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International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Focus: GS II: Important International Institutions Why in News? The Indian Army commemorated the 75th International Day of UN Peacekeepers UN Peacekeeping Forces India’s contribution to UN Peacekeeping Role of women in Indian Peacekeeping Medical care as part of India’s Missions

Setting International Statistical Standards Requires India

Context Relevance: GS Paper-2: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate Mains Question Examine the impact of India’s appointment to the UNSC (UN Statistical Commission). What possible advantages might India’s presidency of the Commission have? (250 Words) United Nations Statistical Commission information: India’s relationship with the UNSC dates back 76 years. System of National […]

International Customs Day 2023

Focus: GS II- Important International institutions. Why in News? Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs celebrated International Customs Day, 2023 International Customs Day, 2023: About World Customs Organization

What Is At Stake At The G20 Summit?

Context Relevance GS Paper 2: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Mains Question Do you believe that the recent G20 summits have devolved into talking shops rather than getting down to business? Analyze critically. (250 words) The Bali summit will focus on three key issues: What else is on the line? The […]

About The ASEAN Conference

Focus: GS II- International Groupings Why in News? The Vice President led the Indian delegation, including the External Affairs Minister, at the 19th ASEAN-India Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. About the Conference: About Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising Ten Countries in […]

The IMF’s Economic Report

Context The International Monetary Fund’s most recent World Economic Outlook report reduced India’s economic growth forecast for 2022 to 6.8%. This is a significant decrease from its previous forecast of 7.4% issued in July 2022. Relevance GS Paper 2: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. Mains Question What are the main criticisms of […]

United Nations Mandates for Peacekeeping

Context UN Peacekeeping fatalities due to malicious acts (not illness or accidents), which were previously on the decline, are now on the rise, rising from 13 in 2020 to 25 in 2021 and as many as 26 this year through August. In light of this, UN Peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix has stated that peacekeeping soldiers […]

UNESCO lists 50 Iconic Indian Textiles

Context:  UNESCO published a list of 50 exclusive and iconic heritage textile crafts of India.  Relevance: GS II: Important International institutions Dimensions of the Article: Details Some of the Important Textiles Crafts Listed About UNESCO Tangible and Intangible Heritage Representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Details UNESCO’s “Handmade for the 21st Century: Safeguarding […]

Abe’s Vision For An Indo-Pacific

Context Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the state funeral of Shinzo Abe, Japan’s former Prime Minister. Relevance GS Paper – 2: International Treaties & Agreements, Effect of Policies & Politics of Countries on India’s Interests Main Question “While India and Japan share an interest in keeping the Indo-Pacific open and free, bilateral cooperation remains limited.” […]

Great G20 power comes with greater responsibility

Context The world is watching India and its upcoming presidency of key global forums in 2023, which will put India on the global stage and allow it to place its priorities and narratives on the global agenda. As the country prepares to host the G20 and SCO summits next year, the coming months will be […]