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COVID 19: A TURN IN GLOBAL POLITICS
The most trending hashtag on twitter, the topic on everyone’s mind, is undoubtedly the Covid 19 pandemic. This is the first ever pandemic that has affected the lives of millions in the past one century. It has created a bewildering state across the globe. The outbreak of this pandemic has created a global havoc and has indeed changed our perception of the world forever. The coronavirus family gives rise to illness in the human system that includes common cold to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
Also, on the political front, the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the political arrangements of various countries leading to postponement or complete detention of upcoming elections for various legislatures around the world. This has surely challenged the people’s right to voting and electing a favourable candidate. Many countries have declared an emergency in the nations considering the severity of the pandemic. Many countries have temporarily banned mass protest as a response to social distancing. This surely is an important decision for curtailing communal transmission but people find it a denial to their right of expression.
In the month of April India recorded the lowest rates in manufacturing of goods and services, among the world’s top 10 economies. This has created a 52% loss in the Indian market. Due to lockdowns announced throughout the countries facing the virus, has made people worried about the lower strata of people which sustain on daily wages. With industries producing only essential goods are permitted to function, a major part of labourers are left unemployed, until the situations are restored. A large number of migratory labourers are trying to return to their home town, but due to no railway service currently most of them have reverted to walking the distance to return back. This has surely created a sense of negligence from the government. This would surely change the people’s perspective towards the ruling state and central government. With an increasing death due to walking long distances and the extreme summer at its peak, has surrounded the government with numerous questions. The various government policies are seen to be failing due to the large population that our country has. This would surely result into a twist in the national politics after the pandemic is controlled. The government which could help the maximum number of pals in distress, would surely bloom in the upcoming elections.
On the international front, the world superpowers have not been able to beat this virus resulting into an uncontrollable outbreak nationwide. The conditions have deteriorated in countries with world class healthcare systems like Italy, America, Spain. Considering Italy which ranks second in the world for its excellent health care system has recorded 215,858 corona cases with 29,958 deaths already which means has a death rate of 24% which is the highest in Europe. America on the other side has 1,29,101 corona cases with deaths rising to almost 74% the highest in the world currently. Due to the ever-increasing cases the world leaders are in position to find effective methods to sustain life with adequate amount of supply of all the essential goods. The schemes of various countries in importing and sustaining important goods in warehouses is now been tested. Presidents and Prime Ministers are now tested for their policies. In India the current counts show a total of 50,000 corona cases in the country and Maharashtra with the highest number of cases in the country. The states have already sealed their boundaries and is only approving of trains carrying daily wage workers and essential goods.
World leaders like Donald trump have clearly mentioned in one of his interviews that America’s trade with China is now ‘extremely difficult’ highlighting the hard times that China might have to face once the virus is treated and lockdowns across the world is lifted. Although, America and the other allied might curtail its trade business with China, it is the truth that china is the only positively increasing economy in the world currently with a whooping GDP of 5,971.65 crores USD. This sparks a debate on whether the virus was a natural or a man made one as a strategy from china to obtain the world superpower, which only time can reveal. Also, countries across the world have asked India for the ‘corona drug’ hydroxychloroquine, which India has successfully delivered creating better bonds with the western countries. This would surely help India in the near future in investment opportunities and trade schemes. India is now looked upon as a new hub instead of china for business. This would surely create a strong union of India with the other western countries.
In times like this where staying at home is the best prevention, we can offer it is a humble request from everyone to make sure the well-being of everyone to take care of the warriors staying away from their families for helping us.
- Gaurav M. Prajapati
SURVIVAL OF THE BEST
DATE: 20th April 2020
Humans often experience various different incidents. These incidents are the result of the decisions and actions of a particular community. The people who get stuck due to these such events experience various difficulties and if the situation worsens then they either come together and retaliate or they just migrate to a safe place.But today the entire world is going through an exceptional event, which most us refer as crisis, pandemic, and all those terrifying words but i like to refer to it as an event.
Various events are usually handled by great expertise and efficiency by indians, we always make sure that while overcoming these events we make the most of it. But this event is is exceptional as no one can either retaliate or can they run away from it. Fighting against this event has been tough for all of us, but in this situation I find myself lucky. Lucky because while most of the people are losing there head I have kept mine right in place so that I could see this event through. Everyone accepts it as an horrible truth, I believe and treat it as an unimaginable dream came true . I was born in "the middle class" family , moreover I am the single child(lucky me). Now, faster than even you could read it a thought would have crossed your mind that I was extremely pampered..... Yes of course I was pampered. I had a blast during my childhood. It also had some side effects, and one of it still haunts me! It is the habit of procrastination. I used to postpone every single event, left every single opportunity out of my hand, but it looks like I won't be able to leave this event out of my hand. Due to procrastination several good opportunities gone way too far, out of my reach. This was the time when I had my weird fantasy which seems like has been granted life.... We all think that this event has restricted us and made us weak, but the truth is that this is our golden and only opportunity to change our ever degrading future. I don't think many of us have got enough time in these days to realize that in the recent days during the nationwide lockdown the nature has returned to it's glory days, but you all must be too busy watching news channels and getting patriotic and greedy at the same time. I think and believe that the God has very well decided to wrap up the world he created, as his biggest investment has turned into a liability. He is offering us this last chance to turn the tables around. This... this lockdown is not intended to weaken us but is supposed to strengthen us by correcting our mistake, healing our wounds, reading the books that we should have read, learning the things that are helpful for us, doing things that we always desired for, and at least to get hold of opportunities that were meant for us.This event is just like the event of evolution,straight and sad within itself.
One should always remember that when God will start to choose between people,he will always choose "THE BEST".This is the time for us to grow together for the greater good.Its like every country and every single person living in it has just stopped for every single one of us. So don't miss this chance cause God won't miss his. This is my dream, this is my fantasy.
- By Chaitanya Patil