Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Topic: World Bank

Mike Pompeo

Pakistan rejects US censure on its religious freedom violations

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Shah Mehmood Qureshi asks for India’s help to end the Afghan war; Balochistan cabinet calls CPEC spending in province so far a “joke”.
Indian two thousand and five hundred rupee banknotes|: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India retains position as top receiver of remittances, says World Bank report

Over the last three years, India has registered a significant flow of remittances from USD 62.7 billion in 2016 to USD 80 billion 2018.
A tobacco cigarette

Pakistan govt move to impose ‘sin tax’ on cigarettes, sugary beverages draws flak

Here’s what’s happening across the border: World Bank says India-Pakistan trade has potential to reach $37 billion, and Bill Gates appreciates Imran Khan's polio eradication efforts. 
Ease of doing business index

PM Modi to chair meeting with top industrialists on ‘ease of doing business’

Modi will brainstorm on measures which can help India be a part of the top 50 in the World Bank’s ease of doing business index.
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Still 27 positions away from target: Arun Jaitley on World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking

PM Modi's target of being among the top 50 nations will be achieved if the govt is able to keep up its pace of reforms.
World Bank

India’s ease of doing business ranking indicates arrival of Achche Din: BJP

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that India's jump in World Bank's ranking on ease of doing business has become possible because of Modi government's hard work.
World Bank

Disagreeing with Trump’s claim, World Bank official says India certainly not a tariff king

Earlier this month, Trump reiterated his allegations that New Delhi has a high tariff rate on various American goods.
World Bank Building

India rises 23 positions, is now 77th in World Bank’s ease of doing business

This year's study has taken into account the implementation of GST, which the World bank ignored last year.
The rise in purchases of smartphones, TVs and other goods have made electronics India’s second-biggest import item after oil | SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Your mobile phone is a major contributor to toxic e-waste in the country

Experts say phones are a major chunk, by quantity, of the 2 million MT of e-waste India generates annually
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Pakistan’s imminent bailout from IMF will be its biggest ever

Here’s what’s happening across the border: IMF and World Bank have some crucial suggestions for Pakistan to alter economic landscape; President’s house lit up pink to promote breast cancer awareness.
Foreign investment has transformed China

A little humility from the Communist Party will serve China well

By taking all the credit for the country’s stunning economic rise, the Communist Party is threatening its continued prosperity.
madhya pradesh

MP push for 70% industry jobs to locals: Valid regionalism or is Congress the new Shiv Sena?

Kamal Nath, on his first day as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, announced incentives for industries that hire 70 per cent local workers. When questioned about th...