About Financial consumer protection (FCP)

Context Relevance GS Paper 2: Bilateral, regional and global groupings involving India and affecting India’s interests etc Mains Question The long sustained image of India as a leader of the oppressed and marginalized nations has disappeared on account of its newfound role in the emerging global order.’ Elaborate. (UPSC 2019) About Financial consumer protection (FCP) Concerning […]

Russia – Ukraine War Persuasions and Negotiations

Context The article explains the risks of going beyond persuasion and exercising caution for India while attempting to bring Russia and Ukraine to the negotiating table to broker peace. Relevance GS Paper – 2: Bilateral Groupings & Agreements, Effect of Policies & Politics of Countries on India’s Interests Mains Question India, like any other country, […]

India China Relations

Context: The External Affairs Minister, in a farewell meeting with Chinese envoy Sun Weidong, emphasised mutual “respect, sensitivity and interest”. Relevance: GS Paper 2: India and its Neighbourhood (relations) Dimensions of the Article: Key Points Indo-China Border Major irritants of India china relations: Cooperation between India and China: India emphasisied that the development of India-China […]

Importance of IOR for India and Its Neighborhood

Context Speaking at the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) Plus Defence Ministers’ Conclave, Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh stated that India is prepared to provide missiles and weapon systems to friendly countries in the region. He stated that India seeks the IOR countries’ cooperation in combating terrorism, narcotics, and unregulated fishing in the Indian Ocean. Relevance […]

A Strategy For India’s Reformed Multilateralism

Context Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar’s recent visit to the United States has laid the groundwork for India to engage in a wide range of bilateral and multilateral diplomacy. The visit is unique in that it aims to achieve a wide range of goals, including the Indian delegation’s participation in the High-Level Week at […]

What is Plant Treaty?

Context: The ninth session of the governing body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) has recently begun in New Delhi. Relevance: GS II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and agreements involving India Dimensions of the Article: What is the Plant Treaty? Aims Key provisions What is the Plant Treaty? […]

G7 Agreed To Impose a Price Cap on Russian Oil

Context Finance Ministers from all G7 countries and the European Union announced a plan to impose a price cap on Russian oil exports. Relevance GS Paper 2: Bilateral, regional and global grouping. Mains Question India can no longer avoid the conclusion that China is the greatest impediment to India’s global ambitions. Discuss the possibility of […]

Indian UAE Cooperation

Context In Abu Dhabi, EAM Jaishankar and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdulla bin Zayed Al Nahyan co-chaired the 14th India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting (JCM). The two countries agreed to expand economic cooperation in a variety of areas while reiterating their commitment to reaching the $100 billion bilateral trade goal in the next five years. Relevance […]

Russia Opposes The Adoption of the N-Disarmament Text

Context Russia obstructed agreement on the final document of a four-week review of the United Nations Treaty on Nuclear Non-Proliferation (NPT). The NPT, regarded as the cornerstone of nuclear disarmament, is reviewed every five years by the 191 signatories. Relevance GS Paper 2: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s […]

A Scheme for India-EU Interactions

Context In addition to its 75th anniversary of independence, India celebrated 60 years of diplomatic relations with the European Union (EU). Despite its disagreements with the West over the Ukraine crisis, India’s presence as a guest at the recent G-7 summit demonstrates the country’s growing weight in global discussions. The European Union and India, as […]