Budget 2018: Emphasis should be given to education, skill development

This year’s budget is the most awaited announcement since the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the incumbent government’s last budget of this term. It is, indeed, a great opportunity for the government to introduce some revolutionary changes specifically for the education sector. The education sector has witnessed 16 per cent growth in recent years and it is expected to continue with the upward trend. It is seen that as per the Economic Survey presented in Parliament, major reforms undertaken over the past year will allow real…

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development finances 31 projects in Jordan worth Dh5.7b

In a report issued by ADFD to mark Jordan’s 71st Independence Day, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development announced that by end-2016, it provided financing for 31 development projects with a cumulative value of Dh5.7 billion through government grants and concessionary loans. The projects covered several sectors, namely mining, water and irrigation, transport, housing, agriculture, energy, education and health care. Their constructive cooperation aims to achieve sustainable development goals in vital economic sectors that benefit the Jordanian population. ADFD manages the $1.25 billion (Dh4.6 billion) UAE government contribution to the…

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Pawar re-elected NCP chief

Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar was on Wednesday unanimously re-elected president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and he used the occasion to launch a broadside against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of indulging in game of politics on foreign soil. Seventy-four-year-old Mr. Pawar’s re-election was declared by NCP general secretary T.P. Peetambhar Master at the party’s sixth national convention here. Mr. Pawar’s nephew and NCP legislature party leader Ajit Pawar was conspicuous by his absence. Mr. Pawar has held the post since he founded the party in 1999 after…

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