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Davos: Foreign Affairs analyst Fareed Zakaria decodes global trends

Jan 26, 2020

Foreign Affairs analyst and economic expert Fareed Zakaria spoke to India Today's Rahul Kanwal at Davos where he explained why India was dispaoointing the world and especially the elite of the United States. He said India's eroding secular and democratic values were ruining its image and affected its chances of forming lasting ties with the United States. Watch the video for more.

Davos: Corporate India's concerns about demands govt needs to meet

Jan 26, 2020

At the World Economic Forum's annual meet in Davos, Rahul Kanwal, News Diector, India Today & Aajtak spoke to Pawan Goenka, MD, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ajay Singh, Co-founder and Chairman, Spicejet Ltd and Mansukh Mandaviya, MoS, Shipping, Chemicals and Fertilisers about how India was being perceived at Davos in these times of an economic slowdown in the country. Watch the video for what they had to say about the India buzz in Davos.

Davos 2020: Investor Asha Motwani on why she is bullish about India

Jan 26, 2020

At a time when the Indian economy is witnessing a slowdown, some investors remain bullish on India and believe in the India story. One of them is Asha Jadeja Motwani, founder of the Motwani Jadeja foundation, an investor and philanthropist who has launched the Motwani Institute for Thought Leadership in Innovation at Davos this year. The Motwani Jadeja Foundation is a non-profit global venture that funds entrepreneurs, allowing them to transform their dreams and business plans into reality. Neha Batham of Aajtak caught up with Motwani in Davos to know why she remains positive about India. Watch the video for more.

Davos: Young change agents and their solutions to global problems

Jan 26, 2020

Rahul Kanwal, News Director, India Today & Aajtak spoke to young innovators of the Global Shapers Community at Davos who are driving change in their cities like Kolkata, Navi Mumbai, Dhaka. They showcased their  innovations and work on the global platform and have been trying to make their solutions scalable. Watch the video for more.

Nobody will invest in India if there is social unrest: Sadhguru at Davos

Jan 26, 2020

Rahul Kanwal, News Director, India Today & Aajtak spoke to Sadhguru, founder, Isha Foundation on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, about the state of the economy, the social unrest due to CAA protests and what the government should have done. Commenting on the CAA showdown, the spiritual leader said the protests were taking place due to a lack in communication between the government and citizens. He stated that external investors would be unwilling to invest in India if they saw buses burning in the country. The need of the hour was to communicate the correct message. Watch the video for more.

Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa on attracting investment for Karnataka at Davos

Jan 26, 2020

After several years, the state of Karnataka had a strong presence at Davos at the World Economic Forum's annual meet. Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa spoke to Rahul Kanwal, News Director of India Today & Aajtak about his state's presence at the event, the interest expressed by investors and how Karnataka was fast becoming an investment hub. There are several reasons for the state to have become an investment destination. The state's growth rate is higher than the national average while its unemployment rate is much lower. He stated that his administration was doing everything to facilitate ease of doing business for the investors. Watch the video for more on the conversation.

Survey reveals what Indians think about $5 trillion economy target

Jan 24, 2020

A majority of respondents to a survey conducted by India Today and Karvy Insights feel that soaring prices of onion and other food items are indicators of the poor state of the Indian economy. The poll called the Mood of the Nation (MOTN) surveyed 12,141 people across India. The majority believe that it is either growing slowly or not growing at all. The survey responses are in line with recent estimates. According to the national income released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), India's GDP growth may fall to an 11-year low of 5 per cent in the current fiscal. Watch as India Today's Rahul Kanwal discusses the current state of Indian economy, the results of the survey and the chances of revival with experts at the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos.

This will be a record FDI year for India: Invest India CEO Deepak Bagla at Davos

Jan 24, 2020

Deepak Bagla, MD and CEO of Invest India, in an exclusive interview with Rahul Kanwal, News Director, India Today & Aajtak, speaks about the presence of India at Davos and how foreign investors have reacted to the India story. He said investors were happy that India could take some major decisions which made good economics as the centre of good politics.According to him, this is bound to be a record FDI year for India. Watch the video for more.

Davos 2020: Bhuvan Bam presents the highlights of WEF annual meet

Jan 24, 2020

India's Youtube sensation and influencer Bhuvan Bam is at Davos and has interpreted the event in his own inimitable way. He touches upon topics such as taxes, climate change, gender equality, and the future of tech and describes the sessions in his own unique way. Watch his take of WEF 2020

Trump on India and China; World will know Pakistan's potential, says Imran

Jan 23, 2020

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that India and China should not be considered developing nations by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). He made the remarks during a press conference on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum 2020 at Davos. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said the world will realise the true strategic and economic potential of his country when the relationship with India becomes normal, but that has "unfortunately" not been great. Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet Inc and its subsidiary Google, said on Wednesday that healthcare offers the biggest potential over the next five to 10 years for using artificial intelligence to improve outcomes, and vowed that the technology giant will heed privacy concerns. Watch this and more on News Blast.

 

Davos 2020: Khan worried, calls for UN action on dispute with India

Jan 23, 2020

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday urged United Nations to help mediate between the two nuclear nations India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue. He said that he discussed the possibility  of war with India, with US President Trump and the US President offered to mediate between the two. Watch the video for more.

Davos 2020: Data privacy should be a human right, says Nadella

Jan 23, 2020

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was at the World Economic Forum's annual meet in Davos, where he spoke to Forum founder Klaus Schwab on issues ranging from capitalism to caring for society, data privacy and data dignity. Nadella stressed on how data privacy should be thought of as a human right with the next step being data dignity. He said that the next level of work to be done was to look at how data could create utility for the company, individual and the world. The need was to create guiding principles around data dignity. Watch the video for more of his ideas around data, Artificial Intelligence and AI ethics.

Trump on relations with China; Goyal on India's trade deficit

Jan 22, 2020

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed trade relations with China, saying negotiations with Beijing on phase two of the trade deal would start shortly. Last week, the world's two biggest economies signed the long-awaited phase one agreement, marking a truce after nearly two years of tensions; Speaking at a panel at Davos, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal stated that India was struggling with a massive trade deficit, particularly with China and other countries in the region. Goyal added that the Indian government was exploring ways to ensure just and more equitable terms of its trade relations with several countries; Once again 17-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg lashed out at the global elite for their inaction towards the climate crisis. She warned that while planting trees was good, it was insufficient to avert the climate crisis looming over the world. This and more news on News Blast.




Davos 2020: Khan seeks help from Trump over Kashmir issue

Jan 22, 2020

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday met United States President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meet in Davos. As per the official statement, the two leaders discussed 'issues of mutual interest, regional security, Kashmir issue and the Afghan peace process' during the meeting. Donald Trump said Imran Khan was a good friend and that the two countries had never had better relations. Watch what they discussed at the meeting.

Davos 2020: MP CM Kamal Nath questions the urgency of CAA

Jan 22, 2020

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath, shared his views on the Citizenship Amendment Act in India in an interview with India Today's Rahul Kanwal at World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos. Kamal Nath questioned the need for CAA and NRC. He said that the govt should have consulted all chief ministers before taking such a step. Watch the video for more.

Kamal Nath at Davos: Buzz is about slowdown and social unrest in India

Jan 22, 2020

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Congress leader Kamal Nath is at the World Economic Conference in Davos. He said that in all the decades he visited Davos, he had never seen such a subdued buzz around India. Speaking to Rahul Kanwal on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, Nath said that all people were asking about was the economic slowdown and the growing social unrest.

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Quantum computing and AI can solve the biggest problems: Sundar Pichai

Jan 22, 2020

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai spoke to Klaus Schwab, the founder of WEF, at Davos about the potential of quantum computing and Artificial Intelligence in solving the biggest problems of the world. Pichai extolled the benefits of technology and explained why he remains optimistic about it. He also touched upon the issue of privacy and how Google as a company was dealing with it. 'Privacy is at the heart of what we do,' he said adding that AI could be used to preserve privacy. Watch the video for more.

Also watch: Kamal Nath at Davos: Buzz is about slowdown and social unrest in India

Watch more: WEF 2020: 'India, China should not be considered developing nations by WTO,' says Donald Trump at Davos


Deepika Padukone wins WEF's Crystal Award 2020

Jan 21, 2020

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone has been awarded the Crystal Award 2020 at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. The actor has been awarded for her leadership in raising mental health awareness and her foundation Live Love Laugh. Padukone, after receiving the award, said, "My love and hate relationship with this has taught me a lot and I want to tell everyone suffering from this that you are not alone". Watch the video for more.

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Founder Klaus Schwab's message at WEF 2020; Gopinath on global growth

Jan 21, 2020

Professor Klaus Schwab, the founder of WEF officially opened the Annual Meeting 2020, with a 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. 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 have descended on the Swiss mountain village of Davos for the World Economic Forum's 50th Annual Meeting. IMF's chief economist Gita Gopinath presented the global economic outlook at the meet. The economic slowdown in India was the primary reason behind global growth estimates being downgraded in the latest World Economic Outlook, she said. Actor Deepike Padukone won the Crystal Award at the meet. This and more news from Davos on News Blast.

'Nothing has been done about carbon emissions', says Thunberg at WEF meet

Jan 21, 2020

Seventeen-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg slammed global leaders for their inaction towards the worsening climate situation, at a panel discussion on 'How to save the planet' at Davos 2020. Talking about the positive outcome of her protests, she acknowledged that the younger generation across the globe were getting aware about the issue. But she also added that nothing had been done about excessive carbon emissions. Talking about her expectations, she urged people to listen to science and start treating climate crisis as a crisis. Watch the video for more.

Our relations with China have never been better: President Trump at WEF

Jan 21, 2020

In his speech at the World Economic Forum, President Trump elaborated on the successes of the US economy. Among other things he also spoke about US and China trade relations, pointing out how nobody did anything before he came to power. He added that America confronted the problem head-on under him and today their relations with China were extraordinary. According to the new agreement, China has agreed on many points. Their relationship could never have been better. Watch the video for more.