb down from the demand of taking up the issue with the International Court of Arbitration.

Jun 05, 2018, 15:58 PM IST
World Bank fails to reach an agreement with Pakistan on Indus Water dispute, Kishanganga project

World Bank fails to reach an agreement with Pakistan on Indus Water dispute, Kishanganga project

The World Bank has said it failed to arrive at an agreement with a visiting Pakistani delegation on a way forward to address Islamabad's concerns regarding the Indus Waters Treaty with India.

May 23, 2018, 07:24 AM IST
Aadhaar doesn't pose any privacy issue: Bill Gates

Aadhaar doesn't pose any privacy issue: Bill Gates

The 62-year-old multi-billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist said Nandan Nilekani, Infosys founder who is considered as the chief architect of Aadhaar, was consulting and helping the World Bank on the project.

May 03, 2018, 17:42 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate 330 MW Kishanganga Hydel Power Plant, which Pakistan tried very hard to stop

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate 330 MW Kishanganga Hydel Power Plant, which Pakistan tried very hard to stop

Pakistan has time and again tried to block the project. But India's right to construct the project had been affirmed by the International Court of Arbitration.

Apr 30, 2018, 07:12 AM IST
India receives $69 billion remittances in 2017; retains top slot

India receives $69 billion remittances in 2017; retains top slot

By region, Europe and Central Asia saw the biggest growth last year, jumping 21 percent, while Sub-Saharan Africa rose 11 percent.

Apr 23, 2018, 15:24 PM IST
US-China trade war could harm global economy: IMF

US-China trade war could harm global economy: IMF

The report, presented ahead of the 2018 Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group, estimates a global economic growth of 3.9 percent for this year and for 2019.

Apr 18, 2018, 06:13 AM IST
News at a glance: April 17, 2018

News at a glance: April 17, 2018

Apr 17, 2018, 11:38 AM IST
India must create 8.1 million jobs annually: World Bank

India must create 8.1 million jobs annually: World Bank

The report argues that growth alone will not be enough to attain the higher employment rates enjoyed by other developing countries, especially among women.

Apr 17, 2018, 11:06 AM IST
World Bank notes India has recovered from demonetisation and GST, predicts 7.3% growth

World Bank notes India has recovered from demonetisation and GST, predicts 7.3% growth

The World Bank report does refer to both demonetisation and GST as crisis but states the worst is over.

Apr 17, 2018, 08:48 AM IST
Pakistan again writes to World Bank against India's almost-complete Kishanganga Project

Pakistan again writes to World Bank against India's almost-complete Kishanganga Project

Even the Pakistani daily reporting it seemed unsure of what this is supposed to achieve.

Apr 05, 2018, 13:36 PM IST
India can do a Silicon Valley in 5 years: World Bank

India can do a Silicon Valley in 5 years: World Bank

According to the report, investments for innovation often consist of marginal improvements in process or products, rather than significant technology adoption or new product imitation.

Apr 03, 2018, 15:25 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi’s hatred for India is astonishing: Smriti Irani hits out

Rahul Gandhi’s hatred for India is astonishing: Smriti Irani hits out

Get free from world’s longest coronation exercise to enlighten yourself, mocked Irani.

Mar 18, 2018, 16:26 PM IST
India growth story credible; GDP to grow at 7.3% in FY19: World Bank

India growth story credible; GDP to grow at 7.3% in FY19: World Bank

The Washington-based multi-lateral funding agency said the country would have to boost private investments and exports if it wanted to sustain higher rates of growth.

Mar 15, 2018, 06:37 AM IST

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