Tag Archives: covid 19

NAM in the contemporary world order

Born half a century ago in the middle of a world riven by antagonism between the USA and the USSR and the alliances they led, Nam had been the vehicle for developing world to assert their independence from the competing claims of the two superpowers. Recently, the Prime Minister of India hosted a video conference […]

Safeguarding labourers during Covid-19

The government of Uttar Pradesh announced the suspension of some labour laws to facilitate industry that has practically come to a standstill because of Covid-19-instigated lockdown. The states of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat have also opted for this extraordinary measure. This bold move, implemented as it has been in the time of crisis, has been long in coming. The reforms of […]

Virus Shatters ‘China Dream’

Post-Covid-19 world will be ‘very different’ for China On a visit to his home province Shaanxi from April 20-23, President Xi Jinping expressed concern over the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on China’s economic growth targets, unemployment, food and energy security, supply chain stability and others and called for accelerating the country’s efforts on 5G, […]

Understand the virulence of your Viruses

Predominantly, viruses have a reputation for being the cause of contagion. Widespread events of disease and death have no doubt bolstered such a reputation.  Every new virus that surfaces puts the scientific fraternity on red alert, for viruses have a notorious reputation for posing unprecedented challenges. Some (such as Ebola) are lethal with a high […]