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Inequality in the workplace -- which has long appeared to be the stickiest area to fix -- is still not expected to be erased for another 267.6 years.(Twitter/Equalpay4wwomen)

Pandemic delays gender parity by a generation: World Economic Forum

AFP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 06:18 AM IST
A range of studies have shown that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women, who have lost jobs at a higher rate than men, and had to take on much more of the extra childcare burden when schools closed.
PM Modi virtually addressing the Davos Dialogue on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
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.
PM Modi addressing the Davos Dialogue on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
PM Modi addressing the Davos Dialogue on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

'Many more Made-in-India Covid-19 vaccines soon': PM Modi at Davos Dialogue

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:29 PM IST
The Prime Minister further said that India was able to save a majority of its population after predictions from some people that said 70-80 crore people will be infected by the coronavirus disease.
"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.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a session during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.(AP)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a session during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.(AP)

World Economic Forum to be held next year in Singapore

Singapore | By Asian News International | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 08:09 PM IST
Announcing its decision to shift the annual forum from Switzerland in view of the Covid-19 situation in Europe, the WEF said that the meeting in Singapore “will be the first global leadership event to address worldwide recovery from the pandemic”.
In 2020, a total number 3,136 emojis are in use (representational image).(Pixabay)
In 2020, a total number 3,136 emojis are in use (representational image).(Pixabay)

Brief history of emoji: Icons that are used nearly 5 billion times every single day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 05:55 PM IST
Taking to Twitter, World Economic Forum shared a link to a report that explains the history of emoji.
The pandemic has hit the most vulnerable the hardest, making these disparities worse. Oxfam India has estimated the economic loss from women losing their jobs during this pandemic at nearly $216 billion.(SHUTTERSTOCK)
The pandemic has hit the most vulnerable the hardest, making these disparities worse. Oxfam India has estimated the economic loss from women losing their jobs during this pandemic at nearly $216 billion.(SHUTTERSTOCK)

Boosting women’s entrepreneurship and economic leadership

By Sangita Reddy
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 05:51 AM IST
Industry must use its position to work with all stakeholders in championing and “empowering the greater 50%”. For it is only where women work that economies grow rapidly and countries prosper.
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.
Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Skill-based education for industry-ready engineers

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 01:33 PM IST
The new jobs created will require a different set of skills. Therefore, it becomes of the utmost importance to prepare future generations to thrive in the changing landscape.
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.
A woman looks at signs at a store in Niles, Illinois, US. Risk managers surveyed by the World Economic Forum expect a lengthy contraction in the global economy for the next 18 months.(AP File)
A woman looks at signs at a store in Niles, Illinois, US. Risk managers surveyed by the World Economic Forum expect a lengthy contraction in the global economy for the next 18 months.(AP File)

Prolonged global recession likely due to Coivd-19 pandemic: World Economic Forum report

London | By Reuters | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 11:16 AM IST
Covid-19 pandemic: Half of risk managers expected bankruptcies and industry consolidation, the failure of industries to recover and high levels of unemployment, particularly among the young.
Sweden has topped the World Economic Forum’s Energy Transition Index (ETI) for the third consecutive year and is followed by Switzerland and Finland in the top three.(Reuters file photo)
Sweden has topped the World Economic Forum’s Energy Transition Index (ETI) for the third consecutive year and is followed by Switzerland and Finland in the top three.(Reuters file photo)

India up at 74th place on WEF’s global energy transition index

New Delhi/Geneva | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2020 10:48 AM IST
In its report, the WEF said its study measuring readiness for clean energy transition in 115 economies showed that 94 have made progress since 2015, but environmental sustainability continues to lag.
Women are still excluded from the top table, from governments to corporate boards to award ceremonies. Women leaders and public figures face harassment, threats and abuse online and off. The gender pay gap is just a symptom of the gender power gap(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Women are still excluded from the top table, from governments to corporate boards to award ceremonies. Women leaders and public figures face harassment, threats and abuse online and off. The gender pay gap is just a symptom of the gender power gap(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Change the system, not women, for gender parity, writes UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres

By Antonio Gutteres
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 05:48 AM IST
Our world is in trouble, and gender equality is a part of the answer. Man-made problems have human-led solutions. Gender equality is a means of redefining and transforming power that will yield benefits for all
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.
At the World Economic Forum, delegates had discussed how financial inclusion is key to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
At the World Economic Forum, delegates had discussed how financial inclusion is key to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Need to ease norms for fin-tech sector: Pratibha Jain

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 10:21 PM IST
Lawyer Pratibha Jain had argued that the government should look to regulate, not ban new technologies in the fin-tech sector
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
Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg attends a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.(Reuters image)
Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg attends a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.(Reuters image)

‘Don’t need degree to know about climate targets’: Greta to US Treasury chief

Davos, Switzerland | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 06:43 AM IST
Asked about Greta Thunberg’s previous calls to divest from fossil fuels, Steven Mnuchin told a news briefing in Davos: “Is she the chief economist? I’m confused ... After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us.”
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan delivers a speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020.(AFP)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan delivers a speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020.(AFP)

‘Best I could do’: Imran Khan on why he stopped morning newspapers

Davos | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Imran Khan said it was a painful process which Pakistan has to go through to reap the benefits of deep institutional and governance reforms being implemented by his government and asked everyone to ‘be patient’ for results.
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.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.(REUTERS)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.(REUTERS)

World Economic Forum 2020 - We used to quash 7-times bigger India: Imran Khan uses cricket analogy to talk about Pakistan’s growth potential

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 03:32 PM IST
World Economic Forum 2020: Imran Khan said Pakistan was a big force in hockey and so many other sports too, while it has always been a rich country in terms of human and natural resources, but an entrenched corruption derailed the growth story over the last few decades.
US president Donald Trump gestures as he holds a news conference at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2020.(REUTERS)
US president Donald Trump gestures as he holds a news conference at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2020.(REUTERS)

No role for a third party, says govt on Donald Trump’s 7th Kashmir mediation offer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Washington | By Rezaul H Laskar and Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 08:55 PM IST
Despite India’s persistent spurning of his offers to mediate or assist in handling the Kashmir issue, the US president made another attempt at raking up the matter ahead of his meeting with Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on the margins of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos on Tuesday.
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.
US President Donald Trump reacts as he delivers a speech during the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland on January 21.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump reacts as he delivers a speech during the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland on January 21.(Reuters)

‘America seeing economic boom never seen before’: US President Donald Trump

Davos | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 05:15 PM IST
According to President Trump, 11 million jobs have been gained by America since his election and average unemployment rate is the lowest for the tenure of any US President in history.
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.
Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg -- the fifth-richest person in the world -- had the highest boost last year, with a net gain of about $6 billion.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg -- the fifth-richest person in the world -- had the highest boost last year, with a net gain of about $6 billion.(Bloomberg File Photo)

2,153 billionaires richer than 4.6 billion people, says Oxfam study

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 08:57 AM IST
The total wealth of the top 20 billionaires has doubled from $672 billion to $1,397 billion since 2012, according to Bloomberg Wealth.
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