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ततमादॉ दिवस 27 मार्च 2020: विश्वसनीय और प्रासंगिक बने रहने के लिए क्या करें म्यांमार की सशस्त्र सेनाएं
ततमादॉ यानी म्यांमार की सशस्त्र सेनाएं 27 मार्च 2020 को यानी आज अपना 75वां स्थापना दिवस मना रही हैं। इसे ततमादॉ नेय भी कहा जाता है और द्वितीय विश्वयुद्ध के दौरान जापानी कब्जे के खिलाफ विद्रोह की याद में इसे मनाया जाता है। यही वह दिन था, जब बोगयोक आंग सान और उनके 30 साथियों यानी थाकिन्स ने जापानी फासीवादियों के खिलाफ जंग छेड़ी थी और उन्हें तत्कालीन बर्मा से बाहर खदेड़ दिया था। शुरू में इसे फासीवादी विरोधी दिवस कहा जाता था, लेकिन आज इसे ततमादॉ दिवस कहा जाता है। इस दिन राष्ट्रीय अवकाश रहता है और नेयपीडॉ में बड़ी परेड होती है। पिछले वर्ष सीनियर जनरल आंग मिंग लाएंग के स्थान पर वाइस सीनियर जनरल सो विन
Lockdown Week 2: Let us Think of Self-reliance
As India completes second week of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, the attention is now shifting to the post lockdown scenarios. Fresh thinking is required to rebuild India in the post-corona world.
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 7, 2020
France, Spain, Belgium and Finland are among many countries that have set up expert committees to examine a gradual easing of stay-at-home orders for some businesses and schools while avoiding a second wave of infections that could overwhelm health services.
Coronavirus Pandemic and Countries in Internal Conflict WHO has to step in
While the world is grappling with the pandemic caused by novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, some countries like Myanmar, Syria and South Yemen seemed to have practically fallen off the map for nearly the past two months. The attention is relatively less on them as compared to the major countries like USA, China, those part of the European Union, India, South Korea, Japan and some Latin American countries. Human Rights groups have been trying to highlight the plight of the above-referred minor countries, but the acuity of the problem is still to be realized in the public domain.
THE WUHAN VIRUS | A POEM
At Wuhan at the market wet Where bats and pangolins are sold The stage for the virus was set To bring the world into its fold
Drone Swarms -a Growing Lethality…. Where is the World? Where are We?
The credit of using the unmanned platform for the first time goes to Austria, when in1849 it attacked the Italian city of Venice using unmanned balloons loaded with explosives1. Surely, the Austrian warriors could have never imagined that this humble beginning of theirs would explode into such a revolution one day, that it would dwarf everything else in the aerial warfare domain. The ‘unmanned revolution’ is upon us for decades now!
Covid-19 and Indian Economy
Epidemic is inversely proportional to economic enterprise and growth in any country. Likewise, any pandemic has a penchant to puncture the global economic growth. Corona virus will lead to recession and economic collapse if corrective measures with right policy choices are not undertaken on a war footing. Human and healthcare costs will be immense.
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