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August 8, 2020

Crowded Villages Show Why Virus Cases Are Surging in Rural India

CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John comments in a news article published in bloomberg on COVID-19 As India passes the grim milestone of two million virus cases and new hotspots emerge in villages, experts are worried infections will now rise […]
August 6, 2020

Tackling coronavirus pandemic: Is the Kerala model in India really working?

CPPR Senior fellow Rijo M John comments in a news report published in DW. Mukund P Unny, a lawyer based in Delhi, decided to go back to his hometown in Kerala in May. Air travel in India had just resumed […]
August 6, 2020

More needs to be done to grasp China’s psyche: Ex-Ambassador Sreenivasan

There is something about China and India will need to invest more in understanding the Chinese psyche, if we are to reverse the current level of disengagement between the two countries. Former Ambassador TP Sreenivasan made the observation during a […]
August 5, 2020

COVID-19: Is it Time to Revisit NABH and NABL Guidelines?

As the country battles the pandemic with the death toll rising at a steady rate, there are questions being raised regarding the preparedness of the country even after measures to buy time and mount an effective response. COVID-19 has exposed […]
August 4, 2020

‘The Pandemic and the Presidential Election in America’

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) organised a webinar on the topic ‘The Pandemic and the Presidential Election in America’ on August 30 , 2020. Prof KC Abraham,retired Professor of Political Science from the Department of Economics at Sacred […]
August 1, 2020

Marking Those on the Move: Review of Existing Paradigm and Towards a New Framework

Although the ability to collect migration figures regularly has improved, significant gaps remain in the quantity,accuracy, timeliness, disaggregation, comparability (over time and across countries) and accessibility of migration-related data. There is a lack of comprehensive data on migration within India, […]
July 30, 2020

#CPPRWebinar on “The Pandemic and the Presidential Election in America”

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) hosted a live webinar on the topic, ‘The Pandemic and the Presidential Election in America’ at 3:00 pm on July 30 (Thursday), 2020. The webinar discussed the two main concerns; The 2020 elections during […]
July 27, 2020

Is lockdown an option?

“The lockdown should only be in identified hotspots/clusters… Locking down the whole state can be disastrous for a lot of people as livelihoods are at stake,” CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John in The New Indian Express Cost of shutdown […]
July 27, 2020

The Hindu Explains | Why have COVID-19 cases surged in Kerala?

“The cause for concern is the current positivity rate of 4.6%, which although much better than the national average of 11.7%,” CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John in The Hindu explaining the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Kerala. Plaudits won […]
July 23, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on India-China Trade

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the global trade and hence also aided soft power shifts. The paper focuses on Indo-China bilateral trade by providing a background of trade trends in the yesteryears between the countries and briefly discusses their trade […]
July 22, 2020

India’s Major Responses to COVID-19 and Actions of Global Relevance

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided better dimensions for diplomacy to evolve. India’s responses to the pandemic have proved its commitment towards multilateralism. While some of the responses are being commended, there exist certain limitations. The researcher tries to briefly discuss […]
July 21, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on Clinical Trials

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage countries, all attention is focused on the research communityto generate evidence-based preventive treatment, primarily through Clinical Trials (CTs). With close to 2,500CT studies being conducted worldwide, it is of paramount importance to understand […]
July 21, 2020

COVID-19 in India: 1 million in 4 months, 2 million in 3 weeks and peak in September

CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John, comments in a news article published in Deccan Chronicle on the rising number of COVID-19 cases. He says “The virus, meanwhile, looks all set to cross the 2 million mark by August 11. Dr […]
July 21, 2020

India all set to cross 2 million mark in coronavirus cases by August 11

CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo M John, comments in a news article published in Deccan Chronicle on the rising number of COVID-19 cases. He says “total COVID-19 cases in India is projected to cross 2 million around August 10-11 and 3 […]
July 21, 2020

Street Vendors and COVID-19 lockdowns | #PolicyBeyondPolitics EP 07

Recently Government launched PM Street Vendor’s Atmanirbhar Nidhi (PM #SVANidhi ) a special micro-credit scheme to provide loan of upto Rs 10,000 to #StreetVendors. At the same time, the lack of accommodating policies and guidelines to the street vendors have […]

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