India dithered over projecting naval power. Now it’s been pushed to the sidelines of the Indo-Pacific

Relevance: To know about India’s missed opportunities to improve international cooperation. Synopsis This article explains the opportunities that India missed, which ultimately led to the formation of the AUKUS alliance. Introduction Recently, the US, UK, and Australia announced a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-Pacific named the AUKUS. Recently, the US has clarified that… Continue reading India dithered over projecting naval power. Now it’s been pushed to the sidelines of the Indo-Pacific

The importance of Quad meeting amidst current geopolitical flux

Synopsis: This article explains the previous Quad summit and the performance of Working groups and suggestions to improve Quad further. Introduction The leaders of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States will meet for the first-ever in-person Quadrilateral (“Quad”) summit. It is especially significant as it is set against the backdrop of few important recent… Continue reading The importance of Quad meeting amidst current geopolitical flux

Gig Workers and their challenges – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The Indian government announced a “Code on Social Security, 2020” to deal with “Social Security for Unorganized Workers, Gig Workers and Platform Workers. But the Code is yet to be given effect. At present, gig workers are not being provided with the benefit of social security under any of the… Continue reading Gig Workers and their challenges – Explained, pointwise

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With AUKUS dividing the Western bloc, is there a role for India?

Synopsis: This article explains India’s relationship with Western Countries and India’s role in strengthening their relations. Introduction C. Raja Mohan is of the view that AUKUS could leave a deep scar on US-EU relations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and weaken the international coalition in the Indo-Pacific. According to him, India has an indispensable role… Continue reading With AUKUS dividing the Western bloc, is there a role for India?

Must Read Current Affairs Articles – Sep 21st 2021

About Must Read News Articles: Must Read News Articles is an initiative by Team ForumIAS to provide links to the most important news articles of the day. It covers several newspapers such as The Hindu, Indian Express, Livemint, etc. This saves the time and effort of students in identifying useful and important articles. With newspaper websites… Continue reading Must Read Current Affairs Articles – Sep 21st 2021

Inequity and injustice writ large – Regarding NEET

Synopsis: This article explains the journey of Education and issues surrounding NEET. Introduction Historically, states had established medical colleges and allowed private persons to establish medical colleges. States regulated the admission of students to these colleges. Standards and quality of education improved over time. But, the NEET is creating an era of great inequity and… Continue reading Inequity and injustice writ large – Regarding NEET

Must Read Current Affairs Articles – Sep 20th 2021

Good Morning dear reader We are posting Today’s Must Read Current Affairs Articles below: About Must Read News Articles: Must Read News Articles is an initiative by Team ForumIAS to provide links to the most important news articles of the day. It covers several newspapers such as The Hindu, Indian Express, Livemint, etc. This saves the… Continue reading Must Read Current Affairs Articles – Sep 20th 2021

Explained: The AUKUS agreement to equip Australia with n-subs – About Nuclear Submarines

Synopsis: This article explains the difference between conventional and nuclear-powered submarines. Further also explains India’s nuclear-powered submarines. Introduction Recently a new Trilateral Security Partnership grouping has been formed between the US, UK and Australia (AUKUS) for the Indo-Pacific. As part of this, Australia will acquire nuclear-powered submarines with help from the U.K. and the US within 18… Continue reading Explained: The AUKUS agreement to equip Australia with n-subs – About Nuclear Submarines

World Bank discontinues Doing Business rankings

What is the News? The World Bank Group has recently decided to discontinue publication of its ‘Doing Business’ rankings. About the Doing Business Report Doing Business report measures regulations across the 190 economies in 12 business regulatory areas to assess the business environment in each economy. Read more: World Bank’s Doing Business Report What led to… Continue reading World Bank discontinues Doing Business rankings

AUKUS Security Alliance – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction A week before the meeting of Quad leaders in Washington DC, the US administration announced a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-Pacific, between Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. (AUKUS). As part of this, Australia will acquire nuclear-powered submarines with help from the U.K. and the US within 18 months. There is… Continue reading AUKUS Security Alliance – Explained, pointwise