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Developing Conflict between China and Malaysia in South China Sea
While the world is preoccupied in grappling with the deadly Covid-19 virus unleashed from Wuhan, China un-abashedly marches on with its ominous policy of creeping occupation of South China Sea (SCS). The recent target of China’s expansionist policy is an exploration ship operated by Malaysian State enterprise Petronas in the Malaysian EEZ. A Chinese survey ship “Haiyang Dizhi 8” has been deployed very close to the Malaysian vessel staking the illegitimate Chinese claims.
South Korea a Model Case for Combating Covid-19: Lessons for India from the Korean Experience
When the coronavirus or Covid-19 broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan, South Korea experienced one of the world’s largest initial outbreaks outside China. Though Covid-19 has spread to as many as 205 countries across the world, infected 3.7 million people and causing over 2.6 lakh deaths (and the number is rising), the United States and Europe have been most severely affected.
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 8, 2020
Top trade negotiators from the United States and China spoke by phone on May 08 and vowed to continue to support the phase one trade deal, Chinese state media reported, in their first contact since the agreement was signed in January.
Political Crisis amidst COVID-19 Pandemic in Nepal
At a time when almost all the countries of the world are struggling to fight the corona virus pandemic, the Council of Ministers in Nepal brought in two important ordinances on April 20, 2020, that could have serious implications on the future of Nepalese politics. One of the ordinances related to splitting of political parties and the other was about amending the procedure for filling up the posts in the Constitutional Council. President Bidya Devi Bhandari immediately accorded Presidential approval to both the ordinances.
Lockdown Scenario- A Golden Opportunity for Cyber Criminals
“Anyone who thinks that security products alone offer true security is settling for the illusion of security.”1 - Kevin D Mitnick
कोविड-19 – अफ्रीका होगा जंग का अगला मैदान
कोविड 19 वायरस ने पूरी दुनिया को चपेट में ले लिया है और विकसित देशों पर इसकी सबसे ज्यादा चोट पड़ी है। इसके खिलाफ युद्धस्तर पर लड़ाई चल रही है और दुनिया भर के नेतृत्व एक साथ आ गए हैं मगर घनी आबादी वाले एक और अहम महाद्वीप में कोरोना की एक और चुनौती खड़ी हो गई है। पिछले हफ्ते ही विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन (डब्ल्यूएचओ) ने चेतावनी दी कि शुरुआती अनुमानों के मुताबिक कोरोनावायरस के मामले तीन से छह महीने में ही हजारों से बढ़कर कम से कम 1 करोड़ तक पहुंच सकते हैं। हालांकि ये अंतिम अनुमान नहीं हैं। इंपीरियल कॉलेज, लंदन के एक और अध्ययन में अनुमान लगाया गया है कि चिकित्सा सुविधा की कमी और महामारी की गहरी पैठ से नि
The Quatrains of Nostradamus: A Poem
From where the golden orb rises far away in the east And the inhabitants have a pallid look, With eyes that run like slender arcs across the face And cheeks that gently rise from it like soft mounds, Where from mountains run rivers of yellow tincture, Where the earth often trembles under the feet and brings death, And endless walls weave across the hills like serpents And smiling gods with well rounded stomachs are worshipped, From land of women singing in high pitched voices That pierce through the tympanic membrane like knives,
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