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Diaspora in Doldrums
Covid 19 virus has brought the world to a standstill and imposed an overly defensive mode. Countries are cut off with one another with increasing restrictions on movement. Only stranded citizens or some special categories have been allowed to be repatriated or evacuated from abroad. Borders are sealed within countries and with the outside world.
लॉकडाउन 2.0: ध्यान अर्थव्यवस्था को पुनः आरंभ करने पर होगा
3 मई, 2020 तक लॉकडाउन बढ़ाने के प्रधानमंत्री की घोषणा के साथ ही भारत में कोरोना वायरस महामारी की गहनता और इसकी व्यापकता को लेकर चिंताएं बढ़ गई हैं। प्रधानमंत्री ने यह कहते हुए इसे स्पष्ट किया कि लॉकडाउन सख्त होगा और इसके हॉटस्पॉटों की सावधानीपूर्वक निगरानी की जाएगी। इस दौरान आर्थिक गतिविधियों के क्रमिक रूप से शुरू होने की उम्मीद की जा सकती है। सरकार ने पहले ही 20 अप्रैल से ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में आर्थिक गतिविधियों को धीरे-धीरे खोलने के लिए दिशानिर्देश जारी कर दिए हैं। इस कदम का बहुत ही जरूरी रूप से सकारात्मक कदम के रूप में स्वागत किया गया।
The situation seems to be: To responsibility Xi-rk, The Chinese will Xi-lly shally, As long as delay will work To get them out of a Xi-t hole, So they make a lot of Xi-ndig, Knowing their armour has a WHO-le, They think that by some Xi-bang big Of show of generosity, After they’ve kicked us in the Xi-n, They Xi-p to meet the paucity Of drugs and profit from their sin. All this to make China look Xi-c, To dodge CV’s attribution To them that’s made the whole world sick, For which CVere retribution Demands that its power must Xi-rink
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.
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