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More 'Made in India' vaccines to come: Modi at Davos

28 Jan 2021

More 'Made in India' vaccines to come: Modi at Davos

The world will see many more 'Made in India' vaccines soon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, addressing the World Economic Forum's online Davos Agenda Summit.

World faces 'existential threats,' fragilities: UN chief

26 Jan 2021

World faces 'existential threats,' fragilities: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the world is not only facing a COVID-19 emergency and the worst economic crisis in nearly a century, but also existential threats to climate and biodiversity and the possibility of the world's largest economies, the US and China, splitting the world in two.

India's richest 100 earned Rs. 13 lakh crore since March-2020

25 Jan 2021

India's richest 100 earned Rs. 13 lakh crore since March-2020

India's top 100 billionaires saw their wealth increase by Rs. 13 lakh crore since March last year even as the COVID-19 pandemic led to severe job losses, Oxfam said in its latest report.

After backlash, Deepika's conversation with WHO chief put on hold

23 Apr 2020

After backlash, Deepika's conversation with WHO chief put on hold

Recently, Deepika Padukone announced that she would collaborate with the Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to discuss the importance of mental health in light of the coronavirus crisis.

Billionaire George Soros rips into Trump; calls India's setback 'frightening'

24 Jan 2020

Billionaire George Soros rips into Trump; calls India's setback 'frightening'

Billionaire George Soros is the latest name to join the long list of people who aren't impressed with how Prime Minister Narendra Modi is dealing with the country.

Deepika Padukone features in Louis Vuitton's new global campaign

23 Jan 2020

Deepika Padukone features in Louis Vuitton's new global campaign

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone has been chosen to endorse the new global collection of luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton.

Here's a sneak peek into Priyanka, Nick's $20million worth mansion

22 Jan 2020

Here's a sneak peek into Priyanka, Nick's $20million worth mansion

The first pictures from actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her singer husband Nick Jonas's luxurious mansion in the Encino neighborhood in Los Angeles, California (USA) are out, and we just can't stop gushing over them.

Coca-Cola says customers want plastic bottles; wouldn't ban them

22 Jan 2020

Coca-Cola says customers want plastic bottles; wouldn't ban them

Despite being one of the largest producers of plastic waste, the leading beverage brand Coca-Cola has indicated that it has no plans to ditch plastic.

'A world where...': Priyanka Chopra speaks at World Economic Forum

22 Jan 2020

'A world where...': Priyanka Chopra speaks at World Economic Forum

Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Tuesday participated in a fireside chat at the ongoing World Economic Forum in the Swiss town of Davos.

When Deepika Padukone opened up about her mental health issues

22 Jan 2020

When Deepika Padukone opened up about her mental health issues

Actor Deepika Padukone was on Tuesday conferred with the Crystal Award at the ongoing World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, for her contribution towards spreading awareness about the importance of mental health.

Here's what you need to know about WEF summit 2020

20 Jan 2020

Here's what you need to know about WEF summit 2020

On Tuesday, the world's top political leaders, academicians, business persons and others, will assemble in Davos, Switzerland for the 50th World Economic Forum.

Indian billionaires hold more wealth than full-year Budget, finds report

20 Jan 2020

Indian billionaires hold more wealth than full-year Budget, finds report

In a glaring reminder of income inequality, a new study has found that the total wealth of India's 63 billionaires exceeds the Union Budget of India for the fiscal year 2018-19.

Not Imran Khan, this 16-year-old has been nominated for Nobel

16 Mar 2019

Not Imran Khan, this 16-year-old has been nominated for Nobel

She is just 16 years old and she has no qualms in calling out the world leaders for not doing enough for climate change.

India's 9 richest-people hold as much wealth as poorest 50%

21 Jan 2019

India's 9 richest-people hold as much wealth as poorest 50%

In a country like India where half of the population is poor, the billionaires are getting richer every day, says the Oxfam Inequality Report 2019 released on Monday.

Trump cancels US delegation's visit to Davos amid shutdown

18 Jan 2019

Trump cancels US delegation's visit to Davos amid shutdown

US President Donald Trump has canceled the US delegation's trip to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland, due to the partial government shutdown, which entered its 27th-day yesterday.

US government shutdown enters day 22, becomes longest in history

12 Jan 2019

US government shutdown enters day 22, becomes longest in history

The partial US government shutdown that began towards the end of last year has entered its 22nd day, making it the longest-ever US government shutdown in history.

Only 1 in 10 companies want to hire women: Report

09 Oct 2018

Only 1 in 10 companies want to hire women: Report

A World Economic Forum (WEF) study has revealed that companies in India that are witnessing the highest growth prefer hiring men, and technology-led job growth benefits men more than women.

Myanmar: Journalists' sentence garners criticism, but Suu Kyi defends decision

13 Sep 2018

Myanmar: Journalists' sentence garners criticism, but Suu Kyi defends decision

Amid widespread international criticism over the arrest of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar, the country's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has defended the court's verdict and said the two were imprisoned as per the law.

7 incredible technologies you're likely to see in your lifetime

10 Aug 2018

7 incredible technologies you're likely to see in your lifetime

Over the past two decades, technological growth has turned our world upside down.

Virus attack shuts down factories of iPhone's sole chipmaker

05 Aug 2018

Virus attack shuts down factories of iPhone's sole chipmaker

On Saturday, several factories of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the sole manufacturer of the iPhone's main processor, was shut down following a virus attack.

26-year-old Isha Ambani gets an MBA from Stanford University

21 Jun 2018

26-year-old Isha Ambani gets an MBA from Stanford University

It's been a memorable couple of months for Isha Ambani, daughter of Mukesh Ambani. A little over a month after announcing her engagement, she has now completed her MBA from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.

India sees 20% rise in dollar millionaires, despite GST-impact: Report

19 Jun 2018

India sees 20% rise in dollar millionaires, despite GST-impact: Report

Despite adverse impact of GST implementation, India saw a 20% increase in both the number of dollar-millionaires and their wealth in 2017, a report said today.

How the gay leaders of the corporate-world are changing perceptions

04 Jun 2018

How the gay leaders of the corporate-world are changing perceptions

It's Pride Month, and celebrities are once again in the public to take forward the LGBT campaign. And rightly so.

What, why, how and more: All about International Women's Day

07 Mar 2018

What, why, how and more: All about International Women's Day

As another International Women's Day comes marching, have you ever wondered when it was first observed or why it was instituted at all?

Shiv Sena: Nirav Modi is BJP's "partner," funded their poll-campaign

19 Feb 2018

Shiv Sena: Nirav Modi is BJP's "partner," funded their poll-campaign

Shiv Sena and BJP's rivalry continues to simmer even as they remain coalition partners.

#Davos2018: Trump has made 15 new friends. Who are they?

27 Jan 2018

#Davos2018: Trump has made 15 new friends. Who are they?

US President Donald Trump is in Swiss ski-town of Davos to attend the annual shindig of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting.

Modi in Davos: PM discusses three biggest challenges of today

23 Jan 2018

Modi in Davos: PM discusses three biggest challenges of today

PM Narendra Modi talked about climate change, good vs bad terrorism and self-centeredness, the three biggest challenges the world is apparently facing today, at the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland.

Trump mimics Modi when discussing Afghanistan: Washington Post

23 Jan 2018

Trump mimics Modi when discussing Afghanistan: Washington Post

American President Donald Trump affected an Indian accent and mimiced Indian PM Narendra Modi when discussing Afghanistan in meetings, suggests a Washington Post report published on Sunday.

Shah Rukh gets Crystal Award for human rights at Davos

23 Jan 2018

Shah Rukh gets Crystal Award for human rights at Davos

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was awarded the prestigious 24th Crystal Award on Monday at the World Economic Forum in Davos for "his leadership in championing children's and women's rights in India."

#Davos2018: Modi meets Swiss president; India hosts welcome reception

23 Jan 2018

#Davos2018: Modi meets Swiss president; India hosts welcome reception

For India, the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual jamboree at Davos began with a bang.

#Davos2018: Armed with desi cuisine, yoga, Modi to woo world

22 Jan 2018

#Davos2018: Armed with desi cuisine, yoga, Modi to woo world

PM Modi has reached the Swiss ski-town, Davos, to convince the rich and powerful that India is open to business.

World Economic Forum: Modi to pitch India as global growth-engine

22 Jan 2018

World Economic Forum: Modi to pitch India as global growth-engine

Over 3,000 world leaders in business, politics, civil society, academia, and art are set to come together for the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting from January 23-26 to be held in Davos, Switzerland.

India ranked 30th on WEF global manufacturing index; Japan tops

14 Jan 2018

India ranked 30th on WEF global manufacturing index; Japan tops

The World Economic Forum (WEF) ranked India 30th in its global manufacturing index, 25 places behind China, but ahead of BRICS nations Brazil, Russia, and South Africa.

SRK, Cate Blanchett, Sir Elton John honored with Crystal Awards

11 Jan 2018

SRK, Cate Blanchett, Sir Elton John honored with Crystal Awards

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is one of the three winners of the prestigious Crystal Awards this year. He is sharing the honor with actress Cate Blanchett and musician Sir Elton John.

Iceland becomes world's first nation to criminalize gender pay gap

04 Jan 2018

Iceland becomes world's first nation to criminalize gender pay gap

It is now illegal in Iceland to pay men more than women for the same amount of work.

It will take 100 years for women to achieve equality

03 Nov 2017

It will take 100 years for women to achieve equality

Women are nowhere closer to bridging the gender gap. In fact, they are farther behind on the progress scale than they were last year.

Ghana's first satellite, GhanaSat-1 is now orbiting Earth

08 Aug 2017

Ghana's first satellite, GhanaSat-1 is now orbiting Earth

Ghana's first satellite GhanaSat-1, built by a Ghanaian engineering team at All Nations University, is now operational. It was made possible with a little help from others but it's still a significant achievement.

Indian Railways' measures to improve tourism sector

17 Apr 2017

Indian Railways' measures to improve tourism sector

Following Indian travel and tourism sector acquiring the 7th position in the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) chart, Railways is now spearheading initiatives to ensure that it doesn't lose its momentum.

Indian tourism - looks fine, till reality kicks in

12 Apr 2017

Indian tourism - looks fine, till reality kicks in

When you look at the report card, it reads well. Indian tourism jumped 12 spots and is now at number 40 on World Economic Forum's Global Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017.

Google accused of methodical gender pay gap

10 Apr 2017

Google accused of methodical gender pay gap

According to The Guardian, US Department of Labour (DoL) has accused Google of "systematic compensation disparities" between its male and female employees.