The theme for the 2018 World Economic Forum is "Creating a shared future in a fractured world." In his opening remarks, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a more open global economy.
Indian Prime Minister Modi and his allies are on course to a win a majority in parliament after a mammoth general election, according to exit polls. The election was billed as a referendum on Modi's government.
India has usually adopted a "non-aligned" foreign policy, but since Prime Minister Modi came to power in 2014, New Delhi has shown more assertiveness in international relations, particularly in its dealing with Pakistan.
The UN has designated Pakistan-based militant Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, after China lifted its objection to the move. India applauded the decision, which could boost Prime Minister Modi in the ongoing polls.
Only one in five participants at the World Economic Forum in Davos is a woman. Female role models are desperately needed to close the gender gap in politics and business.
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