International Relations : News and Updates

  • India – Nepal relations- Present challenges and solutions
    India – Nepal relations– Present challenges and solutions  Sources: Pax Indica, The Diplomat, RSTV Big Picture  This article on India Nepal relations – present challenges and solutions, has been developed based on The Hindu editorial “Nepal in turmoil”.  India and Nepal share a unique relationship, both of them share friendship and cooperation underpinned by linguistic, cultural and civilizational links, along with a ...
  • India and EU cooperation on Climate Neutrality
    Context: How India and EU are working towards the goal of mitigating climate change and what needs to be done further. In the Post-Covid world, investment towards greening the global economy has become a necessity so that situation doesn’t get any worse than at present, due to climate change. India and EU ...
  • US President Presents PM Modi With Top US Honour ‘Legion Of Merit’
    PM Modi With Top US Honour ‘Legion Of Merit Source: NDTV News: US President has presented the prestigious Legion of Merit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister received this award for his initiatives in elevating the U.S.-India strategic partnership. Along with Prime Minister, the award was also presented to Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo ...
  • Reasons behind Nepal’s political crisis and India’s stance
    Context: PM Oli’s decision to opt for fresh elections by dissolving the lower house has created a new political crisis in Nepal. What is the current crisis in Nepal? Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s move to dissolve the Lower House of Parliament, in order to counter the discord within the ruling party ...
  • Need for upgrading India-Europe relations
    Context- Integrating Europe into India’s new strategic calculus must be a serious goal in 2021. Three latest developments underline Delhi’s altering strategic perceptions of Europe- India’s assist for France’s membership of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). This accession reflects the determination of France, an Indian Ocean rim country, to become more involved in the Indo-Pacific ...
  • India and Bangladesh
    Context: Recent inauguration of an 11-km rail link between West Bengal and Bangladesh marks the slow but steady effort by Delhi and Dhaka to overcome the negative consequences of the Partition of the subcontinent. How economic dissociation started in the Indian subcontinent? The political Partition in 1947, which created Pakistan, did not ...
  • India and Bangladesh PM jointly inaugurates Chilahati-Haldibari rail link
    Source: Click here News: India and Bangladesh Prime Minister has jointly inaugurated a railway link between Haldibari in India and Chilahati in Bangladesh during the virtual bilateral summit. Facts: Haldibari-Chilahati rail link: This rail link was part of the Broad Gauge main route from Kolkata to Siliguri.However, the war of 1965 effectively cut off all ...
  • U.S. puts India on ‘currency manipulators’ monitoring list
    Source: Click here News: The United States has added India along with Taiwan and Thailand to the ‘monitoring list’ of currency manipulating countries that includes major trading partners like China and six others. Facts: Currency Manipulator: The US Treasury department defines currency manipulation as when countries deliberately influence the exchange rate between their currency and ...
  • What is CAATSA? Why U.S. imposes CAATSA sanctions on Turkey?
    Source: Click here News: The United States(US) has imposed Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of Russia’s S-400 missile defence system. What is Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)?  CAATSA is a US federal law enacted in 2017 that imposed sanctions on Iran, North Korea and ...
  • Challenges threatening India’s democracy
    Context – With various issues arising, there is an opinion that democracy takes a hit and policymakers must take note of the drift.  What are the areas of concern for India?  Recession – The Indian economy is in recession and is among the worst-performing among major nations Cybersecurity attack– India ranked second only to ...
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