Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicObserver Research Foundation

Topic: Observer Research Foundation

From Trump to Netanyahu to Modi’s MEA, Twiplomacy is the new diplomacy. And it’s working

Social media has become an indispensable arrow in the quiver of diplomacy. And Twitter has proven to be a soft power tool by providing a direct channel between diplomats and citizens.

Indian media’s tendency to brand madrasa students as terrorists is ruining institutions

Authors Ziya Us Salam and Aslam Parvaiz have documented how madrasa textbooks are caught up in a time warp but mainstream media not doing its job.

‘Like China, India should invest across Indo-Pacific to ensure regional security’

A report by Dhruva Jaishankar of the Observer Research Foundation calls on India to continue to work with China whenever possibilities present themselves.

G7 summit shows post-war liberal world order is failing. India’s diplomacy offers a solution

PM Modi participated in two sessions at Biarritz summit, on climate change and digitisation, signaling India’s growing willingness to lead on issues.

The sheer folly of Modi govt’s media managers plotting a Kashmir-is-normal story

It is preposterous for anyone to have expected celebrations in Kashmir when Modi govt had placed 7 million people under a clampdown.

MMR vaccine doesn’t increase autism risk, says Denmark study

Scientists at Statens Serum Institut also find that vaccines do not trigger autism in children who are at risk. Study comes amid fears of falling vaccination rates.  

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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