Should RBI limit Its Intervention In Currency Market?

Context According to the IMF’s recently published External Sector Report 2022, the RBI’s intervention in the currency market should be limited to addressing disorderly market conditions. External Sector Report, published annually since 2012, analyses global external developments and provides multilaterally consistent assessments of the world’s largest economies’ external positions.  Relevance GS Paper – 3: Important […]

India: The Top Remittance Recipient

Context According to a recent World Health Organization report titled “World report on the health of refugees and migrants,” India will receive USD 87 billion in remittances in 2021. Relevance GS Paper – 2: Important International Institutions GS Paper – 3: Mobilization of Resources Mains Question Discuss how the Indian diaspora can play a positive […]

Illegal Fishing by China in the Indo-Pacific

Context In order to check China’s illegal fishing in the Indo-Pacific region, the Quadrilateral Security Alliance (Quad) has planned to launch a satellite-based surveillance initiative. The leaders of Quad are reported to be getting ready to unveil a maritime surveillance initiative to protect exclusive economic zones in the Indo-Pacific against environmental damage. Relevance GS-II: Effect […]

New Development Bank

Focus: GS II- International Relations Why in news? Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs and India’s Governor for the New Development Bank (NDB), Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 7th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of NDB through video-conference in New Delhi Highlights: The meeting was also attended by Governors/Alternate Governors of Brazil, China, Russia, […]


Why in news? The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations agency tasked with regulating shipping, mandated that merchant ships should not burn fuel with sulphur content greater than 0.5% beginning January 1. Prior to the mandate by IMO, there was 3.5% of Sulphur in the fuel It was said to damage the vessels and even causing […]


Why in news? Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the online Summit of Non Aligned Movement (NAM) Contact Group to discuss response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Details: The online NAM Contact Group Summit on the theme of “United against COVID-19” was hosted by the current Chairman of NAM, the President of Azerbaijan.  The event also […]


Focus: Prelims, GS-II International Institutions Why in news? All countries should make containing the outbreak of COVID-19 their top priority, The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on 6th May. WHO The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations that is concerned with world public health. It was established on 7 […]