Strictest punishment for mob lynching needed now more than ever before

By Sanjeev Sirohi* It has to be said right at the outset that mob lynching cannot be justified on any pretext and under any circumstances come what may! There has to be zero tolerance for it but right now we see that the perpetrators of the crime are either escaping with just no punishment or … Continue reading Strictest punishment for mob lynching needed now more than ever before

Implications of COVID-19 for migration and displacement: Food security trends in major hotspots

A joint study by the World Food Programme and the International Organization for Migration, “Populations at risk: Implications of COVID-19 for hunger, migration and displacement”, explores the impacts of COVID-19 and related containment measures on migrant workers, remittancedependent households and the forcibly displaced. It assesses the implications of the pandemic for people’s mobility, food security … Continue reading Implications of COVID-19 for migration and displacement: Food security trends in major hotspots

Pathways for India for raising climate ambition, biodiversity protection, sustainable development

An Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) note on IIM-A representing India in the FABLE consortium, which mobilises top knowledge institutions from 20 countries to support ways to achieve sustainable food and land use systems for achieving climate change goals: Operating as part of the Food and Land Use Coalition, the Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-Use, and … Continue reading Pathways for India for raising climate ambition, biodiversity protection, sustainable development

India’s trade dynamics under Covid-19: Trade openness and value chain participation

By Prof Utpal K De, Dr Simi Mehta* The topics of wide debate and discussions of recent times have been revolving around the impacts of ongoing pandemic Covid-19 and consequences of various policy measures including the locking and unlocking of the economies, compensatory government measures vide cash transfers and other social safety nets, changing fiscal … Continue reading India’s trade dynamics under Covid-19: Trade openness and value chain participation

RTI reveals: Rs 1,360 crore paid out to undeserving persons under PM-KISAN Yojana

By Venkatesh Nayak* On 25th December, 2020, a third of the global population celebrated Christmas despite the restrictions imposed on their movement and assembly in order to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile the Hon. Prime Minister of India spoke on the occasion of the birthday of the Late Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee informing … Continue reading RTI reveals: Rs 1,360 crore paid out to undeserving persons under PM-KISAN Yojana

Can Bangladesh shift to become ‘developing country’ from a ‘least developed’ one by 2024?

By Dr Utpal K De, Dr Simi Mehta* The COVID-19 pandemic has added fuel to the fire in an era of global economic downturn and political unrest. Incontestably, the less developed nations are hit harder than their counterparts. Pandemic had led to global economic contraction (barring China) with national shutdowns and employment losses. In a … Continue reading Can Bangladesh shift to become ‘developing country’ from a ‘least developed’ one by 2024?

Depressed minds, suicidal thoughts, unsafe nests: Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Dr Anita Mishra, Ritika Gupta* Experts believe that there will be a surge in cases of mental illness in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic due to lasting impact of physical distancing, quarantine and socio-economic factors. According to World Health Organization (WHO),every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide, and it is the second … Continue reading Depressed minds, suicidal thoughts, unsafe nests: Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic