Commentaries & Articles
Rejuvenating India’s health sector
Doctors and healthcare workers are the heroes of our battle against COVID 19. It is, therefore, painful to see that many of them contracted the infection because of lack of personal protective gears. The country faces an acute shortage of essential equipment like hospital beds, ventilators, testing kits, masks, et cetera. Efforts are being made to meet the shortages but these are at best short termmeasures. The coronavirus endemic has also highlighted that health security is an essential part of national security.
COVID-19 ails the Beijing Model
The United Nations Security Council, the premium forum to discuss threats to global peace and security, is yet to discuss COVID-19. An attempt to address the Virus was blocked by China last month while it served as the Chair of the Security Council. As casualties continue to mount, the world faces a dire crisis of this magnitude for the first time since the Second World War. One needs to question the role of the People's Republic of China in international affairs and the heft it carries at multilateral institutions.
Province 2 in Nepal - No Name, No Capital
In Nepal, the coalition government of the Federal Socialist Party Nepal (FSPN) and the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) in Province 2 could not garner the required number of votes in the Provincial Assembly on the name of the province and its capital on March 17, 2020. As such, the future of giving the name and fixing capital of Province 2 has become uncertain.
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 8, 2020
Chinese land ports around the country are enhancing prevention and control measures on imported coronavirus cases amid a flood of land arrivals after most inbound flights were cancelled.
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.
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