Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicVaccine diplomacy

Topic: Vaccine diplomacy

Covid vaccine diplomacy isn’t working. It’s time for a new approach

It’s too soon to call who won or lost in vaccine diplomacy. The tail of the pandemic will be long. Infrastructure built as a collaborative effort will bring diplomatic rewards.

India is too strategic to fail. Support on Covid shows our diplomacy punches above its weight

The shipment of 66.3 million vaccines is a sign of India’s commitment to good global citizenship. It is this sense of unity that has come to India’s assistance today.

Young India wants Covid vaccines, but CoWIN just won’t let us win

Booked slots on CoWIN are a problem of the ‘announce-now, plan-later’ method that India loves so much. Millennials desperately want some of that vaccine maitri.

‘A crowd is a crowd, is a crowd’ — Jaishankar mounts spirited defence of govt’s Covid management

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar says it's not fair to blame Modi govt for India's second wave crisis, adds that poll rallies & Kumbh mela weren't the only reasons for Covid spread.

‘Indians for Indians’ is how Indian-Americans are fighting Biden ban on vaccine raw materials

Given the importance of Indian origin communities as political groups in the US, how this Indian-American mission unfolds will be interesting to watch.

Bharat Biotech signs deal to supply 20 million doses of Covaxin to Brazil

A press release Friday stated that several countries have expressed strong interest in Covaxin and the company was fully committed to ensuring supplies promptly and efficiently.

WHO chief lauds PM Modi for vaccine equity, hopes other countries follow India’s example

In a tweet Friday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said India's support in supplying its vaccines is helping over 60 countries to begin the vaccination process.

Collaboration shown in fighting Covid a valuable takeaway from the pandemic, says PM Modi

Addressing a workshop Thursday on 'Covid-19 Management' with 10 other nations, Modi said that South Asia has managed to achieve one of the lowest fatality rates in the world.

China is ramping up its vaccine diplomacy as WHO fumes at Western drugmakers

China’s vaccines have received some high-profile endorsements. Indonesian President Joko Widodo received Sinovac shot on live TV, Brazil has begun distributing Sinovac doses.

In South Asia, a vaccine diplomacy has begun. Will India’s efficacy outdo China’s?

Vaccine nationalism will come gift-wrapped in all the colours of South Asia, except Pakistan.

On Camera

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.