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WEF 2021

WEF 2021

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.