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In most probability, every fact and phenomenon has two sides. When we embraced and bowed before globalization, we were ecstatic that jobs, travels, money, materials, and technology could move freely and globally. By the 90s, the entire world almost had become an equivocal slave of the phenomenon and one must admit that the idea of making billions by selling services and products worldwide was the most alluring feature of the process. And we, the consumers, were overjoyed that the comforts and products from all over the world could be at our doorstep while our families too could relocate to the greenest of the pastures.
COVID-19 seems to have become all encompassing. A ‘Global lock down was unimaginable, even in the wildest of science fictions, till just a few weeks back. While there are historical records of a couple of severe calamities which struck the world, there certainly was none, even marginally comparable to this.
India is proud of its veterans who have always stood with the Nation like a rock. These are the soldiers who gave the prime of their life to the cause of the motherland, defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country. They are the pride of the Nation. The services of these veterans must be utilized in the present national crisis of fighting the corona pandemic.
The outbreak of the pandemic-COVID-19 has given an opportunity for many to predict the advent of a new world/global order. The people expressing their views come from all the ends of political and intellectual spectrums. As a result, a wide spectrum of opinion is reflected in the global media, especially its version.
Prime Minister Modi announced the second Lockdown Period and an extension of prohibitory measures by another 19 days. India will remain under lockdown until 3rd May till further notice.
Covid 19 started off as global health crisis but soon turned into a global economic crisis. Its simultaneity and relentless scale has crippled all sectors as national efforts are directed in saving lives and controlling the spread. The global dynamics are yet to stabilise to predict the future scenario with certainty but what is clear is that the world order will never be the same again nor international security. Billions of dollars are being pumped in by nations in an unprecedented stimulus packages and a long and deep global meltdown lies ahead.
The world has been crippled by an invisible virus- Covid-19. Mighty nuclear powers with an arsenal as symbol of their prowess- US, UK, France, Russia- all have been sobered by this invisible enemy of mankind. The other UN Security Council member- China- is at the source of this virus crisis.[Read More…]
There is a neck and neck contest between two connected but disparate debates that link China and Covid-19. The first one, with China in the red corner and almost the whole of the rest of the world in the blue one, concerns the origin of the Coronavirus. China is using all its autocratic might and harsh domination of its domestic social media on the one hand, and all its diplomatic and not so diplomatic machinations on the other, to convince its own populace and the global community that the Wuhan P-4 laboratory was not where the virus originated. The second debate focuses on whether, once the Covid-19 crisis phase is over, China will come out stronger than before it all started, or will it take a beating geopolitically. With China an established inimical neighbor and an unambiguous economic rival, India stalks this poser with self-centered interest.
The coronavirus, originating from the Wuhan province of China, has gradually spread across the world. A total of 185 countries have been affected so far and, according to the latest figures furnished by Johns Hopkins University, 1,21,897 people have died so far while the number of those infected stands at[Read More…]