Technological and Scientific Studies
The Dichotomy of Economic Imperative and Security Dilemma: The Chinese Telecom Companies in India

The outbreak and spread of Covid-19 and Chinese government’s failure to share its timely information to the outside world have raised question mark about the transparency of the communist regime there. Concomitantly, it has also raised the securit....

Experiments & Applications: S&T in Coronavirus Pandemic

Throughout the history of pandemics, technology has played its role in many ways in proliferating infectious diseases to a wider area. However, it’s the same science and technology (S&T) research and innovations that also provide a way out of such ....

Discussion on Report on STEM Education in collaboration with Association of Indian Universities

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a seminar to discuss a VIF taskforce report on STEM education in India launched in 2019. The report, titled, “Towards More Effective Education: Emergence of STEM Education in India” was written u....

Technology, Economics and Geopolitics of 5G Cellular - A Compendium

5G is an investment for the next decade. It is not just a game changer; it is likely emerge as a General Purpose Technology (GPT). 5G mobile will move from being a consumer device to an industrial productivity and efficiency tool, with billions of Io....

India’s Space Programme: Achievements and Prospects

On 17th January 2020, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held its monthly ‘Vimarsha’ lecture series on the important subject of India’s Space Programme. Dr A.S Kiran Kumar, former Chairman ISRO, was invited to speak on the opportunities....

Roundtable on ‘Global Nuclear Developments and India’s Policy challenges'

On 8 January 2020, the Vivekananda International Foundation organised a roundtable on Global Nuclear Developments and India’s Policy challenges. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, opened the floor by laying the purpose of the roundtable, which....

Lt Gen SRR Aiyengar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd), Social Media – A Study of Social Media and Its Impact on Contemporary War/Conflicts, Uday Publishing House, 2019, PP. 152, ISBN: 978-93-85991-85-1, INR- 699/-

Development of Social Media (SM) is a relatively new phenomenon. Between 2004 and 2014, all 22 of the world’s biggest Social Media (SM) networks were developed and launched. The Facebook was the first to be started on February 4, 2004. Rapid global....

Building Indigenous Missile Capability - An Imperative

When the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) was sanctioned way back in 1982-83, Agni Missile was not even a part of the four missile Projects in its development agenda which included the Prithvi Short Range Surface-to-Surface Mis....

The Expanding Chinese Smartphone Market in India

The recent news of ‘One Plus’ investing Rs.1,000 crore in Hyderabad for research and development which would focus India-centric features while also working on globally standard features1 is a testament to the fact that global companie....

To the Moon and Beyond: Time for India to Strengthen its ‘Space’ Muscles

Lunar exploration missions date back to the very beginning of space exploration itself. In over a year’s time following Sputnik, the advances in aerospace technologies were made to enable forays into our closest neighbour in outer space. The desire....

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