Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Topic: WEF

Protests against slaughterhouses in Toulouse, France | Photo by Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Militant vegans in France are using extreme tactics to stop meat-eating

With violence and intimidation as their tools, and animal rights as their justification, vegans are attacking French gastronomy.
A 3D printed humanoid robot at Mumbai techfest 2015

India’s young could give it an edge in the fourth industrial revolution, says WEF chief

The world is witnessing the fourth industrial revolution and Børge Brende says India needs to bolster its investment in infrastructure to take advantage of it.

India’s going to beat the EU at renewable energy production by 2022

Renewable energy production surged in 2016, with around two-thirds – or 165 gigawatts – of net new capacity coming from clean sources.
A stock exchange

10 future shocks our world is completely unprepared for

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2018, shocks such as the 2008 financial crisis may become more likely.
Deve Gowda

Last PM to go to Davos says Modi shouldn’t take all credit for India’s progress

Deve Gowda says India has always made an impact on the global stage and Modi should not claim to be the only man behind the country’s rise.
Indian patients in a hospital

India’s gender gap slide has been years in the making, and there’s no quick fix

India has slipped to its worst ranking of 108, and experts say improvements are needed across the board – from political representation to healthcare.

Talk Point: Is the Indian economic progress of the past decade failing its women?

The World Economic Forum report says India dropped 21 places since 2016, and 10 positions since 2006 in the Global Gender Gap score. Is India's economic progress failing its women?
Gender gap widening: India slips 21 spots to 108th on World Economic Forum’s index

Gender gap widening: India slips 21 spots to 108th on World Economic Forum’s index

India is at its lowest level since WEF started measuring gender gap in 2006, ranks poorly on economic opportunities and healthcare for women.

Saving the planet doesn’t mean killing economic growth

Cheap renewable energy means that poor countries will be able to follow a different, cleaner path to industrialisation without sacrificing living standards.

Mohan Bhagwat says no Hindu Rashtra without Muslims: Is RSS changing before 2019 polls?

Mohan Bhagwat, during the three-day RSS lecture series called ‘Bhavishya Ka Bharat’, said that the Sangh’s interpretation of Hindutva does not exclude Muslims a...