India’s growth to hold at 5.8%, keeping top spot: UN

The UN said on Tuesday that “with many positives”, India’s economic growth this year is expected to hold at 5.8%, affirming a series of international organisations’ projections that the country will be the fastest-growing major economy. The Midyear Update to the UN’s World Economic Situation and Prospects report projected next year’s gross domestic Product (GDP) to hold at 6.7%”supported by resilient domestic demand”.

As world’s fastest-growing economy at 5.8%, India ‘bright spot’: UN economist

As the fastest-growing major economy at a clip of 5.8 per cent this year, India is a “bright spot” when the world economy is expected to grow by only 1.9 per cent, according to the UN’s chief official monitoring the global economy. For next year, the UN is projecting a growth rate of 6.7 per cent, a “very high growth relative to other G20 member countries”, the group of the large developed and emerging economies headed by India, said Hamid Rashid, the Chief of the Global Economic Monitoring Branch, on Wednesday.

“I had a Dream” Martin Luther King Jr.- In Memoria 2023

Martin Luther King Jr. was only 19 when Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi was assassinated in 1948. He would later visit India in 1959 and be forever transformed to bend the arc of history with the ensuing Civil Rights movement in the United States. Inspired by Gandhi’s satyagraha- ‘truth force’ doctrine, he preached non-violent resistance that eventually changed laws aimed at ending racial discrimination and restoring human rights. In 1964 at the age of 34, Martin Luther King became the youngest man to ever be conferred the Nobel Peace Prize.

Sunil Gavaskar, H2H Foundation invest in World’s First Free Medical College

Legendary cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar, in his second “innings” with Heart to Heart (H2H) Foundation is all set to change medical education and treatment in India for good. As the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Heart to Heart Foundation, Gavaskar is spearheading the humanitarian movement called H2H Foundation that aims to build a 400-bed hospital and medical college in Bangalore by 2024, that will not only offer free treatment but also medical education to needy and committed students.

Supreme Court orders release of six people convicted for Rajiv Gandhi’s murder

The Supreme Court on Friday, November 11, ordered the release of six persons who had been convicted for the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. The apex court of India ordered the convicts’ release after two of them – S Nalini and RP Ravichandran – sought an early release from prison. All seven convicts were serving life sentences and had spent more than 30 years in jail.

‘Time to use tech to fight poverty’

Ritu Jha- It is time to use technology to fight poverty, according to Dr Muhammad Musa, an activist and expert on poverty, who spoke at an event hosted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business March 22. Musa, executive director at BRAC (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee) one of the world’s most effective anti-poverty organizations, was […]