Commentaries & Articles
The Maoists, Violence, and their ‘Alternate Revolutionary Programme’
As human beings distance away from each other to deny the corona virus any additional mass and volume, the left-wing insurgents in India's dense jungles converge into south Bastar in central India from neighbouring provinces as well as from Nepal1:
Fragile Unity Government in Israel
On 20 April 2020, the incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Likud Party signed an agreement to form unity government with Benny Gantz’s Kahol Lavan Party ending the yearlong political deadlock and averting the possibility of fourth election.
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 5, 2020
Among the clichéd role stereotypes, is that women are more responsible for children and the household, and perhaps care for older family members as well. According to UNICEF, women across the world did three times as much unpaid care work as men even before the current crisis.
Biological Security: An Imperative for Indo-US Partnership
The conventional understanding of the term security-both traditional and non-traditional is heavily influenced by the state-centric approach. The proponents of various security policies use concept of security that has military dimension to it- defensive, offensive or preemptive in nature aimed to preserve sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state against adversarial state and non-state actors.
कोरोनावायरस ने भारत में परिवर्तन को गति दे दी है
जब से भारत में लॉकडाउन की शुरुआत हुई है, तब से सर्वाधिक रूप से कोरोनावायरस चर्चा के केंद्र में रहा है, चाहे वह टीवी हो, इंटरनेट हो या घर की बातचीत हो तरफ इसपर चर्चा हो रही है। निराशावाद और भ्रम की स्थिति है कि महामारी कैसे समाप्त होगी और दुनिया कब सामान्य स्थिति में वापस आएगी। लेकिन जब हम अंदर कैद हैं, तो हमें यह आत्मनिरीक्षण करने की जरूरत है कि दुनिया कैसे तीन महीने से भी कम समय में दुर्घटनाग्रस्त हो गई। एक दूसरे से परस्पर जुड़ाव वास्तविक रूप में इस महत्वपूर्ण सवाल का जवाब नहीं है। इस अदृश्य वायरस ने समस्याओं का एक पहाड़ खड़ा कर दिया है, जिसे हमने नजरअंदाज करने का फैसला किया है या इससे निपटने के
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 4, 2020
The MSCI Emerging Market Currency Index, which tracks overall movements of emerging market currencies, dropped 6% in the January-March period this year; the steepest quarterly fall since 2015 when China badly shook global financial markets with the devaluation of the Renminbi.
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 does not come as a surprise because right from the beginning the government has prioritised containment of the virus and save lives.
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