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World Bank describes GST as 'tectonic shift', says India closer to 8% plus growth

World Bank India chief Junaid Ahmad on Tuesday described GST as a “tectonic shift” in the country’s taxation policy which has increased the possibility of 8 percent plus...

Sep 20, 2017 04:21 AM

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan meeting targets, says government

Nicolas Osbert, who heads the UNICEF's Drinking Water and Sanitation section, said, "India has been able to catalyse and mobilise the efforts of millions of citizens and the Swachh...

Sep 18, 2017 23:42 PM

No agreement reached at Indus Water Treaty talks between India and Pakistan: World Bank

The latest round of talks between India and Pakistan on Indus Water Treaty concluded without reaching an agreement, the World Bank has said even as it assured that both countries...

Sep 16, 2017 13:28 PM

Indus Waters Treaty: Ignoring Pakistan's protest, world bank allows India to construct Kishanganga project

India is allowed to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with certain restrictions under the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), the...

Aug 02, 2017 14:33 PM

World Bank to draw fundamental blueprint for Indian Railways' Rs 5 lakh crore investment outlay

The World Bank will help Indian Railways frame a basic blueprint with an objective to aid its Rs 5 lakh crore investment to transform itself from a colonial-era mass transporter...

Jul 19, 2017 16:45 PM

World Bank clears USD 250-million loan to aid Skill India mission

A move which is aimed to aid Skill India mission, The World Bank has cleared a USD 250-million loan for making Indian youth more employable through reskilling.

Jun 26, 2017 17:11 PM

World Bank projects India's GDP to grow at 7.2 percent in 2017 post recovery from demonetisation's temporary effects

The World Bank has projected a robust 7.2 per cent growth rate for India in FY 2017 as compared to the 6.8 per cent growth in 2016.

Jun 05, 2017 11:14 AM

Railways look for innovation, assistance from World Bank for future projects

Railways will look for innovative ways, including assistance from the World Bank, for financing its future projects.

Jun 04, 2017 11:38 AM

India rises to rank 26 from spot 99 in World Bank's power list, says Power Minister Piyush Goyal

In World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking 2017, India has risen to rank 26 from 99th spot in the year 2014, Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said.

May 14, 2017 20:12 PM

Indian economy shall expand at 7.5% in 2017-18: Arun Jaitley

Participating in G-20 finance ministers' and central bankgovernors' meeting, he said emerging economies have become increasingly important in driving global growth, accounting for...

Apr 22, 2017 20:48 PM