CNBC-TV18, CNN-News18 to launch ‘Global Dialogues: The COVID-19 Impact & Beyond’

  CNBC-TV18, CNN-News18 to launch ‘Global Dialogues: The COVID-19 Impact & Beyond’

The world took an unprecedented turn as the COVID-19 outbreak bought everything to a glaring halt. Disrupting industries, economies and households, it is demanding a behavioural change in the functioning of the society and the government. With an aim to bring to fore fresh thinking, insightful research and enriching conversations. CNBC-TV18 and CNN-News18 has joined forces to launch a marquee series, ‘Global Dialogues: The Covid-19 Impact & Beyond’, today. The series will feature eminent industry leaders across sectors in conversation with Shereen Bhan on CNBC-TV18 and Zakka Jacob on CNN-News18.  They will shed light on the disruptions, solutions and India’s role & relevance in the post COVID-19 World.

Zakka JacobThe series will be broadcasted weekly on both the channels and will delve into different themes capturing insightful conversations on the various avenues and possibilities of the post COVID-19 world. Each episode will revolve around the following themes:

  1. Healthcare – Taking primacy at every level, the healthcare sector will demand a seismic shift for budget allocation and policy making for each government. The episode will lay strong focus on collaborations to produce drugs & vaccine along with a growing emphasis on building a robust public health system with adequate infrastructure and R&D
  2. Pharma & Life Sciences post COVID-19 – As health institutions across the world come together to combat the pandemic, the episode will track the vaccine development taking place worldwide
  3. Exponential acceleration of Technology – As social distancing becomes the norm of the day; technology will be the biggest aid in ensuring a seamless functioning of the society. The episode will focus on how technology and digital transformation will continue to drive change across different sectors that include education, healthcare, media and entertainment industry et al.
  4. Geopolitics and Reshaping of the Global order – Recouping from the dire consequences will China continue to be a favoured destination for businesses, or will India be in the reckoning for investments
  5. How India needs to reimagine itself Post-COVID-19

The series will kickstart with a conversation between Zakka Jacob and Dr. Devi Shetty, Dr. Naresh Trehan & Dr. Sangita Reddy on CNN-News18. The series will offer the audience a chance to perceive and understand the evolving scenario and the dynamic of the industries through expert-led lens. Launching today, viewers can watch the show on CNN-News18 at 6.00pm IST and repeat at 9.30pm IST.

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