Monday, 24 January, 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.  

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.