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September 17

    • India sees over 15% growth in foreign tourist arrivals
    • India one of US most significant tourism origin countries
    • India's tourism potential needs to be tapped: Economic Survey II

September 17

    • PE Global Strategy Meet – August 2017
    • Integrate. Process. Evolve.
    • Our Values: Integrity, Innovation, Passion, Perseverance, Learning
    • Strategies and Ideas to build a better tomorrow
    • Bringing together: Voices & Perspectives 

August 17

    • Asian countries are warned of climate catastrophe
    • India plans 800-mile highway embankment to curb floods in northeast
    • Climate change: South India may face a decline in rice yield

August 17

    • IPE Global commemorates World Humanitarian Day (WHD) 2017
    • Protection of Civilians #NotATarget
    • One Humanity: Shared responsibility 
    • International Youth Day - 12 August 2017
    • UN Envoy on Youth 

July 17

    • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda 2030
    • Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world
    • IPE Global's Key Projects reflecting SDGs
    • World Oceans Day 

July 17

    • India set to ratify global conventions to combat child labour
    • Satyarthi backs new child labour law
    • Most literate child workers in Tamil Nadu, Kerala

June 17

    • Trump plan on Paris climate deal unclear after G7 pressure.
    • Climate change could make cities 8C hotter – scientists.
    • Climate change is literally keeping us up at night

April 17


March 17

    • 'Let's talk about depression', urges PM Narendra Modi
    • 'Let's Talk', WHO says, as depression rates rise 18% in a decade
    • IMA asks WHO to change 'health' definition to include 'spiritual well being'

March 17

    • Planet IPE Special Edition #MakeWayForHer featuring messages from the following eminent stakeholders:
    • Her Excellency Florence I. Weche, High Commissioner of Kenya to India
    • Her Excellency Ebyan Mahamed Salah Ambassador of Federal Republic of Somalia to India Dean of League of Arab States Mission Deputy Dean of African Head of Missions
    • His Excellency Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg Ambassador of Norway to India
    • Dr. Pam Rajput, Member Status for Women Committee, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India
    • Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Padma Vibhushan; Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Music Instrumental (Sarod)

February 17

    • Safety of women, children is nation's priority: President Pranab Mukherjee
    • Empowerment of women: India needs to shed its patriarchal notions
    • Dalit Women in Corporate India are Being Left Behind
    • Bridging the gender parity gap
    • Do women come with a work expiry?
    • Work place prejudices

January 17

    • India Gives Over Rs. 387 Million Aid To Nepal For Embankment Work
    • UK pledges support to address humanitarian needs in Somalia
    • Trump and U.S. aid to Africa: What’s at stake, where does funding go?
    • Madhya Pradesh, Israel to collaborate in water management, floriculture
    • Only two buses for every 1000 people in India: report
    • Govt to take steps to boost private investment in roads, shipping

December 16

    • India Pledges Aid To UN Relief Agency For Palestinian Refugees
    • Google pledges to aid Indians find clean restrooms on the go
    • Foreign aid for fight against malaria may increase by 18-20%
    • Centre launches door-to-door screening for tuberculosis in 5 states
    • Internet connectivity still out of reach for 950 mn Indians': Assocham-Deloitte study
    • Infra Ministries to gauge value of big projects in FY18

November 16

    • India gives $10m aid to drought hit Mozambique
    • Rs 2,000 crore aid for refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir
    • VMC to seek L100-cr loan to finish JNNURM project
    • With GDP of $370 billion, Delhi-NCR muscles out Mumbai as economic capital of India
    • New Forest Policy
    • Getting India's urbanisation right can add up to 6% of GDP, finds research

October 16

    • India offers Myanmar farming, energy aid
    • State to seek 17k cr in foreign, central aid
    • Indian Americans Have the Potential to Drive Foreign Aid to India
    • Global health experts call on India for greater efforts to deal with TB
    • Only 39 per cent TB patients complete therapy through govt programme, says study
    • Statistical capabilities need major upgrade to achieve 2030 Agenda – UN agriculture chief

September 16

    • India Pledges $1 Billion in Economic Aid to Afghanistan
    • USAID to aid solar research in Morocco, India
    • Rs 682 crore World Bank aid for sub-stations
    • Junaid Ahmed named World's Bank's director in India
    • Gwalior is the most polluted Indian city, not Delhi: WHO report
    • Climate Deal to Cost Asia $300 Bn a Year but Will Save Many Lives

August 16

    • India to provide Rs. 300 million aid to Sri Lanka
    • World Bank sanctions Rs 980 cr for Brahmaputra dredging
    • Haryana Government seeks assistance from World Bank
    • India giving World Bank all evidence of improved ease of doing business
    • Washington taps World Bank's Kim for 2nd Term
    • Government to hand-hold smart cities in borrowing from ABD, World Bank

July 16

    • India gets $1 billion loan from World Bank for solar mission
    • India, ADB sign $100 mn loan pact on Cauvery basin development
    • Jammu and Kashmir: Centre approves Rs 1601 crore for skill development programme
    • India extends UN privileges to World Bank affliate IFC
    • ADB trims 2016 growth forecast for developing Asia
    • Government committed to complete rural road projects by 2019

June 16

    • Planet IPE Special Edition | Africa Retreat
    • Traditional dance of Kirindi
    • Melting pot of cultures- Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
    • Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park
    • Ten interesting facts about Africa

June 16

    • World Bank increases support for Bangladesh health sector
    • Rs 640-cr project okayed for skill development
    • India to seek Asian Bank funds for infra projects worth $3bn
    • Nutrition commitments matter, according to 2016 global report
    • Gates Foundation opens new windows
    • Over 50 nations shell out $585 billion on farmers in 2013-15

May 16

    • JICA extends Rs 1,548 cr loan for healthcare project in Tamil Nadu
    • Japan keen to invest in India's infrastructure growth story: Finance Minister
    • India, Australia sign pact to boost horticulture research
    • Education Minister proposes Student Adoption Model for Teachers
    • Agriculture, private consumption recovery may push India's growth to 7.8%: Credit Suisse
    • Thirsty world stares at limp economy

April 16

    • International aid to education in India nearly doubled to $806 million
    • UK aid to turn Amaravati into healthcare hub
    • $6.0b ADB aid package for Bangladesh in 3 years
    • ADB to fund road improvements in Uttar Pradesh
    • India's World Bank ranking has improved: Sitharaman
    • India to grow at 7.6% in FY17 on urban spending: UN report

March 16

    • India cuts annual grant to Nepal by 40 percent
    • GoI & World Bank Sign US$ 300 Million to Improve Learning Outcomes in Madhya Pradesh
    • Bangalore seeks ADB aid for mega infra projects
    • Asian Development Bank revises India's growth projection to 7.4% for FY16
    • GST will integrate Indian economy, help attract FDI: ADB's chief
    • Development of Zika virus vaccine underway in India: WHO

February 16

  • World Bank to support Rajasthan on energy reforms
  • AFDB President Outlines Strategy to Transform Africa
  • India, ADB sign $80m loan agreement
  • Global Innovation Fund's first investments shed light on mission

January 16

  • Himachal seeks extension of WB-funded watershed development project
  • Slowing emerging markets hamper oil recovery: World Bank
  • WB loan for Mathura-Vrindavan facelift
  • ADB private sector financing rises 37% to $2.6 bn in 2015

November 15

  • World Bank Group Supporting Social Enterprises in India
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) , IndusInd Bank and IFMR Capital sign accord
  • ADB to aid for improving Rural Roads in five Indian States
  • West Bengal seeks World Bank loan to finish projects before 2016 polls

October 15

  • ADB, IFC to aid railways modernisation
  • Rs.1,504-crore French aid for Bengaluru Metro
  • India expected to weather global volatility to grow at 7.5%: World Bank
  • NITI Aayog to evaluate World Bank-funded projects

September 15

  • India pledges Rs.4,500 crore project aid to Bhutan
  • J-K govt approves proposal for availing World Bank aid
  • India will fare better in 'ease of doing biz': Minister
  • Asian Development Bank approves $200 million loan to Jharkhand for roads

August 15

  • India top recipient of US economic aid
  • India signs $250 million loan pact with World Bank for Andhra project
  • Urban Development Ministry receives Puducherry as 1st Smart City nomination
  • Govt to launch 6 new circuits to boost tourism in India

July 15

  • India pledges USD 1 billion aid for Nepal's reconstruction programme
  • World Bank aid for Cyclone mitigation in Maharashtra
  • Despite economic growth, world still leaving millions of its poorest children behind: UNICEF
  • Asian Countries Are among Top Achievers on Sustainable Energy Progress

June 15

  • India to open $1 billion credit line to finance infrastructure in Mongolia
  • 100-million contingency fund launched by WHO
  • Now eco-friendly toilets along Ganga
  • West Bengal launches its own Swachh Bharat Mission

April 15

  • World Bank approves US $50 million to train youth in Punjab
  • Andhra Pradesh government to set up regional airport development fund
  • India for deeper engagement of Asian Development Bank for smart cities, railways, says FM Arun Jaitley
  • Global under-5 deaths dip; inequality mars Delhi show

March 15

  • The Indian government drafts a new education policy for 2015
  • World Bank approves Rs 1,540 cr loan for Punjab
  • The EU-India project is a technical assistance project for vocational training
  • Government seeks funds from ADB for skill development courses

November 14

  • Ashwajit Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, IPE Global Limited covered in “Bureaucracy Today” Magazine
  • IPE Global's CMD views on foreign investment climate in India covered in The National
  • GoI and World Bank Sign $200 Million Agreement to Enhance Productivity, Improve Skills of Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises
  • The World Bank to offer $121 million to Uttarakhand for health services

October 14

    • USAID to launch new political economy analysis tool
    • India Needs to Improve Manufacturing Sector Performance to Return to High-growth Path, says World Bank
    • World Bank to lend a $ 100 million financial aid to India to fight against TB
    • Government and World Bank Joint Review to ensure timely development results

September 14

    • Japan to invest $35 bn for infrastructure projects in India
    • Rural development ministry to keep digital eye on rural schemes
    • World Bank approves 508 Million dollars aid package for Philippines
    • World Bank chief sets out India investment programme

August 14

  • Newly won Project: Design Supervision Consultancy Services at Jammu under the Jammu & Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment Program (JKUSDIP) - Project 2
  • Chilika in for master Tourism plan boost, IPE Global Limited to draft the master plan
  • Triple Line Consulting, an of IPE Global Limited subsidiary publishes practice briefs under its Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project
  • Infrastructure remains top area of support for JICA

July 14

  • DFID Lauds Pre - Matric Scholarship (PMS) scheme
  • Union Minister Jual Oram said Government committed to empower tribals
  • Newly won project: Technical Assistance for Developing National Strategy on AMC
  • World Bank Group Commitments Rise Sharply in FY14 Amid Organizational Change

June 14

    • Newly won Projects of IPE Global Limited
    • New Website of IPE Global Limited’s Knowledge Partnership Programme (KPP)
    • World Bank to offer transition support to India for Infrastructure, Education initiatives
    • Small states, Union territories fare well in latest Education Development Index

May 14

  • Maternal Mortality Rate a Serious Concern for India
  • WHO holds emergency meeting as polio strikes a new
  • India far from achieving sanitation goal: WHO report
  • Social Safety Nets Expand but Can Do Better at Reaching the Poorest: World Bank

April 14

  • Voting for Growth and Development
  • UN panel warns India of severe food, water shortage
  • USAID, Hillary Clinton launch Global Development Lab for game-changing innovations
  • World Bank to double lending to emerging economies

March 14

  • Women as agents of Change
  • Construction waste removal soon to be a phone call away
  • There seems to be at least 40% leakage in our targeted PDS system
  • UN labour agency calls for major investment in rural Africa as key to prosperity

February 14

  • A new dawn: India to be certified polio-free this year
  • Child-friendly TB drugs to be available soon
  • It’s time to bat for better child-healthcare in India
  • Girl education scheme receives 6 lakh applications in West Bengal

January 14

  • The Demand for Good Governance in International Development
  • Malaria Who?
  • Child-friendly TB drugs to be available soon
  • It’s time to bat for better child-healthcare in India

December 13

  • Law against Sexual Harassment at Workplace - A safe haven yet?
  • The Hindustan Times talks about IPE Global Limited’s project with SDMC
  • Odisha Girl’s Incentive Programme gets featured in The Hindu
  • Workshop co-organized by IPE Global Limited receives coverage

November 13

  • Phailin: Climate Change and Disaster Management Preparedness
  • Mr Ashwajit Singh’s authored article published in The Financial Chronicle
  • Mr Ashwajit Singh’s comments included in two stories
  • SPUR bagged the 'Order of Merit' award for Urban Development and Housing Department, Government of Bihar

July 13

  • Disaster Preparedness: Lessons from Uttarakhand
  • India's agro population drops below 50%
  • New order on Drug Price Control
  • The Fall of the Rupee

June 13


May 13

  • NREGS Performance: Fact or Fiction?
  • India Acts Tough on Crimes against Women
  • Rural-Urban Dynamics and the MDGs
  • Global threat for children U5

April 13


July 11

    • Midwives: Delivering babies and more!
    • World Bank predicts lower Global GDP Growth
    • Unemployment Rate Falls
    • RBI releases Financial Stability Report

June 11

    • World Bank Reviews Social Protection Schemes in India
    • So, how many in India are poor?
    • India's IMR reduces to 50!
    • RBI releases State Finances Review

May 11


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