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  • IOM seeks over $50 mn to scale up assistance for 2.5 mn Somalis as famine looms

    IOM seeks over $50 mn to scale up assistance for 2.5 mn Somalis as famine looms

    The last famine in Somalia was declared just over ten years ago in 2011, which led to the death of an estimated 250,000 people.

    September 14, 2022
  • Feeling the heat

    Feeling the heat

    Mann and Schuetz assert that increasing access to and investing heavily in air-conditioning is the solution to saving lives and preventing an economic downturn.

    July 29, 2022
  • Poor get poorer

    Poor get poorer

    Surging world food prices, which reached their highest levels on record this year, are contributing to the rapid rise in LIC inflation.

    July 11, 2022
  • PM to discuss regional & contemporary global developments with Pres. Biden

    PM to discuss regional & contemporary global developments with Pres. Biden

    In a statement ahead of his 23-24 May visit to Japan, he said he would also discuss with President Biden the steps for further consolidation of multi-faceted relations between the two countries.

    May 22, 2022
  • Khadi gains global popularity

    Khadi gains global popularity

    In March this year, Patagonia, through textile giant Arvind Mills, placed an order for purchasing 17,050 meters of Khadi Denim fabric worth nearly Rs 80 lakh from Udyog Bharti, a Rajkot-based Khadi Institution in Gujarat.

    April 14, 2022
  • Global Covid caseload tops 499.8 mn

    Global Covid caseload tops 499.8 mn

    India accounts for the second highest caseload at 43,036,132.

    April 12, 2022
  • The emergence of global Bangla

    The emergence of global Bangla

    More than 2.5 million Banglaspeaking people comprise only a tiny fraction of the huge mosaic of the US population, which is around 331.45 million, according to the 2020 census. The ever-growing population of Bengali immigrants in the US and around the world has emerged and evolved as a new cultural community, without living in a nation-state and still sharing a linguistic and cultural identity drifting from their countries of origin — namely Bangladesh and India.

    March 4, 2022
  • Does inequality matter?

    Does inequality matter?

    After the Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation (LPG) push of 1991, GDP started rising, often growing at more than 7 per cent annually, accompanied by a concomitant rise in inequality. The share of the top 10 per cent in the country‘s income, that was around 50 per cent at the time of Independence and around 35 per cent in 1990, rose to 57 per cent in 2021

    February 1, 2022
  • Confronting global racism

    Confronting global racism

    The conservative populists want to fight against any challenge to the erosion of white rights, whereas the progressives want more state intervention to address inequities.

    January 16, 2022
  • Iran, the world and India

    Iran, the world and India

    In the light of recent events, the memorable 2016 visit of PM Narendra Modi to Iran and signing of the Chabahar Port agreement seems a distant dream. Post the collapse of JCPOA deal, relations became extremely sour as India had to cut its oil imports from Iran, which had an adverse impact on both nations as India receives Iranian oil at a comparatively cheaper price.

    January 14, 2022
  • UP pitches investor-friendly policy regime to global investors

    UP pitches investor-friendly policy regime to global investors

    The Uttar Pradesh Week (10-23 December) concluded on a high note as the delegation led by Maneesh Chauhan, Director, Industries, Government of Uttar Pradesh, held 21 G2B meetings and signed an MoU of INR 500 crore (close to USD 66 million).

    December 24, 2021
  • ‘Winter of Death’

    ‘Winter of Death’

    The ministers were riveted to global access to diagnostics, genome sequencing, vaccines and therapeutics in an effort to combat the spread of the variant. Clearly, the impact of public health on international relations is currently at the core of discussions at the G7 high table.

    December 19, 2021
  • Khadi goes global again

    Khadi goes global again

    US-based world’s leading fashion brand, Patagonia, is now using handcrafted Khadi Denim fabric for making Denim apparels. Patagonia, through textile major Arvind Mills, has purchased nearly 30,000 meters of Khadi Denim Fabric worth Rs 1.08 crore from Gujarat.

    December 13, 2021
  • Economic blight

    Economic blight

    Parts of Europe and the United States of America are already grappling with a wave of infections of the more widely reported Delta variant. Misgivings are not wholly unfounded not the least because the new strain could further destabilize economies that are still emerging from lockdowns and disruptions in the wake of Covid-19.

    December 7, 2021
  • Self-goal?

    Self-goal?

    The US policy establishment in its wisdom has decided that the Summit for Democracy, which is expected to be held in virtual mode and is likely to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi among other leaders, will exclude China and Russia and include Taiwan and Ukraine. Clearly, the idea behind the move is to rile Beijing and Moscow (respectively) but what is problematic is the lumping of China and Russia in the same category.

    November 27, 2021
  • Equitable vax key to global economic revival: Sitharaman to G20 fellows

    Equitable vax key to global economic revival: Sitharaman to G20 fellows

    The finance minister emphasised that the centrality of climate justice based on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and principles of the Paris Agreement would be critical for taking forward discussions towards successful outcomes.

    October 14, 2021
  • ASEAN major hub for India’s global economic engagement: Jaishankar

    ASEAN major hub for India’s global economic engagement: Jaishankar

    "We aspire to be a more effective engine of growth and a part of reliable and resilient supply chains. International cooperation, especially among businesses, will be very much a key to the better world that we all seek," EAM said

    October 7, 2021