COVID-19
Will US politics bury or expose truth?

Respected science writer Nicholas Wade uncovers more. About how the guild of virology obfuscated, the World Health Organisation was suborned, the anti-Trump US media kept silent and the divided US polity let the culprit escape. Being a disciplined...

Quagmire in Lebanon: Between Domestic Mismanagement and External Interference

Lebanon in the current decade has witnessed pressing economic instability, political turmoil, large scale protests, and clashes with security officials, fires and explosion exposing the gross mismanagement and the incapacity of the present political...

Covid-19: The villain, bats or bat lady

Even now, what the world knows about the mysterious virus 18 months after it broke out in Wuhan city in China, is that it is mysterious. Though officially called Covid-19 after its name was changed many times within three months of its detection,...

टीकाकरण पर ध्यान देने का समय: कुछ सुझाव

आज देश ऐसी अभूतपूर्व महामारी से गुजर रहा है जिसने इतनी जिंदगियों को अपना शिकार बनाया है जो पिछले 100 वर्षों में भारत के सभी युद्धों में गईं जिंदगियों से भी ज्यादा है। इस संकट सेयुद्धस्तर पर निपटने की जरूरत है। यह संक्रमण अब ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में फैल...

The Need to Activate the National Disaster Management Authority in Pandemic Times

India is facing a health emergency of unprecedented proportions. The Covid-19 pandemic has already claimed over 250,000 lives and infected over 24 million people in India. It is now rapidly spreading to rural areas where health infrastructure is...

Nepal Urges International Community to help in fight against COVID-19

Being helpless to control the unbridled growth in coronavirus cases, the Nepalese Prime Minister, K.P. Sharma Oli has appealed to the international community to help the Himalayan nation by supplying vaccines, coronavirus testing kits, oxygen kits,...

Focussing on the Vaccines is the Need of the Hour: Some Suggestions

The country is amid an unprecedented pandemic that has taken a heavy toll on life which exceeds that in all the wars that India has been involved in in the last 100 years. The crisis has to be dealt with on a war footing. The infection is now...

International goodwill for India

At a time when India is confronted with unprecedented crisis situation due to the surging spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the country, it augur well that the country is receiving bounties of goodwill from countries the world over to fight the...

Modi Government: An Evaluation

As the nation reels under the impact of the monstrous second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic Prime Minister Modi has been the focus of much criticism, some justified and some unjustified, for the failure to avert it and to mitigate its adverse impact...

Recommendations: Oxygen Management for Current and Future Covid-19 Waves

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) in conjunction with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) conducted an interaction to determine the challenges in the provisioning of additional medical...

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