SCO Film Festival

Focus: GS II: International Relations Why in News? Recently, the five-day Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Film Festival opened in Mumbai. About SCO Film Festival About Shanghai Cooperation Organization Member states Main goals Focus areas: Organizational structure of SCO The SCO secretariat has two permanent bodies — Other than this, the grouping consists of Heads of State […]

Indus Waters Treaty

Context: Recently, India announced that it wants to modify the 62-year-old Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) with Pakistan, citing what it called Pakistan’s “intransigence” in resolving disputes over the Kishenganga and Ratle hydropower projects, both in Jammu and Kashmir. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (India and its Neighborhood, International Treaties, Policies and Agreements affecting India’s Interests) Dimensions […]

China’s Population Falls

Context: China’s population, according to its National Bureau of Statistics, fell to 1,411.8 million in 2022, from 1,412.6 million in the previous year. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: China’s population shrinks: Mortality and fertility Mortality Fertility Sustained lows necessary Why China faces a crisis? India’s opportunity -Source: Indian Express

The New Global Order and India

What makes it news? Relevance: GS Paper-2: Groupings & Agreements Involving India and/or Affecting India’s Interests; Effect of Policies & Politics of Countries on India’s Interests Mains Question Discuss the role India can play in creating a new, inclusive, representative, and fundamentally more stable international order. (150 words) Voice of the Global South Summit New programmes […]

Global Risks Report 2023

Context: Recently, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has released the 18th Edition of Global Risks Report 2023 which seeks that the world be prepared for ‘Natural disasters and extreme weather events’ in the next two years. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Findings of the Report Most Severe Risks Climate Action and […]

India-US Trade Policy Forum

Focus: GS II: International Relations Why in News? Recently, the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry of India and the US Trade Representative Ambassador co-chaired the 13th Ministerial-level meeting of India – US Trade Policy Forum (TPF) in Washington D.C. India-US Trade Policy Forum (TPF) Highlights of the Meeting New TPF Working Group on Resilient Trade

About BIMSTEC

Context: While the efficacy of multilateral cooperation is often questioned amidst the compelling the politics of force and global power politics, the world simply does not yet have any other alternative to structured cooperation. Much like the progress and relevance of multilateral cooperation, the fate of BIMSTEC too needs to contextualized in a world order […]

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 […]