Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: IMF

Why in once-prosperous Venezuela, its citizens are now eating cats to survive

IMF expects hyper-inflation in Venezuela to hit 10 million per cent in 2019, nearly 10 times more than the 1.37 million per cent inflation rate predicted for 2018.

Nothing’s taboo for Gita Gopinath, IMF’s new chief economist & first woman in job

More than a decade since IMF failed to predict the financial crisis, Gita Gopinath plans to use “broadest lens possible” to find economic solutions.

What’s different about this year’s Davos?

From a focus on mental health to the participation of more women, Davos is set for a makeover this year. Here’s what else is happening around the world.

How India can get its finance ministers to stop fudging

India has a fiscal responsibility law that lays out a glide path for reducing the Centre’s deficit, but govts have inevitably resorted to Fudgets. K....

Indian-American Gita Gopinath joins IMF as its first female chief economist

Mysuru-born Gopinath believes retreat from globalisation is one of the top challenges being faced by the IMF.

US wants to ensure Pakistan doesn’t use IMF bailout to repay China and fights terrorism

The US wants to know how deep the China debt hole is for Pakistan, and is determined to prevent it from using the IMF bailout to pay off loans.

Didn’t cut Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mention from Pak finance minister’s interview, says BBC

Here’s what’s happening across the border: US to ensure Pak doesn't use IMF bailout to repay Chinese debt, and Voice of America’s Urdu and Pashto websites blocked in Pakistan.

Independence of central bank is of utmost importance: IMF on RBI- Centre rift

The IMF said it is closely monitoring the tension between the Ministry of Finance and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) over the autonomy of monetary policy makers.

Pakistani writer Tehmina Durrani is distressed by husband Shehbaz Sharif’s jail conditions

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan has no qualms about sharing loan details with IMF; leaders pay homage to human rights defender Asma Jahangir.

It is time to expect tougher conditions for Pakistan’s 13th IMF bailout

Pakistan has regularly failed to meet conditions attached to its previous IMF loans which might have triggered tougher conditions. 

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.