India has showed some improvement in addressing corruption this year, ranking 85th among 175 countries as against 94th last year, graft watchdog Transparency International India (TII) said on Wednesday.
In a major push to the country's education system, the government will launch this month a 'credit-equivalent transfer system' that will help individuals resume their studies if they had left mid-way for employment.
The BJP hit out at Finance Minister P Chidambaram`s comments at the World Economic Forum on the party`s economic policies, and quoted a report by a leading finance firm that the Narendra Modi-led BJP government, if elected, would be more business-friendly.
Heading a 22-member delegation, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has left for Dalian in China to participate at the three-day annual meeting of the New Champions of the World Economic Forum starting Wednesday.
In an unlikely opening for an event known as annual congregation of movers and shakers of global economy, it is Oscar and Golden Globe winner Hollywood actress Charlize Theron getting awarded for her work towards fight against AIDS that has marked this year`s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.
Market doubts about the euro focus on Europe`s ability to rein in fiscal excesses at a time of slow growth and high unemployment, and a growing gap in economic competitiveness between northern and southern Europe.