International Law in Crisis

Context  The year 2023 will put the limits of international law to the test, not only because of Russia’s ongoing illegal war, but also because of a number of other factors that will play out over the next year and beyond. Relevance GS Paper-2: Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s […]

Kuki-Chin Refugees

Context: As another round of refugee crisis brews on the Mizoram-Bangladesh border, several members of the Kuki-Chin community were “pushed back” by the Border Security Force (BSF). Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Who are the Kuki Chins? Insurgency Roots India’s Stand -Source: The Hindu

Ukraine Peace Formula

Context: Recently, the Prime Minister of India spoke to the Ukrainian President to discuss India’s ongoing G-20 Presidency, and Ukraine’s “10-point Peace Plan”. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Ukraine’s 10-Point Peace Plan Global Reaction to the Peace Formula -Source: The Hindu

 India-Australia Trade Agreement

Focus: GS II- International Relations Why in News? The Prime Minister has expressed happiness as India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (IndAus ECTA) comes into force. India-Australia ECTA Main features: What are the rules of origin included in the agreement? The rules of origin are based on the principle that they should be “wholly obtained or […]

US Govt EAGLE Act of 2022

Context: Recently, the White House supported the US Congress pass a legislation whose aim is to eliminate the per-country quota on issuing green cards. The House of Representatives will soon vote on the (Equal Access to Green Card for Legal Employment) EAGLE Act of 2022. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About […]

Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Context: India strongly condemned the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation chief’s visit to Line of Control (LoC) from the Pakistani side. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Why is the region important for India? How much trade does India do with countries in this region? UAE:  […]

Singapore Declaration of ILO

Context: The 17th Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) set ten-point priorities of national action under the Singapore Declaration. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About Singapore Declaration Key points: International Labour Organization (ILO) ILO’s Tripartite Structure: The Functions of the ILO Objectives of the ILO -Source: The Hindu

 India’s Central Asia Outreach

Context: National Security Advisor (NSA) hosted a meeting of his counterparts from five Central Asian countries — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan — in New Delhi on December 6. All countries except Turkmenistan sent their NSAs. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Key Highlights about the Meetings of NSAs About Central […]

China Indian Ocean Region Forum

Context: Recently, China’s top development aid agency convened the first “China-Indian Ocean Region Forum” in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About China Indian Ocean Region forum: Which countries have backed the forum? India’s stand What are China’s plans for the IOR? -Source: The Hindu

Baguette – UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Context: Recently, Baguette — the staple French bread — was inscribed into the UN’s list of intangible cultural heritage (ICH). Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: What is a baguette? About UNESCO Tangible and Intangible Heritage Definition of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Criteria for the selection There are three criteria for an […]