The SC ordered the closure of Italian Marines case in India

Synopsis – What is the case of the Italian Marines, what was the conflict between India and Italy over the issue and the possible reason of delay in prosecuting the matter. Introduction – After Italy deposited Rs 10 crore in compensation, the SC ordered the closure of court proceedings in India against two Italian marines… Continue reading The SC ordered the closure of Italian Marines case in India

Great Power Summit Held Between US and Russian President

What is the News? U.S President and Russian President have concluded their Great Power summit meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Key Discussions during the summit: Return of Ambassadors: The US and Russia will return their Ambassadors to their posts in a bid to lower tensions. Russia’s Ambassador to the US was recalled when the US President… Continue reading Great Power Summit Held Between US and Russian President

Mistakes in the U.S’s Afghan Policy

Synopsis:  This article outlines the strategic mistakes in the U.S’s Afghan policy. It has now left America to compromise on its goals of ending ‘terror in Afghanistan’. Background The U.S invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 to target its enemy, al-Qaeda, after September 11 attacks. After the invasion, the U.S declared to destroy the Taliban too,… Continue reading Mistakes in the U.S’s Afghan Policy

Taiwan reports largest ever Chinese incursion

What is the News? China has flown 28 fighter jets towards the self-ruled island of Taiwan. Taiwan has called the Chinese action the largest incursion to date. About Taiwan: Taiwan is an island on the southern coast of China. It has its own constitution, democratically-elected leaders and active troops in its armed forces. The maritime… Continue reading Taiwan reports largest ever Chinese incursion

G7 Summit Presents a Template for Indian Engagement With the West

Synopsis: The recent meeting of G7 countries was attended by India as a guest country. The meeting provided a template for Indian engagement with the West based on shared democratic values and mutual cooperation. Background: The recent summit of G7 countries took place in Cornwall, England from 11-13th June 2021. India, Australia, South Korea, and… Continue reading G7 Summit Presents a Template for Indian Engagement With the West

El Salvador is planning to make “Bitcoin a legal currency”

What is the News? El Salvador is planning to make Bitcoin a legal currency. If made, then El Salvador will be the first country in the world to officially classify Bitcoin as a legal currency. What did El Salvador do? El Salvador is planning to make Bitcoin a legal currency. This means that the bitcoin… Continue reading El Salvador is planning to make “Bitcoin a legal currency”

China warns Bangladesh on joining QUAD

Synopsis: In the wake of the growing momentum of Quad, China’s aggression is expected to grow in the Indo-Pacific and States are likely to push back Chinese “cheque-book diplomacy”. Background: Recently Chinese ambassador warned Bangladesh that there will be “substantial damage” to bilateral relation if it joins the USA backed anti-China coalition “Quad” However, Bangladesh… Continue reading China warns Bangladesh on joining QUAD

The tussle of Digital Services Tax between India and US

Synopsis: The US has rolled back its increased tariff on products of 6 countries including India. It now wants to negotiate, over the imposition of a digital service tax by the 6 nations. It is even willing to engage in a future trade war.  Background: The six countries of Austria, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and… Continue reading The tussle of Digital Services Tax between India and US

Lessons From EU’s efforts to end Vaccination gap

Synopsis:   EU is helping other low-income countries to get access to vaccines. The same needs to be done by other countries to close the vaccination gap. Background A widely vaccinated world population is the only way to end the pandemic. Otherwise, the Covid virus will undergo multiple mutations, and it will undermine the effectiveness… Continue reading Lessons From EU’s efforts to end Vaccination gap

Indian Model presents a viable solution to Israel-Palestine Conflict

Synopsis: The Israel-Palestine conflict has been going on for almost a century now. The recent escalation took place on 11th May and took the lives of many people on both sides. Experts believe that both countries should adopt a peaceful solution by drawing inspiration from the Indian Model of coexistence. Background: The recent 11th May… Continue reading Indian Model presents a viable solution to Israel-Palestine Conflict