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Has "one life, one mission" of bringing change to India and its 1.25 billion people: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi disproved Congress criticism of the improvement in India's ease of doing business ranking saying those who worked with World Bank are now raising doubts over its ranking...
'I am a huge fan of PM Narendra Modi', says World Bank President Jim Yong Kim
India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership has been fantastic, says World Bank President Jim Yong Kim calling himself a “big fan” of Modi who like great leaders sets ambitious targets and...
Poverty, Child Marriage, Violence Decline When Women Own Land: World Bank
A discussion in Washington, held this week, focussed on, how improvement of land ownership can help improve global poverty and foster development. However, this is not the first time when a group of...
A Huge Step Forward On Climate Change
The short answer is that the Paris climate agreement is a huge step in the right direction. And it is historic, for a few simple reasons. First of all, the Paris agreement is ambitious. Countries are...
India largest remittances receiving country in 2015: WB
India became the largest remittances receiving country at USD 72 billion this year followed by China at USD 64 billion, the World Bank said. The US emerged as the largest remittance source country...
World Bank approves $1.5 billion to support ‘Clean India’ campaign
The World Bank on Wednesday said it has approved a USD 1.5 billion loan to India for its ambitious ‘ Clean India ’ campaign to support the government’s efforts to ensure all citizens in rural areas...
India walks to work: Census
Over a fifth of non-agricultural workers in India commute to work on foot, followed by commutes by cycle, moped or motorcycle and bus, new data from the Census shows. Fewer than three per cent take...
Venkaiah Naidu writes: PM Modi admired globally, political opponents affecting image of India
The people of India, depressed by a lack of governance, policy paralysis, corruption and vote-bank politics, gave a massive mandate to the BJP-led NDA under the leadership of Narendra Modi . Aspiring...
Suresh Prabhu Addresses as Key Speaker at World Bank – Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit 2015
Railway Minister Concludes His Two Day Singapore Visit Holding Discussions with Varied Governmental and Industry Leaders. Railway Minister’s Different Interactions Focused on Enhancing Inflow of...
India jumps 12 places in World Bank's ease of doing business report; Singapore tops list
India now ranks 130 out of 189 countries in the ease of doing business, moving up 12 places from last year, according to a World Bank report. Singapore remains the easiest place to do business, while...
Government to exempt start-ups from complex registration procedures
The government plans to exempt start-ups from various rules and regulations till they achieve a particular turnover in order to give a fillip to the sunrise sector. "Lots of start-ups are coming up...
World Bank Assisted Project "Neeranchal" for the Watershed Component of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojana
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi , has given its approval to: (i) Implement the World Bank assisted National Watershed Management...
Extreme poverty to fall below 10%: World Bank
Extreme poverty will this year fall to less than 10% of the global population for the first time, although there is still "great concern" for millions in Africa , a World Bank report said today. "...
Changing Climate: Making forest commitments a reality
New York this week plays host to Climate Week 2015, where business and government leaders are convening to make pledges and commit to actions to demonstrate that development does not have to come at...
World Bank to Extend Funds to Improve Sub-Urban Train Services
Continuing its support to improve the railway infrastructure in the megapolis, the World Bank said it will continue to invest not only in improving the frequencies but also give priority to enhancing...
India can be in top 50 in World Bk's 'Doing Biz' list: DIPP
While India ranked 142, among 182 nations ranked in the World Bank's Doing Business study, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion ( DIPP ) Secretary Amitabh Kant, says it can rank in top 50...
India has potential to become multi-trillion dollar economy: World Bank official
India has the potential to become a multi-trillion dollar economy with a per capita income of about $40,000 by 2050 if it manages to grow at seven per cent annually for the next 30-35 years, a top...
World Bank to lend $650m for Indian rail project
The World Bank said on Wednesday it had cleared a $650 million loan for a huge Indian freight rail corridor that will span 1,840 kms (1,140 miles) across the northern heartland of the country...
New WHO and World Bank Group report monitoring universal health coverage
A World Health Organization and World Bank Group report launched on 12 June shows that 400 million people do not have access to essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income...
India leads emerging economies in growth chart: WB
India may officially surpass China in its growth rate as it is now leading major emerging economies in growth chart, according to latest World Bank figures. "With an expected growth of 7.5 per cent...
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