CPPR in the News

December 1, 2021

End of windfall from Kerala emigrants as foreign remittances reduce to historic low

For the past several decades, Kerala had been the largest recipient of migrant remittances in India THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For the past several decades, Kerala had been the largest recipient of migrant remittances in India. The state was fortunate to reap the fruits […]
December 1, 2021

Vaccine exports from India pick up again as Omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads

NEW DELHI – Covid-19 vaccine exports from India – home to the world’s largest vaccine-manufacturing industry – are gathering pace amid concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Bharat Biotech announced on Monday (Nov 29) that it […]
November 26, 2021

Vietnam and Japan Commit to Partnership for Peace and Prosperity

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has returned home after a very productive meeting with his Japanese counterpart Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. It was his first visit to Japan and likewise, he was also the first foreign visitor that Kashida received […]
November 10, 2021

Vietnamese Prime Minister Attends COP-26 and Meets Strategic Partners

The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) was held in Glasgow in the United Kingdom. As many as 30,000 delegates from across the globe including over 100 national leaders arrived for the event and many countries […]
October 19, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic: A test for Indian Federalism

Introduction In 1946, during the Constituent Assembly Debates, one of the central questions was whether the states should be given autonomy to promote decentralisation or it should come from a firm central authority. The pro-strong center supporters were well aware […]
October 12, 2021

COVID-19 & THE BRICS Labour Market SHE-CESSION

Covid-19 Pandemic drastically altered many things including Female Labour Participation Ratio (FLPR). Economists witnessed strange and asymmetric FLPR around the world prompting them to call it a phenomenon of “She-cession”. This article captures two decades of FLPR in the BRICS […]
October 7, 2021

FIGHTING THE INFORMATION PANDEMIC

Countries are fighting two battles parallelly, one against the Covid-19 pandemic and the other against misinformation. The WHO describes this as an information pandemic – an infodemic caused due to the overabundance of false and misleading information in the form […]
October 6, 2021

Spanish Flu & ‘W’ Shaped Mortality Age Profile: Lessons For Present Pandemic

Introduction In 1918, an H1N1 influenza strain emerged to cause the Spanish flu pandemic, a disaster that has been called the ‘greatest medical holocaust in history’. 50 million people died of Spanish Flu in the course of two years from […]
October 6, 2021

BRICS & Covid-19 Casualties: Lessons from Four Continents

Introduction Since 2001, when Goldman Sachs economist, Jim O’ Neill grouped the BRICS countries for their rapid economic development, it has become an important forum connecting the economies of four continents. Its member countries- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South […]
October 6, 2021

COVID-19 & URBAN INDIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT CATASTROPHE

In the 2000s, India was well on her economic growth trajectory. A burgeoning young population, adequate supply of low-cost labor, fast-growing global IT and pharma sectors complimented India’s robust economic growth choices. But India had witnessed a turnaround since 2018 […]
October 5, 2021

Pandemics and Empires: Lessons from Justinian Plague

Introduction Pandemics have historically been instrumental in major socio-political and economic changes. The Black Death of 14th century which led to the end of serfdom in Europe, Spanish Flu of the 20th century which led to major nationalist awakenings are […]
September 28, 2021

Covid-19 & Future Pandemics: Lessons From Influenza

Introduction The world is currently reeling under the burden of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, pandemics are not a new phenomenon. History is replete with instances of pandemics of varying proportions. These pandemics in the past offer valuable lessons that could […]
September 23, 2021

Black Death & Renaissance: Post Covid-19 Social Restructuring

Introduction  Historically, pandemics have been devastating. As we experience several waves of the current pandemic, more and more literature on the history of pandemics is emerging to help us reflect on how economies, social structure, labour market as well as […]
September 14, 2021

COVID-19 & Negative Population Growth Fear: Reflections on Global Demographic Changes

Introduction On 31 May 2021, the Chinese Communist Party explained its decision to allow families to have three children by citing the need to “keep China’s natural advantage in human resources.”  Many scientists already fear de-population in the long term […]
June 24, 2021

COVID-19 Casualties Mapping in G7 Countries: Lessons from Japan

Introduction G-7 countries are the most advanced industrial democracies in the world. Member countries are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US – the most industrialised countries of the world representing nearly 70% of global GDP for […]