Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicSupply chain

Topic: Supply chain

Omicron shows why global vaccine chains should be ready for unforeseen shocks

As Covid pandemic moves to epidemic conditions with regional hotspots, caution must be taken because any fault line in global vaccine supply can be cataclysmic.

India, Japan, Australia launch supply chain initiative to counter China’s trade dominance

In a video conference held Tuesday, Japan’s Hiroshi Kajiyama, India’s Piyush Goyal and Australia’s Simon Birmingham agreed on reaching out to ASEAN countries for the initiative.

In pandemic, one supply chain is working as smooth as ever — that of smugglers’

Criminals have had to innovate to keep their supply chains open. A good example is concealing illegal drugs in consignments of face masks or sanitisers.

After paracetamol crisis, EU says will diversify supply chains ahead of India trade summit

India restored exports of HCQ & paracetamol as global demand grew with pandemic. It also led to calls in EU to re-evaluate supply chains.

Modi, Trump had walked away from them. Now mega trade deals will make a comeback after Covid

International trade is set to get a new lease of life as Covid-hit countries learn the value of global supply chains in the fight against the pandemic.

Amul to SpiceJet to Railways — Supply chain heroes are making sure India runs in lockdown

How do you ensure sex workers in Sonagachi get food and a crucial hazmat suit gets to Coimbatore? India’s lockdown is seeing many unlikely heroes.

On Camera

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

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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