Centre for Comparative Studies

October 22, 2020

A Model to Understand State Action and Individual Responses during COVID-19 Pandemic

A major learning from the spread of COVID-19 in Kerala has been that the State restrictions have only ‘delayed’ the spread of the disease but were unable to ‘stop’ its spread. Was there a single best response scenario which would […]
October 19, 2020

India and Sri Lanka: Changing Dynamics in the Indian Ocean Region

The Indian Ocean Region is one of the most strategically important areas for trade, security and diplomacy. When it comes to the economic importance of the Indian Ocean, approximately 30% of world trade is handled in the ports of the […]
October 19, 2020

India Needs Dynamic Ecosystems for Making Smart Cities Work

The article looks at the current trend of deep apathy towards sound reasoning as well as principled approach to making public policy processes work. It highlights the need to give City-Level Advisory Forums more space to make interventions in smart […]
October 8, 2020

Diplomatic Recognition of Israel by UAE and Bahrain: Regional Reactions and India’s Concerns

The recent Abraham Accords signed between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain marked the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and the two GCC states. But clandestine relations between Israel and most of the GCC states have been going on since […]
September 30, 2020

Contours of Changing Political System in India’s Neighbourhood

India’s recent standoff with an aggressive China in the Galwan Valley and the subsequent banning of 59 Chinese apps, and provocations from Pakistan and Nepal indicate a changing regional political system. China has been able to shift its focus towards establishing […]
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 26, 2020

Commonalities in Chinese Strategy in South China Sea and Himalayas

China appears to have drawn a leaf from its South China Sea strategy and put it to use in the Himalayas against India. Likewise, there are a few instances of Chinese intentions and operations against India and some of these […]
July 31, 2020

Skill India Mission: Challenges and Opportunities

B Chandrasekaran Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and slowdown of the economy, the prospects for millions of graduating youth, labourers and migrant workers who returned to their home states seem to be gloom for the near future, although any economy […]
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

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 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 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 […]

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