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‘Will Twitter have guts?’: Jairam amps up attack on minister over Pfizer vaccine

Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar shared a video on Twitter on Friday about Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla's encounter with a journalist at Davos 2023, and blamed Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh, Rahul Gandhi and P Chidambaram for pushing the case of foreign Covid-19 vaccines in India.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh (PTI) and Union minister for state for information and technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh (PTI) and Union minister for state for information and technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 01:24 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Watch | Journalist asks Greta Thunberg about climate change. She says

Davos 2023: Greta Thunberg is at Davos to lead a climate march on the last day of talks at the World Economic Forum.

Davos 2023: Greta Thunberg is at Davos to lead a climate march on the last day of talks at the World Economic Forum.(twitter)
Davos 2023: Greta Thunberg is at Davos to lead a climate march on the last day of talks at the World Economic Forum.(twitter)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 05:13 PM IST
ByShobhit Gupta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

‘India bright spot…’: At Davos 2023, World Economic Forum chief on PM Modi

Klaus Schwab said India is promoting a just and equitable growth for all in the world during its G20 presidency,

The WEF also issued a statement and said it values its nearly 40-year collaborative history with India (File)
The WEF also issued a statement and said it values its nearly 40-year collaborative history with India (File)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 03:17 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Davos 2023: Pfizer CEO evades questions on Covid vaccine efficacy. Watch video

The Pfizer chief time and again ducked the questions, only to say "Thank you very much" and "Have a nice day".

A Rebel News journalist was seen asking a lot of uncomfortable questions to the Pfizer CEO (File)
A Rebel News journalist was seen asking a lot of uncomfortable questions to the Pfizer CEO (File)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 02:13 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

‘Our objective is…’: Ukraine's Zelensky on Crimea

Russia-Ukraine War: "Our objective is to liberate all of our territories," Zelensky told an audience in Davos, speaking in Ukrainian.

Russia-Ukraine War: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is displayed on a screen via video link at the Congress centre during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos.(AFP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is displayed on a screen via video link at the Congress centre during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos.(AFP)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 01:48 PM IST
AFP |

‘Rahul Gandhi not a pappu… a smart man’: Raghuram Rajan hails Congress leader

After joining the Bharat Jodo Yatra, Raghuram Rajan had said 2023 will be difficult for the Indian economy as also for the rest of the world and the country failed to "generate reforms" needed for growth.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan during the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra.(PTI File)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan during the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra.(PTI File)
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 08:15 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Tyranny is outpacing democracies’: Zelensky at Davos summit

Davos 2023: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the World Economic Forum today and issued a "call for speed" in a barely veiled reference to hesitations in Germany about the supply of heavy Leopard tanks.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is displayed on a screen via video link at the Congress centre during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos.(AFP)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is displayed on a screen via video link at the Congress centre during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos.(AFP)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 10:46 PM IST
AFP |

Greta Thunberg to meet IEA chief Birol at Davos key meet

Davos 2023: The Swedish activist is due to meet Birol along with fellow campaigners Helena Gualinga, Vanessa Nakate and Luisa Neubauer, the organisers said in a statement.

Greta Thunberg to meet IEA chief Birol in Davos.(Reuters)
Greta Thunberg to meet IEA chief Birol in Davos.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 06:41 PM IST
Reuters |

Davos 2023: UN chief slams 'Big Oil' firms over ‘big lie’. Here’s what he said

Davos 2023: Guterres was speaking at Davos summit, a week after a study said ExxonMobil denied the findings of its own scientists on the role of fossil fuels in climate change.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos on January 18, 2023.(AFP)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos on January 18, 2023.(AFP)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 04:57 PM IST
AFP |

India has mastered art of leveraging technology: Tata group's Chandrasekaran

Davos 2023: World needs resilience and India can take lead, Chandrasekaran said addressing a session on 'India's road to a USD 10 trillion economy' here at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023

N. Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata group.(MINT_PRINT/ Representative Image)
N. Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata group.(MINT_PRINT/ Representative Image)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 04:25 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Davos 2023: Brazil lacking global aid to fight climate change, says minister

Davos 2023: Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had offered to hold the COP30 climate summit in the Amazon region in 2025 to show its commitment towards curbing in climate change.

Marina Silva, Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Brazil speaks during the 53rd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. (AP)
Marina Silva, Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Brazil speaks during the 53rd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. (AP)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 08:31 PM IST
Reuters |

'Are they trying to be the boss of Earth?' Elon Musk lambasts Davos 2023 summit

World Economic Forum (WEF) is an international organisation that is best known for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. There will be a gathering of roughly 600 CEOs, but the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk has chosen not to attend.

Elon Musk has been critical of World Economic Forum 2023 summit.(AFP)
Elon Musk has been critical of World Economic Forum 2023 summit.(AFP)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 07:36 PM IST

Davos 2023: Impossible for China to return to planned economy, says vice-premier

Davos 2023: Chinese Vice-Premier Liu told the World Economic Forum summit that China will support the growth of the private economy in 2023.

China's Vice Premier Liu He speaks during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos on January 17, 2023.(AFP)
China's Vice Premier Liu He speaks during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos on January 17, 2023.(AFP)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 05:41 PM IST
Reuters |

This country's president is skipping Davos. Why? Power cuts up to 11 hours

Cyril Ramaphosa: Amid the blackouts, authorities have announced that the prices of electricity will be increased by almost a third over the next two years.

Cyril Ramaphosa: South Africa president Cyril Ramaphosa is seen. (Reuters)
Cyril Ramaphosa: South Africa president Cyril Ramaphosa is seen. (Reuters)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 04:33 PM IST

Davos 2023: Economist fear global recession in 2023, states WEF survey

World Economic Forum survey comes after the World Bank last week slashed its 2023 growth forecasts to levels close to recession for many countries as the impact of central bank rate hikes intensifies, Russia's war in Ukraine continues, and the world's major economic engines sputter.

The partially snow-covered Schiahorn mountain, beyond the Congress Centre, the venue for the World Economic Forum (WEF), in Davos, Switzerland.(Bloomberg)
The partially snow-covered Schiahorn mountain, beyond the Congress Centre, the venue for the World Economic Forum (WEF), in Davos, Switzerland.(Bloomberg)
Published on Jan 16, 2023 04:11 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

World Economic Forum 2023 summit kicks off at Davos on Jan 16 | 10 top points

The theme of this year's World Economic Forum summit is ‘Cooperation in a fragmented world’. Besides this raging issues like the Russia-Ukraine war, global recession, climate change and spike in the cost of living are among the key issues to be discussed.

The partially snow-covered Schiahorn mountain, beyond the Congress Center, the venue for the World Economic Forum (WEF), in Davos, Switzerland.(Bloomberg)
The partially snow-covered Schiahorn mountain, beyond the Congress Center, the venue for the World Economic Forum (WEF), in Davos, Switzerland.(Bloomberg)
Published on Jan 14, 2023 02:35 PM IST

Davos VIPs face criticism over private jet use: How polluting are they?

During last year's week-long event, 1,040 private planes flew in and out of airports serving the resort of Davos, found a new report commissioned by campaign group Greenpeace.

Demonstrators pretend to resuscitate the Earth while advocating for the 1.5 degree warming goal to survive at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit.(AP file)
Demonstrators pretend to resuscitate the Earth while advocating for the 1.5 degree warming goal to survive at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit.(AP file)
Published on Jan 14, 2023 03:18 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Nisha Anand

At Davos, Zelensky calls for 'maximum' sanctions against Russia

Zelensky said sanctions need to go further to stop Russia’s aggression, including an oil embargo, blocking all of its banks and cutting off trade with Russia completely. He said that it's a precedent that would work for decades to come.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses by videolink the opening plenary session, during the 51st annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, on Monday.(AP)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses by videolink the opening plenary session, during the 51st annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, on Monday.(AP)
Published on May 23, 2022 08:24 PM IST
AP | , Davos

Maharashtra unveils its pavilion at World Economic Forum meet in Davos

The state government had launched the Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0 campaign to attract investments in the state. The campaign has managed to attract new investments worth ₹1.89 lakh crore in addition to an FDI of ₹2 lakh crore, the government statement said.

Maharashtra ministers Aaditya Thackeray, Subhash Desai and Nitin Raut inaugurate the Maharashtra pavilion, in Davos on Sunday. (ANI)
Maharashtra ministers Aaditya Thackeray, Subhash Desai and Nitin Raut inaugurate the Maharashtra pavilion, in Davos on Sunday. (ANI)
Published on May 23, 2022 02:57 PM IST

Davos Forum is back after 2 yrs, but with less billionaire starpower and no snow

The lingering pandemic, rampant inflation, tumbling stock markets and the war in Ukraine mark a bleak backdrop for the five-day event. Looming over it all is this year’s theme, which has an ominous ring: “History at a Turning Point.”

An employee vacuums inside the Congress Center ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Sunday. The annual Davos gathering of political leaders, top executives and celebrities runs from May 22 to 26.(Bloomberg)
An employee vacuums inside the Congress Center ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Sunday. The annual Davos gathering of political leaders, top executives and celebrities runs from May 22 to 26.(Bloomberg)
Published on May 23, 2022 10:22 AM IST
Bloomberg |

With Ukraine, climate change in focus, World Economic Forum in Davos to return

The high-profile annual powwow of the rich and powerful from across the world will begin with a welcome reception on Sunday evening and will continue till Thursday, May 26.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) said the Annual Meeting 2022 will focus on 'history at a turning point', the theme of the summit.(REUTERS)
The World Economic Forum (WEF) said the Annual Meeting 2022 will focus on 'history at a turning point', the theme of the summit.(REUTERS)
Published on May 22, 2022 03:51 AM IST
PTI |

Global throwaway culture to investments: Highlights of Modi’s Davos address

Prime Minister Narednra Modi addressed the World Economic Forum and hailed India's Covid-19 vaccination drive and spoke about topics such as economic reforms, climate change, digital infrastructure, digital payments and also called for investments in the country.

“India's commitment towards deep economic reforms makes it the most attractive destination for investment,
“India's commitment towards deep economic reforms makes it the most attractive destination for investment," Narendra Modi said.(ANI)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 10:19 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PM Modi to deliver special address at World Economic Forum's Davos Agenda today

The World Economic Forum is held at the Swiss ski resort of Davos every year in January. But this time, the event has been postponed due to Covid-19. A week-long online event titled Davos Agenda is being held instead to decide on the talking points for the annual meeting scheduled in summer.

PM Modi will address the virtual event, where other world leaders will be in attendance.(PTI File Photo)
PM Modi will address the virtual event, where other world leaders will be in attendance.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 05:58 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Joe Biden plans to skip January’s World Economic Forum in Davos: Report

Biden will instead dispatch administration officials to meetings at the Swiss ski resort, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Biden’s decision to skip the meetings marks a departure from former President Donald Trump’s approach.(AFP)
Biden’s decision to skip the meetings marks a departure from former President Donald Trump’s approach.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 18, 2021 11:58 PM IST
Bloomberg | , Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

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.

PM Modi virtually addressing the Davos Dialogue on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
PM Modi virtually addressing the Davos Dialogue on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 28, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

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

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.

“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)
Published on Jan 26, 2021 09:30 PM IST
Bloomberg |

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

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.

"Guided by science, reason and humanitarian spirit, the world has achieved initial progress in fighting Covid-19," the president said.(AFP)
Published on Jan 25, 2021 06:36 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi/davos

Davos ski resort eerily quiet without economic talkfest this year

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.

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)
Published on Jan 23, 2021 09:18 PM IST
Reuters | , Davos
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