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COVID Action Platform launched to tackle COVID-19 outbreak

The World Economic Forum recently launched a new platform with the support of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to convene the global business community for a collective support for the COVID-19 outbreak. The newly formed platform is called ”COVID Action Platform” and is open to all businesses and industry groups and other stakeholders including the ..

WEF releases new list of 115 Young Global Leaders

World Economic Forum (WEF) released its new list of 115 Young Global Leaders. As per the report, these young global leaders from 52 countries under the age of forty are working in their respective fields to change the world and are called ‘change-makers’. Five Indians are named in the coveted list including  Byju Classes’ founder ..

Egyptian Government presents ‘Award for Excellence in Business’ to Dr Bina Modi

The Chairperson of Modi Enterprises, Dr Bina Modi has been presented the ‘Award for Excellence in Business’ by the Egyptian Government at the Women Economic Forum 2020. Dr Bina took over as the Chairperson of Modi Enterprises in November 2019. She was presented the award by renowned Egyptian political scientist. Dr Maya Morsy, the President of National ..

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 ..