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India improves world ranking in trade logisitics (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
India with a Logistics Performance Indicators (LPI) score of 3.08 was ranked 46th in the bank's latest survey of international freight forwarders and express carriers. Singapore with a score of 4.12 listed ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Remittances to India rose to $64 billion in 2011: World Bank


April 27th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India remains the top recipient of money from diaspora as total remittance flow to the country is estimated to reach $64 billion in 2011, almost ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China’s economy to grow 8.2 percent in 2012: WB (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 12 (IANS) China's economy is expected to expand at 8.2 percent in 2012 and 8.6 percent in 2013 as domestic demand will continue to boost the world's second-largest ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

`European growth model works but needs modifications’


January 25th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 25 (IANS) The European growth model based on trade and finance has brought about prosperity but also needs modifications, a World Bank official said Tuesday."Europe has to make ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World Bank lowers global economic growth rate


January 18th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The World Bank Tuesday lowered its global economic growth rate forecast to 2.5 percent in 2012 from its previous estimate of 3.6 percent, amid risks triggered ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World Bank sharply lowers global economic growth rate (Lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The World Bank Tuesday sharply lowered its global economic growth rate forecast to 2.5 percent in 2012 from its previous estimate of 3.6 percent, amid risks ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Liquor gives a kick, but may also kick in unsafe sex


December 12th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 12 (IANS) Alcohol consumption, which gives a high, has long been associated with unsafe sex. Now, a new study directly relates it to HIV infection.In spite of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

India to continue generic drugs for HIV patients


July 6th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) India will not compromise on drug licensing norms and continue to produce generic drugs for free treatment to HIV positive patients, Commerce and Industry Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India to grow at a slower 8 percent: World Bank


June 8th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) With India's growth projected to ease to 8 percent in fiscal 2011-12 from 8.8 percent last fiscal, South Asia is headed for a slower, but still ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India, other emerging economies to make for half of global growth


May 17th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) By 2025, India and five other major emerging economies - Brazil, China, Indonesia, South Korea, and Russia - will account for more than half of all ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Landmark agreement improves global preparedness for influenza pandemics


April 18th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Apr.18 (ANI): After a week of negotiations continued through Friday night and into Saturday morning, an open-ended working-group meeting of Member States successfully agreed upon a Framework that ensures that in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

McCain mistakenly says iPads, iPhones are manufactured in US


March 7th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): Arizona senator John McCain has mistakenly said in an interview that that iPads and iPhones were made in the U.S. when speaking about free trade agreements."It's obviously recognition ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Take zinc to shake off cold


February 16th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Take zinc to shake off a nasty cold, a review study says. The latest Cochrane Review found that people who took a zinc syrup solution or lozenge ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Alcohol, poor diet linked to UK breast cancer rates


January 24th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Chances are that women in Britain are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than those in other developed countries because of unhealthy lifestyles, their alcohol intake ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Alcohol, poor diet linked to high rates of breast cancer in UK


January 24th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A new report by the respected World Health Organization has revealed that binge drinking and unhealthy lifestyles are contributing to high rates of breast cancer in Britain.Women in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Global economy to grow 3.3 percent in 2011: World Bank


January 13th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13(NI): The global economy is expected to grow 3.3 percent this year and 3.6 percent in 2012, according to a report released by the World Bank.According to the report 'the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, developing nations driving global growth, but risks remain


January 13th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Led by India and other developing countries, the world economy is moving on from a post-crisis bounce-back phase of recovery to slower but still solid growth ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Second-hand smoke ups invasive meningococcal disease risk in kids


December 8th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that children exposed to second-hand smoke are more likely to get invasive meningococcal disease than children who are not exposed.Researcher Chien-Chang Lee ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Caring for inmates will boost public health, says experts


November 19th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Experts in Texas and England have concluded that improving the mental and physical health of inmates will improve public health.In their article, "The health of prisoners," Seena Fazel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women literacy rate higher than men in UAE


October 13th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 13 (IANS/WAM) The literacy rate of women is higher than men in the UAE, a report said Tuesday.According to the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2010, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Need to speed up global solutions for chronic diseases, say researchers


September 16th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): There is a need for policymakers to speed up their sense of urgency to stop the global spread of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Computer-based approaches effective in tackling sexual health problems


September 8th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 08 (ANI): A new study by Cochrane researchers has indicated that interactive computer packages are effective in tackling problems such as sexually transmitted infections.Computer-based interventions are a promising alternative and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Western lifestyle ‘behind soaring breast cancer rates’


August 9th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Western lifestyle that encourages women to over-eat, drink too much and exercise too little is responsible for high number of breast cancer cases, say new figures.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World Bank: Developing countries lead recovery, but certain countries may see second financial crisis


June 10th, 2010 - 12:24 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The global economic recovery is expected to continue to advance over the next few years, but Europe's debt crisis has created new hurdles on the road to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Adult mortality trends reveal massive global inequalities rise


May 1st, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): A new study on adult mortality has revealed a massive rise in global inequalities.The research, published in The Lancet, claimed that South Asia, and India in particular, had ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India’s economy to grow 8 percent by 2011-12: World Bank (Lead)


February 1st, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) India's economy will grow at 7.5 percent in the 2010-11 fiscal beginning April 1 and will be higher at 8 percent in the following year, a World ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Higher levels of pesticide exposure linked to suicidal thoughts


October 23rd, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): People who are highly exposed to agricultural pesticides are likely to have suicidal thoughts, according to a new study.The agricultural pesticides commonly used in China are organophosphates, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World Bank releases report on development, climate change


October 11th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 11 (IANS) The developing countries can shift to a low-carbon path while promoting development, but this depends on financial and technical aid from developed nations, the World Bank said ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Generate energy in greener ways, World Bank urges India


September 16th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Over 400 million people in India have no access to electricity and providing this is an obvious priority for planners. But producing electricity from coal -- the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Climate change may reduce South Asia GDP 4-5 percent: World Bank


September 16th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A global warming of two degrees Celsius -- the minimum the world is likely to experience -- could result in permanent GDP reductions of four-five ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Extra peg or two can increase cancer risk for women


February 25th, 2009 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Low to moderate alcohol consumption among women heightens risk of cancers and may account for nearly 13 percent of such cases, according to a new study. With the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

ESCAP concerns huge gap in internet access between rich and poor countries


November 20th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot
A study by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) shows gap between rich and poor nations in the Asia Pacific region for internet access has widened.A three ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech, Technology Industry News, Thailand |

World Bank raises China’s growth forecast to 9.8 percent


June 19th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, June 19 (Xinhua) In view of the rapid growth of China's service sector, the World Bank (WB) has raised its forecast for the country's 2008 economic growth to 9.8 percent in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India to host global conference on farm industries


February 21st, 2008 - 6:36 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India will host the first global conference on farm industries being organised by various UN organisations here April 8-11, to promote the sector as the major means ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Specially abled takes part in walkathon


December 3rd, 2007 - 9:30 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 3 (ANI): Specially abled people today took part in a walkathon, 'Run for Peace', on the occasion of International Day for Disabled Persons. The students took part in walkathon ... Read more...

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