Bilateral/International Relations

India Japan WTO issue

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? Japan is threatening to take India to the WTO over the trade restrictions placed by India. What were India’s restrictions? India imposed duties of up to 20% on some steel impor…

January 22, 2017 0 55

UK Immigration Policy

Editorial GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? The UK government had announced changes to its visa policy for non-EU nationals, which will also affect a large number of Indians. What are the new rules? Tier 2 route for applying v…

January 21, 2017 0 107

Chagos Archipelago Dispute

Articles GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? The British Foreign Secretary has sought Indian assistance in resolving current tensions in the U.S. military base Diego Garcia. What is the issue? The Chagos Archipelago is a grou…

January 20, 2017 0 257

India-UAE Cooperation

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? India and UAE have signed Memorandum of Understanding in several sectors. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Competency The proposed MoU will …

January 19, 2017 0 170

Sri Lanka to offer a Port to India

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? Sri Lanka is in talks to offer the port of Trincomalee to India. Speaking on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue here, Colombo’s Minister of Regional Development Mr Fonseka, sa…

January 19, 2017 0 193

India – Kenya: Opportunities and Challenges

Editorial GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? India on Wednesday announced 100 million dollars Line of Credit for Kenya’s agricultural mechanisation. The announcement followed talks between PM Modi and Kenyan President Keny…

January 12, 2017 0 295

Portugal – a new gateway to Europe

Editorial GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? India and Portugal exchanged documents of agreements signed after talks between Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and PM Modi in New Delhi. What areas have been chosen for coopera…

January 11, 2017 0 401

India’s West Asia policy

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? In November, India held its first joint commission meeting with the Palestinian Authority and this week will send a representative to a Paris meeting on reviving the West Asia peace pr…

January 10, 2017 0 422

PIO and OCI

Editorial GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently urged the diaspora community to switch from their Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards to Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) cards and had extended …

January 10, 2017 0 331

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Articles GS II Bilateral/International Relations

What is Pravasi Bharthiya Divas? Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated in India on 9 January every other year (every year before 2016) to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community…

January 09, 2017 0 524

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