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China: Daily Scan, October 5, 2021

U.S. trade chief seeks "frank conversations" with China: Xinhuanet October 5, 2021 U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai said on Monday that the United States seeks "frank conversations" with the Chinese side on issues including...

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Central Asia

Introduction The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is so profound that the world will never be the same again. Human communication, social norms and habits have transformed immensely due to this. More digitalisation and less physical interactions have...

The Indus Water Treaty @ 60: Precariously Poised

The Indus Water Treaty (IWT) was signed by India and Pakistan in 1960 after nine years of tortuous negotiations, facilitated by the World Bank. Pakistan was extremely unhappy during the negotiations as it felt that the treaty was unfair to it....

COVID-19 in Tajikistan: From Denial to Full-scale Crisis

Despite being surrounded by the countries with positive cases of coronavirus, the Tajik Government had consistently denied the existence of the virus until April 30 when 15 cases were reported. This announcement was made when the World Health...

Pakistan: Worsening Economic Condition

Pakistan was already going through an economic slowdown when the COVID outbreak took place. It had received the US $ 6 billion of assistance from the IMF under Extended Fund Facility last year. The money came with conditions. The IMF policy of...

Covid-19 - Africa the Next Battle Ground

Covid 19 virus has pervaded the globe and, in the bargain, has hit the developed countries the most. While the struggle against it is on the war footing with experimenting leadership all around, another populous and important continent is faced with...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 13, 2020

Medical Is the TB Vaccine responsible for the large deaths in West? The novel coronavirus is rampaging across the world, but its impact is not equal; it is hammering some populations, while leaving others relatively unscathed. One determining...

Covid-19 and Indian Economy

Epidemic is inversely proportional to economic enterprise and growth in any country. Likewise, any pandemic has a penchant to puncture the global economic growth. Corona virus will lead to recession and economic collapse if corrective measures with...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, March 31, 2020

Medical Battelle Pioneers Technology to Clean and Reuse PPE: Gets US FDA Approval The Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System is the first of its kind, capable of cleaning up to 80,000 pieces of PPE (personal protective equipment) at a time...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, March 26, 2020

Strategic Pompeo says CCP prevented cooperation with United States In a press briefing on March 25, Pompeo mentioned that the US had tried to work with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) throughout by sending US scientists and experts to Wuhan, but...

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