Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicDavos

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

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.