Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment

Context: Recently, U.S. President along with his G7 allies unveiled the ambitious Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII), announcing the collective mobilisation of $600 billion by 2027 to deliver “game-changing” and “transparent” infrastructure projects to developing and middle-income countries. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: What is the PGII? What kind […]

China’s Interventions in the Horn of Africa

China’s Interventions in the Horn of Africa

Context: China has been investing across the African continent throughout the last decade. While the emphasis has been on investments and raw materials, it took a new turn recently, with the first “China-Horn of Africa Peace, Governance and Development Conference.” Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About Horn of Africa Recent projects […]

14th BRICS Summit

14th BRICS Summit

Focus: GS II- International Relations Why in News? Prime Minister  led India’s participation at the 14thBRICS Summit, convened under the Chairship of President Xi Jinping of China, in a virtual format. Highlights of the Summit: The leaders held discussions including in fields of Counter-Terrorism, Trade, Health, Traditional Medicine, Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation, Agriculture, Technical […]

Snake Island

Snake Island

Context: Ukraine has said it has caused “significant losses” to the Russian military in airstrikes on Zmiinyi Island, also known as Snake Island, in the Black Sea. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About Snake Island About the Black Sea Russia and the Black Sea Black Sea in the Ukraine war About Snake […]

About G20

About G20

Focus: GS-II: International Relations (Important International Groupings and Agreements, Foreign Policies affecting India’s Interests) Why in News? Union Health & Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizer virtually addressed the inaugural session at the G20 Health Ministers meeting at Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia has hosted two Health Working Group Meetings in Yogyakarta and Lombok wherein priority issues of ‘Harmonizing Global Health […]

West Seti Power Project

West Seti Power Project

Context: India will be taking over an ambitious hydropower project in Nepal — West Seti — nearly four years after China withdrew from it, ending a six-year engagement between 2012 and 2018. Relevance: GS II- India & Its Neighborhood – Relations Dimensions of the Article: What is West Seti Hydel Project? Power Relations Between India […]

About I2U2 Initiative

I2U2 Initiative

Context: As part of I2U2 initiatives, India, Israel, UAE, and the US will hold its first virtual summit in July 2022. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About I2U2 Initiative Significance About I2U2 Initiative: Following the Abraham Accords between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, I2U2 was founded in October 2021 to address […]

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Context: The Foreign Minister of Myanmar is unlikely to be part of the 24th ASEAN-India Ministerial summit. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ASEAN’s Objectives ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement (AITIGA) ASEAN-India Trade in Services Agreement (AITISA) ASEAN-India Investment Agreement (AIIA) ASEAN-India Free Trade Area […]

In Sri Lankan Crisis, A Window of Economic Opportunity

Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, touched upon a less emphasized yet significant aspect of India-Sri Lanka relations — the commonality between Sri Lanka and the southern parts of India. He even said he would “easily fit into Chennai or Kerala without a problem, while similarly, people in the south can fit in here”. Relevance […]

BIMSTEC Technology Transfer Facility (TTF)

BIMSTEC Technology Transfer Facility (TTF)

Focus: GS II- International Relations Why in News? The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM has approved a Memorandum of Association (MoA) by India for the establishment of the BIMSTEC Technology Transfer Facility (TTF). About BIMSTEC The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation of seven nations […]