Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicWorld Bank

Topic: World Bank

World Bank chief Malpass warns of likely recession in Europe, stagflation

Malpass said the bank's upcoming 'Poverty and Shared Prosperity' report, due next week, showed a 4% decline in the global median income.

‘Poor Ukraine’: Sanctions on Russia hurt West too but here’s why it’s unlikely to back down

When one looks to the future, the question is whether Western powers want to save a country still recognisably Ukraine, or if they seek to destroy Russian threat once & for all.

SOS number, state contest — inside Modi govt’s $1 bn push for safer roads with World Bank, ADB

Programme to be implemented in 14 states across India that account for 85% of total road accidents and fatalities in India. India has among the worst road safety records in the world.

Does development mean more women in work? Yes in Pakistan but not India, says World Bank study

In India, women's participation in workforce fell after per capita income passed $3,500, says study published in World Bank's South Asia Economic Focus. Experts cite 'patrilineal trap'.

Lanka to Africa, China funding follows a pattern: Home base of leaders gets more funds, book says

Banking on Beijing, published last month, analyses 4,368 Chinese-funded projects (aid and debt) across 138 countries worth roughly $354 billion.

Only 5% of South Asia’s total trade takes place within the region, says World Bank. Here’s why

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India’s extreme poverty down by 12.3% in last decade, says World Bank

Global bank's policy research team also said poverty headcount has dropped more in rural areas than in urban.

New study shows China’s stark influence in 70 global institutions in charts

According to the Centre for Global Development, US shouldn’t be alarmed. But it should see where China is at odds with it.

Developed countries must enact laws for net-zero emissions by 2030, Nirmala Sitharaman says

The demand was made while cautioning World Bank against climate change agenda of countries that are outside the scope of their Nationally Determined Contribution (NDCs).

UN, World Bank, IMF need to be urgently reformed, made more transparent, Sitharaman says

During a talk at the Harvard Kennedy School, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said that these institutions need to speak for countries that don't get adequate representation.

On Camera

YourTurn

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand is here but the age-old debate on LCH ownership remains unsettled

Since close air support is lower on air forces’ pegging order of operational tasks, armies have wrested ownership of combat helicopters to support troops.
File photo of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan distributing rice to PMGKAY beneficiaries at a PDS centre | ANI

How Modi govt extending free grains scheme could help BJP in Gujarat, Himachal polls

PMGKAY was extended for three more months last week. An analysis of the scheme's beneficiaries shows that over 50% of the population in Gujarat and 38% in HP will benefit from it.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

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.
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