India – Egypt Relations

Context Relevance GS Paper 2- International relations, Bilateral relations Mains Question India must reconsider its strategic convergence with the United States, as the United States’ foreign policy in the Middle East affects India’s interests. Comment. (250 words) Egypt – India Background of Bilateral Relationship: Bilateral trade • Economic Relations India’s wheat export Courses in Defense […]

Indo Pacific Regional Dialogue

Focus: GS II: International Relations Why in News? Recently, the fourth edition of Indo Pacific Regional Dialogue concluded in Delhi. Theme: Operationalising the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative About Indo Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) Objectives: About Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI)

Russia’s Nuclear Icebreakers

Context: Recently, Russian President virtually presided over the launch and flag raising ceremony of two nuclear-powered icebreakers at St. Petersburg and said such icebreakers were of “strategic importance”. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Why are the Russian icebreakers significant? Why are countries racing towards the Arctic? India’s stand with respect to […]

India-Australia Trade Agreement

Context: Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles said that duties on 100 percent tariff lines would be eliminated by Australia under the landmark India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (Ind-Aus ECTA).  Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: India-Australia ECTA Main features: What are the […]

What is the East Asia Summit?

Context: Vice President addressed the East Asia Summit on the last day of his visit to Cambodia, as the three-day Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit concluded. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: What is the East Asia Summit? What are the EAS’s links with India? -Source: Indian Express

 G-20 Nations Meet

Context: Recently, leaders of the G-20 nations will gather at Bali’s Nusa Dua resort for the 17th summit of the world’s most advanced economies. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Agenda for the 2022 summit The motto for this G-20 is Recover Together, Recover Stronger The Bali summit will have three key priorities. […]

Indo-Pacific Peace and Stability

Context The 19th ASEAN-India Summit recently took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar represented India. Relevance GS Paper – 2: Groupings & Agreements Involving India and/or Affecting India’s Interests, Bilateral Groupings & Agreements, India and its Neighbourhood. Mains Question Instead of joining the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, India should prefer bilateral economic forums […]

Russia’s Withdrawal From Kherson

Context: Ukraine’s defence and intelligence unit has reported on the withdrawal of Russian troops from Kherson but predicts it to be a delusion for a retreat. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Where is Kherson and why is it important? How did Kherson come under Russia’s control? Why has Moscow announced its […]

2nd BIMSTEC Agriculture Ministerial Meet

Focus: GS II- International Relations Why in News? India hosted the Second Agriculture Ministerial-level meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) under the chairmanship of the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Highlights About BIMSTEC The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) […]

G20 Logo Unveiled

G20 Logo Unveiled

Context: Prime Minister unveiled the logo, theme and website of India’s G20 presidency. The logo bears a lotus and the message of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam — One Earth, One Family, One Future’. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Significance of the G20 logo About G20 Structure and functioning of G20 -Source: Indian Express