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Action Plan for Handling the Covid-19 Threat-Second and Subsequent Waves
Vivekananda International Foundation conducted a webinar on 01 May 2021 on the challenges arising from the second phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. Leading specialists from various fields participated in the webinar and included Members of the National Defence Management Authority (NDMA), senior medical personalities, healthcare professionals, representatives of CII and experts from the field of logistics management. The recommendations for the optimum management of the current crisis, based upon the intensive discussions at the webinar, are given below.
The Oxygen Crisis in Second Wave Covid-19 Pandemic in India and “We the People”
The Silver Lining
Dr. Rajendra Bharud an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer of 2013 batch presently Collector Nandurbar in the tribal area of Maharashtra started setting up a liquid oxygen plant way back in September 2020 when the first wave of Wuhan virus had commenced ebbing.
Overcoming the Pandemic: Some Suggestions
The country’s public health infrastructure is at a breaking point. Daily new cases have crossed the 400,000 mark and may increase manyfold in the coming days. The country has only approx. 75,000 ICUs whereas nearly every day, 75,000 ICU beds are needed as the wave strengthens. The shortages of hospital beds and oxygen are widespread. Even if more hospitals are set up, there will be an acute shortage of nurses, doctors, paramedical staff, technicians et cetera. We need to figure out how to provide more healthcare professionals immediately.
समझना रूस-अमेरिका संबंधों के रुझानों को
रूस का पश्चिमी देशों के साथ संबंध तेजी से बिगड़ता जा रहा है। दोनों पक्षों के नेताओं को बोली-बानी में तीखापन है और वह असद्भावनापूर्ण है। दोनों ने एक दूसरे देशों के राजनयिकों को निकाल बाहर किया है। अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति जोए बाइडेन ने 19 मार्च 2021 को एक टीवी इंटरव्यू में पुतिन को ‘हत्यारा’ करार दिया था। पुतिन ने भी इसी तुर्शी दर तुर्शी जवाब दिया कि हत्यारा ही हत्यारा को जानता है।1 यह द्विपक्षीय संबंधों में आई एक नई गिरावट का संकेत है। अमेरिकी प्रतिबंधों
India’s Maoists: Utility of Counterinsurgency and Futility of Talks
There was a flurry of analyses in the wake of the 03 April 2021 clash between India’s Security Forces [SFs] and the Maoist insurgents at the Sukma-Bijapur border region in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.123Barring a few4, the publications carried more of rhetoric and opinion than substance5.
China’s Communist Party Revises its History yet again in time for use by Xi Jinping
History and the power of the narrative have always been important to authoritarian regimes. Communist regimes have elevated their importance by using them to indoctrinate entire generations with sanitised versions of events authorised by those in power. Under Chinese President Xi Jinping the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has further refined the impact of the narrative by using propaganda and technology to keep the media and social media in check.
Understanding the Trends in Russia US Relations
Russia’s relations with the West are deteriorating rapidly. The rhetoric from the top leaders on both sides has been sharp and uncharitably harsh. They have expelled diplomats from each others’ countries. On 19th March, in a TV interview, President Biden had called Putin a ‘killer’. Putin responded by saying it takes one to know one!1 That marked a new low in bilateral relations. US Sanctions
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January 22, 2021
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May 7, 2021
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