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Opportunities in the Covid Crisis
Every crisis comes with opportunities. The Covid-19 crisis presents the country with an unprecedented opportunity to have a hard look at the present state of the economy and think of strategies to strengthen indigenous R&D and manufacturing capabilities in different sectors. Covid19 will reshape the power equations in the world. China is already taking the high moral ground for having dealt with the crisis efficiently. It is trying to emerge as the hub of manufacturing of medical devices.
Tatmadaw Day 27 March 2020: Things that the Myanmar Armed Forces must do to remain credible and relevant
The Tatmadaw, as the Myanmar Armed Forces are referred to, celebrate their 75th Anniversary Day on 27 March 2020, i.e. today. The Tatmadaw Nay as it is also referred to, commemorates the rebellion against the Japanese occupation during World War II. This was the day when Bogyoke Aung San and his 30 Comrades, the Thakins, turned against the Japanese Fascists and drove them out of then Burma.
Uzbekistan to become Observer of Eurasian Economic Union
On March 6, the Uzbek government approved plans to apply for an observer status in the Russia led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The Cabinet forwarded the proposal to the chambers of the Oliy Majlis (parliament of Uzbekistan) for discussion.
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, March 27, 2020
The G20 meeting was not marred by acrimony, as was feared given the ongoing oil price war initiated by Saudi Arabia-led OPEC, and a war of words between the US and China over the origins and handling of the pandemic.
कोरोनावायरस: स्वास्थ्य आपातकाल से निपटने, नौकरियों की सुरक्षा और भविष्य के मद्देनजर एक टिकाऊ सामाजिक सुरक्षा प्रणाली बनाने के लिए एक व्यापक भारतीय प्रोत्साहन पैकेज की आवश्यकता है
प्रधानमंत्री ने 19 मार्च को राष्ट्र के नाम अपने संबोधन में वित्त मंत्री के नेतृत्व में एक आर्थिक टास्क फोर्स के गठन की घोषणा की, जो कोरोना वायरस संकट के खिलाफ भारत की प्रतिक्रिया सुनिश्चित करे। Covid-19 संकट को 2008-2009 के वित्तीय संकट से भी बड़े संकट के रूप में माना जा रहा है। वैश्विक आर्थिक वृद्धि अपनी वर्तमान दर 3 प्रतिशत प्रति वर्ष से घटकर 1.5 प्रतिशत या इससे भी कम होने की आशंका है, यह सब निर्भर करता है कि यह समस्या कब तक बनी रहती है। सबसे बुरी स्थिति में पूरी दुनिया मंदी या आर्थिक अवसाद में भी फंस सकती है।
Namaste SAARC
In the wake of Corona Pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the lead to sensitize the world about the need to use digital technology to strategize for cooperating and controlling this viral existential threat. As such the leaders need to stay home to contend with the threat unless you are the Pakistani President who could go to any length to stand by and show solidarity with their all-weather friend China- the original architect of this human tragedy.
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April 10, 2020
VIF Neighborhood News Digest: April 10, 2020

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International Development
April 4, 2020
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USA Domestic – Covid 19: Fauci says Covid-19 could kill 200,000 Americans. 30 March 2020 Senior US scientist Dr Anthony...

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April 6, 2020
VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 March 2020

DEFENCE: Outcomes of recently held Defexpo. FDI in Defence Sector. Budget Allocated for Defence Products Manufactured in...

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