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Leadership Transition in Japan and its Implications

Japan swore in a new Prime Minister, Mr. Yoshihide Suga, on September 16, 2020. The leadership change came about due to the unexpected decision of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to step down a year before time citing ill health, ending a consecutive 8-yea....

Indian Economy may take a Few Years to Stabilize

If social media is of any significance, the public perception of the prospect of recovery of India’s COVID-hit economy moves between two extremes. Some are quick to ‘predict’ doomsday and some others only see the sun shining. The truth is hidde....

Webinar on “Indian Economy – Today and Future Prospects”

Key Takeaways
On 07 August 2020 Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Vivekanand International Foundation (VIF) jointly organized a panel discussion on Indian Economy – Today and Future Prospects. The session delibera....

Decoding Atmanirbhar Bharat with Dr. Anantha Nageswaran

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a virtual interaction with Dr. V. Anantha Nageswaran to discuss the Special Economic “Atmanirbhar Bharat” Package announced by the Government of India in the wake of COVID-19. Dr. Nageswaran is a....

Math and effect of Modi package

Its explicit intent is to provide for the deprived and disturbed through direct fiscal spend from the budget. The Modi stimulus package is in three parts — direct government spend, bank credit, and rate cut and lending by RBI to banks. Mo....

Covid-19 package — World and India

Where there are six economists', said Winston Churchill quoting Barbara Wootton, “there are seven opinions or even more”. Churchill even chided the undoubtedly great economist John Maynard Keynes for giving him two opinions on every issue. Econom....

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....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 15, 2020

Strategic
Putin seizes crude supply deal to oil relations with Trump
The Russian president and his US counterpart have held five conversations since March 30, more than in the whole of 2019, as they negotiated the largest ever....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, March 31, 2020

Medical
Battelle Pioneers Technology to Clean and Reuse PPE: Gets US FDA Approval
The Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System is the first of its kind, capable of cleaning up to 80,000 pieces of PPE (personal protectiv....

Vimarsha: Panel Discussion on Political Stability and Transformation of Union Budget

A special edition of Vimarsh was organized on Political Stability and Transformation of Union Budget at the Vivekananda International Foundation on February 15, 2020. The public event which marked the launch of the newly set-up VIF Centre for ....

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