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January 21, 2020

WEF annual meet kicks off at Davos
Nearly 3000 participants from 117 countries and 53 heads of state have gathered at the Swiss town of Davos for the 50th anniversary of World Economic Forum's annual session. The world's top leaders from politics, business, civil society, academia, media and the arts are set to descend on the Swiss mountain village of Davos for the World Economic Forum's 50th Annual Meeting from 21-24 January. The people to watch out for this year are US President Donald Trump, ten young activists including Greta Thunberg, Deepika Padukone who received the Crystal award and many more. There are seven different themes this year namely Healthy Futures, How to Save the Planet, Better Business, Beyond Geopolitics, Tech for Good, Society and Future of Work, Fairer Economies.

Professor Klaus Schwab officially opens the Annual Meeting 2020
Professor Klaus Schwab, the founder of WEF,  officially opened the Annual Meeting 2020 with a welcome message to all those in the building. He paid tribute to the young leaders in the room - Young Global Leaders and Global Shapers - who still believe in the interdependence of the world and are ready to work together.

Slowdown in India dragging down global economy, says IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath

The economic slowdown in India was the primary reason behind global growth estimates being downgraded in the latest World Economic Outlook, said International Monetary Fund's Chief Economist Gita Gopinath. In its World Economic Outlook (WEO) released on Monday, International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed global growth projections for 2019 to 2.9 per cent and for 2020 to 3.3 per cent.

Deepika Padukone honoured with the Crystal Award at WEF

Actor Deepika Padukone was honoured with the Crystal award at the WEF yesterday for her work to raise awareness about mental health issues in India. She touched upon her own battle with depression, and underlined the importance of treating mental problems as any other illness. Motivated by her own experience, she set up her foundation Live Love Laugh to provide awareness programs in schools in India, funding for free psychiatric treatment and awareness campaigns.
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