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IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

United Nations, July 16 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain its top spot in the global growth league. But India's growth remains quite robust into the future; it is down but growing very strongly, said Maury Obstfeld, the director...

2 days ago
IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

United Nations, July 16 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain its top spot in the global growth league. The World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update reduced by 0.1 per cent the projections made in April for this year and by 0.3 per cent ...

4 days ago
How a woman grenade blast survivor overcame disability to inspire change

Bengaluru, July 15 (IANS) Malvika Iyer was a charming 13-year-old girl in 2002 when a grenade accidentally blew up in her hands, ripping her forearm and paralysing her legs, in Bikaner, Rajasthan, where she lived with her parents. An accident that could have ended her life completely changed her perspective, and even though it took years for her to overcome the trauma, she came out stronger and n...

4 days ago
NGOs hail Nippon Life for dropping coal finance

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) With Japan's Nippon Life Insurance Company purporting to restrict new finance for coal plant projects regardless of their location, a group of environmental NGOs and experts on Saturday hailed the decision, saying it was aimed to strengthen commitment to the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The news that Nippon Life Insurance Compa...

6 days ago
Legalizing same-sex marriage improves health care access for gays: Study

New York, July 12 (IANS) Legalizing same-sex marriage will offer the LGBT community a chance to significantly improve their quality of life by getting easy access to health services and care, a study has found. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community often face barriers to availing of health services, including of insurance, besides stigma and discriminat...

8 days ago
A crash course in fundamentals of true knowledge

Title: The Genius Test: Can You Master the World's Hardest Ideas?; Author: Giles Sparrow; Publisher: Quercus; Pages: 224; Price: Rs 599 The biggest fallacy in our high-tech world is believing that the stunning advances in knowledge -- now accessible anytime and everywhere through flashy devices -- have left everyone, especially the millennials, well-learned. But could any one of them, ju...

8 days ago
India heading for comprehensive healthcare crisis: Amartya Sen

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India spends just a little over one per cent of its GDP on healthcare and this is leading the country into a comprehensive healthcare crisis, according to Nobel laureate and noted economist Amartya Sen, who has called for greater allocation on healthcare in India and highlighted what he calls three general failures in the country's healthcare segment. The fact t...

8 days ago
India, South Korea sign 11 agreements

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India and South Korea signed 11 agreements, including in the areas of trade, cultural and scientific and technological cooperation, during the visit of South Korean President Moon Jae-in to India. The two sides signed a joint statement on Early Harvest Package of the upgraded Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), the External Affairs Ministry said...

13 days ago
Mexican President-elect names 8 women to Cabinet

Mexico City, July 6 (IANS) Made up by nine men and eight women, the future Cabinet of Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador includes people who may not have much experience in government, although they are experts in their fields. On Decemnber 15, 2017, three days after Lopez Obrador launched his presidential bid, he released a list of people who would serve as his top aide...

15 days ago
India has not lived up to high banking standards: Goyal

Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) India has not lived up to the high expectations and standards required of the banking system and the current trying times had finally forced a recognition of the non-performing assets (NPA), or bad loans, situation and the need for a move to resolve the problem, acting Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday. Addressing the State Bank of India (SBI) Banking ...

15 days ago
Hatred against me sole binding force for opposition unity: Modi

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Expressing confidence that voters will repose faith in the BJP in the 2019 general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed opposition attempts at unity, saying that hatred against him is the sole binding force behind these moves. In an interview with the 'Swarajya' magazine, the Prime Minister denied that he was worried over the formation of a ...

16 days ago
India can play a major role in unstable world for world peace: Modi

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) India can play a major role in todays unstable world to achieve global peace and prosperity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the ninth Heads of Mission Conference on Monday. The three-day conference was also addressed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who said that India's global profile and prestige had gone up significantly since Modi assumed offi...

16 days ago
Arijit Basu takes over as SBI MD

Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Banking professional Arijit Basu has taken over as a new Managing Director of State Bank of India (SBI), an official said on Monday. A deputy MD of the SBI and a former MD and CEO of SBI Life Insurance Co, Basu will be in the post till October 2020 or further orders. With his appointment, announced by the Centre last week, the SBI now has four MDs including ...

17 days ago
This 'mobile airbag' could keep dropped phones intact

San Francisco, July 2 (IANS) Cracked smartphone displays could soon become a thing of the past thanks to an innovative mobile case made by a German engineering student that acts like an airbag to protect dropped phones from smashing. The case, created by Philip Frenzel of Aalen University in Germany, senses when a phone is in a free fall and deploys small legs to protect it from damage, ...

18 days ago
Managing India's rise in changing world dynamics not easy: President

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday that there were tectonic shifts taking place in the world, not just in the realm of geopolitics and geoeconomics, and managing India's rise in such an environment is not an easy task. Addressing the participants of the annual Heads of Missions Conference who had called on him at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Kovind said the diplom...

18 days ago
Common man's savings used to save 'bleeding' IDBI: Congress

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Slamming the Narendra Modi government for another instance of financial anarchy, the Congress on Saturday said savings of common man in life insurance is being used to save the life of a bleeding PSU, IDBI Bank, flouting all regulatory norms. Hard-earned savings of 38 crore LIC policyholders is at risk and will be burdened because Modi government wants to cover ...

19 days ago
DU issues 3rd cut off, English, Eco still on offer

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The Delhi University on Friday issued its third cut-off list with many popular colleges still offering seats for popular courses. With close to half of total seats already taken across 60 plus colleges of the varsity, many colleges still issued cut-off for the courses like English, Economics, and B.A. Lady Shri Ram College offered English Honours and Ec...

19 days ago
Exams for MP's Super-100 scheme selection on July 1

Bhopal, June 29 (IANS) Examinations to select meritorious students under the Madhya Pradesh government's Super-100 scheme will be held by the School Education Department on July 1, official sources said here on Friday. The exams in Mathematics and Biology subjects will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Economics from 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Under the scheme, selected students are p...

19 days ago
Google Doodle honours P.C. Mahalanobis

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Google on Friday dedicated a Doodle in honour of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, regarded as the chief architect of Indian statistical system as well as father of statistical science in India. Mahalanobis set up the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in 1931 in what is now known as Kolkata. He also helped establish the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO...

19 days ago
Koinex launches Loop, a peer-to-peer token transaction network

Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Koinex has announced the launch of its new product Loop, a peer-to-peer trustful token transaction network, which will be available from July. This is the first time that a P2P trading network has been introduced by any exchange in India, whilst even globally there are very few exchanges who have the technical scale and capability to efficiently run such a network....

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