Commentaries & Articles
Biotechnology and Biological Warfare – its Applicability to Indian Armed Forces
The technology which is based on biology is known as biotechnology which harnesses cellular and bio molecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet. The biological process of microorganisms has been used for more than 6000 years to make useful food products such as bread and cheese as also to preserve dairy products.
Drone Swarms: Bracing up with The New Threat
(This article linked with a previous article titled, Drone Swarms - a Growing Lethality. Where is the world? Where are we? published on the VIF portal on 06 Apr 20201.While the said article highlighted the growing lethality of the drone swarms, the current one deals with the emerging measures to counter the same.) A New Threat Knocks
Coronavirus Speeded Pace of Change for India
Since the lockdown started in India, all along the clock, there has been constant chatter on coronavirus, be it on TV, internet or conversations at home. There is a high degree of pessimism and confusion on how the pandemic would resolve itself and the world would attain normalcy, if there ever was one. But while we stay locked in, there is need to introspect how the world came crashing down in less than three months. Hyper-connectedness is not really the answer to the big question.
Experiments & Applications: S&T in Coronavirus Pandemic
Throughout the history of pandemics, technology has played its role in many ways in proliferating infectious diseases to a wider area. However, it’s the same science and technology (S&T) research and innovations that also provide a way out of such crisis for humanity. The underlying global order and inter-connectedness, as prevalent today, has reified the vulnerabilities for nations and a common global citizen. But the very order is allowing the global community to generate and share critical insights to deal with this pandemic collectively.
Ramzan Amidst Battle Against Coronavirus
One of the most potent weapons against combatting Covid-19 pandemic is the norm of social distancing. Social congregation is an anathema to the norm of social distancing.
Covid-19 - Africa the Next Battle Ground
Covid 19 virus has pervaded the globe and, in the bargain, has hit the developed countries the most. While the struggle against it is on the war footing with experimenting leadership all around, another populous and important continent is faced with yet another challenge posed by Corona. The World Health Organisation (WHO) last week warned that the corona virus cases could multiply from thousands to at least 10 million in three to six months as per provisional modelling even though it could be a tentative projection.
VIF News Digests
Neighbourhood News
May 28, 2020
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: May 28, 2020

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International Development
May 19, 2020
VIF News Digest: International Developments (US, Europe and Russia), 1-15 May 2020

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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
May 18, 2020
VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 1-15 May 2020

DEFENCE: Frontline warriors salute Corona Warriors and VOW to continue supporting the fight India salutes corona warriors...

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