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Explained: Why did India fall in the Global Competitiveness Index?

The slippage this year is not just because India's score fell, albeit marginally, but also because several other close competitors surged ahead

India slips 10 places to 68th on global competitiveness index; Singapore on top

With a ratio of female workers to male workers of 0.26, India has been ranked very low at 128th place. India is also ranked low at 118th in terms of meritocracy and incentivisation and at 107th place for skills.

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At WEF, Jaishankar's dig at Pak: Entire neighbourhood, minus one, has been a good story of regional cooperation

"I would say the entire neighbourhood, minus one, had actually been a fairly good story of regional cooperation," Jaishankar said in reference to Pakistan.

India now has significantly enlarged global profile: WEF chief

Climbing to 52nd spot in this year's Global Innovation Index, India is one of the few countries to have consecutively improved its rank for nine years, the WEF president pointed out.

A chilling letter by a billionaire warning against 'business as usual' has Davos chattering

The letter, written by Seth A. Klarman, a billionaire investor known for his sober and meticulous analysis of the investing world, is a huge red flag.

India's richest 1 per cent get richer by 39 per cent in 2018; just 3 per cent rise for bottom-half: Oxfam

According to the Oxfam report, India added 18 new billionaires last year, raising the total number of billionaires to 119, while their wealth crossed the USD 400 billion (Rs 28 lakh crore) mark for the first time.

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India poised to become third-largest consumer market: WEF

The report titled 'Future of Consumption in Fast-Growth Consumer Market – India' noted that growth of the middle class will lift nearly 25 million households out of poverty.

Half of transport firms prefer to hire men, 4 in 5 retail firms hire less than 10% women: Study

More than a third of the companies said that they prefer to hire men, as compared to just over one-tenth that said that they are looking to hire more women.

One in three companies in India prefer hiring men: World Economic Forum study

The study also found that women are entering the workforce at a slower rate than current female workforce participation.

Japan's foreign minister says country to accept more foreign workers

Japan's foreign minister said in a World Economic Forum meeting in Hanoi that the country's own population is on the brink of a steep decline. Its aging population and low birth rate mean the country is shrinking by a half-million people a year

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

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.

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FM Jaitley at World Economic Forum

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.

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