International Relations : News and Updates

  • India and US Agrees to Resolve key Trade Issues
    What is the news? India and the United States have agreed to work constructively to resolve key outstanding trade issues. Further, they also aim to take a comprehensive look at ways to expand the trade relationship. What are the major India-US trade issues? Generalised System of Preferences(GSP): In 2019, the US removed India ...
  • Traffic in “Suez Canal” suspended
    What is the News? A 400 m long “Ever Given vessel” blocked the Suez Canal. The ship blocked the canal due to a lack of visibility created by the bad weather and a sand storm. The officials are still not able to clear the Vessel. So they temporarily suspended the traffic. About ...
  • Cost and Benefits of Adani’s Carmichael Coal Project in Australia
    Synopsis – Adani is making one of the world’s largest new coal investments in the Carmichael coal mine project in Queensland. This article analyzes the Costs and Benefits of the Project. Introduction- New investment in coal will be a major factor if India is not able to meet its commitment against Climate ...
  • Assessment on India’s counter to International criticism
    Synopsis: India needs to address the international criticism of declining democratic values. It will strengthen the world’s largest democracy further. Background Many countries are scrutinising the functioning of Indian democracy due to the alleged diminishing democratic space in India. For example, Recently, annual reports of the United States-based Freedom House and the Sweden-based ...
  • “Gandhi Peace Prize 2020” awarded to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
    What is the news? Gandhi Peace Prize for 2020 has awarded to the Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh. Whereas, the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2019 was awarded to the late Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said Al Said. About Gandhi Peace Prize: Gandhi Peace Prize is an annual award. It was instituted by ...
  • Potential opportunities in better India-Taiwan relations
    Source- The Hindu Syllabus- GS 2 – Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India Synopsis – There are many potential opportunities in developing India-Taiwan relations. But the political will is lacking. Introduction The India-Taiwan relations have improved since the 1990s. India and Taiwan have signed bilateral agreements in the field of agriculture, Custom ...
  • Significance of QUAD leaders’ summit for India
    Synopsis: India’s alignment with QUAD should be in line with India’s principle of Strategic autonomy. In this article, we will analyse the significance of the QUAD leaders’ summit for India. Background Recently, the US and China met at a high-level summit in Alaska. This high-level summit was preceded by the first Leaders’ Summit ...
  • “US India Artificial Intelligence(USIAI) Initiative” launched
    What is the News? Indo-U.S Science and Technology Forum(IUSSTF) launched the US-India Artificial Intelligence(USIAI) Initiative. About US India Artificial Intelligence(USIAI) Initiative: The initiative will serve as a platform for India and the United States(US) to cooperate on Artificial Intelligence(AI). Goals of US India Artificial Intelligence(USIAI) Initiative: Firstly, to strengthen US-India strategic partnership by focusing on ...
  • What is “CAATSA” or Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act?
    What is the News? Ever since India has formally signed up for the S-400 purchase with Russia in 2018, it has been under the threat of US sanctions. Especially under the US’s Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).  About CAATSA: Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act(CAATSA) is a US federal law enacted ...
  • EU unveiled a ‘Digital Green Certificate’
    What is the news? The European Commission has unveiled a “digital green certificate” for the European Union(EU) Citizens. About Digital Green Certificate: Firstly, Digital Green Certificate is a type of vaccine passport. It will be available to the citizens who are Covid-19 vaccinated or tested negative against Covid-19. It is also available to ...