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4.1% is the projected growth in the world's economy this year (2010), which is 0.2 points more than previously forecast, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Print Edition: May 2, 2010

4.1%
The projected growth in the world's economy this year (2010), which is 0.2 points more than previously forecast, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

300,000
Number of iPads sold by Apple on Day One (3rd April, 2010) in the US.

$7.5 bn
Charitable giving in India, according to Bain & Co, equivalent to about 0.6 per cent of the country's GDP. That percentage is much higher than China's 0.1 per cent.

43rd
India's position in 'Network Readiness', a jump of 11 spots, according to a ranking of national Internet and phone systems by INSEAD-WEF. The US was fifth and China was 37th.

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