Articles about World Economic Forum
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.