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COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 4, 2020

Economic Emerging market currencies mark biggest falls in 5 years The MSCI Emerging Market Currency Index, which tracks overall movements of emerging market currencies, dropped 6% in the January-March period this year; the ste....

Lockdown Lessons: Build Self-reliance

The government announced a further two weeks extension of the nationwide lockdown which was to end on 3 May 2020. The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued detailed guidelines on handling the red, orange and green zones in the country. The decision doe....

Exchanges on Wuhan Virus: A Poem

US CLAIMS To start we have to put the blame On the country that is the source Of virus, and hence the right name Must be in documents of course. I have greatest respect for Xi, We get along superbly well, Bu....

Vietnam: Integral to ASEAN and Reliable for Indo-Pacific

Introduction Vietnam will chair the 36th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in June this year. The summit which was initially scheduled in April has been shifted to June due to the Covid-19 outbreak. For Vietna....

Shift to Plant Based Proteins to Prevent Future Pandemics

Three consignments of African Pangolin scales have been recently seized at ports in two Southeast Asian countries. On the first day of April, port authorities in Port Kelang, Malaysia confiscated six tons of the contraband packed in a shipping contai....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 1, 2020

Medical Flagship US medical academy backs EU efforts for global virus response Victor Dzau, National Academy of Medicine president, appealed to Ursula von der Leyen, his European Commission counterpart, to boost global develop....

कोविड-19 पर हिंद-प्रशांत बैठक

हिंद-प्रशांत के कुछ देशों के बीच 20 मार्च को कोविड-19 महामारी पर टेलीकॉन्फ्रेंस आयोजित की गई। बैठक....

Myanmar Ethnic Strife: The Rise of Arakan Army

On 10 April 2009, the separatist Arakan Army (AA) established itself as a “revolutionary armed organisation” in Myanmar. Till 2015, it operated in Kachin and Shan States under the guidance of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) with headqua....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 30, 2020

Strategic Is a Chinese BSL-4 Lab accidentally responsible for the pandemic? There are two virus research-related facilities in Wuhan- Wuhan Institute of Virology and the other is the Wuhan Centre for Disease Prevention and Co....

What the World Needs to Revise? – Lessons from Repository of Indian Civilisation’s Thought and Praxis

As we stand amidst a crisis owing to the pandemic caused by the rapid spread of the deadly corona virus, there lie shrouded in ignorance and oversight immense learning for the world from Indian Food Ethics- a discipline where ethics and food collide....

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