G20
Financial Stability Board of the G20: Emerging Vulnerabilities to Global Financial Stability

Set up by the G20 in 2009, the Financial Stability board (FSB) is venerable institution with a responsibility to assess the vulnerabilities in the global financial system and suggest measures to deal with them. It coordinates the actions of the centr....

India should Make ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam and Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah’ as the Overarching Theme for its G20 Presidency

India will take over the presidency of the G20 from Indonesia in November 2022 for one year. This is a rare opportunity for India to shape G20 agenda and leave a mark. However, that will be a challenging task.

Disorder
The world is be....

China: Daily Scan, July 11, 2022

Afghanistan
Afghan Coal Sold to Companies Linked to Pakistan Army: Analyst: Tolo News
Owners of coal factories in Afghanistan said the Afghan coal is being sold to three Pakistani companies: Fauji Fertilizer Power Station, Ch....

China: Daily Scan, April 21, 2022

Full Text: Youth of China in the New Era: Xinhuanet
April 21, 2022
The State Council Information Office of China on Thursday published a white paper titled "Youth of China in the New Era." The following is the full text of the r....

China: Daily Scan, March 16, 2022

Xi's speech on Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference to be published: Xinhuanet
March 15, 2022
A speech by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, at a central conferen....

China: Daily Scan, February 28, 2022

China appoints new minister of civil affairs: Xinhuanet
February 26, 2022
Tang Dengjie was appointed minister of civil affairs by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, on Monday.
India 1989-2014 and after — a paradigm shift

Why China, why not India?” is a question debated in India without a credible answer. Asking an identical question, “Why China flew, India just grew?” Forbes magazine (2019) answered that it was because of the barrier-free autocracy in China and....

China: Daily Scan, October 13, 2021

Chinese vice premier stresses importance of improving textbook quality: Xinhuanet October 13, 2021
Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan on Tuesday urged accelerated efforts to build a high-quality textbook system to serve students' all-round....

Foreign Secretary’s talk on Global Rebalancing and India's Foreign Policy, Vivekananda International Foundation (June 30, 2021)

Good evening. I would like to thank my senior colleague and friend Arvind Gupta, Director of the Vivekananda International Foundation, for inviting me to deliver today’s VIMARSH Talk. Let me begin by referring to something that our host for t....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 13, 2020

Medical
Is the TB Vaccine responsible for the large deaths in West?
The novel coronavirus is rampaging across the world, but its impact is not equal; it is hammering some populations, while leaving others relatively unscathe....

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