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Topic: Davos

Energy, food, health—India at WEF summit in Davos looked promising

At least five states made their presence felt at the meeting, including India's business capital, Mumbai. Here are five highlights from the week.

A tale of two summits: Quad under a Chinese shadow & Davos searching for a solution to Russia

Quad's message from Tokyo was of solidarity and the World Economic Forum's Switzerland meeting was more political than ever. Both were concerned about the health of geopolitics.

YouTube CEO says work remains to curb misinformation but committed to free speech

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki also said the platform continues to operate in Russia in order to deliver independent news there.

Climate friendly farming is buzz of Davos, Cargill CEO David MacLennan says

The push for 'regenerative agriculture' is a big part of the discussion, raising questions about how to overcome financial & cultural challenges, according to the CEO and other panelists.

‘Davos Panicker,’ Ukraine slams Henry Kissinger for saying country must cede land to Russia

The statesman also warned the West that an embarrassing defeat for Russia would further destabilise the world order.

Davos meetings are full of potential but rarely full of solutions

Time and time again, Davos has fallen victim to a lack of focus and actionable unifying vision. Individual and collective interests have remained unreconciled. 

Putin’s attack on Ukraine means Russia’s rich aren’t welcome at Davos anymore

It will be the first WEF in Switzerland since the fall of communism without a single Russian official or business leader.

From pandemic to endemic? How Modi, Xi and Fauci are seeing Covid-19 in 2022

As we head towards the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, world leaders and experts share their insights at World Economic Forum's Davos Agenda 2022.

Modi can’t speak? Tech glitch during WEF speech triggers bogey of ‘teleprompter PM’

A few seconds into his WEF address Monday, PM Modi could be seen pausing before looking to his left. He eventually had to restart his speech after a near 2-minute interruption.

Putin’s first Davos appearance in a decade indicates Kremlin is struggling with Navalny crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed Davos Agenda 2021 Wednesday but did not mention the growing protests in the country against the arrest of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny.

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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