Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021

World Bank

EXPLAINER: Why World Bank is under fire over set of rankings

Sep 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Many companies and investors around the world use the World Bank’s “Doing Business” report to help decide where to invest money, open manufacturing plants or sell products.

News Of Manipulation Of World Bank’s Doing Business Report Shocking: Kaushik Basu

Sep 18, 2021 Outlook Business Team

The World Bank had announced on Thursday that it would discontinue publication of its 'Doing Business' report citing irregularities reported in its 2018 and 2020 editions

FM Promises Sanction Of Rs 1300 Cr Package For Development Of Tripura's Tribal Belt In 10 Days

Addressing a meeting after inaugurating a slew of 11 projects at Mohanpur, about 50 km from here, Sitharaman said the Rs. 1300-crore project with World Bank funding would ensure an all-round development in the state's tribal areas.

Himachal Pradesh Approves Rs 1,813 Crore World Bank Project To End Shimla's Water Woes

Aug 25, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

The Himachal Pradesh cabinet has approved a draft package for a Rs 1,813 crore World Bank-funded project to secure a 24x7 water supply in Shimla.

Burundi Government Finally Accepts COVID-19 Vaccines

Health Minister Thaddee Ndikumana on Wednesday said the vaccines will arrive with the support of the World Bank. It was not immediately clear how many doses the East African country will receive or when.

09 June, 2021

Covid Second Wave: World Bank Slashes India's Growth Forecast To 8.3% in FY22

Outlook Web Bureau

The global lender projected a 7.5 per cent economic growth for India in the 2022-23 fiscal

05 June, 2021

Maharashtra-Based Teacher Who Won Global Teacher Award Now On World Bank Panel

Outlook Web Bureau

Ranjitsinh Disale, who hails from from Paritewadi in Maharashtra, will join 11 others on the World Bank's recently created Global Coach Programmes' International Technical Advisory Board.

31 March, 2021

India’s GDP Growth Likely To Be 7.5 to 12.5%, World Bank Says ‘Amazing How Far India Has Come’

Outlook Web Bureau

According to the World Bank, India’s economy has bounced back but it is not out of the woods yet.

05 January, 2021

Indian Economy Likely To Contract By 9.6 Percent In 2020-21: World Bank


‘In India, growth is expected to recover to 5.4 per cent in 2021,’ the World Bank said

06 December, 2020

Banking Industry To Address Cyber Attacks By Upgrading IT Infrastructure


The sector has been facing several challenges with respect to ensuring data security, says report

15 November, 2020

‘Hunger Rates Are Sky-Rocketing Around The World’

Team Poshan

A new report has found global hunger and population displacement could surge as people on the move and those reliant on a dwindling flow of remittances desperately seek work to support their families.

21 October, 2020

356 Million Children Living In Extreme Poverty; COVID-19 To Exacerbate: UN


UNICEF, World Bank Group warn that any progress made in recent years, has been 'slow-paced, unequally distributed, and at risk' due to the economic impact of the pandemic.

16 October, 2020

COVID-19 Resulted In Largest Global Economic Contraction In 80 Years: World Bank And IMF


The World Bank and IMF concluded their annual meeting on Friday, which heavily revolved around the impact of COVID-19.

08 October, 2020

India’s GDP Expected To Contract By 9.6 Percent This Fiscal: World Bank


Factoring in population growth, however, income-per-capita in the region will remain 6 per cent below 2019 estimates, indicating that the expected rebound will not offset the lasting economic damage caused by the pandemic, World Bank report said.

08 June, 2020

India's Economy To Contract By 3.2% In Fiscal Year 2020-21: World Bank


In its latest edition of the Global Economic Prospect, the World Bank downgraded its projection of India by a massive negative nine per cent.

20 May, 2020

Pakistan To Seek $2 Billion In New Loans From World Bank, ADB: Report


Last month, Pakistan had received an emergency loan of $1.39 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and an aid of $200 million from the World Bank.

15 May, 2020

World Bank Approves USD 1 Billion Additional Aid To India To Help The Poor

Outlook Web Bureau

World Bank had previously allocated a package of USD 1 billion to India for COVID-19 emergency response and health systems.

12 April, 2020

Migrant Workers Returning Home Could Spread Coronavirus In India: World Bank


Migrants face a stark choice between potentially starving in urban centers without work or long and potentially fatal journeys over hundreds of miles to their home districts, a World Bank report said.

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An injured BJP worker being carried after being beaten by alleged TMC workers, during last day of by-poll election campaign in support of party candidate Priyanka Tibrewal at Bhawanipur constituency, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

BJP leader Subhendu Adhikari addresses during last day of by-poll election campaign in support of party candidate Priyanka Tibrewal (unseen) at Bhawanipur constituency, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

A rickshaw-puller rides past the mural depicting Hindu god Hanuman, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Debris lie on the ground after a three-storey building that housed metro construction workers collapsed in Lakkasandra area in Bengaluru. No casualties reported so far.

PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak

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Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

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Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu