Commentaries & Articles
Modi Calls upon the Indian Industry to ‘Think Big’ and Help Build Aatmanirbhar Bharat
Speaking at the 125th Annual Session of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon the Indian industry to take advantage of the unprecedented opportunities thrown up by the Covid-19 crisis and help build a strong, self-reliant, Aatmanirbhar Bharat. He took the opportunity to elaborate on the concept of aatmanirbharata.
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, June 02, 2020
Economic
China bets on $2tn high-tech infrastructure plan to spark economy
When Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang delivered his government's annual work report in Beijing recently, the $2 trillion new high-tech infrastructure initiative was high up on the agenda.
What is happening in Libya?
We have been coming across reports, more in the foreign media than in the Indian, of the military gains of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj at the expense of the Tobruk-based General Khalifa Haftar.
Net War in India: in the Context of Current Turbulence
The Current Turbulence Relevant to India
The most visible events that impact the collective consciousness of Indian population today are connected with Sino Indian confrontation in the East, Pakistan sponsored proxy war post abrogation of Article 370- in the West, migration of Indian workers from economic hubs to their respective states of domicile and unprecedented global and economic downturn.
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, June 01, 2020
Alongside growing opposition to Chinese investments, protectionism is widening. Nine of the world’s 10 largest economies have introduced new measures restricting foreign investment since 2017, according to the UN Committee on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
How to Transform Indian Agriculture During COVID-19 Lockdown?
Why Indian Agriculture/ “Annadata” Needs Support, in Measured Terms Bailout Package?
The Corona virus (COVID-19) endemic across the globe has caused substantial human and economic losses and disrupted food system value chain1. It has jolted the human minds and made to realise the vulnerability of human life to nature.
Truth vs. Reality: Unshackling the Burdens of Intrigue in Kashmir
Truthful journalism is the bulwark that makes democracies work by fulfilling the people’s right to information. This statement cannot be faulted, but there is a less comfortable truth that operates in tandem here, especially when it comes to media coverage of events in Jammu & Kashmir. Half-truths and negativity are often substituted for ground realities coupled with a complete ignoring of the history and geopolitics of the area.
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Neighbourhood News
June 1, 2020
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: June 01, 2020

PAKISTAN Two High Commission officials expelled by India: DAWN India on Sunday expelled two officials of the Pakistani High...

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International Development
May 19, 2020
VIF News Digest: International Developments (US, Europe and Russia), 1-15 May 2020

USA Domestic – Political 'Obamagate': Donald Trump calls for Barack Obama to testify and wants officials to be 'jailed for...

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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
May 18, 2020
VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 1-15 May 2020

DEFENCE: Frontline warriors salute Corona Warriors and VOW to continue supporting the fight India salutes corona warriors...

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