U.S.-Taiwan Relations

U.S.-Taiwan Relations

Context: Recently, The President of the United States made a controversial statement, during a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister. He gave an affirmative reply to a question on whether the U.S. will come to the aid of Taiwan militarily in case of an invasion by China. Relevance: GS II- International Relations (Bilateral, Regional […]

China is Building a Second, Bigger Bridge on the Pangong Tso lake

Context: The Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed that China is building a second bridge on the Pangong Tso lake, not far from the site of one of the most intense friction points in the border standoff that began in May 2020. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Where are these bridges […]

Xinjiang Leak Puts Uighurs in Spotlight

Xinjiang Leak Puts Uighurs in Spotlight

Context: A leak of thousands of photos and official documents from China’s Xinjiang has shed new light on the atrocious methods used to enforce mass internment in the region. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (India’s Neighbors, Foreign Policies affecting India’s Interests) Dimensions of the Article: What is the leak about? Who are Uyghurs? About China’s Treatment […]

Quad: Its Origins, Goals and Future Plans

Quad

Context: The leaders of four countries — India, the U.S., Australia, and Japan — are meeting for the second in-person summit of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad in Tokyo. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About QUAD What were the objectives of the grouping? Quad Initiatives What are the future plans […]

 7th BRICS Culture Ministers Meeting

 7th BRICS Culture Ministers Meeting

Focus: GS II- International Relations Why in News? Minister of State for Culture and External Affairs participated in the 7th BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting hosted by the People’s Republic of China through video conference with participation from all BRICS Member Nations. Highlights of the Meeting: India with its diverse cultural expression ensures to provide a platform […]

Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF)

Context: India has signalled its readiness to be part of a new economic initiative led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) by the US for the region. Relevance: GS II- International Relations (Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and agreements involving India) Dimensions of the Article: About IPEF Other details of IPEF Reasons for creation of […]

World Health Assembly

Focus: GS-II International Relations, Prelims Why in News? Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare addressed 75th session of World Health Assembly WHO HQ, Geneva. World Health Organization (WHO) The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Its main […]

Investment Incentive Agreement

Focus: GS II- International Relations Why in News? The Government of India and the Government of the United States of America has signed an Investment Incentive Agreement (IIA) at Tokyo, Japan. About Investment Incentive Agreement The IIA was signed by Foreign Secretary, Government of India, and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). This IIA […]

Illegal Fishing by China in the Indo-Pacific

Context In order to check China’s illegal fishing in the Indo-Pacific region, the Quadrilateral Security Alliance (Quad) has planned to launch a satellite-based surveillance initiative. The leaders of Quad are reported to be getting ready to unveil a maritime surveillance initiative to protect exclusive economic zones in the Indo-Pacific against environmental damage. Relevance GS-II: Effect […]

India-Nepal Ties

India-Nepal Ties

Context: Recently, the Indian Prime Minister has visited Lumbini, Nepal, the birthplace of Buddha, where he laid a foundation stone along with Nepalese Prime Minister for a Buddhist Vihara, being built with Indian assistance. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Highlights of the Visit India-Nepal Ties Connectivity and Development Partnership between India […]