07 Apr 2020
Railways, shut for first-time, asked to build more isolation coaches
The coronavirus pandemic has put a monumental strain on India's healthcare system, which was never at par with that of the developed countries.
27 Jul 2019
What is South Korea's #NoMarriage movement all about
South Korea is looking at an economic crisis and they have narrowed down the problem to the one source: women.
03 Dec 2018
World Bank promises $200 billion in 2021-25 climate action investment
The World Bank today unveiled $200 billion in climate action investment for 2021-25; adding this amounts to a doubling of its current five-year funding.
29 Nov 2018
US demands transparency over Chinese debt on Pakistan
The US is demanding transparency over China's debt on Pakistan, Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs David Malpass told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing, amid concerns that Islamabad is seeking a multibillion-dollar bailout package from IMF to pay back Chinese creditors.
18 Nov 2018
Study: Superbugs kill more in India, twice of high-income countries
A first-of-its kind study on superbugs in India has found that mortality rates in the country resultant of drug-resistant bacteria are more than twice that of high-income nations.
09 Oct 2018
180 million jobs for women at high risk globally: IMF
As many as 180 million jobs for women are at high risk of being displaced globally due to new technologies like automation, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned today.
11 Jul 2018
For almost two-decades, Indian farming has been unprofitable, study finds
For the last two decades, farming in India hasn't been profitable, a study conducted by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and research firm ICRIER concluded.
26 Apr 2018
Construction of toilets under Swachh-Bharat to be completed before schedule
Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today said the government would meet the target of constructing 67 lakh household and 5 lakh public toilets in urban areas under the Swachh Bharat Mission a year ahead of the schedule of 2 Oct'19.
11 Apr 2018
PM calls for responsible pricing for affordable energy to all
Addressing the International Energy Forum in Delhi, PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for reasonable and responsible pricing to provide easy access to affordable energy to all.
28 Feb 2018
15th Finance Commission to soon decide what populism is
In a first, the Finance Commission, which recommends how much money states should get out of the taxes collected by the central government, will define what a populist measure is and recommend incentives for states that do not resort to them.
22 Dec 2017
India-Switzerland to start automatic sharing of tax info from 2019
India and Switzerland have signed a deal that would allow both to automatically share tax-related data from 2019.
13 Dec 2017
2-years of maternity leave for women employees of Tripura government
Women employees of the Tripura government will now be able to avail 24 months of maternity leave for their first two children, the Left Front ruling party recently announced.
04 Nov 2017
Alleged conflict of interest in Ajit Doval's son Shaurya's think-tank
In an exclusive article, the Wire has alleged that a think-tank run by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval's son Shaurya Doval reeks of conflict of interest.
11 Oct 2017
IMF cuts India's growth forecast, but expects a medium-term recovery
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) report trimmed Indian economy's growth forecast to 6.7% from earlier 7.1% citing the disruptions caused by government's decisions of demonetization and introduction of good and services tax (GST).
28 Jul 2017
Project Insight: Your Facebook/Instagram post can soon detect tax frauds
Data analytics is one of the most lucrative career options in today's age. But most Indians probably weren't expecting the government's plans with it.
14 Jul 2017
Report: 73% Indians have confidence in Modi government
As many as 73% of Indians have faith in the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Government at a Glance 2017 report.
03 Jul 2017
India's rank in Swiss bank holdings falls to 88
India's rank has been slipping consistently in terms of money held by nationals with Swiss banks. From being the 66th in 2014 and 75th in 2015, it is now at 88th.
01 Jul 2017
Indians top the list in acquiring foreign citizenship: OECD report
Indians top the list when it comes to acquiring foreign citizenship. In 2015, 1.3 lakh people of Indian origin acquired citizenship of the 35 OECD countries.
18 Jun 2017
Deposits in Swiss banks by Indians "relatively few": Private Banks
Deposits in Swiss banks from India are "rather few" compared to other global financial hubs like Hong Kong and Singapore, according to Geneva-based Association of Swiss Private Banks.
17 Jun 2017
Switzerland to share black money information with India
The fight against black money has received a boost after Switzerland ratified the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) with India and 40 other jurisdictions.
14 Jun 2017
US admits it isn't winning war in Afghanistan
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis admitted to Congress that the US is "not winning" the war against Taliban militants in Afghanistan.
23 Feb 2017
Swedish politician argues for paid sex break
A small town Swedish politician, named Per-Erik Muskos, from the town of Övertorneå in northern Sweden, has proposed that Swedish citizens should get an hour-long paid break from work to go home and have sex with their partners.
11 Jan 2017
World Bank: India's growth to be 7% for 2016-17
The World Bank has forecast India's growth for 2016-17 to be at 7%; they added that in the coming years growth would bounce back to 7.6-7.8% growth.
06 Jan 2017
India's GDP expected to fall
According to data compiled by Central Statistics Office, India's GDP has been revised downwards from the original estimate of 7.6% to 7.1%.
09 Aug 2016
RBI maintains India's FY17 growth forecast of 7.6%
The Reserve Bank of India said that it maintains the previous growth projections for the country, stating that it expects India to witness GDP growth of 7.6% in FY17.