Centre for Urban Studies

September 24, 2020

Effects of COVID-19 on Transportation: What the Experts Say

Transportation is one of the major sectors, which has been severely affected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey was conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) from June to July 2020, among experts from the […]
August 31, 2020

COVID-19 Impact Survey: COVID-19 Related Perceptions, Precautionary Behaviour and Response

The Centre for Public Policy Research undertook the COVID-19 Citizens’ Survey to explore the micro-level footprint of the pandemic and the lockdown during the transition period post lockdown. As the response to COVID-19 has been devised keeping the citizens’ needs […]
August 6, 2020

Vietnam Leads from the Front in ASEAN and at the UN

After taking over the Chairmanship of the ASEAN and being a Non-Permanent Member of the UN Security Council, the Vietnamese leadership has spearheaded many initiatives in the midst of challenging times emerging from the COVID-19 global pandemic. A unique opportunity […]
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

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 17, 2020

India and UAE Need to Strengthen Economic Ties

India and the United Arab Emirates established diplomatic relations in 1972; the UAE Embassy in India was opened in 1972, while the Indian Embassy in the UAE was opened in 1973. Both sides have since signed MoUs on strengthening cooperation in cyber space, defence, maritime/road transport, SME, agriculture, manpower, human trafficking, entry visa exemption for diplomatic, special and official passport holders, media, energy, etc, entering a Comprehensive and Strategic Partnership.
July 16, 2020

Analysis of India’s Response in Addressing the Concerns of the MSME Sector

The COVID-19 Pandemic has spelt crisis across the world and has had a severe impact on the economies. With the government imposing lockdown and mandating social distancing, the world will wake up to a new culture and trend post-pandemic. It […]
July 3, 2020

Politics of Online Education in the Time of COVID Crisis

Dr D Dhanuraj and Rahul V Kumar Amongst the different kinds of challenges posed by COVID-19, policy makers in Kerala are now confronted with unprecedented changes required in the education sector. The challenge is how to deal with balancing the […]
June 29, 2020

COVID Resetting the Politics and Money in Sports | Policy Beyond Politics EP 5

In this episode of #PolicyBeyondPolitics #CPPRIndia Chairman, Dr D Dhanuraj talks to Leslie Xavier, Senior Fellow (Sports Policies), CPPR and Editor (Sports), Newsclick.in on the impact of COVID on sports. COVID has economically impacted athletes and various sporting events around […]
June 26, 2020

Private Bus Operations in Kerala: Challenges and Way Ahead

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) hosted a live discussion on “Private Bus Operations in Kerala: Challenges and Way Ahead” on June 17, 2020. Mr Gokuldas (State Secretary, Kerala Bus Transport Association), Mr KM Nawas (Ernakulam District Secretary, Kerala […]
June 23, 2020

Can COVID Era be a Good Time to Give NMT a Second Chance?

Aiswarya Krishnan and Viral Arun Nigam Mobility plays a significant role in determining the growth and development of a city. Nowadays, mobility in cities is faced with too many challenges including lack of sufficient infrastructure as well as the unaffordability […]
June 23, 2020

Impact of COVID on Refugees across the Globe- Part 3

The restrictive measures taken to combat COVID-19 including shutting down borders, travel bans and halting migration have put more constraints on the displaced refugee population all over the world, making them more vulnerable to the pandemic. According to UNHCR, there […]
June 23, 2020

കോവിഡ് കാലത്ത് പൊതുഗതാഗത മേഖലയിൽ ഷെയർ ഓട്ടോകളുടെ സാധ്യതകൾ

ഇന്ത്യൻ നഗരങ്ങളിലെ ഗതാഗത സംവിധാനത്തിൽ ഇന്റർമീഡിയറ്റ് പബ്ലിക് ട്രാൻസ്പോർട്ട് (ഐപിടി) ഒഴിച്ചുകൂടാനാവാത്ത പങ്ക് വഹിക്കുന്നു. നഗരത്തിലെ പൊതു-സ്വകാര്യ ഗതാഗതം തമ്മിലുള്ള അന്തരം കുറയ്ക്കുന്നതും, ഉപയോക്താക്കൾക്ക് ആദ്യ, അവസാന മൈൽ കണക്റ്റിവിറ്റി ഉറപ്പാക്കുന്നതുമായ മാർഗം എന്ന നിലക്കാണ് ഇതിനെ  പലപ്പോഴും കാണുന്നത്. ഐ‌പി‌ടി മോഡുകളെ പ്രധാനമായും രണ്ടായി തിരിക്കാം: കരാർ കാരേജ് സേവനങ്ങളും,അനൗപചാരിക (ബസ് പോലുള്ളവ) പൊതുഗതാഗത സേവനങ്ങളും. യാത്രക്കാരുടെ ആവശ്യത്തിനും സൗകര്യത്തിനും അനുസരിച്ച് ലഭ്യമാകുന്നവയും, ലക്ഷ്യസ്ഥാനം യാത്രക്കാർക്ക് […]
June 22, 2020

‘Make in India’ in COVID times: A Boon or Bane for Armed Forces

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in his recent interview to one of the leading English news channels had given a suggestion to explore the feasibility of lowering quality standards for defence procurement to give impetus to the ‘Make in […]
June 11, 2020

Impact of COVID on Refugees across the Globe- Part 2

A large number of refugees seek safety in Europe, but the lack of legal pathways leaves many stranded on unseaworthy boats while using clandestine routes trying to reach Greece, Italy and Spain. Various international organisations have taken up the responsibility […]

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