India’s Vaccine Diplomacy in COVID-19: Impact and Prospects
India, in January 2021, initiated its vaccine diplomacy known as the Vaccine Maitri Programme, which, though remained short-lived, had its impact felt on the global stage. It sent a strong message, in contrast to the then growing trend of Vaccine Nationalism, highlighting India’s commitment to the humanitarian and equitable reach of the Vaccine, particularly within India’s neighborhood. The session, which was addressed by Mr. Pritam Pal Chaudhary, the Foreign Editor of the Hindustan Times, threw light on the impact and prospects of India’s diplomacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Plight of Government Schools During the Pandemic
The Covid 19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on every sector of life and the economy. Amongst the worst affected sectors, is the education sector, hit hard by the epidemic. Though there’s an uptick in education from the initial hiatus, through the introduction of digital education, it is still not accessible to all. In this webinar, our guest speaker, Dr. Urvashi Saini, significantly touched upon the impact of covid on the education sector, delving deep into the intense problem faced by the government schools in this era of digital education clubbed with covid.
Navigating the Future of Indio-Afghan Relations
The developments in Afghanistan are at the cynosure of contemporary geopolitics. The changing world order, with the USA backing out of Afghanistan after 20 years and a regressive pro-Islamic regime capturing the government by force, makes it imperative to look at the new Indo-Afghan ties and its future, to reorient India’s foreign policy. The guest speaker, Dr. Raghav Sharma, talked about what India’s strategy should be in dealing with the Taliban and utilizing this opportunity to cement its dominating position in the Asian region.
‘Legalisation of Cannabis: The Next Big Question of Civil Liberties in India’.
Centre of Policy Research and Governance organised a seminar on 21st July 2021 pertaining to cannabis. Prof. Khagesh Gautam was invited as the Guest Speaker for the event on the theme of his upcoming book, ‘Legalisation of Cannabis: The Next Big Question of Civil Liberties in India’.
‘The Future of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship under the National Education Policy
Dr. Omkar Rai addressed a session on ‘The Future of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship under the National Education Policy on 3rd October, 2020 organised by The CPRG.
National Education Policy : Prospects and Challenges
Dr Ramanand Pandey spoke on NEP-2020 in Dr. RML Univesity, Ayodhya on 28th August 2020. He shared his experience as a member who was involved in the entire process. He joined MHRD as consultant to assist NEP related work.