International Relations : News and Updates

  • How India’s Diaspora in US helped India in COVID Crisis
    Synopsis – The Indian diaspora contributed to the US’s decision to allow raw materials for COVID-19 vaccines for India. Introduction- The US in a decision had denied India the raw material for vaccine preparation. It justified this decision with its America First policy. The US was criticized for not doing enough to aid ...
  • Cabinet approves MoU between India and UK on “Global Innovation Partnership”
    What is the News? The Union Cabinet has given an ex-post facto approval for an agreement signed between India with the United Kingdom on Global Innovation Partnership. About Global Innovation Partnership: Firstly, Global Innovation Partnership has been launched by the Government of India and the UK. Secondly, the purpose of the GIP is to support ...
  • Recent Communal Riots in Northern Ireland have Lessons For India
    Synopsis:  Recently communal riots broke out in Ireland. India can take a few lessons from it. A committed political leadership should take responsibility for peoples’ social and economic problems and should make efforts to alleviate their miseries. Background Recently communal clashes broke out in Ireland between the Protestant pro-British loyalist unionists and ...
  • What is Facebook’s Oversight Board?
    What is the News? Facebook’s Oversight Board has upheld Facebook’s decision to block the former-U.S. President Donald Trump from its platform. About Facebook’s Oversight Board: The Oversight Board was established in 2020 by Facebook. It is an independent body that helps Facebook figure out what content can be allowed on the platform and ...
  • Impact of the Pandemic on India’s foreign Policy
    Synopsis: The consequences of the Covid 19 pandemic second wave have far-reaching strategic implications on India’s Foreign policy. What are the likely impacts on India’s foreign policy? First, India’s Supremacy at the regional level (in South Asia) will decline in the future. India’s traditional primacy in the region was built on a mix ...
  • “India-UK Virtual Summit”
    What is the News? Indian Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has held a Virtual Summit. Initiatives launched during the India-UK Virtual Summit: Comprehensive Roadmap 2030: The Roadmap 2030 was launched during the summit. The Road map aims to elevate India-UK ties to a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’ by 2030. Currently, India ...
  • Opportunities in India-UK relations
    Synopsis:  Through this article, we will discuss the contentious issue hampering India-UK relations as well as possible opportunities of convergence for mutual development. Background India- Britain summit is set to take place digitally. The two leaders are expected to announce a 10-year roadmap to transform the bilateral relationship that will cover a ...
  • India UK Relations and its challenges – Explained, Pointwise
    Introduction India and UK relations have deep historical connections. Both countries have maintained cordial relations since the Independence of India. But both of them struggled to realize their full potential due to various issues and prejudices. The recent developments like Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic provide an opportunity for a fresh ...
  • US forces in Afghanistan Starts their Final Phase of Withdrawal
    Synopsis: The US President has formally started the final phase of withdrawal of US forces in Afghanistan. The President has also set September 11 as the deadline for withdrawal. Why are US forces in Afghanistan? On 11 September 2001, attacks in the United States killed nearly 3,000 people. Osama bin Laden, the head ...
  • “Project Pyrasol” – A 2+2 project of Indo-German Science & Technology Centre
    What is the News? CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai has inaugurated the Integrated Solar Dryer and Pyrolysis pilot plant. This plant and dryer focus on urban waste management. Also, this pyrolysis plant is the part of Indo-German project Pyrasol. About Project Pyrasol: Project Pyrasol is a part of the Indo-German Science & ...