Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: WEF

Net-zero Picasso— museums are now rethinking art shows to cut climate impact

European galleries are reducing carbon emissions by recycling exhibition sets, extending the length of shows and scaling back on overseas loans of artworks.

More child internet users experiencing sexual abuse. Child-proofing, end-to-end safety is key

The stigma that still surrounds child sexual exploitation and abuse makes it likely that what we know is only the tip of the iceberg.

Steel to cement—Climate change has a neglected focus area. Industries need to take note

The need for continuous high-temperature heat to produce steel, cement and concrete requires huge amounts of energy. It has a huge implication.

How metaverse can improve education, health & climate—Upskilling programs to ‘test dummies’

Metaverse has a broader role to play in our society. Extending the real world that we live in can help us discover ways to make it better.

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.

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.

Reward Indian farmers with ‘carbon credits’. Net-zero hinges on climate-friendly practices

To reach net-zero emissions by 2070, carbon credits and other offsetting initiatives could drive millions of India's smallholder farmers.

Here’s why hybrid working means more stress for women

Stress and burnout in women have reached 'alarming levels'. Flexible working is only available to some–and most say hybrid working makes them feel shut out.

On Camera


File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

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.