Rethinking Education at the Time of Coronavirus Crisis: The Time is Now to Explore the Benefits of Nature-Based Education in Our Teaching Models

15.05/2020

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Coronavirus shows us it’s time to rethink everything. Let's start with education.The pandemic is a tough lesson in the workings of the natural world – and proves how vital a knowledge of ecology really is.’- George Monbiot (More on this a bit later) 

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Uniting behind a people’s vaccine against COVID-19

14.05/2020

Humanity today, in all its fragility, is searching for an effective and safe vaccine against COVID-19. It is our best hope of putting a stop to this painful global pandemic. 

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Covid-19: A call to save the planet, writes Valmik Thapar

06.05/2020

China’s irresponsibility has led to this crisis. So has the myopia of our political, business leaders 

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Healing Our Way to a more Caring, Kinder and Fairer Society: A View from a CEO and a Recovered Economist

22.04/2020

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I don’t know about you, but I get excited and joyful when, as an academic economic activist, I come across a CEO, a major business leader, whose views on what is good, converges with mine. 

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The Secret to Germany’s COVID-19 Success: Angela Merkel Is a Scientist

22.04/2020

The chancellor’s rigor in collating information, her honesty in stating what is not yet known, and her composure are paying off. 

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Kerala’s Covid story is hard to replicate

19.04/2020

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Kerala Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan (C) during a press meet in connection with Covid 19, Thiruvananthapuram, March 23, 2020  

The Times of India featured a tantalising commentary last week titled Kerala shows the way: Decades of investment in public health is helping the state control Covid-19. The title is self-explanatory. The commentary showered fulsome praise, rightly so, on Kerala’s success in controlling the Coronavirus outbreak.

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COVID-19: Vietnam Winning New War Against Invisible Enemy

18.04/2020

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The World Economic Forum, the Financial Times and others laud Vietnam as a low cost Covid-19 success story to be emulated by poor countries with limited resources, say Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram. 

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Bengali New Year 1427: Greetings from Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus

13.04/2020 

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Modi outlines strategy to fight Covid-19

03.04/2020

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A national strategy to tackle the coronavirus pandemic has appeared, finally. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with state chief ministers on Thursday becomes the first milestone in a challenging journey ahead. 

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'A perfect storm': US facing hunger crisis as demand for food banks soars

03.04/2020

Food banks are reporting unprecedented demand across the US as millions lose jobs, investigation shows

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An unprecedented number of Americans have resorted to food banks for emergency supplies since the coronavirus pandemic triggered widespread layoffs.

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COVID-19 Should Make UsRe-imagine the World Order

29.03/2020

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As a bio-security crisis brings theworld to a brink, the dominantneo-liberal vision of world ordermust be displaced by a humaneglobalism and institutions thatactually supply public goods.

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Cutting edge financial solutions imperative for Russian-Indian trade & investments

28.03/2020

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As India gears up to become a 3-trillion-dollar economy in the current year and a 5-trillion economy by the year 2024, all major powers of the world compete to announce the development of relations with India to be one of their main priorities. 

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Coronavirus - Le sanzioni uccidono, anche l'economia italiana

28.03/2020

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La pandemia del Covid-19 ha ormai superato i confini di qualunque stato: l'Italia è al momento uno dei paesi maggiormente colpiti da quest'emergenza, avendo il più alto numero dell'intero pianeta di persone decedute in relazione alla pandemia. Tuttavia, in numerosi paesi già provati dalla guerra economica così come dalla guerra propriamente detta, la pandemia rischia di assumere proporzioni addirittura peggiori. L'emergenza sanitaria rischia di produrre conseguenze particolarmente gravi soprattutto nei paesi sottoposti a misure unilaterali di sanzionamento economico, misure che, indirettamente, si ripercuotono in modo negativo anche sulla complicata situazione economica del nostro paese.

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Reflections on the pandemic

26.03/2020

PROF. LAL MONTHLY „BUSINESS STANDARD“ COLUMN 

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We need a national survey of the incidence of coronavirus by testing a representative sample of population, not lockdowns 

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Economic policy should bridge the gap between the brutal downturn and eventual recovery

25.03/2020

Income support to most vulnerable is key. India cannot complain that it does not have the fiscal space or infrastructure to provide it.

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Coronavirus and the hopeful, healing message of the Persian New Year (Norouz)

21.03/2020

To all our family and friends, 

This is Norouz as it has always been: Happy Norouz- Celebrations, Exchange of Gifts, Hugs and Kisses, Festive foods, Joy, Happiness and much more. 

But this year, it is very very different.

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Trump samples democratic socialism. Hmm, it’s good.

19.03/2020

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US President Donald Trump at the White House announced that he signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Washington, March 18, 2020 

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In the coronavirus crisis, our leaders are failing us

14.03/2020

It need not be this way but one of the most disastrous weeks in the history of global medicine and global economics has ended with country after country retreating into their national silos. They are fighting their own individual battles against coronavirus and in their own way. 

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L’intesa Roma-Parigi e le incertezze italiane

13.03/2020

Dopo il vertice tra le rappresentanze italiane e russe del 18 febbraio, l’incontro svoltosi a Napoli lo scorso 27 febbraio tra le massime autorità di Francia ed Italia è stato l’ultimo appuntamento internazionale di primo piano a svolgersi nel nostro Paese prima dell’inizio dell’emergenza da Covid-19. Con il vertice partenopeo, durante il quale sono stati firmati importanti accordi, Roma e Parigi hanno inteso quantomeno mettere temporaneamente da parte la tradizionale litigiosità delle proprie relazioni. 

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Reassessing Trump visit after the euphoria

09.03/2020

It is not the intention in this paper to repeat the take-away from the recent visit of the US President, Mr. Donald Trump. These have been covered extensively in the electronic and print media. What is being discussed below are some of the more important aspects that require deeper analysis.

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