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PM Modi virtually addressing the Davos Dialogue on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

'India fulfilled its global responsibility': PM Modi's top quotes

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:46 PM IST
PM Modi talked about how India ensured that a large chunk of its population is saved from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic after predictions were made that 70-80 crore people will be infected.
“This is the hour of multilateralism,” German Chancellor Merkel said. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)(AP)
“This is the hour of multilateralism,” German Chancellor Merkel said. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)(AP)

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron push for return to pre-Trump cooperation

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:30 PM IST
A week after Joe Biden’s inauguration, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron used virtual addresses to the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda to talk up the value of international cooperation and to push for coordinated action on issues ranging from digital taxation to trade and climate change.
"Guided by science, reason and humanitarian spirit, the world has achieved initial progress in fighting Covid-19," the president said.(AFP)
"Guided by science, reason and humanitarian spirit, the world has achieved initial progress in fighting Covid-19," the president said.(AFP)

Pandemic far from over, but winter cannot stop arrival of spring: Xi Jinping

PTI | , New Delhi/davos
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:36 PM IST
In a special address at the World Economic Forum's online Davos Agenda Summit, Jinping also said the pandemic should be an excuse for reversing gains from globalisation and promised further opening up of the Chinese economy.
This year, there are no helicopters patrolling the skies, no protesters trying to outwit security forces sealing off the Alpine resort(AP)
This year, there are no helicopters patrolling the skies, no protesters trying to outwit security forces sealing off the Alpine resort(AP)

Davos ski resort eerily quiet without economic talkfest this year

Reuters | , Davos
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:18 PM IST
  • The streets of the little Alpine town that welcomed around 3,000 business chiefs, political thinkers, and state leaders for last year's annual meeting lie deserted. Discussions have moved online, starting Monday, and Covid-19 restrictions are also keeping regular tourists away.
A worker cleans a window with a logo of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at the congress center, the venue of the annual meeting of the organization, in Davos, Switzerland January 19, 2020.(REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Files)
A worker cleans a window with a logo of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at the congress center, the venue of the annual meeting of the organization, in Davos, Switzerland January 19, 2020.(REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Files)

World Economic Forum: Covid-19 pandemic pushes Davos meeting to Summer 2021

By Bloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 11:22 AM IST
Normally held each January in the ski town, the gathering has attracted political leaders including US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well a parade of billionaires, executives and celebrities to debate global challenges.
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva attends a news conference ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.(REUTERS)
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva attends a news conference ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.(REUTERS)

WEF aims to make decision on Davos 2021 meeting in September

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2020 05:15 PM IST
With the coronavirus pandemic ravaging economies and making intercontinental travel nearly impossible, the Geneva-based organization announced in June it still planned to hold some form of gathering of business and financial titans in Davos in January.
According to a person closely associated with the WEF, the announcement suggests the forum is unlikely to cancel the physical meeting. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
According to a person closely associated with the WEF, the announcement suggests the forum is unlikely to cancel the physical meeting. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WEF to hold ‘twin summit’ in January

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 06:49 AM IST
The WEF said the political, economic and social disruptions caused by the crisis had exposed the inadequacies of health, financial and energy systems, leaving leaders at a crossroads.
Pakistan on Thursday expressed hope that US President Donald Trump during his visit to India next week(Bloomberg)
Pakistan on Thursday expressed hope that US President Donald Trump during his visit to India next week(Bloomberg)

Pakistan hopeful Donald Trump will pursue offer of Kashmir mediation

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 04:51 PM IST
In January, Trump repeated his offer to “help” resolve the Kashmir issue during his meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. India maintains that there is no scope for any third-party mediation.
Deepika Padukone spoke about mental health awareness and her own journey through depression at WEF 2020 in Davos.(Photo: Yogen Shah)
Deepika Padukone spoke about mental health awareness and her own journey through depression at WEF 2020 in Davos.(Photo: Yogen Shah)

Voices that matter help shed the stigma around mental health

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 12:04 PM IST
Actors including Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt and Karan Johar have spoken publically about their battle with mental health illnesses, enabling others to shed the taboo.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.(Reuters image)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.(Reuters image)

Wouldn’t have burdened govt, says Pak PM on ‘sponsored’ Davos trip: Report

Islamabad | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 01:09 PM IST
Addressing the ‘Breakfast at Davos’, an event jointly organised by Pathfinder Group and Martin Dow Group on Thursday, Khan said his trip cost 10 times less than those of the previous leaders, Dawn news said in a report.
Billionaire investor George Soros has said the “biggest and most frightening setback” to open societies comes from India(AFP)
Billionaire investor George Soros has said the “biggest and most frightening setback” to open societies comes from India(AFP)

George Soros dubs rise of nationalism in India a ‘setback’

Hindustan Times, Davos | By HT Correspondent and Agencies
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 05:46 AM IST
Soros also said he would commit $1 billion to start a global university to fight authoritarian governments and the climate crisis, calling them twin challenges that threaten the survival of civilisation.
All over the world, women bear a disproportionate burden of household chores. This “sexist economic system” has resulted in gross imbalances in paid work, finds an Oxfam report released this past week(HT)
All over the world, women bear a disproportionate burden of household chores. This “sexist economic system” has resulted in gross imbalances in paid work, finds an Oxfam report released this past week(HT)

Recognise unpaid care work as a common good

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 08:16 PM IST
Care work is highly gendered and a barrier to women’s participation in the paid economy. It’s time we changed that
Soros has used his annual Davos speech as a platform to Facebook in the past.(@georgesoros)
Soros has used his annual Davos speech as a platform to Facebook in the past.(@georgesoros)

George Soros says Facebook is conspiring to re-elect Donald Trump

Bloomberg | By Katia Porzecanski
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2020 12:01 PM IST
Facebook has come under increased scrutiny from governments worldwide on multiple fronts, but especially related to the Russian misinformation campaign that ran undetected on the social network in the months prior to the 2016 election.
The United States’ financial chief on Thursday told Swedish teen Greta Thunberg to go study before calling for a fossil fuel halt(AP)
The United States’ financial chief on Thursday told Swedish teen Greta Thunberg to go study before calling for a fossil fuel halt(AP)

US tells Greta Thunberg to ‘study economics’ in Davos climate spat

Davos (Switzerland) | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2020 09:39 PM IST
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday also said in a keynote address that governments were obliged to act on the younger generation’s concerns over climate change.
Union minister Piyush Goyal at a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Union minister Piyush Goyal at a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

‘If I was not a minister, I would have bid for Air India’: Piyush Goyal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 03:44 PM IST
In 2018-19, Air India’s net loss was around Rs 8,556 crore. The airline has a debt burden of more than Rs 80,000 crore.
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would have loved to have met Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg at Davos(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would have loved to have met Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg at Davos(REUTERS)

Donald Trump ‘would have loved’ to have met Greta Thunberg at Davos

Davos (Switzerland) | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 06:24 PM IST
Also speaking at Davos, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended the administration’s policies, saying its views had been misinterpreted.
US President Donald Trump said his administration was preparing to add a “couple of countries” to the controversial list of states whose citizens are subject to travel bans(AP)
US President Donald Trump said his administration was preparing to add a “couple of countries” to the controversial list of states whose citizens are subject to travel bans(AP)

Donald Trump to add a ‘couple of countries’ to US travel ban

Davos (Switzerland) | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 06:07 PM IST
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that the administration plans to add seven countries including Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, along with others in Africa and Asia.
Priyanka Chopra at World Economic Forum, Davos on Tuesday.
Priyanka Chopra at World Economic Forum, Davos on Tuesday.

Priyanka Chopra at WEF, Davos: ‘I want my kids to grow up in a world where the world leaders have listened to Greta’s generation’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 09:10 AM IST
Priyanka Chopra spoke about issues that matter during a fireside chat with several renowned figures at World Economic Forum, Davos on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO: Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg watches as US President Donald Trump enters the United Nations to speak with reporters in a still image from video taken in New York City(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg watches as US President Donald Trump enters the United Nations to speak with reporters in a still image from video taken in New York City(REUTERS)

Greta Thunberg, Donald Trump set to clash at climate-focused Davos

Davos, Switzerland | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 11:13 AM IST
Trump, who has repeatedly expressed scepticism about climate change, is set to give the first keynote address of Davos 2020 on Tuesday morning, on the same day as his impeachment trial opens at the Senate in Washington.
US President Donald Trump is the headline speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year.(REUTERS File)
US President Donald Trump is the headline speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year.(REUTERS File)

US President Trump, teen activist Thunberg to address World Economic Forum at Davos as hundreds gather in protest

Davos, Switzerland | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 09:29 AM IST
US President Trump is expected to attend on Tuesday and Wednesday, as hearings get under way in the U.S. Senate, where lawmakers are set to decide whether he should be removed from office.
Priyanka Chopra is attending the WEF as a Global Citizen ambassador.
Priyanka Chopra is attending the WEF as a Global Citizen ambassador.

Priyanka Chopra arrives in Davos for ‘fireside chat’ with billionaires, shares pics from Swiss Alps. See here

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 09:18 AM IST
Priyanka Chopra has arrived in Davos, Switzerland, where she is scheduled to address world leaders on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual meeting.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump(Reuters image)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump(Reuters image)

Pak PM Imran Khan to meet US President Donald Trump at World Economic Forum in Davos

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 09:13 AM IST
Pakistan PM Imran Khan will attend the WEF in Davos, Switzerland, from January 21 to 23 at the invitation of Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the WEF.
Indian actor Deepika Padukone accepts the Crystal Award during the opening of the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.(REUTERS)
Indian actor Deepika Padukone accepts the Crystal Award during the opening of the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.(REUTERS)

Deepika Padukone receives Crystal Award at Davos, talks about depression: ‘As I speak, one more person has committed suicide’

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 10:08 AM IST
Actor Deepika Padukone spoke about her personal struggles with depression, and what her experiences have taught her, while accepting the Crystal Award at Davos.
Climate activists start a hike to the Alpine resort of Klosters in Landquart, Switzerland, on Sunday.(Reuters)
Climate activists start a hike to the Alpine resort of Klosters in Landquart, Switzerland, on Sunday.(Reuters)

Climate crisis in spotlight at Davos event

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 12:00 AM IST
Despite the private jets, limos and heated chalets in snowbound Davos, the meeting will be carbon neutral for the fourth consecutive year with the smart use of clean energy, green materials, and smart design, and the investment in certified projects that reduce emissions worldwide.
The earth can sustain many more billions, provided all those people make logical decisions and choices regarding resource production and consumption(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The earth can sustain many more billions, provided all those people make logical decisions and choices regarding resource production and consumption(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Without education, there can be no sustainability

By Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 05:40 PM IST
It can change people’s values and behaviour, and encourage them to adopt more sustainable lifestyles
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who made his Davos debut last year, has used this tack before as the chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat before becoming the nation’s prime minister in 2014.(HT Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who made his Davos debut last year, has used this tack before as the chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat before becoming the nation’s prime minister in 2014.(HT Photo)

India is looking to create its own Davos for bigger global role

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 06:41 PM IST
The move will help create a niche for Asia’s third-biggest economy within the international financial system, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced in her budget speech on Friday.
‘Women can’t go back to dark days,’ Afghan female musicians tell Taliban(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
‘Women can’t go back to dark days,’ Afghan female musicians tell Taliban(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

‘Women can’t go back to dark days,’ Afghan female musicians tell Taliban

Bloomberg | By Eltaf Najafizada
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 09:37 AM IST
At just 22, Negin Khpelwak has already stared down threats and intimidation from her conservative relatives, who wished she would take on any career but music.
‘Flygskam’, or flight shame, has become a buzz word referring to feeling guilt over the environmental effects of flying, contributing to a trend that has more and more Swedes, mainly the young, opting to travel by train to ease their conscience.(AFP)
‘Flygskam’, or flight shame, has become a buzz word referring to feeling guilt over the environmental effects of flying, contributing to a trend that has more and more Swedes, mainly the young, opting to travel by train to ease their conscience.(AFP)

‘Flight shame’ has Swedes rethinking air travel

Stockholm | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2019 12:05 AM IST
“Flygskam”, or flight shame, has become a buzz word referring to feeling guilt over the environmental effects of flying, contributing to a trend that has more and more Swedes, mainly young, opting to travel by train to ease their conscience.
The World Inequality Report found that since 1980 the top 1% of the world’s population have captured 27% of the new wealth while the bottom half, more than 3 billion people had to share just 12% among themselves (Representational photo)(File Photo)
The World Inequality Report found that since 1980 the top 1% of the world’s population have captured 27% of the new wealth while the bottom half, more than 3 billion people had to share just 12% among themselves (Representational photo)(File Photo)

Governance in India is a relic of its colonial past

By Mark Tully
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2019 08:25 AM IST
Preserving the status quo: As seen in the World Economic Forum, the economic system which has allowed the rich to grow richer leaving those of us less fortunate further and further behind. India’s governance is a part of that problem
US President Donald Trump speaks after competing measures to end the partial U.S. government shutdown fell short in the Senate, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, US, January 24, 2019.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump speaks after competing measures to end the partial U.S. government shutdown fell short in the Senate, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, US, January 24, 2019.(REUTERS)

Discord and controversy in Davos even with Donald Trump absent

Davos, Switzerland | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 07:00 AM IST
The World Economic Forum, which wrapped up Friday, was characterized by discord over momentous issues like Brexit and world trade. Many of the leaders closest to those questions — from Trump to Britain’s Theresa May and China’s Xi Jinping — did not show up as they had in past years.
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