International Relations : News and Updates

  • India proposes inclusion of Chabahar port in “INSTC | International North-South Corridor”
    What is the news? India’s Foreign Minister addresses the Chabahar Day event organized at the Maritime India Summit 2021. During the address, the minister put forward the following proposal with respect to INSTC (International North-South Transport Corridor): Inclusion of Chabahar Port in the International North-South Transport Corridor(INSTC). Expansion of the INSTC membership by ...
  • Consequences of Yemen Civil war
    Synopsis- Joe Biden declared that the US will no longer back the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen. Yemen Civil war resulted in the loss of thousands of lives and a humanitarian crisis. A reconciliation is urgently required. Background of Yemen civil war- The civil war between the Yemeni government and Iran-backed Houthi ...
  • India-EU trade relations
    Synopsis – After Brexit, India can strengthen bilateral trade and investment relations with the EU by signing a Free Trade Agreement(FTA). This will mutually benefit India and the EU. Introduction The EU is India’s largest trading partner. It accounts for 11 per cent of total Indian trade in 2019, making it more ...
  • ‘USTR report’ mentions India’s policies as trade restrictive
    What is the News? U.S. Trade Representative(USTR) has released a report titled “2021 President’s Trade Agenda and 2020 Annual Report”. What are the Key Highlights of the USTR report? The USTR report highlighted a few important updates on trade between India and the US in 2020. They are, USTR report on Trade Relations: The US ...
  • India-US relation under Biden administration
    Synopsis: India and US relations under the Biden administration may strengthen in certain areas. But there will be some challenges too. Areas where India and the US are willing to cooperate? India and the US are already engaging each other on a majority of issues, including  COVID-19, climate, health care, immigration and ...
  • Western ideas have to be adapted like China and not to be followed like India
    Synopsis: The key to China’s immense growth is that it focuses on itself instead of trying to live up to the expectations of the Western countries. India could learn a few lessons from China as it struggles to match up.  Introduction  China and India are the two oldest civilizations but are also ...
  • Australia’s news media bargaining code
    Synopsis – Australian government proposed a bargaining code. This code has provisions to compensate media companies for using their content. Background Australia’s recently proposed News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code Bill 2020. The law would make technology platforms like Google and Facebook pay media publishers. The payment will be made for using ...
  • Science and Technology in India’s foreign policies
    Synopsis: Covid-19 Pandemic provided India with an opportunity to mainstream science and technology (S&T) in its foreign Policies. It became possible due to the past achievements by the country in the domain of S&T. Background: The roots of India’s scientific programs can be traced to the 1959 speech delivered at the Indian ...
  • A tussle between Australia and Facebook over News Charges
    Synopsis: Recently, a clash erupted between the Australian government and Facebook. The big Techs in Australia are opposing the Fee to media companies for using their content. Background Recently, the Australian government has proposed the ‘News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code Bill 2020’. The bill aims to make Google and Facebook ...
  • Indian IT workers to benefit from “U.S. immigration Act”
    What is the News? The United States(US) administration has introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 in Congress. If passed, this act will benefit thousands of Indian IT professionals in America. Key Provisions of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 It proposes to eliminate the per-country cap for employment-based green cards. It proposes a ...
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