Narendra Modi In Davos LIVE Updates: PM To Showcase Indian Culture, Heritage At World Economic Forum Today

The theme for this year's World Economic Forum is "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World." The plenary session will be moderated by Prof. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to pitch India as a growth engine for the global economy.

Narendra Modi In Davos LIVE Updates: PM To Showcase Indian Culture, Heritage At World Economic Forum Today

PM Narendra Modi began his 2-day visit to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum meet today

Davos / New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his two-day visit to Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum meet in Davos today. PM Modi's visit to Davos for the World Economic Forum or WEF will be the first visit by an Indian prime minister since the earlier one by Deve Gowda in 1997. The 2018 Davos meet will also see the largest-ever participation by an Indian delegation. During his visit, Prime Minister Modi will deliver the keynote speech at the plenary session of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland tomorrow. He will also have a bilateral meeting with Alain Berset, President of the Swiss Confederation today. The theme for this year's World Economic Forum is "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World." The plenary session will be moderated by Prof. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to pitch India as a growth engine for the global economy. Over 3,000 world leaders from business, politics, art, academia and civil society will attend the 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting over the next five days in the small ski resort town on snow-covered Alps mountains, where the Indian presence will be the largest ever with over 130 participants. Leaders from across the world will arrive in Davos this evening, when India is putting up a grand show and 'welcome reception' which will see, among other things, several cultural performances and a ballet performance. India will showcase its diversity from culture and art to lifestyle and food. Attendees will be in for a treat of the flavours of India with the country's exquisite Indian cuisine. There will also be a live Yoga session which will demonstrate India's ancient Yoga heritage. PM Modi will also highlight the spirit and aspirations of a young, innovative and new India.
 

Here are the LIVE updates from day 1 of PM Narendra Modi's 2-day visit to Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum meeting:

 
Jan 23, 2018 02:58 (IST)
Narrating India's growth story and presenting exciting opportunities for global business in India at Davos, PM Modi hosted a round-table meeting with CEOs of top global companies: MEA spokesperson
Jan 23, 2018 02:22 (IST)
In Davos For Economic Forum, PM Narendra Modi Meets Swiss President Alain Berset: 10 Points
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held extensive talks with Swiss President Alain Berset on deepening of bilateral relations and automatic exchange of tax information. The talks took place hours after his arrival at Davos -- the snow-covered Swiss mountain resort - for the World Economic Forum, a conference an Indian Prime Minister is attending after two decades. PM Modi, who will be in Davos for about 24 hours, has a packed schedule as he pitches India as an investment destination and major driver of global economic growth.
Jan 23, 2018 01:40 (IST)
PM's presence gives a big message to the world community, that India is open for business. Here, we are all giving out information about the 'New India 2022' that we are working towards, says Union Minister Piyush Goyal in Davos, news agency ANI reports
Jan 23, 2018 01:39 (IST)
Extremely charged that I've had this amazing opportunity, this award, being recognized like this for minuscule work that I did, I'd like to do it with even more fervor. What is even more pleasant is that India is here in full power: Shah Rukh Khan told news agency ANI in Davos.
Jan 23, 2018 01:28 (IST)
This time World Economic Forum is India's World Economic Forum. PM is promoting India from Davos, it is a great opportunity. In Andhra Pradesh we are gong in a big way for investment: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu told news agency ANI in Davos
Jan 23, 2018 01:19 (IST)
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Jan 22, 2018 23:46 (IST)
PM Modi meets President of Swiss Confederation Alain Berset at Davos.
Jan 22, 2018 23:41 (IST)
Shah Rukh Khan won the Crystal Award at the event and spoke about acid attack victims and their courage and survival stories. He runs a foundation catering to the needs of acid attack survivors. Sir Elton John is to speak next at the event.
Jan 22, 2018 23:34 (IST)
Double Oscar award winner Cate Blanchett spoke at the World Economic Forum and Shah Rukh Khan will now speak at the event.
Jan 22, 2018 23:16 (IST)
PM Modi has arrived in Davos and will deliver the opening address on Tuesday.
Jan 22, 2018 23:02 (IST)
Besides Suresh Prabhu, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan as well as the respective Ministers of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh and for the External Affairs Ministry M.J. Akbar will also be attending the WEF 2018.
Jan 22, 2018 23:00 (IST)
Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said that the Indian delegation led by PM Narendra Modi will closely interact with global leaders and major corporations.

Jan 22, 2018 21:25 (IST)
The Indian presence this year is the largest in the 48-year history of the WEF. Nearly 130 Indian CEOs are attending the annual event in which over 2,000 business leaders and 70 heads of state and governments will participate.
Jan 22, 2018 18:38 (IST)
From billboards to platters, it's India everywhere at Davos. Read here.
Jan 22, 2018 17:50 (IST)
PM Modi is seen getting off his flight at the Zurich airport.

Jan 22, 2018 17:30 (IST)
PM Modi Reaches Zurich

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached the Swiss capital Zurich before he heads to Davos for the annual World Economic Forum meet. PM Modi's visit to Davos for WEF will be the first visit by an Indian prime minister since the earlier one by Deve Gowda in 1997.
Jan 22, 2018 17:09 (IST)
Shah Rukh Khan Hopes To Find Warmth In Snow-Clad Davos 

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is in Davos to receive an honour at the 24th Annual Crystal Awards, hopes to feel the warmth of love and friendship in the alpine resort town. He is also looking forward to his "fan moment" with other star awardees Elton John and Cate Blanchett. "Bhai sahib kaafi thand hai (It's quite cold)!!! Hope to find some love and friendship to keep me warm here. Thank you World Economic Forum for the honour and for having me over. Davos diaries," Shah Rukh tweeted on Monday. His post was accompanied by a photograph featuring the actor with a pristine white snow-clad landscape as the backdrop.


Jan 22, 2018 15:57 (IST)
Signalling India's engagement with the rest of the world in a multi-dimensional way, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos later today. PM Modi will be the first Indian minister to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in over 20 years, the last one being HD Deve Gowda in 1997.

Ahead of PM Modi's arrival in Davos, the snow-resort is decked up to attract investors to India.

Jan 22, 2018 15:53 (IST)

India was today ranked at the 62nd place among emerging economies on an Inclusive Development Index, much below China's 26th position and Pakistan's 47th. Norway remains the world's most inclusive advanced economy, while Lithuania again tops the list of emerging economies, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said while releasing the yearly index here before the start of its annual meeting, to be attended by several world leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump.
Jan 22, 2018 15:28 (IST)
A Rundown Of The Leaders Participating In This Year's Annual Meeting

Jan 22, 2018 15:25 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left this morning for a two-day visit to Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum meet in Davos today. PM Modi's visit to Davos for the World Economic Forum or WEF will be the first visit by an Indian prime minister since the earlier one by Deve Gowda in 1997. The 2018 Davos meet will also see the largest-ever participation by an Indian delegation. During his visit, Prime Minister Modi will deliver the keynote speech at the plenary session of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland tomorrow. As Prime Minister Modi boarded the Air India One for his visit to Switzerland, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted, "Showcasing India's resilient economy and India's attractiveness as a destination of doing business! Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplanes for Davos to participate in the World Economic Forum."


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Jan 22, 2018 12:16 (IST)
Leaders from across the world will arrive in Davos this evening, where India is putting up a grand show and 'welcome reception' which will see, among other things, several cultural performances and a ballet performance. India will showcase its diversity from culture and art to lifestyle and food. Attendees will be in for a treat of the flavours of India with the country's exquisite Indian cuisine. There will also be a live Yoga session which will demonstrate India's ancient Yoga heritage. PM Modi will also highlight the spirit and aspirations of a young, innovative and new India.


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Jan 22, 2018 12:09 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to pitch India as a growth engine for the global economy. Over 3,000 world leaders from business, politics, art, academia and civil society will attend the 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting over the next five days in the small ski resort town on snow-covered Alps mountains, where the Indian presence will be the largest ever with over 130 participants.


Jan 22, 2018 12:03 (IST)
The theme for this year's World Economic Forum is "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World." The plenary session will be moderated by Prof. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.
Jan 22, 2018 12:02 (IST)
The 2018 Davos meet will also see the largest-ever participation by an Indian delegation. During his visit, Prime Minister Modi will deliver the keynote speech at the plenary session of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland tomorrow. He will also have a bilateral meeting with Alain Berset, President of the Swiss Confederation today.
Jan 22, 2018 12:02 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his two-day visit to Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum meet in Davos today. PM Modi's visit to Davos for the World Economic Forum or WEF will be the first visit by an Indian prime minister since the earlier one by Deve Gowda in 1997.
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