India’s Healthcare Diplomacy with Africa reflects Southern Solidarity

The tiny African nation Gambia has recently been in the news due to the unfortunate deaths of 70 children from July to September, reportedly connected to four paediatric cough syrups made in India.December 08, 2022 International Relations and Diplomacy , Africa , Article , Gambia , Adama Barrow , India Gambia Relations , India Africa , Pharmaceutical , Maiden Pharmaceuticals

China: Daily Scan, December 08, 2022

New Party chiefs appointed for Chinese provinces: Xinhuanet
December 7, 2022
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has decided that Yuan Jiajun no longer concurrently serves as secretary of the CPC Zhejiang....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 08, 2022

Afghanistan
Female Students in Grade 12 Take Final Exam to Graduate: Tolo News
On Wednesday, female students in the 12th grade took a final exam in Kabul, as well as in other provinces. Some of them were positive about the tes....

Talk on US Midterm Elections

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk on “US midterm Elections 2022: Implications for India and the World” on 21 November, 2022. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, chaired the session and made welcome remarks. Prof K....

Russia’s Ukraine War and the Concept of Balance of Power since Congress of Vienna

Prologue
From Congress of Vienna to the beginning of the First World War; Europe survived for nearly a century without a major war like the one it saw ended with the Battle of Waterloo or the one it would see starting in 1914. During this....

China: Daily Scan, December 07, 2022

China's pension wealth management market sees steady operation: Xinhuanet
December 6, 2022
China's pension wealth management market has seen steady operation since the country launched the pilot program last year, market data sh....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 07, 2022

Afghanistan
Uzbekistan NSA: It is Important Afghanistan Not Be Isolated: Tolo News
Uzbekistan National Security Advisor Victor Mohammadov said that it is “important” to not allow Afghanistan to be Isolated or to leave it ....

A Quiet Revolution in the Making

The RFP and Beyond
On 07 Sept 2022, a Request for Technical and Commercial Proposal (RFP) was issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the design and developme....

China: Daily Scan, December 06, 2022

China's State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
December 5, 2022
The State Council, China's cabinet, on Monday announced the appointment and removal of officials. Wu Zhaohui was appointed vice minister of science an....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 06, 2022

Afghanistan
Zardari Expects to Talk With Kabul Over Threats Facing Pakistan: Tolo News
Pakistan's foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said they are expecting to work with an “interim authority” in Afghanistan to “addre....

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