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DAVOS BRAINSTORM 2023

DAVOS BRAINSTORM 2023

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Shuts Down Pakistan Minister Hina Rabbani Khar

Jan 23, 2023

Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar gave a befitting reply to Pakistan's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Khar attacked New Delhi for the citizenship amendment law and alleged that PM Modi tarnished the "secular image" of India. "Absolutely not," Sri Sri said. He said, Muslim women in India have been freed from Triple Talaq, and they are happy. "There are many developmental programmes for minorities in India, the benefits have tripled," he added. Stepping up the attack, Sri Sri further said that it was completely irrational for a government to level these charges where their minorities were in great trouble. "Minorities in Pakistan do not have the same rights as they have in India. How can someone say that minorities are suffering in India?" he asked. Sri Sri said the amended citizenship law does not affect Muslims in India. The law, he said, is for those minorities who have lost hope in the neighbouring country. "It has nothing to do with Muslims in India, it has been said so many times by the Home Minister."

Smriti Irani Summarily Rejects The China+1 Economic Theory

Jan 23, 2023

The Union Women & Child Development and Minority Affairs Minister Smriti Irani expressed dismay at India being called a ‘China Plus One’ nation. In an exclusive conversation with Rahul Kanwal, News Director, India Today, and Aajtak, the minister said India will never be an ‘economic stepney’, and instead, that top India Inc honchos are in agreement that the policy should be ‘India Plus One’. She also explains in detail the thinking behind the Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ push.

Smriti Irani Talks From Davos On The Charges Against Wrestling Federation

Jan 23, 2023

Fresh from the success of the 4-minister Indian delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the union Women & Child Development and Minority Affairs Minister Smriti Irani is brought closer to troubles at home by Rahul Kanwal, News Director, India Today and Aajtak. Listen to what Irani has to say about allegations against the Wrestling Federation of India President. She also talks about steps taken against the exploitation of women by the Modi government and how the Nirbhaya Fund has proven invaluable.

Smriti Irani Comments On Raghuram Rajan Defending Rahul Gandhi

Jan 23, 2023

Just a day after Rahul Kanwal, News Director, India Today and Aajtak had former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan come out strongly in defense of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, he gets the union Women & Child Development and Minority Affairs Minister Smriti Irani to also speak on the ‘political pappu’ issue. Listen to what Smriti Irani had to say.

Smriti Irani On How India Shocked The Global Community At #WEF23

Jan 23, 2023

The Union Women & Child Development and Minority Affairs Minister Smriti Irani in an exclusive conversation with Rahul Kanwal, News Director, India Today, and Aajtak on the 4 days of talks and negotiations at the World Economic Forum 2023 meet at Davos. She describes how the world hailed India’s selfless leadership during the Covid pandemic and how India intends to make the southern hemisphere the global focus during its stint as the G20 President.

How Indian Leadership Steered Through Global Crises

Jan 23, 2023

India has repositioned itself as the fastest growing economy, says Deepak Bagla, MD & CEO, Invest India in an exclusive conversation with Siddharth Zarabi, Managing Editor, Business Today TV on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum 2023. Bagla talks about how Indian startups are focusing on sustainability and India’s leadership is standing tall. Bagla explained how companies are planning to invest and expand in India.

What’s Working In Favour Of Tech Mahindra?

Jan 23, 2023

In an exclusive interview with Siddharth Zarabi, Managing Editor, Business Today TV on the sidelines of #WEF23, Tech Mahindra's C P Gurnani says his company has opened ten new centres across India to deal with the hiring challenge and believes hybrid work culture is here to stay. Tech Mahindra's CEO also stated that ‘high availability and low cost will drive growth for the Indian IT sector'.

S&P’s Saugata Saha On The Commodity Story This Year

Jan 23, 2023

S&P Global's Saugata Saha expects oil prices to oscillate in the $70-120 per barrel range. The noted commodities expert cites volatility and feels macro pressures may abate on the back of China's re-opening. Business Today Managing Editor Siddharth Zarabi caught up with Saugata Saha in an exclusive conversation at the World Economic Forum 2023 at Davos.

Ashwini Vaishnaw Gives Real-Life Examples Of AI In Use By Govt

Jan 23, 2023

India Today & Aajtak News Director Rahul Kanwal is joined by Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics & IT on how Artificial Intelligence is set to revolutionise the world. Also participating in the discussion are Brad Smith, Vice Chairman & President, Microsoft, and Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO & MD, TCS.

Power Minister On Where India Stands In Its Efforts To Shift To Clean Energy

Jan 23, 2023

"India has been categorised as one of the top five nations in terms of energy transition in an international survey and India is the only major economy in those top five. In fact, India is the only economy whose energy transition is in conformation with sub-two degree rise in global temperatures', said Power Minister R K Singh in conversation with Rahul Kanwal, News Director, India Today, and AajTak as they discuss the ways in which India is making efforts to ensure the faster transition to renewable resources of energy.

The Most Definitive Statement Yet On The Issue From The Power Minister

Jan 23, 2023

Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh clears the air on the subsidence and cracks appearing in buildings at Joshimath. Making it clear that the hydropower project is not responsible for the crisis, he says, 'The NTPC project started in 2009 while cracks in Joshimath buildings and land subsidence became visible in 1975. The plant is fifteen kilometers away from the town’. Watch this exclusive conversation with Rahul Kanwal, News Director, India Today, and AajTak as they discuss concerns around hydro projects in ecologically sensitive areas.

Microsoft Chair: The World Needs Young, Educated Indians

Jan 23, 2023

India is one of the most important economic engines with the country having the most extraordinary number of talented engineers and data scientists, says Microsoft Vice Chair & President, Brad Smith to India Today & Aajtak News Director Rahul Kanwal. Also participating in the discussion are Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics & IT, and Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO & MD, TCS.

EY’s Take On The Global Growth Story

Jan 23, 2023

Where does India stand amid all the volatility? Is India really the bright spot as experts claim? And if yes, what are the factors supporting the India Growth Story? EY’s Rajiv Memani believes the demographics make the India Story interesting. The consultancy veteran refuses to restrict the story to the China+1 strategy when it comes to the supply chain shift but acknowledges the need for businesses to de-risk. Catch Julie Teigland and Rajiv Memani of EY in conversation with Business Today TV Managing Editor Siddharth Zarabi.

A Special Conversation With Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Jan 20, 2023

The India Story – be it in the area of pharma, tech, start-ups or telecom has been the talk of the town in Davos. Just a decade ago, the telecom sector was embroiled in the 2G scam with companies forced by courts to return spectrum. Union Minister of State for Electronics & IT and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar joins BTTV’s Siddharth Zarabi in a discussion on the remarkable turnaround story of the telecom sector.

Outlining Growth Synergies Aiding India’s Economic Boost

Jan 20, 2023

Bharti Enterprises’ Vice Chairman Rajan Bharti Mittal says the company aims to complete the installation of 36 new satellites under the OneWeb programme by March. While speaking exclusively to Business Today TV’s Managing Editor Siddharth Zarabi on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum 2023, he said that despite global headwinds, India’s growth story remains robust. Meanwhile, Ben Driggs, President of Global High Growth Regions at Honeywell, says supply-side issues are improving and the industry is on a path to recovery.

Break In Supply Chains To Cause Mild Recession?

Jan 20, 2023

Business Today TV’s Siddharth Zarabi is joined by a power-packed panel of guests including Rajiv Memani, Chairman, India Region, and Emerging Markets Committee, EY, and Julie Teigland, EMEIA Area Managing Partner, EY for a discussion on finding the right fix for the current economic volatility and uncertainty. The panel also discusses whether enterprises can bear the increasing pressure to be sustainable.

Roshni Nadar's Take On The Big Moonlighting Controversy

Jan 20, 2023

'About 70 percent of our workforce is working from home and from Tier 3 and Tier 4 cities. We have seen record performance and productivity. So, at HCL Tech, we are not worried about moonlighting', says Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Chairperson, HCL Technologies in an exclusive conversation with Rahul Kanwal, News Director, India Today, and AajTak on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum at Davos. Tune in to watch as they discuss the emerging trends of Work From Home and hybrid models going forward.

Prateek Kanakia On Relevance Of Alternative Energy & Going Green For Indian Businesses

Jan 20, 2023

Catch Siddharth Zarabi, Managing Editor, Business Today TV in an exclusive conversation with Prateek Kanakia, Chairman And Founder, TheGreenBillions. Kanakia talks about the crucial importance of alternate energy and what corporates need to do to attain sustainability. He also talks about the initiative TheGreenBillions have taken.

Roshni Nadar Malhotra Shares Her Outlook On The Global Tech Sector And Trends

Jan 20, 2023

'In the short to medium term, discretionary spending could taper off. However, most organisations are committed to their digital transformation focus so that is unlikely to see a dip and therefore the (tech winter) is sectoral in that sense. The fear of recession is much more than how big the recession is', said Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Chairperson, HCL Technologies in an exclusive conversation with Rahul Kanwal, News Director, India Today and Aaj Tak on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum at Davos. This discussion included topics like hiring and attrition trends, the impact of economic slowdown on client spending, and what this could mean for the technology workforce back home.

India vs Pakistan At #WEF23 Session At Davos

Jan 20, 2023

Catch Rahul Kanwal, News Director, India Today, And Aajtak in conversation with Hina Rabbani Khar, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, and Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar Founder, Art of Living Foundation at the Davos Brainstorm. Sri Sri Ravishankar gives a befitting reply to Hina Rabbani Khar on terrorism.

Asian Paints Q3: Sluggish Volume Growth, Profit Misses Estimates

Jan 20, 2023

Asian Paints on January 19 reported a 6.37 percent growth in consolidated net profit for the quarter ending December 2022 at Rs 1,097.06 crore. The company had reported a profit of Rs 1,031.29 crore in the same quarter of the previous fiscal year. Consolidated revenue from operations came in at Rs 8,636.74 crore, up 1.28 percent from Rs 8,527.24 crore in the year-ago quarter. "The extended monsoon in October also affected retailing in the peak festival season, but demand picked up in November and December leading to a double-digit growth for the Decorative Business in December", said Amit Syngle, Managing Director & CEO of Asian Paints in conversation with Sakshi Batra, Associate Editor, Business Today while discussing the overall earnings fineprint.