Centre for Strategic Studies

April 28, 2020

Leveraging AI in the Fight against COVID-19

What role does Artificial Intelligence (AI) assume in combating an epidemic? The paper looks at how governments, health experts, researchers and social media companies across the world are leveraging AI-based technologies in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. While governments […]
April 27, 2020

CPPR Runner up for the Asia Liberty Awards 2020

Centre for Public Policy Research became the runners up for the 2020 Asia Liberty Award instituted by the Atlas Network, a global network of more than 475 think tanks, for our Project on Kerala Shops and Establishments act  to liberalize […]
April 27, 2020

How Kerala is feeding its 3.48 crore residents, migrants amid the COVID-19 lockdown

Study done by CPPR The PDS Systemin Kerala:A Review quoted in a article published in The Caravan. Abdul Nasar, the proprietor of a fair-price shop in Mullurkara, a sleepy village in Kerala’s Thrissur district, has been unusually busy in recent […]
April 25, 2020

Covid cases from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka new worry for Kerala

CPPR Senior Fellow, Dr Rijo M John, comments in a news article published in The New Indian Express on the sudden increase of infected people from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka crossing borders and entering Kerala. He said unlike Kerala, most […]
April 24, 2020

Combating COVID-19 by Contracting out Health Data of Keralites: Some Legal Questions

Harisankar K Sathyapalan & Sreeparvathy Gopalakrishna Pillai The State of Kerala has been in the forefront of fighting COVID-19 ever since the coronavirus hit India. From successfully treating the first three infected patients to halting a much disastrous community spread, […]
April 23, 2020

US–China Trade amid COVID-19

Devassy Auseph   It is a fact that the US has the greatest trade deficit with China, with over 22 per cent[i] of annual US imports from China. In 2019, the US imported Chinese goods worth around US$ 452.2 billion, […]
April 21, 2020

COVID-19 and US Presidential Polls: A Catatonic Phase

Abhirami B  The coronavirus outbreak has pushed some of the important events of this year including the Olympics and the UN’s Cop26 Climate Conference. Keeping in mind how the events have turned out in the past couple of months amidst […]
April 21, 2020

News report in Madhyamam on the condition of bus operator

After 27 days of lockdown, the bus operators have accumulated losses close to 65 crore. Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research- Kochi shares his thoughts in Madhyamam on the need to conduct a study on the number […]
April 18, 2020

Monsoon woes likely for Kochi as flood mitigation measures remain incomplete

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The News Minute related to Operation Breakthrough, a project to tackle Kochi’s urban flooding. He says Kochi’s urbanisation and unscientific construction, including the drainage system, is the basic reason […]
April 17, 2020

It’s time to reboot Kochi

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The New Indian Express. The pandemic-induced lockdown has proved to be a boon for nature with clearer skies, lower levels of air pollution and animals with a free rein. […]
April 17, 2020

Lockdown: KMRL suspends Metro services till May 3

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The Times of India Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) has suspended Metro services after the Centre extended the lockdown till May 3. The Metro agency said that all services […]
April 17, 2020

COVID-19: Why is it Still Unwise to Bet against America?

Rakesh Neelakandan The coronavirus pandemic is raging globally and the US is heaving for breath. It is fighting a fractured and fragmented battle with individual states vying for essential medical supplies even as fatalities and new positive cases continue to […]
April 15, 2020

Kerala’s COVID resilience: Thanks to more than a century of institutional memory | #PoliciesonCOVID

In this episode of #PoliciesonCOVID, Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR and Nissy Solomon deliberates on Kerala model of fight against COVID. They highlight that this model is not an overnight success story and hence may not be easy to emulate […]
April 11, 2020

COVID-19: Implications to Global Politics, Oil Consumption and World Order | CPPR Global High Tea

There has certainly not been a global event resembling this scale in our lifetime. Senior Research Associate Gazi Hassan discusses why COVID-19 is bound to disrupt the landscape of geopolitics, global economy, & the liberal international order.
April 7, 2020

Will the salary challenge push kerala economy to a demand slump? | #PoliciesonCOVID

When Kerala emerges from the Lock-down, will the salary challenge push the service-sector driven Kerala economy to a demand slump? In the context of the COVID 19, Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR discusses some key facts regarding Kerala Economy.

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