Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicWorld Economic Forum

Topic: World Economic Forum

The world’s rising tide of data can be used for good. But first we need to share it

Trading data, like in a stock exchange, would allow it to be transferred in an open, efficient and accountable way.

Fracture of interstate relations, debt crises top threats for India in WEF survey on global risks

World Economic Forum’s annual Executive Opinion Survey identifies 3 other major risks for India — youth disillusionment, failure of technology governance & digital inequality.

Bangladesh’s success story is a lesson in poverty reduction. Here’s why

Since its founding in 1971, Bangladesh has emerged from overwhelming poverty to achieve the highest cumulative GDP growth globally from 2010 to 2020.

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.

Digital economy firms faced 270 cyberattacks on average in 2021, each ‘success’ cost $3.6 mn: WEF

Companies are looking to go beyond cybersecurity to move to cyber resilience, with practices like buying insurance, says WEF's 'Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2022'.

It’s not good to lose your childlike optimisim. Education must foster it

Research shows optimism tends to peak in late youth before declining over most people’s lifetimes in some countries.

AI tools can be ‘human’ too in HR projects. Here’s how

HR professionals are concerned about the ethics of using AI, particularly when some products appear to be shrouded in mystery. This toolkit can help.

The ‘Great Reshuffle’ has people rethinking their jobs. Here’s what they want going forward

Employees are thinking differently about career planning and asking themselves fundamental questions about the jobs they do, where they work and why.

World Economic Forum defers Davos meeting over Omicron fears

This is for a second time in a row that pandemic has defeated the WEF’s ability to host the gathering of executives, bankers, academics & policy makers it has convened for 5 decades.

As work-from-home era ends, over 90% Indians want colleagues vaccinated, WEF survey finds

World Economic Forum survey of 33 countries says most employees ‘uncomfortable’ going to work without vaccine, testing, and mask mandates. Indians more particular than global average.

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Ebrahim Raisi was announced as the new president of Iran with 17,926,345 votes on 18 June | Twitter/@Iran_GOV

Afghanistan emerging as a deep security hole. Can Iran’s revolutionary generals see it?

Iran's large but suppressed democratic constituencies are gravely dismayed by losing a key democratic ally and inspiration.
Bagmane Tech Park in Bengaluru | Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Why Karnataka got record 45% of India’s total FDI in first half of this financial year

Karnataka could create history this fiscal by trumping Maharashtra, Gujarat & Delhi as India's No. 1 investment destination. It was in 2008-09 that a state last accounted for 45% of total FDI. 

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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