With a population of more than 1.2 billion, India is the world’s largest democracy. Over the past decade, the country’s integration into the global economy has been accompanied by economic growth. India has now emerged as a global player.
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July 31, 2014 — ‘Medical overuse’, as it is known, is emerging as a serious issue in India too, especially as more people can afford to pay for medical interventions due to increasing access to insurance cover.Read More »
July 23, 2014 — The World Bank Group will bring increased financial and knowledge resources to help India return to the path of sustained high growth needed to bring prosperity to millions, especially the poor living in the lower income states. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim made this renewed commitment during his first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Read More »
July 21, 2014 — Skilled jobs are providing new job opportunities to poor rural youth in Tamil Nadu. But while families want their children to move out of penurious lives in agriculture, they don’t know how to go about it and lack the skills to do so. This is where the World Bank-supported project comes in.Read More »
June 30, 2014 — While South Asia has made tremendous gains in expanding access to schooling over the past decade, a new report by the World Bank says that poor quality education is holding the region back. Large numbers of students appear to be learning little; up to one-third of those completing primary school lack basic numeracy and literacy skills.Read More »
June 24, 2014 — Two decades after reforms, India’s power sector remains a major constraint to growth. New World Bank study says distribution utilities need to be run professionally, reduce physical losses, improve revenue collection and be freed from interference. Read More »
The World Bank’s India Development Update of October 2013 says that although the recent turmoil in global markets has affected India due to the country’s macroeconomic vulnerabilities, India continues to enjoy high growth potential. Read More »
India’s massive wave of urbanization intensifies the chances for the Tuberculosis infection to spread. Efforts like Operation Asha are working towards providing due support in the form of medical support.