HT Youth Survey: Corruption, terrorism biggest challenges

Corruption continues to be deep rooted in the Indian system and maybe that’s why, for the seventh year in a row, it has been ranked as the top most challenge for the country.

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Parliament pushes up age limit for Anti-Corruption Commission members - Myanmar

The parliament has approved the age limit for Anti-Corruption Commission members in Myanmar

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Fighting corruption: the call for public procurement reforms

ISLAMABAD/PAKISTAN: Infrastructure projects deliver a powerful stimulus to the economy but they are also known as a fertile ground for mega corruption, where old-school bureaucrats and politicians collude to advance their special interests.

As a result, billion-dollar mega projects often attract a lot of scepticism when governments lack an iron-clad commitment to transparency and accountability in procurement practices. So corruption is the “elephant in the room” that needs to be addressed as it instills distortion in the economy by redirecting resources from productive activities to rent-seeking.

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1454237/fighting-corruption-call-public-procurement-reforms/


CVC can now probe corruption cases in private sector banks

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) can now probe allegations of corruption in private sector banks and against their employees. Vigilance Commissioner T M Bhasin told PTI the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given the necessary approval to the CVC on this..

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http://indianexpress.com/article/india/corruption-vigilance-commission-cvc-can-now-probe-corruption-cases-in-private-sector-banks-4722854/


Australian whistleblowers could get access to bounties worth millions

The Turnbull government is considering a bounty-style reward worth millions of dollars for those who blow the whistle on corruption or unethical behaviour at the hands of multibillion-dollar corporations.

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http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australian-whistleblowers-could-get-access-to-bounties-worth-millions-20170622-gwwbi3.html


Bangladesh infrastructure is world’s costliest, says World Bank

World Bank economist Zahid Hussain speaks at a press conference in office in Dhaka’s Agargaon on Tuesday. Seated next to him is Qimiao Fan, World Bank’s country director in Bangladesh.

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http://bdnews24.com/economy/2017/06/20/bangladesh-infrastructure-is-worlds-costliest-says-world-bank


Six-month time to probe corruption cases against government employees

Many cases against government staffs are pending for quite a long time. New rule has made it mandatory to finish all such cases within six months.

NEW DELHI: Changing an over 50-year-old rule, the government has set a deadline of six months to complete probe in corruption cases+ involving its employees.  The decision has been taken to speed up the investigation in such cases, most of them pending for quite a long time.

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/six-month-time-to-probe-corruption-cases-govt-amends-rules/articleshow/59002343.cms


Corruption in Asia only getting worse: EY survey

The poll of 1,698 employees at large companies in 14 territories in the Asia-Pacific region was taken between November and February. EY said 39% were aged between 25 and 34.

Despite anti-graft initiatives under way from China to India, the survey by EY found that ‘ethical standards are not improving’

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http://www.livemint.com/Companies/k7Jqt3qlAeBUNp3xqnOp2L/Corruption-in-Asia-only-getting-worse-EY-survey.html


Survey: Companies Losing Business to Corruption Risk

More companies are choosing to cease business with certain partners, while others say they’ve lost business over the last year, because of corruption risk, finds a recent global anti-corruption survey.

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https://www.complianceweek.com/blogs/the-filing-cabinet/survey-companies-losing-business-to-corruption-risk-0#.WSPFPJNHLQJ


Starting with demonetisation, prime focus on corruption has now moved to issue of digitising India

The relentless fight against corruption was also reflected in the Union Budget through restrictions on funding of political parties and on cash transactions.

On April 14, the Prime Minister extolled the citizens of benefits of Digi money and urged the use of Digi Dhan as part of clean-up India campaign against the menace of corruption while emphasising the need for extensive use of BHIM app.

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http://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/starting-with-demonetisation-prime-focus-on-corruption-has-now-moved-to-issue-of-digitising-india/643988/