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World’s Smallest Gold Coin Minted by Switzerland

Switzerland has recently minted the world’s smallest gold coin, which bears the famous picture of the great Scientist Albert Einstein with his tongue out. The government-run Swissmint announced that the world’s smallest coin has a diameter of 2.96-millimeter and weighs 0.063 grams. The value of the coin is pegged at 1/4 Swiss francs or approximately ..

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 ..

India improves to 72nd in Global Talent Competitiveness Index

In the recently released 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index, India has scaled up to eight places from the previous edition ranking to the 72nd rank. The list was topped by Switzerland, which emerged as the most talent-competitive nation of the world. The second rank was held by the United States followed by Singapore, Sweden, and ..

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 ..

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 ..

WHO approves Biosimilar version of Trastuzumab Drugs

A specialized agency of the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) has for the first time prequalified a biosimilar version of the drug- Trastuzumab, which is life-saving medicine for women globally. The World Health Organization is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and is concerned with international public health. A biosimilar medicine is a type of ..