Saturday, 2 July, 2022
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Topic: WEF

The web is 30 years old. What better time to fight for its future

If we give up on building a better web now, then the web will not have failed us. We will have failed the web.

These stats on gender inequality will surprise you

Around the world, the achievements of women are being celebrated on International Women’s Day, which began back in 1911. But the day also highlights...

Modi & ministers skip Davos meet due to ‘pressing matters’ ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Last year, Modi had addressed the opening session of the annual meeting, while senior ministers like Arun Jaitley, Piyush Goyal and Suresh Prabhu had attended.

Richest Indians got wealthier by 39%, world’s poorest saw their fortunes dip by 11% in 2018, says Oxfam study

In its annual study released ahead of the start of the World Economic Forum, Oxfam said 13.6 crore Indians who make up the poorest 10% of the country remained in debt since 2004.

India to be third-largest consumer market by 2030, spending to reach Rs 420 lakh crore: WEF

World Economic Forum report says in the next 11 years, less than 5% of Indian households will lie below poverty line.

In 200 years, women might be able to earn the same as men

These figures are tiny improvements over last year’s results.

Bangladesh beats India by 60 slots in WEF Gender Gap rankings

Bangladesh has been ranked 48 in the WEF Gender Gap report, while India stands at 108.

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
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

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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