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Maharashtra topped in LEED-Certified Space in GBCI Report

The Washington, D.C based leading certification agency that provides third part credentialing and verification for rating systems related to the built environment, Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI). released the list of India’s top 10 States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) on Tuesday, 21st January 2020. The report was published by the Indian ..

IMF lowers from 6.1 to 4.8 Percent GDP Growth Rate for India

The Washington, D.C based international organization, International Monetary Fund (IMF)decreased India’s GDP growth forecast to 4.8 percent for this fiscal year, which is 1.3 percentage point lesser than its previous estimates. Chief Economist of the IMF, Gita Gopinath stated in a blogpost that the slow down in the Indian economy which resulted in weak rural ..

US drops Currency Manipulation Charge against China ahead of Trade Deal

According to the semi-annual report on Macroeconomics and Foreign Exchange Policies published by the United States Treasury Department on Monday 13th January 2020, United States has dropped its charges of designating China as a currency manipulator as no major US trading partner was reported as currency manipulator in the report which came less than 48 ..

Chinese Delegation on its way to the US to sign Trade Deal

To sign phase one of the US-China trade deal, on Monday, 13th January 2020 a Chinese delegation led by the Vice Premier of China, Liu He, who headed the Chinese negotiation team during the US-China trade talks embarked on a visit to Washington were the long-awaited deal is scheduled to be signed between the President ..

World Bank lowers India’s FY 2019-20 Growth Estimate to 5%

On Wednesday, 8th January 2020, the Washington D.C based international financial institution, World Bank has lowered India’s growth rate to 5 percent for the Financial Year (FY) 2019-2020 from the earlier projected growth rate of 6 percent, following the projection of 5 percent growth rate by both the India’s central bank- the Reserve Bank of ..

Saudi Arabia First Arab nation to take over the G20 Presidency

Saudi Arabia became the first Arab nation to assume the G20 Presidency on Sunday, December 1, 2019. The G20 Presidency was taken over from Japan and will lead up to the fifteenth meeting of Group of Twenty(G20), scheduled to be held in the capital city of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh on 21-22 November 2020. The theme ..