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WEF 2018: PM Modi Opens Davos Forum, Calls For Global Peace

The 48th Annual WEF Meet will be held in Davos from 23 January to 26 January.

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PM Narendra Modi addresses opening plenary at Davos.
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The official sessions of the World Economic Forum in Davos began on Tuesday, 23 January, where Prime Minister Modi delivered the 'opening plenary'.

Over 3,000 global leaders, including CEOs, heads of state and government, artists and civil society members are attending the summit, that will draw to a close on 26 January.

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  • The 48th Annual WEF Meet is being held from 23 January to 26 January
  • PM Modi delivered the opening plenary address at the summit on 23 January
  • Indian delegation is the largest ever at the economic forum
8:25 AM , 24 Jan

Shahrukh Khan and Devendra Fadnavis Discuss 'Magnetic Maharasthra'

Speaking to ANI on the sidelines of the WEF summit, Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis discussed the development agenda of Maharashtra.

Lauding the Prime minister for his development-driven agenda, Fadnavis said:

The Prime Minister pointed out globalisation is losing sheen and India can become hub of bringing it back, a lot of good points. It is a matter of pride for all of us that for the first time in 20 yrs we have a PM coming here.

Meanwhile, Khan hailed both Delhi and Maharashtra as his mothers.

I’m a living example of how someone can come to Mumbai & fulfill dreams. I always say I have two mothers - Delhi which gave birth to me and Maharashtra which helped me grow. New policies will create a digital environment, favorable to young India.
5:27 AM , 24 Jan

PM Modi Arrives in Delhi After Attending WEF Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Delhi in the wee hours of Wednesday after attending the Annual WEF Summit in Davos.

WEF 2018: PM Modi Opens Davos Forum, Calls For Global Peace
(Photo Courtesy: ANI)
5:21 AM , 24 Jan

Shah Rukh Khan and Devendra Fadnavis Speak About 'Magnetic Maharashtra'

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan spoke to ANI together on the significance of the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos.

Praising PM Narendra Modi's speech, Khan said, "It is a matter of pride for all of us that for the first time in 20 years, we have a PM coming here."

I’m a living example of how someone can come to Mumbai and fulfill dreams. I always say I have two mothers - Delhi which gave birth to me and Maharashtra which helped me grow. New policies will create a digital environment, favorable to young India.
Shah Rukh Khan on ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’

Meanwhile, Fadnavis highlighted the efforts being made to bring forward Maharashtra as an investment destination.

Through investment summit we’re bringing forward Maharashtra as an investment destination. We’re trying to work in new areas because the times are changing. We’re unveiling the new FinTech policy and focusing on industries 4.0. It will change businesses.
Devendra Fadnavis on ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’
7:06 PM , 23 Jan

PM Modi Meets Queen of Netherlands

PM Narendra Modi meets Queen Maxima of Netherlands on the sidelines of the WEF 2018 in Davos.

WEF 2018: PM Modi Opens Davos Forum, Calls For Global Peace
(Photo: ANI)

Published: 17 Jan 2018, 5:25 PM IST
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