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India At Crossroads With Increasing But Unskilled Workforce

With World Bank clearing $250 million fund to make Indian workforce more skilled, BW Businessworld analyses the criticality of shortage of unskilled labour in the country

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Public Transport, E-Mobility Could Be Game-Changers: Experts

The India centre of Manila-based global NGO Clean Air Asia has brought together experts from various domains to create a capacity building forum for air quality management and strategise funding options.

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The Rise Of Machines And Automation

The growth of Artificial Intelligence is helped by growth in computer power, storage, cloud computing which allows computing power and storage to be shared.

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World Bank-AIIB Sign Loan Agreement For Power Project

The energy demand in Andhra Pradesh is expected to grow to 78,900 GWh (Gigawatt-hour) by FY 2019 from 56,313 GWh in FY 2015, which signifies an annual energy requirement of more than 8.5 per cent.

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AIIB Grants $150 Million Loan For India Infrastructure Fund

The Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) who met in Jeju in South Korea has approved $150 million equity investment to the India Infrastructure Fund, said a statement from the bank.

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India Gets Electrified

In 2017, India ranked 26th in World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking compared to 99th in 2014. Power deficit has drastically come down in last three years and India has become a energy surplus country.

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Global Indices Rose 15%; Indian Indices Up 23% In Last 5 Months

According to Care Ratings analysis of movement in stock market indices for 33 countries, the median value of change in these indices was 14.9 per cent, for the five month period December-end 2016 to May-end 2017.

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World Bank Projects 7.2% Growth Rate For India In 2017

World Bank has projected a strong 7.2 per cent growth rate for India this year against 6.8 per cent growth in 2016

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Driving Climate Action Towards A Future Ready India

The current GDP of USD 2.25 trillion will not be sufficient to meet India’s ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are estimated to cost USD 2.5 trillion and USD 8.9 trillion, respectively, by 2030.

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India Will Grow At 7.2% In Fiscal 2018: World Bank

"Economic activity ought to accelerate in 2017-18. GDP is projected to grow at 7.2 per cent from 6.8 per cent in 2016- 17."

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Three Years Of Modi Govt: Power Sector Report Card

As Modi government draws to its three years completion, it’s time to take stock of the hits and misses of the sector

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GST To Push India's Growth But Bad Loans Still A Problem: IMF

Observing that India is the "fastest growing emerging market economy" in the region, Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, said the IMF believes that India will continue to grow at a fast pace, with a projected 6.8 per cent rate for Financial Year 2016-17 and 7.2 per cent in 2017-18

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Worries Over Donald Trump Policies Cloud Start Of IMF, World Bank Meetings

World finance leaders are gathering on US President Donald Trump's home turf on Thursday to try to nudge his still-evolving policies away from protectionism and show broad support for open trade and global integration

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India Will Benefit From Donald Trump's Protectionist Measures, Suggests World Bank

South Asian countries in particular India need not worry much from potential protectionist measures from the US and other developed nations as such a move is bound to benefit them and open up new vistas of opportunities, a top World Bank official said

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New World Bank CEO Defends Globalisation, Warns Against Protectionism

The World Bank's newly appointed chief executive gave a spirited defence of globalisation during her first official visit to China, saying it had helped richer and poorer countries, and economic integration made it hard for any nation to walk away

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