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आत्मनिर्भर भारत अभियान: आत्मनिर्भरता को समझना एवं पटरी पर लौटने का रास्ता तय करना
यह आलेख भारतीय उद्योग परिसंघ (सीआईआई) और विवेकानंद इंटरनेशनल फाउंडेशन (वीआईएफ) के प्रसिद्ध विशेषज्ञों के विचारों और जानकारी पर आधारित है, जो विचार उन्होंने वीआईएफ द्वारा 25 मई, 2020 को आयोजित वेबिनार में रखे थे। गणमान्य पैनल के सूत्रधार बॉस्टन कंसल्टिंग ग्रुप के चेयरमैन - इंडिया डॉ. जनमेजय सिन्हा थे और इसमें फीडबैक इन्फ्रा प्राइवेट लिमिटेड के चेयरमैन श्री विनायक चटर्जी, टाटा केमिकल्स लिमिटेड के प्रबंध निदेशक आर. मुकुंदन, ब्लू स्टार लिमिटेड के प्रबंध निदेशक श्री बी. त्यागराजन तथा विवेकानंद इंटरनेशनल फाउंडेशन के निदेशक डॉ. अरविंद गुप्ता शामिल थे।
GAMES WITH CHINESE NAMES | A POEM
To understand China’s conduct You have to from their names deduct The kind of persons they could be, It’s like solving a mystery. In social context these days one sees You use first names with so much ease, You could call Dev Dev and Bret Bret Even if you have not often met. If you say John you don’t feel strange, Ashok feels within human range. A man it could be, woman as well, With Chinese name you cannot tell. No names from another nation Create such sense of alienation, Of course, those who the language know Or have lived there may not think so.
Sino Indian Faceoff: An Inflection Point in Relations
The ongoing Sino-Indian faceoff at several points in Ladakh as well as at Naku La in Sikkim have brought the relationship to an inflexion point. While examining the extraordinary gravity of this face off -- a product of Chinese duplicity and aggression--clarity about its causative factors is imperative in order to determine India's moves to address this issue.
A Brief Assessment of China’s 3rd Session of the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference - May 2020
As usual China’s top political advisory body, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), held its annual plenary session in Beijing along with the National People’s Congress (NPC). The plenum was delayed this year and held two months later from May 21 to May 27, 2020, because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic cast a shadow over the plenary meetings, which were shortened to a week instead of the usual ten days and restrictions curtailed the number of press conferences and correspondents allowed to attend.
India- Nepal and the issue of Lipulekh
Who owns Lipulekh pass and Kalapani? From where does the river Mahakali originate? What is the strategic importance of Kalapani? These are certain questions that have come to the forefront since Nepal raised objections to India’s inauguration of metalled road to Lipulekh pass in April 2020. Why did Nepal raise such a shrill response to a road that is inside India’s territory?
India-China Standoff and Stability in the Indo-Pacific
Recent violent clashes near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between Indian and Chinese army units, resulting in large number of casualties in the Galwan region, has caused significant alarm in the wider Indo-Pacific region. While the nature of the clashes has added a new dimension to the growing fragility of the environment, the Chinese approach and aggressive actions can be seen as continuation of a trend that has been evident during the last few years.
Hydroxychloroquine: Pandemic, Parasites and Politics
In this six month long mercurial quest for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infected patients, winners are far from declared. Among the various antiviral treatments tested or deployed to inhibit the viral growth, hydroxychloroquine has had an unparalleled head-turning effect across countries. The confidence of its propagators has remained undeterred despite the overriding focus on the adverse effects of this treatment on patients. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are the two synthetic derivatives of the first ever anti-malarial agent quinine -recognized 100 years ago.
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