International Relations : News and Updates

  • Centre to set up “DD International”- A BBC-like channel to push Indian views
    What is the News? National public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has floated a tender to establish a new channel named DD International on the lines of BBC World. About DD International: DD International will be the second channel of Doordarshan after DD India. Purpose: The DD International channel will aim to be a truly global ...
  • Significance of India’s Diaspora
    Synopsis:  India needs to remain engaged with the members of the Progressive Democratic Party in the US, despite a difference of opinions. Background Firstly, India and South Africa proposed a temporary TRIPS waiver at WTO to waive Intellectual Property Rights on Covid-related innovations. Secondly, Relaxation in IPR will boost the manufacturing of Covid ...
  • Sri Lanka’s “Colombo Port City Project” clears all hurdles
    What is the News? The Sri Lankan Supreme Court has cleared the “Colombo Port City Project” with minor modifications. About Colombo Port City Project: Firstly, Colombo Port City Project is a large-scale integrated city being developed near Colombo, Sri Lanka. Secondly, the city is being developed as a Special Economic Zone(SEZ). It aims to ...
  • West Asia’s Diplomatic Resets
    Synopsis: Factors responsible for the diplomatic engagements between West Asian rivals and India’s opportunity to assist West Asia in providing regional security. Background In the last few months, many West Asian nations have made efforts to bridge their diplomatic ties with their rival nations. One, the most significant one is the recent interaction ...
  • India’s Palestine policy
    Synopsis: India’s statement at the recent UNSC meeting points towards the evolving nature of India’s Palestine policy. The country backed Palestine but without any reference to Jerusalem or its borders. Background: The violence between Israel and Hamas has intensified since the May 11 encounter. It involved the exchange of rockets between Hamas and ...
  • India’s policy on Israel and Palestine – Explained, Pointwise
    Introduction India’s policy on Israel and Palestine faces hindrances due to the Israel-Palestine dispute. This dispute is one of the world’s longest-running and most controversial conflicts. It is a conflict between two self-determination movements — the Jewish nationalist project and the Palestinian nationalist project, in the same territory. This Israel-Palestine dispute has ...
  • Treating Israel-Palestine issue with a humanitarian response
    Synopsis: The Israel-Palestine issue should be looked beyond geopolitical opportunities. The world leaders must come forward and treat the issue with basic dignity and justice. Background: The Israel-Palestine issue is one of the world’s longest-running and most controversial conflicts.  It is a conflict between two self-determination movements — the Jewish Zionist project and the ...
  • India’s Vaccine exports are guided by good diplomacy and good epidemiology
    Synopsis: The vaccine exports by India have not obstructed its efforts in tackling the Covid-19 outbreak. Rather it is a strategy guided by good diplomacy, good economics and good epidemiology. That is immensely beneficial for the country.  Background: As of May 11, India exported 663.698 lakh vaccine doses to foreign countries. Out of ...
  • Enforced disappearances around the world – Explained, Pointwise
    Introduction Enforced disappearances are not new. Military dictators once used it to suppress their opponents. But in recent time the disappearances occur in every region of the world. According to the United Nations, several lakhs of people have vanished during conflicts or post-conflict phase in at least 85 countries around the ...
  • Israel – Palestine Conflict – Explained, Pointwise
    Introduction The Israel-Palestine conflict is one of the world’s longest-running and most controversial conflicts. It is a conflict between two self-determination movements — the Jewish nationalist project and the Palestinian nationalist project, in the same territory. Though claims of both Jews and Arab Muslims date back to a couple of thousand years, ...
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