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Mkts end settlement day lower; oil & gas, FMCG, au ... 24.3.2028 CNN-IBN Top Stories
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Commerce & Industry Minister emphasises the need for efficient and fair flow of services to promote international trade in services. 23.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Commerce & Industry Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman outlined the relevance of facilitating trade in services as has been done in the case of trade in goods.
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Peru's deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities 23.3.2017 TOI: Intl Business
PERU-FLOODS/WEATHER-CLIMATECHANGE (ANALYSIS):ANALYSIS-Peru's deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities
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India for fast tracking of talks on pact in services at WTO 23.3.2017 Hindu: Business
She was speaking at a workshop on TFS, organised by the commerce ministry and the World Bank.
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China-led AIIB approves 13 new members, Canada joins 23.3.2017 Budget 2017, Income Tax - India Budget 2017 Updates, Union Budget 2017 Latest News, Railway Budget 2017 | Times of India
CHINA-AIIB/:China-led AIIB approves 13 new members, Canada joins
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One in four people fear losing their homes, new nine country poll reveals 23.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Paola Totaro WASHINGTON, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in four people are worried about losing their home or land, according to a survey of nine countries, with Nigerians most concerned about homes and smallholder farmers in Tanzania and Indonesia most insecure about land.
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Way to get back on board 23.3.2017 Hindu: Opinion
An Indian rethink on the Belt & Road Initiative may require a Chinese compromise
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IIT Kanpur seed funds Lucknow-based social start-up 22.3.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) has sanctioned seed funding of Rs 50 lakh for a Lucknow-based startup, Decentrik Technologies.Helmed by Vineet Vats, the company is working towards providing a simple and inexpensive solution to drinking water needs of people on the move.The funding flows through Innovative Ventures and Technologies for Development (INVENT) platform, a joint collaboration of the Centre's Technology Development Board (TDB) and the Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom.Through INVENT, IIT-K targets to incubate 40 technological social start-ups with Rs 50 lakh being the maximum amount that can be offered as seed funding.The company has come up with Mobile Water ATMs 'Waah', which are portable units to dispense drinking water for as little as Rs 2 for 250 ml. Decentrik has tied up with Indian Oil to install stationery RO units at their petrol pumps.Each Waah unit comprises separate water and glass dispenser slots. Each unit also has .
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World Bank, IMF to assess Sebi's regulatory framework 22.3.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) will go through a third-party assessment of its regulatory framework by the World Bank and the IMF this year, an exercise which will help the former align itself closer to global regulatory standards and get feedback on its current functioning. The assessment will be conducted as part of the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP), a joint programme of the IMF and World Bank established in 1999. The programme analyzes the resilience of a country's financial sector, the quality of its regulatory and supervisory framework, and the capacity to manage and resolve financial crises. This is the third time Sebi is going through this programme, with previous supervisions in 2012 and 2001, which was a pilot assessment. In September 2010, IMF had made it mandatory for 25 jurisdictions (including India), with systemically important financial sectors to undergo financial stability assessments under the FSAP every five years.Among other things, .
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Tech giants should join global campaign to seek land rights for all - experts 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Paola Totaro WASHINGTON, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global technology giants such as Google and Facebook must join the battle for land rights and help spearhead an international campaign to eradicate insecurity of tenure as if it were an infectious disease, land experts told a World Bank conference.
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India and ADB Sign $350 Million Loan for Upgrading 1,500 kms of District Roads in State of Madhya Pradesh 22.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed here today a $350 million loan for improving about 1,500 kilometers of major district roads in Madhya Pradesh in line with the State’s Road Development Plan.
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Nestle India commits to water stewardship, cuts use by 53 per cent 22.3.2017 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
Initiatives have been accompanied by efforts to spread awareness about sustainable usage of water
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#WorldWaterDay: Did you know that 77mn Indians lack access to safe water? 22.3.2017 DNA: Top News
On World Water Day, one of the biggest concerns India faces is the lack of proper drinking water. Currently, nearly 77 million Indians lack access, which amounts to five per cent of the country’s population While nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based. Even then, just 1 percent of our freshwater is easily accessible, with much of it trapped in glaciers and snowfields. This makes the numbers from India all the more staggering. Here are some other things you need to know about India’s relationship with water 17% of poor’s income spent on drinking water According to Water Aid, a UK-based NGO, most people who don’t have access to drinking water come from impoverished communities that live on around Rs 300 per day. Of this money, 17 per cent of their income is spent on water that they buy from water tankers 21% of communicable diseases due to unsafe water The World Bank estimates that 21% of communicable diseases in India are ...
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Reko Diq case: World Bank rules against Pak 22.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Reko Diq case: World Bank rules against Pak
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Global experts to guide education ministries 22.3.2017 DNA: Money
A new group of education experts named as Atlantis Group, comprising 20 former Education Ministers and Heads of State who will provide advice on global education issues to current governments, was launched at the Global Education & Skills Forum (GESF) 2017, in Dubai on Sunday. Members of the global group include Arne Duncan, former United States Secretary of Education under President Obama, former United Kingdom Education Secretary Michael Gove, former Greek President George Papandreou, former Lebanese Minister Elias Bou Saab, and former Peruvian Minister and incoming Head of the World Bank Education team, Jaime Saveedra. The group will act as an advisory body to education ministries around the world who are dealing with issues relating to education in their own country, drawing upon the views and experiences of members to provide the highest quality expertise and recommendations. The group will be advised by Irina Bokova (Director-General, Unesco), Andreas Schleicher (Director of Education and Skills, ...
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India denies Pak’s claim of talks on Indus in US 22.3.2017 TOI: India
India is unlikely to participate in any meeting in Washington DC with Pakistan on the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) in April, as has been announced by the Pakistan government after a meeting of the Indus Commissioners in Islamabad on Tuesday. Sources also said India had not, as Pakistan claimed, agreed to halt the Miyar hydroelectric project in J&K.
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Indigenous people best custodians of threatened forests, studies show 22.3.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Paola Totaro WASHINGTON, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Granting formal land rights to indigenous people living in the world's tropical forests is among the most effective, but underused, ways to stop illegal deforestation that fuels violence, poverty and global warming, according to new research.
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India, Pak. to review Miyar project 21.3.2017 Hindu: News
India and Pakistan on Tuesday agreed on redesigning the Miyar Hydroelectric project, at the end of two-day talks of Indus Water Commissioners in Islamabad, the state-run media reported here as the off...
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India unlikely to participate in any meeting in Washington on Indus Waters Treaty 21.3.2017 TOI: India
The Pakistan water and power minister Khwaja Asif apparently jumped the gun on Tuesday when he announced at a press conference during the IWT meeting that the two countries would hold a “three-day ‘way forward’" meeting on the Ratle and Kishenganga projects in April in Washington.
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India, Pakistan to hold talks on Kishanganga and Ratle projects? 21.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Asif welcomed India's decision to resume negotiations under the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty
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