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First consultative meeting on asset monetisation held
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First consultative meeting on asset monetisation held

Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur launched the first consultative meeting on asset monetization which was held in the national capital on Wednesday through video conferencing.

Project to combat sea erosion to be implemented with KIIFB's assistance, says Vijayan
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Project to combat sea erosion to be implemented with KIIFB's assistance, says Vijayan

The project to combat sea erosion will be implemented with the help of the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure fund board (KIIFB), informed Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday.

Global economy to expand by 4 pc in 2021: World Bank
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Global economy to expand by 4 pc in 2021: World Bank

The global economy is expected to expand by 4 per cent in 2021, assuming an initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes widespread throughout the year, the World Bank has said.

World Bank commits 105 million USD to improve West Bengal waterways
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World Bank commits 105 million USD to improve West Bengal waterways

The Government of India, the Government of West Bengal and the World Bank on Tuesday signed a $105 million project to improve the inland water transport infrastructure in Kolkata, West Bengal, according to the Ministry of Finance.

How are Indian Universities helping to reduce gender inequality in the workplace?
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How are Indian Universities helping to reduce gender inequality in the workplace?

In India, women constitute 46.2 percent of the total enrolment in higher education but the female labour force participation rate is a mere 21 percent, as against a global average of 40%. In fact, not only is the number very low, but for those who do join the workforce, there exists a gap in the pay of men and women, and the proverbial 'glass ceiling' has resulted, on an average across sectors, in only about 8% women being in senior positions in India.

What lies ahead for South and Southeast Asia's economies in 2021?
International

What lies ahead for South and Southeast Asia's economies in 2021?

As we welcome 2021, what can we expect from regional economies in the new year?

Lebanese PM-designate vows to form cabinet quickly
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Lebanese PM-designate vows to form cabinet quickly

Beirut, Oct 23 Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has announced that he will form a specialists' cabinet quickly ...

Speed Alert: Traffic police taking penal action against violators on
Aurangabad

Speed Alert: Traffic police taking penal action against violators on

\SLokmat News Network Aurangabad, Oct 20: The traffic police have geared up to take penal action against vehicle-drivers violating ...

Thousands mark year of anti-govt protests in Lebanon
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Thousands mark year of anti-govt protests in Lebanon

Beirut, Oct 18 Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Beirut to mark the first ...

Indian economy projected to contract by 10.3 pc in 2020, grow 8.8 pc in 2021: IMF
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Indian economy projected to contract by 10.3 pc in 2020, grow 8.8 pc in 2021: IMF

The Indian economy is projected to contract by 10.3 per cent this year due to impact of COVID-19 but will rebound with 8.8 per cent growth the following year and regain its position as the fastest-growing emerging economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday.

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