9 PM Current Affairs Brief – June 12th, 2018

Mains Test Series


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To the brink and back

To the brink and back Article Rajaraman, emeritus professor of Physics, JNU discussed how the U.S. and North Korea agreed to talks after being close to military action last year. Important Analysis North Korea pulled out of the Non-Proliferation Treaty in 2003 and intensified its nuclear programme. This led to sanctions by UN. But North … Continue reading “To the brink and back”

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India re-defines its regional role

India re-defines its regional role Article: According to Zorawara Dualat Singh, a fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, analyses change in approach of India’s foreign policy. Important Analysis: 2. Author observe that in last few year India’s foreign policy is tilted towards US, but PM recent speech at Singapore and  SCO indicate reorientation of … Continue reading “India re-defines its regional role”

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The Story of two ceasefires

The Story of two ceasefires Article: Happymon Jacob, Associate professor , Jawaharlal Nehru University, analyse the need for negotiations, political concessions and soft power vis-a vis J&K and Pakistan. Important Analysis: India and Pakistan witnessing ceasefire violence on the border. Impacts of ceasefire violation: Damage to civilians habitats Military casualty rates going up. Increasing number … Continue reading “The Story of two ceasefires”

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India to host first BIMSTEC war games in September

India to host first BIMSTEC war games in September News: 1-India will host the first military exercise of the BIMSTEC(Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) group. Important facts: 2-Theme: Counter-terrorism in semi-urban terrain and cordon and search, and each side will bring in some 30 soldiers. 3-BIMSTEC countries held a disaster management … Continue reading “India to host first BIMSTEC war games in September”

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