Bilateral/International Relations

US & UNESCO

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? US has recently announced its withdrawal from the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). What are the recent developments in this regard? Palestine - UNESCO…

October 17, 2017 0 696

Hafiz Saeed is off the Hook

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? Pakistan government has recently withdrawn terror charges against Hafiz Saeed. Who is Sayeed? Hafiz Saeed, is the chief of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, which is a frontal organisation for Las…

October 17, 2017 0 406

Going Ahead with Nukes

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations Civil Socities

What is the issue? ICAN being awarded the Nobel peace prize is a laudable sign for nuclear disarmament efforts. (Click here to know on ICAN and its treaty). However civil society and governments a…

October 16, 2017 0 550

Challenges in tax transparency mechanism

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

What is the issue? Global Forum has a strict peer review in its tax transparency mechanism across the world. Yet it has few challenges to overcome. What is Global Forum? The Global Forum on T…

October 16, 2017 0 438

India and ICAN

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

What is the issue? ICAN was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts on nuclear prohibition. India denounced from voting in favour of a resolution brought in by ICAN, in this regard. Th…

October 13, 2017 0 724

China and human rights

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

What is the issue? China’s rise has consequences for human rights beyond its borders. What are the moves of China on human rights? Ban on Activism - At many instances Chinese officials have…

October 12, 2017 0 591

UNFCCC Meet - Challenges Ahead

Daily News GS I GS II Bilateral/International Relations

What is the issue? Discussions on the Paris Agreement are expected to be the prime agenda in the upcoming UNFCCC's Conference of Parties in Bonn, Germany. However, a range of challenges lies a…

October 10, 2017 0 829

US - New Rules On Small Arms

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? US administration has decided to shift the authority of oversight of the sale of American-manufactured small arms. What is the new policy? Weapons like assault rifles and handguns ar…

October 07, 2017 0 606

Nobel Prize for peace 2017

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations Civil Socities

Why in news? International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Peace. What is aNoble prize? The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed…

October 07, 2017 0 731

Involving States in Foreign Policy

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

What is the issue? The ruler of Sharjah, a UAE city, recently made his visit to Kerala. On request by the Kerala CM, he agreed to release 149 Indian prisoners from Sharjah jails. This significant…

October 06, 2017 0 852

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