One billion people worldwide have come out of poverty since 2000, but rapid population growth in the world’s poorest countries threatens to slow or even reverse the decline, according to The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers: The Stories... read more
Speaking to reporters after Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed various departments of the finance ministry, finance minister Arun Jaitley said the government is confident of surpassing the 7.2-7.5% GDP growth rate. read more
A waste picker unloads garbage at a waste transfer station in Bamako, Mali. In the Malian capital of Bamako, donkey carts driven by young men like 19-year-old Arouna Diabate play a vital role battling the fast-growing city’s waste problem.
The Haryana government has decided to set up Faridabad Metropolitan Development Authority on the lines of Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority under a statute for giving impetus to integrated infrastructure development and urban amenities to people... read more
There is undoubtedly a lot of truth in the claim made by this kind of politics that globalisation has created more losers than winners even in advanced countries. But there are other aspects to this kind of politics which can fan retrograde beliefs and... read more
A scrap dealer searches for useful material at a weaving factory that was shut a year ago, in Panipat, Haryana. India launched the Goods and Services Tax (GST) just over a year ago, its biggest ever tax reform, aiming to replace more than a dozen federal and state levies and unify the sprawling economy.