Anshu Joshi

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  • The COVID-19 Outbreak: Learnings and The Way Ahead

    We are living in a world of highly advanced technologies where drones can deliver pizzas, robots can serve food in restaurants, chatbots can help us online and more. In this world of IT (Information Technology) enabled lifestyle, things seemed to be perfect until a virus, without any alarming symptoms, entered into our lives, created havoc, and brought everything to an unexpected halt. How this virus, known as Corona, spread across the world? Is it natural or artificial? How can it be contained? Is there any medication available for this deadly virus?

    January-June 2020

    Genetically Engineered Insects: A Boon or Curse?

    The age of genetic engineering and biotechnology has enabled the humanity to save lives and make them better and to upgrade lifestyles in many ways. Ongoing research and innovations in these fields aims at diverse areas from advancing health care facilities to increasing crop production to boost food supply, undoubtedly adding to the quality of human lives. However, whether these technologies are actually bliss or a curse is still a question of debate as every new development increases the risk of misuse of such technologies.

    July-December 2014

    Preparing civil defence against chemical and biological weapon attacks: The imperative role of media

    In the new world of advanced science and technology, the nature of terrorism has assumed its worst manifestation. The 2008 Mumbai attack proved that terrorists aim at creating havoc and panic using unconventional means. Under such circumstances,probability of chemical or biological attack against innocent civilians can not be ignored by defence planners.

    January-June 2014

    Beyond Forty Years of the BWC

    In shadow of many unprecedented terror attacks, disastrous toll taken by Ebola across the globe and dreadful spread of Swine Flu in India, the 40th anniversary of Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) was convened on 30 March 2015 in the Council Chamber of the Palais des Nations in Geneva, the same place where the BWC was originally negotiated.

    January-June 2015