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What Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz said about India's COVID-19 fight

08 Oct 2020

What Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz said about India's COVID-19 fight

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz on Tuesday criticized the Indian administration over its poor handling of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the economy.

Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine goes into mid-stage human trials: Details here

17 Aug 2020

Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine goes into mid-stage human trials: Details here

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to explode around the world, drug companies from different companies are racing to get a safe preventive vaccine ready.

India's Serum Institute signs COVID-19 vaccine deal with America's Novavax

06 Aug 2020

India's Serum Institute signs COVID-19 vaccine deal with America's Novavax

Serum Institute of India (SII) is set to source the COVID-19 vaccine developed by American biotech company Novavax.

Coronavirus aftermath: 1.1 billion could become extremely poor, globally

12 Jun 2020

Coronavirus aftermath: 1.1 billion could become extremely poor, globally

The economic repercussions of coronavirus, which has already taken 423,844 lives globally, are mountainous. Thanks to lockdowns, enforced to break the transmission chain, even the richest countries are staring at oblivion.

Coronavirus: With over 85,000 cases, India's tally surpasses China's

16 May 2020

Coronavirus: With over 85,000 cases, India's tally surpasses China's

India on Friday recorded around 3,800 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of cases past 85,000. With this, India's tally has surpassed China's, which has reported around 84,000 cases thus far.

World Bank announces $1 billion social protection package for India

15 May 2020

World Bank announces $1 billion social protection package for India

In the fight against coronavirus, the Indian government has got support from the World Bank. On Friday, the global bank announced a $1 billion social protection package for the programs of the government of India.

India to witness severe economic slump, says World Bank

12 Apr 2020

India to witness severe economic slump, says World Bank

The spread of COVID-19, and the disruption ensuing from it, is likely to cause a sharp economic slump for India and neighboring countries, the World Bank said on Sunday.

Coronavirus: World Bank approves  $1bn emergency fund for India

03 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: World Bank approves $1bn emergency fund for India

The World Bank on Thursday approved a $1 billion emergency fund for India to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 70 in the country and infected 2,543.

FATF keeps Pakistan on greylist, gives a four-month deadline

21 Feb 2020

FATF keeps Pakistan on greylist, gives a four-month deadline

Pakistan has got yet another extension from the global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Last year, India lost over $1.3 billion from internet shutdowns

11 Jan 2020

Last year, India lost over $1.3 billion from internet shutdowns

The problem of internet shutdowns has grown worse over the years, affecting both businesses and households alike.

India 63rd on World Bank's Ease of Doing Business ranking

24 Oct 2019

India 63rd on World Bank's Ease of Doing Business ranking

India moved up 14 ranks to take the 63rd spot on the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business ranking released today.

Nirmala Sitharaman talks about India-US trade deal

20 Oct 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman talks about India-US trade deal

For the second time in a week, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke about a trade deal with the United States.

Pakistan to remain in FATF 'grey list' till February 2020

18 Oct 2019

Pakistan to remain in FATF 'grey list' till February 2020

After speculations over its black-listing, Pakistan will now remain in the "grey list" of the global terror funding watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF), until a new deadline of February 2020.

FATF may put Pakistan on "dark grey list"

15 Oct 2019

FATF may put Pakistan on "dark grey list"

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will soon decide Pakistan's fate, and things aren't looking great for the country.

#EconomicSlowdown: World Bank cuts India's growth rate projection to 6%

13 Oct 2019

#EconomicSlowdown: World Bank cuts India's growth rate projection to 6%

The country's "well-learned" union ministers may want you to believe that there is no economic slowdown whatsoever, but data points otherwise.

FATF's Asia Pacific arm blacklists Pakistan for not curbing terror-funding

23 Aug 2019

FATF's Asia Pacific arm blacklists Pakistan for not curbing terror-funding

In a big setback for Pakistan, the Asia Pacific division of global terror watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has put the country on its blacklist over its failure to curb terror financing.

NITI Aayog CEO says 'too many reforms' behind economic slowdown

03 Aug 2019

NITI Aayog CEO says 'too many reforms' behind economic slowdown

Recently, data compiled by the World Bank revealed that India slipped to the 7th spot in the global GDP rankings of 2018.

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.

It's depressing: Pakistan's Chief Justice on World Cup loss, economy

20 Jun 2019

It's depressing: Pakistan's Chief Justice on World Cup loss, economy

After Indian cricket team thrashed Pakistan to register an important win in the ongoing World Cup tournament, social media was abuzz with reactions.

Indian women Chartered Accountants who are ruling the business world

13 Jun 2019

Indian women Chartered Accountants who are ruling the business world

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in India.

#CareerBytes: Important topics every UPSC CSE aspirant must cover

10 Jun 2019

#CareerBytes: Important topics every UPSC CSE aspirant must cover

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) is one of the toughest competitive exams in the country. The three-stage CSE comprises Preliminary examination, Main examination, and Personality Test/Interview.

No evidence of Pakistan dismantling terror infrastructure, says ex-envoy Haqqani

13 Apr 2019

No evidence of Pakistan dismantling terror infrastructure, says ex-envoy Haqqani

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's recent statement promising an end of support to terror groups does not reflect a change of policy and is motivated by the fear of getting blacklisted by the global terror-financing watchdog FATF, the country's former envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani, has said.

Pakistan to receive $2 billion loan from China by Monday

22 Mar 2019

Pakistan to receive $2 billion loan from China by Monday

Cash-strapped Pakistan will receive over $2 billion loan from its "all-weather" ally China by Monday to provide a boost to its ailing economy, the former's Finance Ministry has announced.

Delhi: In a first, mother, daughter receive PhD degrees together

18 Mar 2019

Delhi: In a first, mother, daughter receive PhD degrees together

Getting a PhD is a huge achievement and a memorable experience. However, for 56-year-old Mala Dutta, whose dream of receiving a PhD came true 34 years after college, it was even more memorable.

Pakistan writes to FATF seeking India's removal from review body

10 Mar 2019

Pakistan writes to FATF seeking India's removal from review body

Pakistan has asked terror financing watchdog, FATF, to remove India as co-chair of its Asia-Pacific Joint Group, to ensure the review process is "fair and unbiased".

What is Indus Waters Treaty? Here's everything you should know

24 Feb 2019

What is Indus Waters Treaty? Here's everything you should know

In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, the Center has decided to block water supply to Pakistan from the rivers flowing from India.

US team reaches China to engage in trade deal talks

11 Feb 2019

US team reaches China to engage in trade deal talks

US negotiators were in Beijing today for another round of talks on a trade deal with the clock ticking towards a March 1 deadline set by US President Donald Trump.

Donald Trump nominates David Malpass for World Bank President

07 Feb 2019

Donald Trump nominates David Malpass for World Bank President

US President Donald Trump has nominated David Malpass, a vocal critic of the World Bank, to head the international financial institution, sparking concerns that he may seek to reduce the role of the global lender.

Indra Nooyi, former PepsiCo CEO, could head World Bank

16 Jan 2019

Indra Nooyi, former PepsiCo CEO, could head World Bank

Indra K. Nooyi, who led PepsiCo for 12 years before leaving the company in August last year, is being considered for the top post of World Bank, multiple reports claimed.

India's GDP to grow 7.5% in next two years: World-Bank

09 Jan 2019

India's GDP to grow 7.5% in next two years: World-Bank

India's GDP is expected to grow at 7.3% in the fiscal year 2018-19, and 7.5% in the following two years, the World Bank has forecast, attributing it to an upswing in consumption and investment.

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.

PM Modi inaugurates India's first inland waterway: Details here

12 Nov 2018

PM Modi inaugurates India's first inland waterway: Details here

On Monday, a vessel carrying PEPSICO (India) cargo docked at the holy city of Varanasi, marking India's first inland voyage by a container ship since it gained Independence.

Ease of Doing Business: India jumps 23-places, now ranks 77

31 Oct 2018

Ease of Doing Business: India jumps 23-places, now ranks 77

In what can be seen as a big achievement of the Modi government, India climbed 23 ranks in the World Bank's latest ease of doing business rankings.

#CareerBytes: List of important topics for UPSC exam

22 Oct 2018

#CareerBytes: List of important topics for UPSC exam

The UPSC Civil Services exam is one of the toughest in India, thus thorough preparation and solid determination are vital to crack it.

The world's fastest growing economy is choking on toxic air

22 Oct 2018

The world's fastest growing economy is choking on toxic air

India might be the world's fastest growing economy, but it is fighting an increasingly uphill battle against air pollution.

Orderly depreciation of rupee would increase competitiveness: World Bank official

11 Oct 2018

Orderly depreciation of rupee would increase competitiveness: World Bank official

An orderly depreciation of the rupee would increase competitiveness and relieve some pressures in the capital market, said Martin Rama, the Chief Economist for the South Asia region of the World Bank.

World Bank, IMF urge US, China to follow trade rules

11 Oct 2018

World Bank, IMF urge US, China to follow trade rules

The heads of the World Bank and IMF urged the US and China to play by world trade rules and de-escalate a dispute over China's technology development strategy that threatens to do lasting damage to the global economy.

Several Indian companies debarred by World Bank over corruption practices

04 Oct 2018

Several Indian companies debarred by World Bank over corruption practices

Several Indian companies and some Indians have been barred by the World Bank from its various projects across the globe, the multilateral lending agency said in its first report on its efforts to fight corruption and safeguard donor resources.

#JobGrowthTracking: 100 million workers' details to be linked to Aadhaar

25 Sep 2018

#JobGrowthTracking: 100 million workers' details to be linked to Aadhaar

The Central government is planning on linking the details of about 100 million workers with Aadhaar to establish a reliable system to track job growth in the country.