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Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

Context: The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia Pacific, in collaboration with other environmental organisations, has called on the ASEAN to take decisive action in response to plastic pollution. Relevance: GS: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Overview: Mission: Vision: Approach: Primary Intervention Areas: What is Incineration? […]

UN Women Overview

Context; Six months into the war, Gaza is facing a humanitarian crisis disproportionately impacting women and girls, according to a new report by UN Women. Relevance: GS II: International Relations UN Women Overview Purpose and Establishment Core Objectives Global Engagement Country-Specific Initiatives Funding Mechanisms Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Information Dissemination -Source: Down […]

What is AUKUS Alliance?

Context: The AUKUS alliance, comprising Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, is set to enter discussions for expanding its membership. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: What is AUKUS? Benefits of Nuclear Submarines for Australia: -Source: Live Mint  

About World Anti-Doping Agency 

Context: India has emerged as the country with the highest percentage of doping offenders, according to the 2022 testing figures released by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Relevance: GS II: International Relations About World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Establishment and Purpose Governance and Funding Primary Role Key Activities Formation Background Legal Structure and Location Governance Structure […]

India’s Abstention on Human Rights Council’s Resolution on Gaza Ceasefire

Context: India opted to abstain from voting on a resolution at the Human Rights Council that urged Israel to implement an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and encouraged states to impose an arms embargo. The resolution was ultimately adopted by the 47-member Human Rights Council. India’s decision to abstain signifies a balanced approach to the complex […]

Dispute Related to Katchatheevu Island

Context: Katchatheevu Island has emerged as a focal point in the India-Sri Lanka relationship, particularly due to the contentious issue of fishing rights in the surrounding waters. This small but significant island exemplifies the complexities associated with maritime boundary disputes and the competing claims over fishing resources in the region. The unresolved issues concerning Katchatheevu […]

Ukraine Reports Russian Use of Hypersonic Missiles in Kyiv Attacks

According to Ukraine’s military administration, Russia has deployed five of its new hypersonic Zircon missiles in attacks on Kyiv since the beginning of the year. Additionally, Russia has launched 11 Kinzhal missiles, another type of hypersonic weapon known for traveling at speeds several times faster than sound. These reports underscore the increasing use and potency […]

About A Financial Action Task Force

Context: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has found that many countries are yet to fully implement its requirements aimed at preventing misuse of virtual assets and virtual asset service providers (VASPs). Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Financial Action Task Force (FATF) FATF Greylists FATF Blacklists -Source: The Hindu

India’s Advocacy for Security Council Overhaul: G4 Model

Context: Participating in the Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council Reform, India has presented a detailed model on behalf of the G4 (Brazil, Germany, India and Japan) nations for United Nations Security Council Reform. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Key Features of the G4 Proposed Model for UN Security Council Reform Representation […]

Debunking Claims of Fiscal Discrimination

Context: Several states, particularly those governed by opposition parties, particularly in southern India, have raised concerns about what they perceive as “discrimination” and “unfair” treatment in the current framework for sharing financial resources between the Union Government and the States. Relevance: GS2- Mains Question: The arguments raised by several states about discriminatory treatment in the […]