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राष्ट्रपति ट्रम्प की भारत यात्रा : सामरिक संदर्भ पर ध्यान देने की आवश्यकता
राष्ट्रपति ट्रम्प 24-25 फरवरी, 2020 को भारत की राजकीय यात्रा पर आ रहे हैं। भारत सरकार नि:संदेह भ्रमणकारी राष्ट्रपति के लिए लाल कालीन बिछायेगी। राष्ट्रपति के रूप में राष्ट्रपति ट्रम्प की यह पहली भारत यात्रा है। हालाँकि यह यात्रा उनके कार्यकाल के उत्तरार्ध में हो रही है, लेकिन प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ट्रम्प के भारत दौरे को सुनिश्चित करने का श्रेय ले सकते हैं। एक बड़े पैमाने पर सार्वजनिक रिसेप्शन राष्ट्रपति के गुजरात पहुँचने का इंतजार कर रहा है जो विराटता और भव्यता में टेक्सास में "हाउडी मोदी" शो से मेल खाता हुआ होगा। भारत में उम्मीद है कि यह यात्रा दोनों देशों के बीच रणनीतिक संबंधों को और मजबूत करेगी।
India-US relationship –Strategic as it is!
“Namaste Trump ji” is going to be the reverberation through media and speeches in the two days as President Donald Trump arrives for his 36 hour long maiden visit to India from February 24-25. Apart from the bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Modi whom he happens to like a lot and the ceremonial banquets and lunches Trump and Melania Trump will enjoy the Indian boisterous hospitality in Kemcho style at the freshly built Sardar Patel stadium in Ahmedabad where huge crowds are expecting to provide a very colourful welcome to him.
Afghanistan: Peace deal and deepening political crisis
President Trump’s upcoming visit to India and the rapidly progressing peace talks between the US and the Taliban gives yet another opportunity for the policymakers in India to use their ingenuity in order to secure a place for itself in a post-American Afghanistan. The reports suggest that the agreement between the US and the Taliban has been finalized “in principle” and it is most likely that the two sides will sign the peace deal by the end of this month.
Wuhan Corona Outbreak: Penumbra and Umbra Effects
The Corona virus that originated in December 2019 at Wuhan continues to grab headlines world over. As on 10 Feb 2020, a total of 40625 cases of infections and 910 deaths were recorded. On 18 Feb 2020, the tally reads 73336 infection cases and 1874 deaths1. That is an increase of 55.39 % infections and 48.55 % of deaths in the period. As on 18 Feb 2020, official data shows China itself had 72438 cases of infections and 1869 deaths. The social media puts these numbers much higher with 250 million quarantined and 1.5 million confirmed infections.
Parameswaran ji — Saint in White Robes
Parameswaran ji, as he was known to his countless admirers, is no more. P Parameswaran, who became the pracharak of RSS when he was 23 and ceaselessly worked for 70 years more till he breathed his last, had only one mission in life that was nation and one deity that was Bharatmata. Though an organisation man, his acute intellectual urge drove him to found the Bharatiya Vichara Kendram in Thiruvananthapuram decades ago, through which he expounded the other, uncelebrated spiritual mind of Kerala.
The Changing Trends in Libyan Civil War
The civil war in Libya has its roots in the 2011 Arab Spring protests against the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The protests began after Day of Rage was announced in Benghazi on 17 February 2011 and quickly spread to other parts of the state. The uprising at the nascent stage witnessed a heavy inflow of weapons, the sudden formation of militias largely on tribal allegiances, coordinated action etc.1 This indicated a pre-planned effort backed by foreign actors, rather than a spontaneous movement, to utilize the momentum of the protests to topple the Gaddafi government.
Coronavirus: Can China Deal with it?
Last year, amidst the US-China trade war, Chinese leader the Xi Jinping held a meeting with top Communist Party officials to warn about the surprise emergence of "black swan events" that could destabilise their 70-year rule. Perhaps the outbreak of Coronavirus epidemic is that event.1
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