Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicEase of doing business

Topic: ease of doing business

World Bank discontinues ‘Doing Business’ report after probe finds data altered to favour China

The probe revealed that top World Bank officials, including then-Chief Executive Kristalina Georgieva, applied 'undue pressure' on staff to boost China's ranking.

‘Process is punishment, govt loves paper’: MSMEs call out unease of doing business in India

Entrepreneurs on social media have been listing pain points of sustaining businesses in India, noting the many compliances and how digitisation hasn't made processes particularly easy.

What’s behind the Rs 3,500 cr investment dispute between Kerala govt & Kitex Garments

Here's a look at the controversy, the political factors that may have been in play, and what the state is planning to do to restore the faith of investors in the state.

This is NITI Aayog’s blueprint to make India a global manufacturing hub

After consultations with the Centre and states, Niti Aayog has prepared a roadmap to make India a manufacturing hub, and build physical infrastructure in the country.

Andhra, MP lead states in reforms-for-loans but they all stay away from tough power sector

Finance ministry statement says Andhra & Madhya Pradesh have completed three of the four reforms proposed by Modi govt, which makes them eligible for incentives offered by it.

World Bank corrects ease of doing business rankings after data probe, India isn’t affected

The World Bank said the data changes were 'irregular' because they were made outside of the appropriate review process and were not justified by the publication’s methodology.

Taskforce under PM, zero paperwork, policy certainty — GoM’s tips to boost manufacturing

The Group of Ministers also recommends building a brand ‘Credible India’ by avoiding arbitrary policy making at central, state and district levels.

UK industry keen on India ties despite Covid, but regulatory barriers pose a big challenge

The findings of the UK India Business Council’s Doing Business in India Report 2020 are positive, despite Covid-19, Brexit and the economic slowdown.

It was easiest to do business in Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh & Telangana in 2019

The rankings for 2019 saw Gujarat slip five spots to number 10 while Karnataka entirely fell out of the top 10.

Dear Narendra Modi, please suspend your PR for just two years and focus on India

We need to think beyond post-Covid recovery and ask the larger question: how do we get back to 7-8% GDP growth?

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How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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