On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

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User: ifinews Topic: IFIs
Category: world-bank :: india
Last updated: Dec 26 2018 20:08 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Why India Inc setting up banks is a bad idea 26.11.2020 Rediff: Business
The RBI working group's proposal to allow corporate houses to set up banks is a 'good-looking' step in a 'bad direction' and may lead to crony capitalism and eventual financial instability, former chief economist of World Bank Kaushik Basu said on Thursday. Basu further said that there is a good reason why all successful economies have a clear dividing line between industries and corporations on the one hand, and banks and lending organisations on the other.
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Giant freshwater prawn seeds distributed among Rangjuli farmers 29.10.2020 The Assam Tribune
Giant freshwater prawn seeds distributed among Rangjuli farmers
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World Bank okays $120-mn transport improvement project for Meghalaya 27.10.2020 The Assam Tribune
World Bank okays $120-mn transport improvement project for Meghalaya
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Women’s self-help groups in rural India have pushed past obstacles and boosted household incomes 25.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The National Rural Livelihood Mission benefited Dalits and Adivasis as much or more than other social groups, a recent evaluation found.
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Why is Bangladesh’s GDP growing despite Covid-19, while other economies are contracting? 22.10.2020 Scroll.in
Bangladesh’s exports, remittance performance and the resilience of the private sector in its economy have aided the country’s growth, says BRAC bank chairman.
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Coronavirus: India’s count breaches 76-lakh mark with 54,044 new infections, recovery over 88% 21.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The Union health ministry on Tuesday said India will vaccinate about three crore people, including healthcare specialists.
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‘No matter how centralising Modi is, he will need states’: Yamini Aiyar on federalism after 2014 17.10.2020 Scroll.in
The president and chief executive of Centre for Policy Research on the differences between accounting and accountability in the Indian state.
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Focusing on protecting people, health of population remain a priority for India: IMF 15.10.2020 The Assam Tribune
Focusing on protecting people, health of population remain a priority for India: IMF
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Air pollution in winter could exacerbate the severity and spread of coronavirus in South Asia 14.10.2020 Scroll.in
Long-term exposure to pollutants before the pandemic may be associated with severe symptoms from Covid-19 and a greater risk of death.
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Central govt approves new STARS project to strengthen school education system 14.10.2020 Education News: Latest Job Notifications, Admit Cards, Exam Paper Analysis,Results - Times of India
The centrally sponsored project will be implemented by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education.
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India’s GDP likely to contract by 10.3% in 2020-’21, says IMF 13.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The global financial body, however, predicted an 8.8% growth rate the next financial year.
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India to become fastest growing economy in FY21: IMF 13.10.2020 Rediff: Business
The Indian economy, severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic, is projected to contract by a massive 10.3 per cent this year, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. However, India is likely to bounce back with an impressive 8.8 per cent growth rate in 2021, thus regaining the position of the fastest growing emerging economy, surpassing China's projected growth rate of 8.2 per cent, the IMF said in its latest 'World Economic Outlook' report.
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India’s GDP will decline by 9.6% in 2020-’21, says World Bank 8.10.2020 Scroll.in
South Asia will register a negative growth rate of 7.7%, the World Bank said.
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Delhi-Alwar rapid rail: India seeks $3 bn funding 7.10.2020 Rediff: Business
The project will be in three stages and sources indicate that the funding will be for the first stage of 107 kilometre from Sarai Kale Khan to SNB Urban Complex.
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Maharashtra: Konkan shelters and bunds in Centre's Rs 460 crore cyclone plan 27.9.2020 Thane News, Latest Thane News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
The Centre proposes to release Rs 367.8 crore while the state will have share Rs 91.72 crore.It is proposed to construct 11 multi-purpose cyclone shelters, 471km of underground cabling and 26.26km of saline embankments.
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Coronavirus: Take loan from World Bank, don’t wash your hands of the crisis, Shiv Sena tells Modi 18.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ blamed demonetisation for the current economic crisis facing India.
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The truth about India's ease of doing business claim 15.9.2020 Rediff: Business
'The recalculated ranking showed India should have had a higher ranking earlier (113 in 2012 instead of 132) and lower ranking later (114 in 2018 instead of 100).' 'This would mean that there has been no change in India's climate of doing business across two regimes.' 'This is exactly consistent with the reality on the ground,' observes Debashis Basu.
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Policy on PPP model needed for intelligent traffic system to reduce road accidents: Gadkari 8.9.2020 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
"This is the time we should go for PPP (public private partnership) model in transportation...We will appoint a private consultant, a good reputed company to study how we can make PPP model in transport system particularly in Intelligent Transport System (ITS) at state level, municipal corporation level and the National Highways level,"the minister said while addressing a webinar on road safety organised by non-profit body Consumer Voice.
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Andhra Pradesh again emerges as best state in Centre’s ease of doing business rankings for 2019 5.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand were the other states in the top five list.
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What will it take to erase gender bias in science and tech? Co-author of World Bank report explains 31.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Even when women delay marriage and children, they do not get the same opportunities as men, Sai Krishna notes.
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