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June 12, 2020

Rights & Responsibilities of Elected Representatives in changing situation like COVID | Policy Beyond Politics

In this part of Policy Beyond Politics, CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj and Dr Harisankar K. Sathyapalan, Research Fellow (International Law and Dispute Settlement), CPPR discuss the Rights and Responsibilities that need to be followed by Elected representatives in a […]
June 10, 2020

“Present trend shows the number of COVID cases will reach 6 lakhs by June end”

Dr Rijo M John, Senior fellow at CPPR was part of a discussion on COVID-19 in Asianet News malayalam news channel. He projects 6,00,000 COVID cases in India by June end. Testing rates must improve to keep pace with cases. This discussion […]
June 8, 2020

“Positive Steps towards Revival of Economy in the COVID-19 Era”

The South Asia Students For Liberty (SASFL) in association with the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) hosted a live webinar on “Positive Steps towards Revival of Economy in the COVID-19 Era” on May 29, 2020. The panellists were Ms […]
June 6, 2020

Trends and Projections of COVID19 in India: What to Expect in Coming Days | Policy Beyond Politics

In this part of Policy Beyond Politics video series CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj discuss with Senior Fellow of CPPR, Dr Rijo M John, on the Trends and Projections of the COVID-19 in India and what can we expect in […]
June 5, 2020

Impact of COVID on Refugees across the Globe – Part 1

No country is spared from the devastating health and economic impacts of COVID-19; among the most affected are the 25.9 million refugees seeking refuge in some of the world’s poorest countries with declining and failing healthcare systems. Though governments are […]
June 4, 2020

Impacts of Drop in Investments in New Assets in Oil & Gas and Associated Sectors

Dr Madhu Pillai Though the global graph of COVID-19 is generally flattened and is trending to slope down in most parts of the world, it is still impacting everyday life. This has caused a severe economic disruption globally and the […]
June 4, 2020

‘Chandigarh fifth in Covid-19 deaths per million’

News article published in The Times of India on the COVID projections made by Dr Rijo M John, Senior Fellow at CPPR The city is fifth in the country for Covid-19 deaths per million till June 1, according to calculations […]
June 3, 2020

സൈക്കിൾ:പരിസ്ഥിതിക്കും മനുഷ്യനും

The first casualty of COVID-19 is the public transport sector. As social distancing norms are here to stay, private vehicles have come to rule the roads. Today as we celebrate the World Bicycle Day, Dr D Dhanuraj and Praseeda Mukundan […]
June 1, 2020

Need to Rope in Private Sector Hospitals in the Fight against COVID

Unprecedentedly, the world humanity has been at peril since the spread of the Coronavirus, which emerged first in Wuhan, China in December 2019, and it reminds us about the two World Wars and a host of plagues of the past. […]
June 1, 2020

Reading International Law in the Context of COVID-19

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) and Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth along with the Study Group on International Law and Relations, Ernakulam organised a webinar involving International Law scholars and public policy makers titled “Reading International Law in the context of […]
May 29, 2020

SAARC Response to COVID: A Silver Lining in Regional Cooperation

SAARC, or the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, is an intergovernmental organisation operating as a geopolitical union of the South Asian nations, with the aim of advancing economic and political integration in the region of South Asia. Despite 18 […]
May 27, 2020

Economic Package or COVID Budget?

The lockdown in India has impacted the movement of goods and people across districts and states. It has adversely affected their income, particularly of the poor, and thereby their purchasing power. The announcement of the 20 lakh crore package made […]
May 21, 2020

Transfer powers of DMs to mayors to solve urban issues

One of the conditions laid down by the Centre for the state governments to increase their borrowing limit is to ‘bring in reforms to streamline the revenue of urban local bodies (ULBs)’. Though this has been in the discussion since […]
May 20, 2020

COVID-19: Kerala changes tack, not to test expats after seven days

Senior Fellow at CPPR Dr Rijo M John, comments in a article published in The New Indian Express on the Kerala testing of returning expatriates. In a change from its earlier stand, Kerala seems to have decided not to test […]
May 20, 2020

Stimulus package falls short of meeting immediate concerns

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced five tranches of economic stimulus under Atmanirbhar Bharat to save the ailing economy. The first tranche was comprehensive, and responsive to the plight of the Micro, Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The sector, contributing over 28 percent […]
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