India’s green projects to get UK funds

What is the News? The India and UK Finance Minister has agreed on a USD 1.2 billion investment in green projects and renewable energy to boost India’s green growth ambitions at the 11th India-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue. What are the investments announced by India and the UK? A $1-billion investment from CDC, the UK’s… Continue reading India’s green projects to get UK funds

What the global flow of guns tell us about how states fail

Source: This post is based on the article “What the global flow of guns tell us about how states fail” published in Indian Express on 2nd  September 2021. Relevance: Understand the role of arms in society. Synopsis: The supply of weapons matters. If not controlled, then the weapons guide the nation in a different direction.… Continue reading What the global flow of guns tell us about how states fail

Lower costs, ink FTAs to push exports: CEO panel

Source: TOI What is the news? The Steering Committee for Advancing Local Value-Add and Exports (SCALE committee), comprising top Indian CEOs, has argued that India’s proposed free trade agreements (FTAs) could help push exports of auto components and textiles. Must Read: Free Trade Agreements (FTAs): Challenges & opportunities – Explained, pointwise Key suggestions The panel… Continue reading Lower costs, ink FTAs to push exports: CEO panel

India must negotiate well on free trade pacts: Experts

Source: Business Standard Relevance: Negotiating Free Trade Agreement (FTA’s) Synopsis: India is on the verge of signing FTA’s with some important nations. Let’s have a brief look at the subject. Context: Recently, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal had said that India is at a ‘positive momentum’ with respect to inking trade deals with the… Continue reading India must negotiate well on free trade pacts: Experts

The Abrahan Accord as India’s West Asia bridge

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Study impact of Abraham accord on India Synopsis: The signing of the Abraham Accord has helped India to remove strategic obstacles & aided defence cooperation Introduction India welcomed the Abraham Accord as it will bring peace and stability to the region. This accord is beneficial for India as it removed the… Continue reading The Abrahan Accord as India’s West Asia bridge

Securing the Indian ocean

Source: Indian express Relevance: Strengthening maritime security Synopsis: Maintaining and strengthening maritime security is a key concern for India. With an open debate on the issue in UNSC, India has a chance to showcase that maritime security requires a multi-dimensional and multi-stakeholder approach. Context India has convened an open debate of the UN Security Council… Continue reading Securing the Indian ocean

An opportunity for India to pitch for holistic maritime security

Source: Indian Express Relevance: India’s role in steering the debate on maritime peace and security at UNSC. Synopsis: India undertakes the rotating Presidency of the UN Security Council. India has an opportunity to ensure that the global debate on maritime peace and security is approached more holistically, rather than focussing just on the security aspect… Continue reading An opportunity for India to pitch for holistic maritime security

Biden govt. non-committal on support for India’s UNSC bid

Source: The Hindu What is The News? While the U.S. has in the past backed India’s bid for a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the Biden administration has remained non-committal on the issue. US opinion on the issue U.S. has offered a qualified support for building a consensus for enlargement of… Continue reading Biden govt. non-committal on support for India’s UNSC bid

Australia keen that India joins Exercise Talisman Sabre

Source: The Hindu What Is The News ? Australia is keen that India join its biggest war games ‘Exercise Talisman Sabre’ in 2023. And a formal invite could be extended during Australian Defence Minister’s visit to India, in next couple of months. About Exercise Talisman Sabre According to the Australian Defence Ministry, Talisman Sabre 2021… Continue reading Australia keen that India joins Exercise Talisman Sabre