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 30, 2021

Easing of barriers for women to get employed in factories of Kerala

India fares poorly in terms of the female workforce participation rate, ranking 145th in the world. For Kerala, the southernmost federal state, the anachronistic labour laws including the Factories Act, 1948 and Kerala Factories Rules, 1957, contain archaic provisions, detrimental […]
November 30, 2021

Australia-India Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative

Monash University and CPPR will work on a year-long project exploring maritime cooperation in the Indo Pacific region: a) Trade Connectivity and Maritime Transport: Smart Ports and Digital Supply Chains b) Marine Ecology Strategies (with a particular emphasis on Marine […]
November 30, 2021

Strategic Futures: Regional Maritime Security Complexes

CPPR and ICWA are collaborating on a Research-cum-Conference project on Strategic Futures: Regional Maritime Security Complexes of the Western Pacific Rim; Western Indian Ocean – Southern Ocean; and the Arabian Sea Littoral.
November 30, 2021

Kochi city has nothing to cheer despite topping Niti Aayog index

KOCHI: In the sustainable development goal (SDG) index by Niti Aayog for the year 2021, Kochi City has secured the top fifth position. Though it underlines the city’s potential for developing its facilities in a sustainable manner, authorities hardly take note of the fact […]
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 25, 2021

CPPR Book Discussion on Liberalism And The Free Society In 2021

Organised by: Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi Date & Time: November 23, 2021 at 6:00 PM Proceedings Report: Host: D Dhanuraj (PhD), Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi Speaker: Brad Lips (Author), CEO, Atlas Network, U.S.A Event at a […]
November 24, 2021

CPPR Book Discussion on Liberalism And The Free Society In 2021

Click here to read the event report. Brad Lips (Author), CEO, Atlas Network D Dhanuraj (PhD), Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi About The Book: Liberalism And The Free Society In 2021 Liberalism and the Free Society in 2021 takes […]
November 22, 2021

Call to resume KSRTC’s premium bus services to suburbs

The KSRTC’s decision to deploy a bulk of air-conditioned low-floor buses as Bypass Rider services on the Thiruvananthapuram-Kozhikode route through the national highway and MC Road must not be at the cost of premium services it operated from the city […]
November 19, 2021

FATF’s scrutiny and what non-compliance means

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global watchdog for anti-terrorist financing and anti-money laundering activities, set up by the G7 group of advanced economies to protect the global financial system, just concluded its October 2021 plenary session last month […]
November 19, 2021

The Link Between Internet Use and Global Warming

On December 12, 2015, the Paris Agreement, a legally binding international treaty on climate change, was brought into effect, with 196 parties resolving to ensure that the increase in global temperature would be no greater than 1.5º C. As of August […]
November 19, 2021

India and Vietnam should Explore Practical Maritime Cooperation through IPOI

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh is expected to visit India in the coming weeks. This will be his first visit after taking over as the Prime Minister; it will also be an opportunity to discuss with his counterpart Prime […]
November 18, 2021

Short Exploratory Study on Business Opportunity for KTDFC in Transport Finance

CPPR was commissioned to do a short exploratory research on the business opportunity for Kerala Transport Development Financial Corporation (KTDFC) in transport finance. This study attempts to assess the past performance of KTDFC to suggest suitable changes in the organisational thinking […]
November 18, 2021

സർക്കാരിന്റേത് മായാലോകം; യുവാക്കളെ ഉള്ളികൃഷിക്ക് വിദേശത്ത് വിടുകയല്ല വേണ്ടത്

വായ്പയെടുക്കലാണ് കേരളത്തിന്റെ സമ്പദ്ഘടനയുടെ വളർച്ചയ്ക്കുള്ള മാർഗമെന്ന സമീപനമാണ് സംസ്ഥാന സർക്കാർ കഴിഞ്ഞ കാലങ്ങളിൽ സ്വീകരിച്ചിരുന്നത്. കോവിഡും പ്രകൃതി ദുരന്തങ്ങൾ പോലുള്ള തിരിച്ചടികളും അതിജീവിച്ച് ആഭ്യന്തര വരുമാനം വളർച്ചയുടെ പാതയിലേക്കു നീങ്ങുമെന്നും വായ്പയെടുക്കുന്ന സമീപനത്തിൽനിന്ന് പിന്മാറേണ്ടതില്ലെന്നുമുള്ള വാദമാണ് ഇതിനെ സാധൂകരിക്കുന്നതിനു വേണ്ടി സർക്കാർ നിരന്തരം ഉയർത്തിയിരുന്നത്. എന്നാൽ വർധിച്ച ഇന്ധന വില പ്രതിരോധിക്കുന്നതിനു നികുതി ഇളവു നൽകാൻ […]