Controlling the Covid-19 Pandemic: The Role of Strong Healthcare Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the subject of healthcare to the forefront. With an increasing number of cases every day, the health systems of most countries are stretched out. The healthcare workers are at the frontline in this battle against COVID-19. As such, it becomes pertinent to ask the question that why some countries are […]

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China, Covid-19 Pandemic, WHO, Globalisation

The Black Swan of the Century: Birthing Covid-19

As the interactions and collaborations between nation-states increase in the era of commercialization and globalization, it becomes crucial that each nation is responsible to itself and towards the international community. The nation-states need to resolutely adopt stringent health protocols within their community and maintain adequate transparency in sharing of information with the global community. In […]

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Global leader or astute negotiator: China helps tackle Covid-19

There is sufficient anger and criticisms being levelled at China for being the cause of the now widespread dreaded Covid-19. Influential leaders such as Donald Trump, President of the United States, blatantly refusing to adhere to the widely used terminology Covid-19, instead dubbing it as the ‘Chinese virus’ and outrightly blaming China for the global […]

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कोविड-19 का परीक्षण व टीका विकास

सार्स-सीओवी-2 (SARS-CoV-2) वायरस से फैली कोविड-19 (COVID-19) बीमारी की चपेट में अमूमन विश्व का अधिकांश देश आ गया है। विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन डैशबोर्ड के अनुसार 23 मार्च, 2020 तक विश्व के 186 देशों में 2,94,110 लोगों में इस वायरस के संक्रमण की पुष्टि हो चुकी है जबकि 12,994 लोगों की मौत हो चुकी है। अकेले […]

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The COVID-19 Fatalities: Is there a geographic pattern?

Wuhan, the ground zero of the COVID-19 epidemic has a cool, temperate climate with an annual average temperature around 15 degrees Celsius. Qom, the epicenter of the outbreak in the Middle East also has an arid, desert and cold climate with the annual temperature averaging 15 to 18 degree Celsius. The average temperature of Lombardy, […]

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Migration and Upward Mobility in the Labour Market: The Case of Kerala

In this age of globalisation, there is a rapid movement of workers within (internal migration) and outside (international migration) countries to broaden and diversify their sources of livelihood and improve their well-being. It is estimated that more than 247 million people have migrated outside their country of birth in 2013 (Ratha 2016). This movement is […]

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Gender and Skilled Migration: Women in the Indian Tech Sector

The increasing presence of women in historically male dominated computing labour market has made it a global success story. Even more worthy of applaud, as the Women and IT Scorecard—India 2018 (Raghuram et al. 2018) shows, is that the Indian tech sector has attained critical mass of women at 35 per cent of the total […]

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Trans-South Asian Diaspora Philanthropy: A Driver for GCM?

Continuously increasing international migration of labour—ranging from the highly educated to low and medium skilled workers, comprising families, students and now growing numbers of refugees—marks the current global universe of human mobility. In September 2019, the most recent global migrant stock has been estimated at 272 million, up from 258 million in 2017 and 221 […]

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