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India’s Medicine Diplomacy

“Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam” (World is one family) has been a key ingredient of India’s outreach to the world from time immemorial. It has also acquired a greater salience in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. The whole world is suffering and is frankly ....

Global Scenario of Covid-19: Some Reflections

After the number of infected persons from the coronavirus or Covid-19 crossed 6 million and now in kissing distance of reaching 7 million worldwide with close to 4 lakh fatalities in about 213 countries,1 many countries that took resort of....

India at Crossroads - Part I

Covid-19 was a predictable and avoidable event, if the world had been more transparent and accountable, and less greedy and ambitious. It is important to analyse fast-evolving international developments, thoughts and trends to grasp the choices and i....

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 ....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 29, 2020

Economic
IMF says pandemic may skew economic data and cause them to be less accurate
The coronavirus pandemic “has disrupted the production of many key statistics,” the International Monetary Fund said in a blog post this ....

Discussion on ‘Post COVID-19: India and the South Asian Neighbourhood’

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a discussion on ‘Post COVID-19: India and the South Asian Neighbourhood’ on 18 May 2020. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, delivered the opening remarks followed with presentations by Dr Sreeradha....

Taiwan Deserves Support of Democratic Countries for its World Health Assembly Bid

Taiwan has attracted international media attention from time to time, particularly whenever there is news regarding supply of arms, like fighter air crafts by the U.S.A or there is sabre rattling in the Taiwan Straits by communist China. In recent pa....

South Korea a Model Case for Combating Covid-19: Lessons for India from the Korean Experience

Introduction
When the coronavirus or Covid-19 broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan, South Korea experienced one of the world’s largest initial outbreaks outside China. Though Covid-19 has spread to as many as 205 countries across the ....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 8, 2020

Economic
US-China trade negotiators vow to save phase one deal on first call during pandemic
Top trade negotiators from the United States and China spoke by phone on May 08 and vowed to continue to support the phase one trade....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 7, 2020

Economic
Dollar strength exposes cracks in Asian emerging-market debt
The resilient U.S. dollar and the resulting weakness in emerging-market currencies amid the coronavirus pandemic is increasing the risk of default on Asian ....

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