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Kalinganagar Plant of Tata Steel awarded at WEF

Tata Steel Kalinganagar was recently awarded at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland for being included in the WEF’s Lighthouse Network. T V Narendran (CEO and MD of Tata Steel) represented the company at the World Economic Forum stated that the Kalingnagar plant has state of the art equipment and utilities that ..

Global Consortium for Digital Currency Formed by WEF

For the adoption of digital currencies, the first Global Consortium which focussed on creating a framework for Governance of Digital Currencies was announced on Friday, 24th January 2020 by the World Economic Forum. The announcement was made during the last day of the 50th annual meeting of WEF, held in Davos, Switzerland. Over the last ..

India & China Jointly ranked 80th in the Corruption Perception Index

India has been ranked at the 80th rank among 180 countries and territories in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), which is prepared by the non-profit organization Transparency International. India was ranked at the 78th place in the previous year’s ranking. The Corruption Perception Index was recently released during the Annual Meeting of the World Economic ..

Deepika Padukone Receives Crystal Award

At the 26th Annual Crystal Award ceremony conducted during the opening ceremony of 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland on Monday, 20th January 2020,  Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone received the Crystal Award 2020 for her efforts to create awareness about the importance of mental health through her foundation ‘Live Love ..

‘1t.org’ launched during 50th Annual Meeting of WEF 

During the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2020 recently being held at Davos, the World Economic Forum along with its partners launched a platform called 1t.org, to support and conserve 1 trillion trees around the world. The plan was announced by the Founder and Executive Chairman of WEF, Klaus Schwab. For a mass ..

C Vijayakumar elected as Chairman of IT Industry Governors Community of the WEF

C Vijayakumar has been named the Chairman of the IT industry Governor’s community of the World Economic Forum (WEF). He is the CEO of the software company HCL Technologies (HCL). This announcement was made on Wednesday at the Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The Forum acts as a platform for setting industry priorities, building ..

India ranked 68th on 2019 WEF Global Competitiveness Index

India has slipped sharply by 10 places to rank 68th on the 2019 WEF Global Competitiveness Index due to improvements witnessed by several other economies. The index is compiled by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF). In the overall competitiveness ranking, Singapore replaced the US to take the first position.

Innovative pilot project ‘Medicine from Sky’ launched by Telangana government

The innovative pilot project – Medicine from the Sky – will be launched by the Telangana government and the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network. The aim of the pilot project is to deliver emergency medical supplies such as blood, vaccines, medical samples and organs via drones. The project will ..