What is Plant Treaty?

Context: The ninth session of the governing body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) has recently begun in New Delhi. Relevance: GS II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and agreements involving India Dimensions of the Article: What is the Plant Treaty? Aims Key provisions What is the Plant Treaty? […]

G7 Agreed To Impose a Price Cap on Russian Oil

Context Finance Ministers from all G7 countries and the European Union announced a plan to impose a price cap on Russian oil exports. Relevance GS Paper 2: Bilateral, regional and global grouping. Mains Question India can no longer avoid the conclusion that China is the greatest impediment to India’s global ambitions. Discuss the possibility of […]

Indian UAE Cooperation

Context In Abu Dhabi, EAM Jaishankar and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdulla bin Zayed Al Nahyan co-chaired the 14th India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting (JCM). The two countries agreed to expand economic cooperation in a variety of areas while reiterating their commitment to reaching the $100 billion bilateral trade goal in the next five years. Relevance […]

Russia Opposes The Adoption of the N-Disarmament Text

Context Russia obstructed agreement on the final document of a four-week review of the United Nations Treaty on Nuclear Non-Proliferation (NPT). The NPT, regarded as the cornerstone of nuclear disarmament, is reviewed every five years by the 191 signatories. Relevance GS Paper 2: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s […]

A Scheme for India-EU Interactions

Context In addition to its 75th anniversary of independence, India celebrated 60 years of diplomatic relations with the European Union (EU). Despite its disagreements with the West over the Ukraine crisis, India’s presence as a guest at the recent G-7 summit demonstrates the country’s growing weight in global discussions. The European Union and India, as […]

Significance of The New START Treaty

Context Russia is ready for nuclear arms control talks with the US, despite the fact that Moscow and Washington have remained locked in a tense standoff over Russia’s actions in Ukraine. The New START, INF, and Open Skies….. Understand the distinctions between these treaties. For example, to see if they were founded during the Cold […]

It Is Vital To Protect Indian Ocean Region

Context The shifting geopolitical landscape in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) had resulted in “international rivalries, competitiveness, and clashes of interests,” according to National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval, who called for seamless coordination among all players active in the maritime sector. He claimed that the marine realm is a global construct in which a […]

BRICS Business Forum

Context: Prime Minister of India recently addressed the BRICS Business Forum that was held ahead of 14th summit of BRICS. Relevance: GS II- Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests., GS III-Growth & Development Dimensions of the Article: Key Points What is BRICS? Key points: The Prime Minister while addressing […]

Challenges in Dealing With Indo-Pacific

Context The Indo-Pacific region has been under pressure and East Asia, in particular, has had to weather repeated storms. Relevance GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Dimensions of the Article Background China-challenge in Indo-Pacific Will IPEF framework help in tackling challenges from China? Two facets of Indo-Pacific […]

Understanding the Nature of US-Taiwan Relations

Context The US President made a controversial statement on whether the US will come to the aid of Taiwan militarily in case of an invasion by China. Relevance GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Dimensions of the Article What is the Taiwan issue? Game Changer: Cold War […]