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September 7, 2020

Illegal parking on rise, Kochi chokes

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The New Indian Express on the rise in number of illegal parking in the city. He comments “Streamlining parking is a challenging process. Kochi doesn’t have parking spaces for […]
September 7, 2020

CPPR COVID-19 Impact Survey

“The adverse impact of the pandemic on the economy is widely perceived to be more severe than its impact as a health crisis.”, reveals COVID-19 Impact Survey conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Research, a public policy think tank […]
September 7, 2020

“COVID- 19 seen as a more serious threat to the economy than to health”, CPPR COVID-19 Impact Survey

“The adverse impact of the pandemic on the economy is widely perceived to be more severe than its impact as a health crisis.”, reveals COVID-19 Impact Survey conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Research, a public policy think tank based […]
September 7, 2020

Threat to economy due to COVID-19 more serious than impact on health: Pan-India survey report

The threat to the economy due to COVID-19 is more serious compared to its impact as a health crisis, as per a survey conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Research. Nine out of ten respondents said the COVID-19’s threat […]
September 7, 2020

Covid-19 seen as more serious threat to economy than to health: Survey

People perceive the threat to the economy caused due to the Covid-19 pandemic to be more serious in nature compared to its impact as a health crisis, according to a survey by a think-tank Centre for Public Policy Research. According […]
August 21, 2020

Is the right to privacy being compromised in fight against Coronavirus?

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhnauraj comments in a news report published in The Times of India Authorities are taking on the COVID-19 pandemic through stringent containment measures and contact tracing through technological solutions. Among these, is the use of apps […]
August 21, 2020

Private buses slam brakes in Kochi amid COVID-19 pandemic

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in The New Indian Express. The city may be inching back to normal but it will take  more time for private buses to start plying. While over 800 buses conducted […]
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 […]
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 22, 2020

കോവിഡ് കാലത്ത് പണമുണ്ടാക്കാൻ ഈ രീതി നോക്കാം

ദുർഘടമായ ഈ കാലഘട്ടത്തിൽ പതിവ് രീതികളും ചിന്തകളും കൊണ്ട് കാര്യമില്ല. മാറിചിന്തിക്കേണ്ടത് നിലനിൽപിന് അത്യന്താപേക്ഷിതമായിരിക്കുന്നു ധനകാര്യ മാനേജ്മെന്റിന്റെ കാര്യത്തിൽ പ്രത്യേകിച്ചും. പരമ്പരാഗത രീതി  ആസ്‌തികളുടെ കണക്കെടുപ്പിൽ നിന്ന് തുടങ്ങി വരവ്-ചെലവുകൾ ക്രമീകരിച്ചു മിച്ചം കണ്ടെത്തി ജീവിതം കെട്ടിപ്പടുക്കുന്ന രീതിയാണ് സാധാരണയായി അവലംബിക്കുന്നത്. ഭാവി സാമ്പത്തിക ലക്ഷ്യങ്ങൾ മനസ്സിൽ വച്ച് ആസൂത്രണം ഭംഗിയായി നിറവേറ്റുന്നവരാണ് ജീവിതത്തിൽ വിജയിക്കുക. […]
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 20, 2020

‘Practising social distancing in Metro train not easy’

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The Times of India on the state government’s move to get Kochi Metro resume its operations. He says “The immediate focus of the state government should not be […]
July 14, 2020

Expat Quota Bill | India-Kuwait economic ties will weather this storm

The recently introduced expat quota Bill in Kuwait’s National Legislative has caused some buzz in India, especially after several media reports suggested that if the Bill was made law, it would force about 800,000 Indians to leave the small West […]
July 4, 2020

ഇന്ത്യക്ക് വേണ്ടത് സമഗ്രമായ ഒരു കുടിയേറ്റ നയം

അന്താരാഷ്ട്ര തലത്തിൽ ഏറ്റവും കൂടുതൽ കുടിയേറ്റ തൊഴിലാളികളെ സംഭാവന ചെയ്യുന്ന രാജ്യമായ ഇന്ത്യയ്ക്ക് ഇതുവരെയും സമഗ്രമായ ഒരു കുടിയേറ്റ നയം രൂപീകരിക്കാൻ കഴിഞ്ഞിട്ടില്ല. ഇതിനു വേണ്ടി ശക്തമായ നടപടികൾ സ്വീകരിക്കേണ്ടതുണ്ടെന്ന്  സെന്റർ ഫോർ പബ്ലിക് പോളിസി റിസർച്ച് (സിപിപിആർ) “ഗൾഫ് കുടിയേറ്റവും കോവിഡ് ‑19 ” എന്ന വിഷയത്തിൽ സംഘടിപ്പിച്ച തത്സമയ ഓൺലൈൻ ചർച്ചയിൽ പങ്കെടുത്തവർ […]
July 2, 2020

അവസാനമുണ്ടാകുമോ ഈ കൊള്ളയ്‌ക്ക്‌ – ഡോ. മാർട്ടിൻ പാട്രിക്‌ എഴുതുന്നു

ഇന്ധനവില തുടർച്ചയായി ഉയർത്തി സാധാരണ ജനങ്ങളെ വറുതിയിലാക്കാൻ കച്ചകെട്ടി ഇറങ്ങിത്തിരിച്ചിരിക്കുകയാണ് കേന്ദ്ര സർക്കാർ. കൊട്ടിഘോഷിച്ച 20 ലക്ഷത്തിൽ സാധാരണ ജനങ്ങൾക്കായി മാറ്റിവച്ച തുക ഭിക്ഷ കൊടുക്കുന്നതുപോലെയായി.  ജന്മനാടുകളിലേക്ക്‌ കാൽനടയായി പലായനം ചെയ്ത അതിഥിത്തൊഴിലാളികളുടെ ചിത്രം മനസ്സിൽനിന്ന് മായുംമുമ്പുതന്നെ ഇന്ധനവില മൂന്നാഴ്‌ചയ്‌ക്കുള്ളിൽ 22 തവണ ഉയർത്തി. ഓരോ ദിവസത്തെയും വർധന ചെറുതാണ് — 20 പൈസ മുതൽ […]
June 30, 2020

How viable is Silverline project, ask experts

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a news article published in The New Indian Express on the Silverline project. He says “Travel time was never a factor behind Kerala’s poor show in industrial growth. Hence, reducing it won’t make […]

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