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India key pillar in collaborative global efforts to fight COVID-19: WEF chief

October 30, 2020 6:07 pm

World Economic Forum's Founder and Chairman Klaus Schwab said COVID-19 is the most devastating and immediate crisis the world is facing, but we are equally going through the worst environmental crisis in human history as well.

Tech-driven changes in job markets threaten social contract with workers: Experts

October 22, 2020 1:44 pm

In the next five years, machines will displace an estimated 85 million jobs but create around 97 million new jobs across 15 industries and 26 economies, according to the WEF's Future of Jobs Report 2020.

'Some people put climate at unrealistic level': Trump's jibe at Greta Thunberg

January 22, 2020 8:25 pm

"Some people put it at a level that is unrealistic, to a point where you can't live your lives," Trump said. He was addressing a press conference at Davos on the backdrop of the World Economic Forum.

Aiming 175GW for 2022: India kicks off largest renewable energy expansion programme

January 22, 2020 6:04 pm

Apart from launching the largest renewable energy expansion programme in the world, India received about 3.2 billion US dollars from FDI in the sector.

Karnataka signs 'impromptu pact' with WEF to establish ‘Centre for Internet of Ethical Things’ in Bengaluru

January 21, 2020 12:22 pm

The Centre which is claimed to be the first-of-its-kind is expected to provide a level-playing field for investors and industrialists.

Raja Mandala: Delhi-Davos disconnect — India must finds ways to take advantage of new opportunities

January 21, 2020 5:00 pm

Given its growing stakes in the global economic order, Delhi ought to be at the leading edge of the current debate on the future of capitalism. India, though, seems too preoccupied sorting out the persistent legacies of feudalism.

In its 50th year, the World Economic Forum in Davos is searching for its soul

January 21, 2020 5:01 pm

Over the years, Davos has become the target of scrutiny. Critics have said that it allows companies to gloss over their sins with high-minded pledges to do better, and that it is insufficiently diverse.

World's richest 2,000 people hold more than poorest 4.6 billion combined: Oxfam

January 20, 2020 9:36 am

In its "Time to Care" report, Oxfam said it estimated that unpaid care work by women added at least $10.8 trillion a year in value to the world economy - three times more than the tech industry.

India's richest 1% hold four times more wealth than 70% of poor: Oxfam

January 21, 2020 8:24 am

As per the report, it would take a female domestic worker in India 22,277 years to earn what a top CEO of a technology company makes in one year.

Social Mobility Index: India ranks low at 76th place; Denmark tops

January 20, 2020 7:52 am

In the case of India, it ranks 76th out of 82 economies. It ranks 41st in lifelong learning and 53rd in working conditions.


Leaders call for stakeholder responsibility at WEF annual meet

January 25, 2020 8:12 am

The World Economic Forum (WEF) also said the annual meeting, which aimed to bring all stakeholders together to shape a cohesive and sustainable world, was climate-neutral for the fourth consecutive year, with a host of new initiatives to boost resource efficiency and further reduce emissions.

Top Frames: Orthodox believers mark Epiphany with icy plunge, Taliban suicide attack in Kabul

January 23, 2016 6:10 pm

Orthodox believers mark Epiphany on January 19 by immersing themselves in icy waters regardless of the weather. Afghan policemen stand guard at the site of a suicide bomb attack in an area near the Russian embassy in Kabul.


FM Jaitley at World Economic Forum

January 23, 2016 3:30 pm

Switzerland, Jan 23 (ANI): Finance Minister, Arun Jaitely, on Saturday attended the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Finance Minister Jaitley said that there are a set of structural reforms which are in progress and there are a large number of steps which the Government of India has taken over the last year-and-a-half. He further added that India's co-operative federalism has transformed to competitive federalism, and that's really a good news for India.