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Vimarsha on India's Efforts towards Developing a Vaccine to Fight the Coronavirus by Prof. K Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser, GOI

On 10 July, 2020, the Vivekananda International Foundation conducted an online Vimarsha lecture on India's Efforts towards Developing a Vaccine to Fight the Coronavirus. The speaker for the session was Prof. K Vijay Raghvan, the Principal Scientific...

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...

Regulating the Use of Autonomous Weapon Systems

Instead of worrying about technical definitions, focus on how humans can retain control over their machines Terminators running amok; the wanton killing of human beings; the end of civilisation as we know it; these are the sort of images that come...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 11, 2020

Medical Physicians report numbers of patients who are able to tolerate very low blood-oxygen levels Doctors have dubbed these patients “happy hypoxemics,” a reference to the paradox of abnormally low levels of oxygen found in their blood combined...

Experiments & Applications: S&T in Coronavirus Pandemic

Throughout the history of pandemics, technology has played its role in many ways in proliferating infectious diseases to a wider area. However, it’s the same science and technology (S&T) research and innovations that also provide a way out of...

Drone Swarms -a Growing Lethality…. Where is the World? Where are We?

The credit of using the unmanned platform for the first time goes to Austria, when in1849 it attacked the Italian city of Venice using unmanned balloons loaded with explosives1. Surely, the Austrian warriors could have never imagined that this...

Technology 2019: Another Year of Breakthroughs

Introduction The world is at the cusp of Fourth Industrial Revolution. 2019 has emphasised on the opportunities and growth from a sound digital economy. Technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Internet of Things (IOT), Natural...

Interaction with the Delegation from Taiwan External Trade Development Council

A delegation from the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwan visited the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 20 September 2019. The delegation was led by Shih-Chung Liu, Vice-Chairman of TAITRA. Dr Arvind Gupta...

Artificial Intelligence, Communication and Big Data for Information War

The Issue The combination of two words information and war into a phrase Information War (IW) does not convey much if taken in isolation. The concepts and theories that have been built around it bring out the idea, components and strategies for...

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) Changing the Nature of War?

Introduction The professional military body differentiates between an objective nature and a subjective character of war by drawing upon Clausewitz. Nature of war describes what war is and character of war describes how it is actually fought. Nature...

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