International Relations : News and Updates

  • How India is increasing its maritime domain awareness?
    Introduction Foreknowledge was identified by the legendary military theorist, Sun Tzu as the critical element in the battle. It can be gathered only with specialized tools and by men who knew the enemy well. Although modern warfare has become technology-based and more complex, ‘foreknowledge’ is still critical as the enemy at sea ...
  • UK-India Free Trade relations and Cairn Energy PLC issue
    Synopsis: With the conclusion of UK-EU trade agreement, now there is an opportunity to work towards UK-India Free Trade Agreement but resolving Cairn Energy issue must be a priority for that.   Introduction   Present developments provide an opportunity for both India and UK to move the bilateral economic plan forward.    Both countries have common interest in the issues, such ...
  • Cabinet approves MoC between India and Japan on Partnership in “Specified Skilled Worker”
    News: Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation(MoC) between India and Japan on a Basic Framework for Partnership for Proper Operation of the System Pertaining to “Specified Skilled Worker”. Facts: Details of the Memorandum: Under the Memorandum of Cooperation, an institutional mechanism for partnership and cooperation between India and Japan ...
  • India-U.K. relations after Brexit
    Synopsis: India and UK have shared a past and they need to plan a different future together.  Introduction   PM Modi invited the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the chief guest for India’s Republic Day parade this month. However, British PM has expressed his inability to attend the ceremony due to COVID-19 mutations ...
  • MEA launches Global Pravasi Rishta portal and app
    News: Ministry of External Affairs has launched the Global Pravasi Rishta Portal and app in order to connect with nearly 3.12 crore Indians across the world. Facts: Objective: To act as a dynamic communication platform by facilitating a three-way communication between the Indian Missions (meaning the embassies), external affairs ministry and Indian diaspora. Key Features ...
  • The modern history of independent Myanmar
    Myanmar has many ethnic groups. According to their government report, there are 135 distinct ethnic groups officially. But, there are also many unrecognised ethnic groups in Myanmar. All these multiple ethnic groups fight amongst each other for position and power. This rampant ethnic strife led to one of the world’s longest-running ...
  • India’s foreign policy: Lessons from 2020 and challenges/opportunities in 2021
    Synopsis: A quick flashback of 2020 suggested that India faced seven tough realities last year and has to deal with many possible challenges and opportunities in 2021.  Introduction   Last year was quite difficult for India; it fought Covid-19 and Chinese hostility. Next year is going to be all about facing the challenge of ...
  • British lawmakers approve post-Brexit trade deal with EU
    Source: The Hindu News: Britain’s House of Commons has voted resoundingly to approve a trade deal with the European Union paving the way for an orderly break with the European Union(EU). Read Also : Current affairs for upsc Facts: Key Features of the Deal: The new trade deal: Enables the UK to continue selling goods to the ...
  • Analysis of India’s Foreign policy in 2020
    Background  The various developments that have affected Indian foreign policy decisions are,  The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic that led to severe restrictions on travel.  Deadlock over the continuing occupation of Indian territory by China that witnessed violence at Galwanvalley.   The unsettled situation in the U.S., with only three weeks to go for Joe Biden to be sworn in ...
  • Approach of India and China on Nepal’s political crisis
    Synopsis: Beijing and New Delhi are adopting different approach towards China after Nepal’s prime minister decided to dissolve Parliament.  Background:  The Supreme Court has given Mr. Oli some time to explain his actions. It is yet to decide on putting a stay on the election process.  Ever since Nepal adopted its new Constitution in ...
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