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21-Jan-2020 Davos, Switzerland

Mansukh Mandaviya participates in the Round-table of UNAIDS

The Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) and Chemical & Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya today participated in the High-level roundtable of UNAIDS (The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) on the theme Access for all: Leveraging Innovations,...

13-Sep-2019 Switzerland

Ram Nath Kovind Addresses The Federal Council of Switzerland

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, along with Mr Ueli Maurer, the President of the Swiss Confederation, addressed the Federal Council of Switzerland in Berne today (September 13, 2019). The Federal Council is the highest executive authority in Switzerland....

10-Sep-2019 Switzerland

President of India Landed in Iceland Yesterday

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind landed in Reykjavik, Iceland, yesterday (September 9, 2019) in the first leg of his visit to – Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia. This is the first visit of an Indian President to Iceland since the visit of Dr Kalam...

24-Jan-2019 Davos (Switzerland)

Punjab delegation pushes Investment Agenda at Davos

A high level delegation from Punjab led by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal has pushed the investment agenda through high-level meetings with Global industry leaders participating in World Economic Forum at Davos. Notably, the Additional Chief Secretary...

23-Jan-2019 Davos (Switzerland)

Punjab Makes Its Debut At World Economic Forum, Davos

A high level delegation from Punjab led by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal participated in the World Economic Forum, DAVOS to showcase Punjab as the most preferred investment destination due to its investor friendly policies coupled with lucrative...

19-Feb-2018 St. Gallen (Switzerland)

Doing something live more thrilling than film : Shekhar Kapur

Veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur loved directing his first musical "Matterhorn", and says creating something for the live audience is more thrilling than making a film.Kapur, known for movies like "Bandit Queen", "Mr. India" and "Masoom", on Monday took to Twitter...

25-Jan-2018 Davos (Switzerland)

Join global companies to reduce carbon emissions : Mahindra

One of India's top industrialists and Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra on Thursday asked businesses around the world to join the growing number of companies committed to setting greenhouse gas reduction targets in line with climate science."I commit...

25-Jan-2018 Davos (Switzerland)

GSMA ready with digital declaration to protect data : Sunil Bharti Mittal

With the aim to ensure data security and privacy, global telecom industry body GSMA has approved a draft digital declaration, GSMA Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said here on Thursday.Titled "A Digital Future That We Support and Strive For," the digital declaration...

25-Jan-2018 Davos

Saturn moon Enceladus potentially habitable : NASA scientist

The conditions at Enceladus appear right for supporting life, Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker said here on Thursday while hinting at a possible future mission to go back to the Saturn moon."Personally, I would like to go back to Saturn," Spilker...

24-Jan-2018 Davos (Switzerland)

It is a moral imperative to get more women into tech : Sundar Pichai

When it comes to gender equality at work, it is a "moral imperative" to get more women into technology, Indian-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai said here on Wednesday.On a question whether Google would be prepared to pay more tax, Pichai said that tax is a big...

23-Jan-2018 Davos (Switzerland)

Art should not have boundaries : Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who was present at the panel discussion at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting on Tuesday, said that art should not have boundaries and one cannot enforce culture to the people.The filmmaker shared the stage along with renowned cellist Yo-Yo...

23-Jan-2018 Davos (Switzerland)

Narendra Modi meets Justin Trudeau, Dutch Queen Maxima

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held meetings with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum.According to External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in...

23-Jan-2018 Davos (Switzerland)

Narendra Modi cautions against growing protectionism

Pitching for India as a global destination for investment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday cautioned the world against growing protectionism and rise in tariff and non-tariff barriers that are impeding global trade even as he spoke of climate change,...

22-Jan-2018 Davos (Switzerland)

Narendra Modi meets CEOs at WEF, IMF reaffirms India's growth story

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a roundtable meeting with the CEOs of top global companies before his keynote address at the plenary session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) here on Tuesday morning.India also got a thumbs up from the International...

21-Jan-2018 St. Gallen (Switzerland)

Directing a musical a new challenge : Shekhar Kapur

Veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, known for movies like "Bandit Queen", "Mr India" and "Masoom", is directing his first directorial and says it is like a new challenge and adventure.Kapur on Sunday tweeted a series of photographs and captioned it: "My first snow...

19-Jan-2017 Davos

Nawaz Sharif meets UN chief, stresses resolution of Kashmir issue

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday met UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum here and apprised him about the long-standing Kashmir issue with India."Kashmir is an internationally recognised issue and...

19-Jan-2017 Davos

Demonetisation was must to curb black money : Nirmala Sitharaman

The Indian government had to implement the recent demonetisation as a duty to the nation in order to tackle the menace of black money and bring unaccounted money back into the banking system, Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday."This step of demonetisation...

19-Jan-2017 Davos

UK will be a global leader on trade : Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday told leaders at the World Economic Forum here that the UK will be a "world leader" on trade.But the Prime Minister also warned that inequality blamed on globalisation was aiding the "politics of division", BBC reported.Her...

18-Jan-2017 Davos

Intelligence sharing needed to combat terrorism : Raheel Sharif

Pakistan's former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif said 2016 witnessed a significant decrease in terrorism and that "intelligence sharing is a very important component of strategy to combat terrorism".Addressing a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF)...

24-Jul-2016 Gstaad (Switzerland)

Tennis: Feliciano Lopez wins Swiss Open Gstaad

Spanish tennis player Feliciano Lopez won the Swiss Open Gstaad after beating the Dutch Robin Haase in the final 6-4, 7-5 in 77 minutes here on Sunday.Lopez finally managed to win the tournament after he lost it a decade ago, while this is the Spaniard's first...

28-Jun-2016 Lausanne (Switzerland)

Indian men's team climbs to fifth spot in hockey rankings

India's men's team climbed to the fifth spot of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) rankings on Tuesday.The rankings were released after the conclusion of the hugely entertaining 2016 Hockey Champions Trophy in London. In the men's tournament final, India...

24-Jun-2016 Basel (Switzerland)

UK result a shock but RBI prepared: Raghram Rajan

Markets around the world are trying to factor the consequences of the UK's decision to quit the European Union, RBI Governor Raghram Rajan said on Friday.He said in a statement that the Reserve Bank of India was ready to act when necessary."Markets are trying...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

Narendra Modi thanks Switzerland for supporting India's NSG membership

Prime Minister India Narendra Modi on Monday thanked Switzerland for its understanding and support for India's membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) following delegation level talks with Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann.“India and Switzerland...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

Narendra Modi leaves Switzerland for US

After holding bilateral talks with Switzerland President Johann Schneider-Ammann, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left here for the US on the fourth leg of his five-nation tour.“Au Revoir Geneve! In under half a day, PM completes visit and emplanes...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

India provides huge opportunity for Swiss business: Narendra Modi

Inviting a galaxy of Swiss business leaders to invest in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Monday that India needs to create an economy of the order of "two or three Switzerlands," which provides a massive opportunity for partnerships."Within my...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

Black money a key issue, says Narendra Modi in Geneva

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said to combat the issue of black money and tax evasion was an important issue for India and Switzerland."Combating menace of black money and tax evasion is a key issue for our countries," Modi said here during...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

Narendra Modi invites Swiss businesses to partner India's growth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pitched India's economic growth story to attract investments from Switzerland."I invite Swiss companies to be a key partner in India's economic growth," Modi said at a joint press conference with Swiss President Johann...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

Act against child labour, rights body says

Governments should better regulate businesses to prevent child labour in global supply chains, Human Rights Watch said in a video released on Monday.The report comes in advance of the World Day Against Child Labour on June 12. Child labour in global supply chains...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

Focus on NSG, black money at India-Switzerland talks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Swiss President Johann Schneider-Amman on Monday led delegation level talks here with the focus on black money and India's membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).“A closer engagement with the heart of Europe. President...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

With NSG, black money on agenda, Narendra Modi meets Swiss President

With the issues of black money and India's membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) high on the agenda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a meeting with Swiss President Johann Schneider-Amman.“The meetings in Switzerland begin... President...

01-Jun-2016 Lausanne (Switzerland)

AIBA decides to allow Pro boxers at Olympics

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh has been handed a golden chance to represent the country at the Rio Olypics after the International Boxing Association (AIBA) confirmed on Wednesday that professional pugilists will be allowed to compete at the quadrennial...

05-May-2016 Bern

Yash Chopra honoured by Swiss government

The Swiss government has honoured late Indian filmmaker Yash Chopra, whose lens captured the breathtaking locales of Switzerland for decades, with a special statue as a mark of gratitude.The statue was inaugurated on Wednesday. A sculpture made of pure bronze,...

12-Feb-2016 Lausanne (Switzerland)

Prince Ali denounces strategies of FIFA presidential rivals

Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has denounced his main opponents in the race for the presidency of world football's governing body FIFA and accused them of pressuring the confederations to collect more votes.Prince Ali referred in particular to the Italian-Swiss...

22-Jan-2016 Davos

US to push for expanded admittance of refugees : John F. Kerry

US Secretary of State John F. Kerry disclosed on Friday that the US would push for admittance of more refugees.Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) here, Kerry said US President Barack Obama would host a summit at the UN this fall on refugees, during...

22-Jan-2016 Davos

Reforms moving in right direction but inadequate: RBI governor

Describing the current level of economic reforms in India moving in the right direction but inadequate, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has said that business in the country needs a better environment."Let me put it this way... the direction is the...

21-Dec-2015 Zurich

Blatter, Platini receive eight year FIFA bans

World football governing body FIFA's Ethics Committee here on Monday handed an eight-year suspension to both its president Sepp Blatter and European football chief Michel Platini.The two were found guilty of breaches surrounding a 1.3 million pounds ($2 million)...

24-Jul-2015 Lausanne (Switzerland)

India jump to eighth spot in world hockey rankings

Riding on their fourth-place finish in the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-final, India leapfrogged South Korea to take the eighth spot in the latest International Hockey Federation (FIH) rankings released on Thursday.Asian Games 2014 champions India have 1454...

06-Apr-2015 Miami

Mirza-Hingis win Miami Open doubles title

Sania Mirza claimed her 25th Women's Tennis Association (WTA) doubles title and her second partnering Martina Hingis by winning the Miami Open trophy 7-5 6-1 against the Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina here.The No.2-seeded Makarova and...

01-Apr-2015 Lausanne (Switzerland)

Iran n-talks continue after deadline's expiry

Negotiations over Iran's controversial nuclear programme resumed for the seventh day on Wednesday in the Swiss city of Lausanne in a final attempt to reach an agreement, a day after the expiry of an agreed deadline, Efe news agency reported.After a three-hour break...

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