Bilateral/International Relations

Vice President’s visit to Rwanda and Uganda

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Click here for India – Rwanda. Why in news? Vice President (VP) had returned to India after concluding his five-day visit of Rwanda and Uganda. What happened during Uganda visit? This was …

February 24, 2017 0 280

India - Rwanda

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? India and Rwanda have signed 3 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU). What are the MoUs? A bilateral air services agreement was signed, thus enabling direct flights between the two coun…

February 22, 2017 0 403

India-China-USA

Editorial GS II Mains

In a week before he resigned as U.S. Ambassador to India, Richard Verma held an unusual dinner at his residence, inviting the Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju as well as the Sikyong, or Leader …

February 20, 2017 0 315

Sehwan Attack

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? A suicide attack by ISIS, at the Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar at Sehwan in Pakistan’s Sindh province has killed at least 80 people. Why Sufi Shrines are targeted? Sufism…

February 18, 2017 0 376

CPEC and the Baloch Insurgency

Editorial GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Click here for CPEC Part I and here for Part II What is the issue? The CPEC is a 15-year project between Pakistan and China, which aims to connect the ancient Chinese trading town Kashgar with Pak…

February 14, 2017 0 390

One China Policy

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? The new U.S. administration has agreed to honour the long-standing ‘One China Policy, after previously placing it in doubt and infuriating China. What is the 'One China' p…

February 13, 2017 0 525

Securing India’s Strategic Autonomy

Editorial GS II Bilateral/International Relations

What is the issue? Though China had largely refrained from commenting over India’s missile programme, when India conducted the fourth test of Agni-V, Chinese foreign ministry came out with a …

February 12, 2017 0 259

Israel’s Expanding Settlement

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? Israel passed a legislation that would legalise nearly 4,000 Jewish settler homes on private Palestinian lands in the West Bank. What are settlements? Settlements are communities est…

February 11, 2017 0 365

TPP Legacy

Editorial GS II Mains

Why in news? America exited from Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). What is TPP? 12 countries that border the Pacific Ocean signed the TPP in February 2016. The pact aimed to deepen economic …

February 10, 2017 0 361

Triangular Approach to Indo-Pacific Diplomacy

Editorial GS II Mains

What is the issue? The current friction between US and Australia is was over whether US would honour the Obama administration’s promise to take 1,250 refugees left in limbo by Australian bord…

February 10, 2017 0 305

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