13th April 2021 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents Not on the same page at sea NOT ON THE SAME PAGE AT SEA Context: The US Navy announced that the USS John Paul Jones from its 7th Fleet had “asserted navigational rights and freedoms inside India’s exclusive economic zone, without requesting India’s prior consent”. However, India has protested this decision, rejecting the U.S.’s […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 13 April 2021 | Legacy IAS Academy

Contents China extends $500 million loan to Lanka Military exercise in Bangladesh ends U.S. urges G20 on Global Minimum Corporate Tax CHINA EXTENDS $500 MILLION LOAN TO LANKA Context: China signed a $500 million loan agreement with Sri Lanka, in a move that Colombo hopes would boost its foreign reserves that are under severe strain […]

U.S. URGES G20 ON GLOBAL MINIMUM CORPORATE TAX

Context: In a declaration of war on low-tax jurisdictions around the globe, US Treasury Secretary has urged G20 nations to move towards a global minimum corporate tax. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (International Groupings, Foreign policies affecting India’s Interests) GS-III: Indian Economy (Taxation, External Dimensions of the Article: About the Global Minimum Corporate Tax Rate proposal […]

MILITARY EXERCISE IN BANGLADESH ENDS

Context: Multinational military exercise Shantir Ogrosena was under way in Bangladesh in April 2021. Relevance: Prelims, GS-II: International Relations (India’s Neighbors, Foreign Policies affecting India’s Interests) Dimensions of the Article: About Shantir Ogrosena Trends in India-Bangladesh relations Other Recent Developments in India-Bangladesh Relationship Issues and Complications in India-Bangladesh relations About Shantir Ogrosena Shantir Ogrosena is […]

CHINA EXTENDS $500 MILLION LOAN TO LANKA

Context: China signed a $500 million loan agreement with Sri Lanka, in a move that Colombo hopes would boost its foreign reserves that are under severe strain since the pandemic struck last year. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (India’s Neighbors, Foreign Policies affecting India’s Interests) Dimensions of the Article: About recent extension of loan by China […]

PIB 13th April 2021

SHANTIR OGROSENA-2021 Focus: GS III- Defence Why in news? Exercise SHANTIR OGROSENA-2021, a 10 day long multinational military exercise, which started on 04 April 2021, culminated at Bangabandhu Senanibas (BBS), Bangladesh. About SHANTIR OGROSENA-2021: The aim of the exercise was to strengthen defence ties and enhance interoperability amongst neighbourhood countries to ensure effective peace keeping […]