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Current Affairs wrap for the day: October 13th 2018 13.10.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
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World Bank’s Human Capital Index released 11.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The World Bank released today a Human Capital Index (HCI) as part of the World Development Report 2019.  Broader theme of the World Development Report (WDR) this year is “The Changing Nature of Work”.
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Fruits of reforms must reach the poorest sections of society: Vice President 9.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that government of India’s reform agenda would realize the full potential only when it receives support from all sections of the society.
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Government of India and The Asian Development Bank (ADB) sign $ 100 Million Loan Agreement to expand Sewerage and Drainage Coverage in Kolkata;To target expansion of sewerage and drainage services in selected peripheral areas of KMC to at least 3,000 additional households and provide sewage treatment for at least 100,000 households. 3.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $100 Million Loan Agreement in New Delhi today to continue to expand sewerage and drainage coverage, provide sewage treatment and strengthen capacity of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) for resilient urban services.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Kannada on signboards | Drop in PoP Ganesha idols | LED to light-up KIA runway 18.9.2018 Citizen Matters
Been too busy to keep pace with what's been happening in your city, or what plans for its future are? Here's a recap of some of the most important developments in Namma Bengaluru over the last week.
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Over 5 lakh families get flood compensation: Kerala minister 12.9.2018 Zee News : States
Heavy rains received in three segments from May 29 claimed 491 lives in Kerala, with 14 persons still missing.
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Chennai buzz: Flood alert, livability index and green plans for the city 20.8.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
The Kerala floods have put Tamil Nadu on edge too, but Chennai's doing its bit for the neighbours. A quick look at that, and more news from your city, in case you've been too busy to follow the headlines.
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New CEO for Rajiv Gandhi Foundation 3.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Social entrepreneur Vijay Mahajan was appointed as secretary and chief executive officer of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and director of the Rajiv Gan
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PM Modi hails Netherlands joining International Solar Alliance; Dutch... 24.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
PM Modi hails Netherlands joining International Solar Alliance; Dutch...
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US Supreme Court to take up appeal by Indian villagers against Gujarat power plant 22.5.2018 Zee News : India National
In 2015, the applicants - Indian farmers, fishermen, a trade union of fishworkers, and a local government entity - sued the IFC in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
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BMC slashes charges for warehouse construction by 90% in Mumbai 13.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been leaving no stone unturned to improve the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) rankings of India in World Bank's Doing Business index. The civic body has brought down the charged for constructing a warehouse in the city by a whopping 90 per cent. The BMC has taken this step at a time when a team of central government is in the city for a three-day visit. Reportedly, the team will check an initiative taken by the BMC to minimise the construction cost, and lessen the number of various permissions required by the builders in order to construct a building or a warehouse in the city. A senior official from the Building Proposal Department of the BMC said that a circular with a provision to relax the premium that the builders pay to construct a warehouse in the city was released in 2015. Since the land price is very high in the city, the premium on construction is also high. However, civic administration's move will bring down the overall cost of permissions and ...
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India, World Bank sign $210 mn deal to improve Madhya Pradesh rural roads 25.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The new joint project will cover 10,510 km stretch of rural roads in Madhya Pradesh that fall under the Chief Minister's Gram Sadak Yojana programme
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India, World Bank to improve MP's rural road network 25.4.2018 Sify Finance
[India], April 25 (ANI): The Government of India, the Government of Madhya Pradesh and the World Bank signed a 210 million dollar loan agreement for the Madhya Pradesh Rural Connectivity Project.
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India, World Bank to improve MP's rural road network 25.4.2018 General News
The Government of India, the Government of Madhya Pradesh and the World Bank signed a 210 million dollar loan agreement for the Madhya Pradesh Rural Connectivity Project.The project is expected to improve the durability, resilience, and safety of the gravel-surfaced rural roads and enhance the capacity of the state to manage its rural roads network.The new joint project will cover 10,510 km stretch of rural roads in Madhya Pradesh that fall under the Chief Minister's Gram Sadak Yojana (CMGSY) program. Of this, 10,000 km will be upgraded from existing gravel to bituminous surface roads, while 510 km of new roads will be built to the same bituminous surface standard."Government of India is making all efforts to ensure that communities in the most remote areas across the country are connected through a road network. All weather road connectivity is crucial for economic growth, especially in the rural areas. The Madhya Pradesh roads project will enhance rural road connectivity in the ...
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Government of India and World Bank Signs Agreement to Improve Rural Road Network in Madhya Pradesh 24.4.2018 General News
The Project will cover 10,510 km stretch of rural roads in Madhya Pradesh that fall under the Chief Minister's Gram Sadak Yojana (CMGSY) program. Of this 10,000 km will be upgraded from existing gravel to bituminous surface roads, while 510 km of new roads will be built to the same bituminous surface standard.
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Government of India and World Bank Signs Agreement to Improve Rural Road Network in Madhya Pradesh 24.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Government of India, the Government of Madhya Pradesh and the World Bank today signed a $210 million loan agreement for the Madhya Pradesh Rural Connectivity Project. The Project is expected to improve the durability, resilience and safety of the gravel surfaced rural roads and enhance the capacity of the state to manage its rural roads network.
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'ADB to give Rs 1,700 crore aid to U'khand' 23.4.2018 General News
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed in principle to give an aid of Rs 1,700 crore to Uttarakhand for infrastructure development and creation of sewerage treatment facilities in urban areas. This was conveyed to Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat by the country director of ADB's India Regiment Mission Kenichi Yokoyama at a meeting between the two here today. Thanking the ADB for the aid, Chief Minister Rawat said infrastructure development in the urban areas was one of his government's top priorities and 100 per cent of the aid given by the institution will be utilised for the purpose. Institutional processes in the state are being made more transparent and outcome based, Rawat told the delegation and laid emphasis on forming stronger project management units and better inter-departmental coordination for the implementation of the ADB aided projects. Yokoyama said the Rs 1,700 crore aid will be given for the creation of infrastructural facilities, sewer treatment plants and ..
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Statement by Mr Subhash Chandra Garg, 22.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Following is the text of the Statement by Mr Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India and Alternate Governor of the World Bank and the IMF, representing the Constituency of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India & Sri Lanka at the 97th Meeting of the Development Committee, World Bank in Washington DC, USA yesterday, 21st April, 2018:   1.
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China: Ready to work with global community to champion vision for global governance 21.4.2018 General News
Asserting that it has always been and will continue to be a force for world peace, development and the international order, China today told the World Bank that it is ready to work with the rest of the international community to champion a vision for global governance. "As a developing country, we will run our own business well, and on that basis, we are ready to work with the rest of the international community to champion a vision for global governance that features extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, and to firmly uphold multilateralism, support multilateral trade system and strive for shared development and progress, China's Vice Finance Minister Guangyao Zhu told the Development Committee meeting of the World Bank here. The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening-up of China and Beijing has introduced a series of major new initiatives to seek further opening-up and deepen the reform, he said in his speech during the ongoing ...
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Funds for urban development 20% of the need, says experts in Ahmedabad 20.4.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Funds for urban development in India is just about 20% of what is needed, experts said on Thursday in Ahmedabad. Long gestation periods and low revenue realisation have raised questions about bankability of the projects, they said. Kenichi Yokoyama, country director – Indian resident mission of Asian Development Bank (ADB), said India would require about Rs 3 lakh crore in next 20 years against which only 20% would be coming. He was speaking at the two-day Regional Conference on "Úrban Development – Technological Solutions and Governance Challenges". Most Asian countries are better placed with availability of about 50% funds. Even peers in the developing world are in a better position with 5% of budget spending going towards urban projects, as against one percent in India. While private players worried about lack of adequate capital, government officials focused on alternative models for revenue generation. Kumar Pratap, joint secretary in the Union Ministry of Finance said that while middle class feels ...
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