International Relations : News and Updates

  • “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 ...
  • Expectations from U.S-China Alaska meet
    Synopsis: The world leaders are looking at the U.S-China Alaska meet as a starting point to restore normalcy between the two countries. Moreover, their relationship reached has its lowest level since the Nixon era. It is primarily due to rising assertiveness and mistrust between the countries.  Background: Recently, the US held meetings ...
  • Relevance of India-Philippines Brahmos Deal
    Synopsis: India’s Brahmos deal with the Philippines is very important. India’s aspiration to become Atma Nirbhar in defense exports and emerge as a key regional security provider in Indo-Pacific will depend on it. Background In March 2021, India and the Philippines signed the “Implementing Arrangement” for the procurement of defense material and ...
  • Measures  to Strengthen India US economic partnership
      Synopsis: Strengthening India-U. S economic partnership will help India to become a $5 trillion economy. Background India and the US have committed to the goal of increasing the bilateral trade in goods and services to $500 billion. Currently, the bilateral trade stands at $146 billion (2019). To achieve this, the Compound annual growth ...
  • “UK’s Post-Brexit Foreign Policy” Focusses on Indo-Pacific
    What is the news? The United Kingdom(UK) has released a document laying out its post-Brexit foreign and defence policy priorities. What are the key features of the Post-Brexit Foreign Policy? Expand Influence in Indo-Pacific: The document calls Indo-Pacific the geopolitical centre of the world. The document says that the UK is planning to expand ...
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