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Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Industry honchos hail Atalji's vision of development

While too much proximity with industrialists could be frowned upon by political rivals, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had no qualms about admitting his cordial relations with the..

World Bank approves 2,000 cr for power reforms in Rajasthan

The reforms will help accomplish objectifies of Government of India's 'power for all' campaign that aims to provide 24 hours electricity supply to each household by 2019.

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Students in Bangladesh Protest for Traffic Safety [Video]Students in Bangladesh Protest for Traffic Safety

From checking driver's licenses to staging protests, the movement has stopped traffic in parts of the country's capital.

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Student protesters block streets of Dhaka after speeding bus kills two teens [Video]Student protesters block streets of Dhaka after speeding bus kills two teens

Students protest on the streets of Bangladesh's capital calling for road safety after a speeding bus kills two teenagers.

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Mnuchin Outlook for Sustained 3% Growth at Odds With Fed, Economists [Video]Mnuchin Outlook for Sustained 3% Growth at Odds With Fed, Economists

Jul.29 -- The second-quarter surge shows the U.S. economy is “well on the path” for four or five years of sustained annual growth of 3 percent, said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin -- a rosy..

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Russia Wants To Raise The Retirement Age--And The People Aren't Having It [Video]Russia Wants To Raise The Retirement Age--And The People Aren't Having It

Russians appalled by a bill to raise retirement ages gathered in Moscow to protest Saturday. CNN reports the bill would raise retirement ages to 65 years for men and 63 for women. The Duma, or lower..

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Here's Why Global Fertility Rates Are Falling [Video]Here's Why Global Fertility Rates Are Falling

As education and income spike, birth rates do the opposite.

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5 startups with heavy women workforce [Video]5 startups with heavy women workforce

New Delhi, Jul 15 (ANI): India continues to be a land of opportunities offering excellent scope to hire diverse workforce. Today companies are starting to realise that in order to truly attract top..

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Nigeria approves $150 million World Bank loan to fight polio

Nigeria has approved a $150 million loan from the World Bank to help eradicate polio and scale up immunization, Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said on Wednesday.
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PM Modi reviews household electrification scheme

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reviewed the progress of household electrification under the 'Saubhagya' scheme, focusing on last mile connectivity and distribution of power in urban and rural..

Google Doodle celebrates 78th birth anniversary of former Indian cricketer Dilip Sardesai

Google Doodle celebrated the 78th birth anniversary of former Indian cricketer Dilip Sardesai. The legend, born on August 8, 1940, was the 'Renaissance Man' of Indian cricket. He represented India in..

Ease of doing biz ranking: Gujarat, Telangana raise questions on methods followed; DIPP to look at concerns

Andhra Pradesh continues to be the best state to do business while Gujarat slipped a position to rank fifth in the ease of doing business ranking prepared by the World Bank and the DIPP.

Ex-CEA Kaushik Basu says rupee is over-valued, sees fair value at 70-71

 Kaushik Basu, the globally renowned economist and a past chief economic advisor at the Union finance ministry, said today the rupee is over-valued and the fair value of the local currency is 70-71 to..

'Govt trying to start 5 river inter-linking projects in FY19': Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

The government is trying to start work on five river inter-linking projects in the current fiscal and secure financial assistance from the World Bank and the ADB for the Rs 2 lakh crore project, Union..

Lebanon economy fragile, needs reform: World Bank official

Lebanon's economy is fragile, unsustainable and needs the state to enact reforms, a senior World Bank official said on Tuesday as the country neared three months without a government since..
Reuters India

Govt bullish on improvement in World Bank's ease of doing business index

In its last report, India jumped 30 places to rank 100th in the World Bank's 'ease of doing business' ranking.

Gujarat ‘vibrant’ in IEM filing, poor in action

Is Gujarat falling behind in the race to attract investments? A number of indicators suggest that the state is no more the industrial powerhouse that it used to be until a few years ago. The state’s..

Indian-origin World Bank economist Aakansha Pande drowns while swimming at Bali beach

A young Indian-origin senior economist working with the World Bank drowned after strong currents pulled her away while she was swimming in a restricted area at a beach in Bali, the Indonesian media..
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Improve common man's standard of living: Arvind Subramanian

[India], July 19 (ANI): Days after the Indian economy was placed sixth based on GDP numbers by the World Bank, outgoing Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian on Thursday said the Centre's

United States: Changing US Immigration Policies Lead Businesses To Canada To Find Talent - TMF Group

It's easy to understand why the USA is an attractive market for companies looking to invest overseas. It ranks sixth in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Survey

Climate change will worsen flooding in South Asia; India already accounts for a fifth of global deaths due to floods

India accounts for one-fifth of global deaths due to floods, according to government data that lends perspective to a new World Bank study.

EoDB rank: Low satisfaction among investors triggers Rajasthan’s fall

Efforts of Rajasthan government to ease business is losing ground. It has been on account of a fairly low satisfaction level among investors that made  the state slip three positions in Ease of Doing..

FDI in Gujarat dips 38% to $2.09 bn

Is Gujarat losing out in the race to attract foreign investors? Even as the state slipped two places to fifth in the Ease of Doing Business rankings released last week, official data shows that foreign..

Water, sanitation and hygiene is a global crisis: WaterAid's global advocacy director

Supplying clean water and toilets for all could take hundreds of years in countries like Eritrea and Namibia unless governments step up funding to tackle the problem and its harmful effects on health,..

India poised to pip Britain to become fifth largest economy next year, says union minister Arun Jaitley

A latest World Bank report has said that the Indian economy has become world's sixth-biggest economy, pushing France to seventh place.

India can become 5th largest economy next year: Jaitley

Buoyed by recent World Bank figures, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said India is likely to become the fifth largest economy next year, surpassing Great Britain, if the country continues its..

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