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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 ....

Beyond the COVID-19: Indian Defence Industry

The social media is bulging at seams in making unending predictions by the hour related to the ‘life after Covid’. The continuum ranges from a ‘total doomsday’ scenario painted by the naysayersto the ‘we will win’ and how the life will be....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 6, 2020

Strategic
Biden's edge evaporates as Trump seen as better suited for economy, coronavirus response: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Joe Biden’s advantage over President Donald Trump in popular support has eroded in recent weeks as the pr....

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....

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....

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....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 28, 2020

Medical
Doctors debate when best to place virus patients on ventilators
During the early stages of the outbreak, doctors in many countries placed patients on to ventilators based on low levels of blood oxygen. “At the begin....

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