From loan waivers to income support for farmers, Ayushman Bharat to Ujjwala, Jan Dhan to Mudra, social welfare is shaping the national conversation as Lok Sabha elections approach. In a series, World Bank experts take stock of social protection in India.
Urging countries to accelerate reforms, interim president Georgieva said from the Bank's perspective, this is particularly critical for investing in human capital, lowering barriers to higher investments and boost positivity.
Under Kim's leadership, the World Bank established two goals: to end extreme poverty by 2030; and to boost shared prosperity, focusing on the bottom 40 percent of the population in developing countries.
Ex-PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is reportedly among the frontrunners for the post of World Bank CEO. US President Donald Trump is considering multiple candidates to nominate for the post and Nooyi's name is reportedly being considered.
Jaipur, Feb 22 (ANI): The World Bank would be extending its cooperation to the Rajasthan government in the area of energy sector. World Bank Country Director Onno Ruhl spoke to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and her cabinet ministers to discuss these issues in detail. Ruhl congratulated Raje on the success of decreasing the rate of defecation in the open. He also stressed on the use of traditional forms of energy while maintaining that the focus was on alternative forms of energy. Chief Secretary C S Rajan, Principal Secretary (Energy) Sanjay Malhotra, State Power Distribution Companies Chairman Bhaskar A Sawant, Organising Secretary Akhil Arora and World Bank Special Project Manager Mandakini Pal were present on the occasion.