World Review | Pramit Pal Chaudhuri | May 2020

HIGHLIGHTS •  IMPACT OF RACE PROTESTS IN US On May 25, a white police offer in Minnesota placed his knee on black American George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, asphyxiating him. The murder, caught on video, triggered widespread protests. The rioting, the worst the United States has seen since the 1960s, has spread to […]

East Asia Digest by Ambassador Gautam Bambawale | May 2020

I Overview China:​• The “2 Sessions” to be held soon• Australia presses the World Health Assembly to undertake an independent investigation into the causes of spread of Covid-19• Indian and Chinese border patrols cross paths in the Himalayan border region• Diamer-Bhasha Dam and Power Station construction awarded to a China – Pakistan JV Japan:​• Japan […]

Indian Economy Review | May 2020

Surprises galore in the Modi package The Narendra Modi government sprang a series of surprises on almost every commentator and critic, who had been wondering how it would meet its commitment of rolling out as large an economic package as Rs 20 lakh crore to counter the adverse impact of Covid-19 on the economy. On […]