International Relations : News and Updates

  • Rwanda Genocide 1994 – French President Seeks forgiveness
    What is the News?  French President has asked for forgiveness for his country’s role in the Rwanda Genocide, 1994. About Rwanda Genocide, 1994: The “Rwandan Genocide” refers to the 1994 mass slaughter in Rwanda. It was of the ethnic Tutsi by members of the Hutu majority government. The killings began in early 1994 and ...
  • UAE’s “Golden Visa” system offers long-term residency
    What is the News? Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has received his golden visa from the UAE government. What is a Golden Visa? The Golden Visa system was introduced by the United Arab Emirates(UAE) Government in 2019. Purpose: The Golden Visa essentially offers long-term residency (5 and 10 years) to people belonging to specific groups. The ...
  • India Abstains on “UNHRC Resolution” to Probe in Gaza Violence
    What is the News? India has abstained from voting on the resolution at the UN Human Rights Council(UNHRC) on Gaza. The resolution calls for the setting up of the Commission of Inquiry on human rights violations in the recent conflict between Israel and Palestine. About the UNHRC Resolution: The resolution was moved by ...
  • One State Solution for Palestine
    Synopsis: The whole premise of the two-state solution is wrong. The only alternative is that settlers (Jews) and natives (Palestinians) should together build a new state. And that state is democratic and not against the Arab world. Background Many world countries through the United Nations insist on a two-state solution to end ...
  • India’s Act East Policy : Issues and Challenges – Explained, Pointwise
    Introduction After the end of the Cold War, the majority of countries made changes to their economic and strategic policies. It was to align themselves to the changing geopolitical realities. India also realized the importance of Southeast Asia in 1992, so it launched a ‘Look East Policy’. The policy aimed at ...
  • EU leaders agree to donate 100 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines
    What is the News? The European Union(EU) countries have gathered in Brussels, Belgium for a two-day summit. During the summit the EU leaders has agreed to donate 100 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines Key Highlights of the Summit: During the Summit: Firstly, the European Union leaders have committed to donate at least 100 ...
  • Indo-US Synergy on Regional, Bilateral and Multilateral issues
    Synopsis: The visit of the Indian Foreign Minister to the US presents an opportunity to improve the strategic partnership. It highlights the India-US synergy on bilateral, regional, and multilateral issues. Background: Indo-U.S ties are improving under the Biden administration. The relationship is now showing synergy on bilateral, regional, and multilateral issues. Earlier, They ...
  • UK’s Electronic Travel Authorisation Scheme
    What is the News? The United Kingdom(UK) has announced plans for a fully digital border with the launch of Electronic Travel Authorisation Scheme. About Electronic Travel Authorisation(ETA) Scheme: The scheme is similar to the U.S.-style electronic travel authorization. It will pre-check the travellers coming to the U.K. Under this, visitors without a visa or ...
  • India’s Stand on Palestine and Israel Conflict
    Synopsis: In its recent statement, India tried to maintain a balance between its relations with Israel and Palestine. Why is it difficult for India to take sides in this conflict? Introduction  India is a non-permanent at the UN Security Council. It attempted a subtle balancing act by repeating its traditional support for ...
  • India loses “Farzad B gas field” project as Iran decides to develop it domestically
    What is the News? Iran has given the Farzad B gas field to a domestic gas producer. This is a setback for India’s energy ties with Iran. As ONGC has been part of the ongoing cooperation of the Gas field. Farzad B Gas Field: Farzad-B is an offshore natural gas field located on ...
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