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May 30, 2019
Ganga water in UP-WB stretch unfit for direct drinking and bathing, contains high level of coliform: Pollution control boardThe Ganga River water is absolutely unfit for "direct drinking" and only seven spots from where it passes can be consumed after disinfection, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has said
Aug 03, 2018
Govt's push for a digital revolution right in intent, but surface level adjustments cannot solve systemic problemsWith respect to financial inclusion, mobile phones hold more potential than debit cards as 240 million Indians have an inactive bank account plus a mobile phone.
Jun 26, 2018
Narendra Modi to inaugurate third AIIB annual meet in Mumbai today: All you need to know about China-led bankMonsoon rains notwithstanding, the two-day meet will host policy makers, ministers, participants from partner institutions, the private sector and civil society.
May 03, 2018
UIDAI slams enrolment software breach reports, says stringent processes in place; Gates bats for AadhaarThe Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded the World Bank (WB) to take India's Aadhaar approach to other countries.
May 01, 2018
Employability in India: Talent crunch across industry forces stakeholders to point fingers at a spiritless education systemIndia's education system needs to do its bit to help students future-proof their employability levels.
Apr 16, 2018
Air India privatisation: 18,000 employees cannot hold nation to ransom; sale to set tone for other PSU divestment plansIf the 18,049 Air India employees are allowed to hold the country to ransom, then so will the employees of other loss-making government-owned firms.
Oct 09, 2017
India needs to grow at faster pace, youth want change, time is running out, says Arun JaitleyThe government’s initiatives such as Swachh Bharat, goods and services tax (GST) and demonetisation are having the desired impact, said Jaitley,
Dec 02, 2016
Mamata Banerjee vs army: After night at secretariat, West Bengal CM stays put at NabannaAfter spending the night at the secretariat, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stayed put there on Friday demanding "withdrawal of the army" from the state and alleging it has been done by keeping her government "in the dark".
Oct 10, 2016
India is at world's centre stage more than ever before, but current growth rate not enough, says Arun JaitleyJaitley, who is leading the high-power Indian delegation to the annual fall meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, said there is a "lot of global buzz" around India.
Jun 20, 2016
India can sustain 7.6% growth if stalled projects revived soon: World BankThe update expects economic growth to be at 7.6 percent in 2016-2017 followed by a modest acceleration to 7.7 percent in 2017-2018 and 7.8 percent in 2018-2019