India must directly engage with Taliban 2.0

Source: The Hindu Relevance: India’s future Afghan policy in the light of American exit from Afghanistan. Synopsis: India must reset its Afghan policy. Engagement with Taliban is a reality which cannot be ignored. Background With the withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan in process, New Delhi has decided to ramp down its civilian presence… Continue reading India must directly engage with Taliban 2.0

How a four-minister MEA could amplify India’s diplomatic power?

Source: Livemint Relevance: Impact of recent MEA expansion on India’s diplomatic strength Synopsis: The ministry’s expansion signals an intent to ramp up our global profile and gain greater influence. Introduction: Recently cabinet expansion added two new ministers of state to join the ministry of external affairs (MEA). The MEA now has a record total of… Continue reading How a four-minister MEA could amplify India’s diplomatic power?

No respite from poverty for Muslims

No respite from poverty for Muslims News: The article discusses about the deteriorating economic condition of Muslims  despite India being the fastest-growing large economy. Important Facts: The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) 68th round (2011-12) labour force survey by an analysis of the data on economic and educational indicators for various religious groups reveals that… Continue reading No respite from poverty for Muslims