International Relations : News and Updates

  • US forces in Afghanistan Starts their Final Phase of Withdrawal
    Synopsis: The US President has formally started the final phase of withdrawal of US forces in Afghanistan. The President has also set September 11 as the deadline for withdrawal. Why are US forces in Afghanistan? On 11 September 2001, attacks in the United States killed nearly 3,000 people. Osama bin Laden, the head ...
  • “Project Pyrasol” – A 2+2 project of Indo-German Science & Technology Centre
    What is the News? CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai has inaugurated the Integrated Solar Dryer and Pyrolysis pilot plant. This plant and dryer focus on urban waste management. Also, this pyrolysis plant is the part of Indo-German project Pyrasol. About Project Pyrasol: Project Pyrasol is a part of the Indo-German Science & ...
  • “Armenian Genocide” recognised by the US
    What is the News? The US President has officially recognised the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915-16 as an act of genocide.  What is Genocide? Raphael Lemkin, the Polish lawyer has coined the term “genocide” in 1943. According to Article II of the UN Convention on Genocide of December 1948, Genocide ...
  • Prospects of India- Japan Relations
    Synopsis: India- Japan relations will mainly center around the goal of containing aggressive China. A glimpse of it can be seen in the recent Japan-U. S meeting. Background Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to visit India as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic normalizes. Outcomes of the recent Japan-US meeting gave a ...
  • What is EU-AstraZeneca Dispute?
    What is the News? EU-AstraZeneca Dispute is taking a new turn. European Union(EU) is taking legal action against AstraZeneca over shortfalls in vaccine deliveries to EU countries. What is the EU-AstraZeneca dispute about? AstraZeneca’s entered into a contract with the European Union. It committed to supplying an initial 300 million doses of vaccine ...
  • Changing dynamics of India-US Relations – Explained, Pointwise
    Introduction The dynamics of India-US relations are changing. Since the formation of the Biden government, there have been many ups and downs in the relations. Initially, India and the US were seen cooperating in the QUAD summit but, in the last few weeks, the US has taken many steps that go ...
  • Why India-Russia Relations Demands Reconsideration?
    Synopsis: The recent visit of Russia’s Foreign Minister to India has once again highlighted the issues in India-Russia bilateral relations. As Russia has been a good friend to India, it demands a reconsideration. Background: The year 2020 witnessed a break in the annual India-Russia bilateral summit. Before this, the leaders of two countries ...
  • “Vande Bharat Mission” Becomes One of Top Civilian Evacuation Mission
    What is the News? Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) has become one of the largest evacuation missions of civilians by a country. About Vande Bharat Mission(VBM): Vande Bharat Mission started in May 2020 to bring back Indians stranded abroad due to COVID-19 and the resultant lockdowns. The first phase of the Vande Bharat mission aimed ...
  • EU Council Approves “EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy”
    What is the News? The Council of the European Union has approved the EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. About EU Indo-Pacific Strategy: The Indo-Pacific region spans from the east coast of Africa to the Pacific Island States. It has the world’s two most populous countries, which are also huge economies ...
  • Extradition of Fugitives to India – Explained, Pointwise
    Introduction Recently, the U.K’s Home Secretary approved the extradition of diamond merchant Nirav Modi to India. He is wanted in India, in connection with the Punjab National Bank(PNB) fraud. However, the extradition will happen only when the U.K’s cabinet minister approves this order. Till then, Nirav Modi can also make an appeal ...
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