India improves rating on global corruption index

India has showed some improvement in addressing corruption this year, ranking 85th among 175 countries as against 94th last year, graft watchdog Transparency International India (TII) said on Wednesday.

India to lose over $4.58 trillion to non-communicable diseases

India stands to lose a whopping USD 4.58 trillion to non-communicable diseases and mental disorders between 2012 and 2030, an amount more than double India's annual GDP, a report says.

Govt to launch new policy to help people resume education
Govt to launch new policy to help people resume education

In a major push to the country's education system, the government will launch this month a 'credit-equivalent transfer system' that will help individuals resume their studies if they had left mid-way for employment.

Gender equality at work more than 80 years off: Report

If you`re waiting for gender equality in the workplace, be prepared to wait a long time.

Little progress made in bridging digital gap: World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum (WEF) in its latest report released Wednesday said little progress has been witnessed in bridging the digital gap across countries and regions.

India ranked 155th in global environment performance list

India has been ranked at a low 155th position in a global list that evaluates countries on how well they perform on high-priority environmental issues.

BJP slams Chidambaram`s comments at WEF

The BJP hit out at Finance Minister P Chidambaram`s comments at the World Economic Forum on the party`s economic policies, and quoted a report by a leading finance firm that the Narendra Modi-led BJP government, if elected, would be more business-friendly.

Independent panel set up to investigate Internet governance, surveillance

An independent panel, announced at the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, would be investigating Internet governance and surveillance for two years.

Japan appeals to global elite for backing in China dispute

Japan took its campaign for international support in a potentially explosive territorial dispute with China to Davos on Wednesday.

PM Sharif calls visit to Switzerland after spike in violence

Pak PM Nawaz Sharif cancelled his visit to Davos in Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum in the wake of a spike in terror attacks, including a bombing that killed 22 Pakistani troops.

Kerry to attend conference on Syria in Switzerland

Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Switzerland next week to attend a conference on Syria and speak at the annual World Economic Forum.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah in Dalian to attend WEF meet

Heading a 22-member delegation, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has left for Dalian in China to participate at the three-day annual meeting of the New Champions of the World Economic Forum starting Wednesday.

`Digital divide` still wide in developing world: Study

Most developing countries are still struggling to bridge the "digital divide" limiting access to computers and the Internet for low-income citizens, a study showed today.

Malala ‘inspired children worldwide’: UN campaign figures

The courage of teenage Pakistani women education activist Malala Yousafzai has inspired children around the world to fight for a better education, key figures in a UN campaign have said.

Syrian regime`s actions equal war crimes: Turkey

The world has been grappling with how to deal with the Syrian war ever since protests against President Bashar Assad erupted in March 2011.

Charlize Theron awarded for work against AIDS at WEF

In an unlikely opening for an event known as annual congregation of movers and shakers of global economy, it is Oscar and Golden Globe winner Hollywood actress Charlize Theron getting awarded for her work towards fight against AIDS that has marked this year`s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

Suu Kyi returns home after 1st trip in 24 years

Suu Kyi stole the spotlight at the World Economic Forum on East Asia, delivering her first speech before an international audience since becoming Myanmar`s crusader for democracy in 1988.

Suu Kyi leaves for first visit abroad in 24 yrs

Aung San Suu Kyi left for Thailand to attend a World Economic Forum meet ahead of her European tour, ending a long spell of isolation.

Davos elite see euro surviving, for now

Market doubts about the euro focus on Europe`s ability to rein in fiscal excesses at a time of slow growth and high unemployment, and a growing gap in economic competitiveness between northern and southern Europe.

`It would be foolish to restrict Internet`

Corporate honchos at the World Economic Forum today batted for online freedom
saying it would be "foolish" for any government to impose restrictions.