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FTA between India and UK could be ready by Diwali this year, says Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal
World

FTA between India and UK could be ready by Diwali this year, says Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal

Diwali celebrated in the month of October this year was set as a timeline for a draft FTA after British prime minister Boris Johnson's talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to India in April

At Davos, climate activists say major issues largely ignored at World Economic Forum
World

At Davos, climate activists say major issues largely ignored at World Economic Forum

Climate activists said there was no talk at all of reparations, often referred to as 'loss and damage', for poor countries that have contributed little to global warming but are experiencing some of the worst effects

Export ban decisions based on domestic needs, checking hoarders: Piyush Goyal
World

Export ban decisions based on domestic needs, checking hoarders: Piyush Goyal

Talking about the decisions during a session on global trade at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Piyush Goyal said a lot of misconceptions are doing the rounds on this issue

World Economic Forum: Sadhguru makes impassioned appeal to 'Save Soil'
India

World Economic Forum: Sadhguru makes impassioned appeal to 'Save Soil'

In an appeal to representatives from more than 150 countries, Sadhguru spoke about critical need to regenerate soil health to make it remunerative for farmers to continue to farm their lands in the interest of food security

WEF: Volodymyr Zelenskyy urges 'maximum' sanctions on Russia in Davos talk
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WEF: Volodymyr Zelenskyy urges 'maximum' sanctions on Russia in Davos talk

He said sanctions need to go further to stop Russia's aggression, including an oil embargo, blocking all of its banks and cutting off trade with Russia completely. He said that it's a precedent that would work for decades to come

India right example for ensuring vaccine equity, stepping up manufacturing: Leaders at WEF
India

India right example for ensuring vaccine equity, stepping up manufacturing: Leaders at WEF

India assured the world that it was determined to become the global vaccine capital and it is now in a position to ensure adequate supply to other nations

World Economic Forum in Davos has a full plate dealing with climate change to conflict, post-COVID
World

World Economic Forum in Davos has a full plate dealing with climate change to conflict, post-COVID

President Vladimir Putin's war means Russian business and political leaders haven't been invited to Davos this year

Karnataka chief Basavaraj Bommai to decide on attending World Economic Forum's annual meet
India

Karnataka chief Basavaraj Bommai to decide on attending World Economic Forum's annual meet

Bommai said he will have to decide on the days and schedule considering the upcoming Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council polls, also the possibility of local body polls being announced

Global economic crisis: IMF urges India to prioritise food security, expand transfers to vulnerable
World

Global economic crisis: IMF urges India to prioritise food security, expand transfers to vulnerable

Observing that inflation in India is somewhat elevated, Paolo Mauro, deputy director, Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF said that it is a little bit above the comfort zone for the Central Bank, which is addressing that issue

Unlikely that people will move around with masks on forever: Anthony Fauci on 'new normal'
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Unlikely that people will move around with masks on forever: Anthony Fauci on 'new normal'

He also said there is a great deal of 'disinformation' around and that is entirely destructive to a comprehensive public health endeavour.

Modi, teleprompter and talking heads: Brief history of a love-hate relationship
Politics

Modi, teleprompter and talking heads: Brief history of a love-hate relationship

Modi’s oratory is proven on almost every playing field. A machine glitch at a global event won’t take away much from that

Unlikely that people will move around with masks on forever, says Anthony Fauci on 'new normal'
Health

Unlikely that people will move around with masks on forever, says Anthony Fauci on 'new normal'

Fauci said there is a great deal of 'disinformation' around and that is entirely destructive to a comprehensive public health endeavour

PM Modi to deliver 'State of the World' special address at WEF's Davos Agenda today
India

PM Modi to deliver 'State of the World' special address at WEF's Davos Agenda today

The event will also witness the participation of head of states, top industry leaders, international organisations and civil society, who will deliberate on critical challenges being faced by the world today and discuss how to address them

COVID, China and climate: Big themes to look forward to at World Economic Forum's online Davos event
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COVID, China and climate: Big themes to look forward to at World Economic Forum's online Davos event

The gathering, an online alternative to the event typically held in Davos, will feature speeches by the leaders of countries as well as panel discussions with business, government and philanthropy figures

Prime Minister Modi to address the online Davos Agenda summit of World Economic Forum on 17 January
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Prime Minister Modi to address the online Davos Agenda summit of World Economic Forum on 17 January

Geneva-based WEF said radically different pandemic experiences have exacerbated global divisions, while vaccine inequities, combined with new strains, have also slowed international economic recovery

Bringing climate security into UNSC discourse has potential to disrupt nature of overall discussions: India
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Bringing climate security into UNSC discourse has potential to disrupt nature of overall discussions: India

India said cautioned that viewing conflicts in poorer parts of the world through the prism of climate change will only serve to present a lop-sided narrative

India falls 28 spots to 140th rank in WEF Gender Gap report; third-worst performer in South Asia
India

India falls 28 spots to 140th rank in WEF Gender Gap report; third-worst performer in South Asia

Bangladesh topped the list in South Asia at 65th rank, followed by Nepal (106), Sri Lanka (116), and Bhutan (130). India, however, fared better than Afghanistan and Pakistan

US updates the price it puts on future damages caused to society by carbon pollution
World

US updates the price it puts on future damages caused to society by carbon pollution

A higher number can spur more aggressive policies to tame global warming, a lower number may make action seem unaffordable.

World Economic Forum: India will make more COVID-19 vaccines available, says PM Narendra Modi
India

World Economic Forum: India will make more COVID-19 vaccines available, says PM Narendra Modi

Addressing the WEF summit at Davos through video conferencing, the prime minister said that India is amongst the countries that have successfully controlled the coronavirus

Greta Thunberg reminds world leaders at Davos of climate crisis they continue to ignore
science

Greta Thunberg reminds world leaders at Davos of climate crisis they continue to ignore

She said, "The climate and ecological crisis can unfortunately no longer be solved within today's systems."