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Railways, shut for first-time, asked to build more isolation coaches

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.

What is South Korea's #NoMarriage movement all about

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.

World Bank promises $200 billion in 2021-25 climate action investment

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.

US demands transparency over Chinese debt on Pakistan

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.

Study: Superbugs kill more in India, twice of high-income countries

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.

180 million jobs for women at high risk globally: IMF

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.

For almost two-decades, Indian farming has been unprofitable, study finds

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.

Construction of toilets under Swachh-Bharat to be completed before schedule

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.

PM calls for responsible pricing for affordable energy to all

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.

15th Finance Commission to soon decide what populism is

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.

India-Switzerland to start automatic sharing of tax info from 2019

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.

2-years of maternity leave for women employees of Tripura government

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.

Alleged conflict of interest in Ajit Doval's son Shaurya's think-tank

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.

IMF cuts India's growth forecast, but expects a medium-term recovery

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).

Project Insight: Your Facebook/Instagram post can soon detect tax frauds

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.

Report: 73% Indians have confidence in Modi government

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.

India's rank in Swiss bank holdings falls to 88

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.

Indians top the list in acquiring foreign citizenship: OECD report

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.

Deposits in Swiss banks by Indians "relatively few": Private Banks

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.

Switzerland to share black money information with India

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.

US admits it isn't winning war in Afghanistan

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.

Swedish politician argues for paid sex break

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.

World Bank: India's growth to be 7% for 2016-17

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.

India's GDP expected to fall

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%.

RBI maintains India's FY17 growth forecast of 7.6%

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.