International Relations
The shifting trajectory of India’s foreign policy- The Hindu -02/11/2020
2020-11-03 19:34

In the Third India-U.S. 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue that took place in Delhi recently, the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) for Geo-Spatia… Continue Reading

Gilgit-Baltistan a part of India, says MEA - The Hindu -02/11/2020
2020-11-03 19:29

Stating that it is intended to camouflage the illegal occupation of the region by Islamabad, India slammed Pakistan for its attempt to accord provinci… Continue Reading

More ups than downs in India ties - The Hindu -02/11/2020
2020-11-03 19:27

India – U.S.A relations. Trajectory of India- U.S.A relations under President Trump: With the victory of Mr. Trump in the U.S. presidential el… Continue Reading

Time to shift focus to the maritime sphere - The Hindu - 01/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:36

State of India’s continental strategy India is a country that is traditionally obsessed with a continental approach to war and peace. However, I… Continue Reading

Malabar exercise: meeting to discuss Australia’s entry - The Hindu - 30/09/2020
2020-10-01 09:03

The move to include Australia would mark a major shift for India’s Indo-Pacific plans. Inclusion of Australia would make it the first time since 20… Continue Reading

Why are Azerbaijan and Armenia fighting again? - The Hindu - 30/09/2020
2020-10-01 08:50

The conflict can be traced back to the pre-Soviet era when the region was at the meeting point of the Ottoman, Russian and Persian empires. Once Azer… Continue Reading

Clashes erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan - The Hindu - 28/09/2020
2020-09-29 09:36

Gs2- IR Territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region History : 1920: Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous R… Continue Reading

Mahinda to discuss fishermen’s concerns with Modi - The Hindu - 26-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:26

Sri Lankan Prime Minister has promised Sri Lanka’s northern fisher leaders that he would take up their concern over “trespassing Indian trawlers… Continue Reading

China refused plea for help from northeast insurgents -The Hindu-25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:20

The affidavit, filed by the government before the tribunal said the United National Liberation Front of West of South East Asia (UNLFWSEA), had taken … Continue Reading

Gilgit-Baltistan polls have no legal basis; says India -The Hindu-25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:12

Pakistan has moved to give full provincial status to the Gilgit-Baltistan region through an election. The region earlier was known as the “Northern … Continue Reading

China cautious on G4 push for UNSC reforms-The Hindu-25-09-2020
2020-09-26 20:11

China has said that there are enormous divisions and a lack of consensus on taking forward the stalled reforms of the United Nations Security Council … Continue Reading

India and the Abraham Accords-The Hindu-22-09-2020
2020-09-24 10:55

Abraham Accords: It is the first Arab-Israeli peace deal in 26 years. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have agreed to establish full diplomati… Continue Reading

World Bank seeks ‘universal eligibility’- The Hindu -21-09-2020
2020-09-22 06:43

The $1 billion World Bank loan comes with a condition of “universal eligibility” in procurements. Background: In April 2020 the World Bank… Continue Reading

U.S. keen on finalising BECA at 2+2 dialogue- The Hindu -18-09-2020
2020-09-19 08:56

The U.S. is keen that India sign the last foundational agreement, Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial Cooperation (BECA), at the … Continue Reading

Pak. told to allow Queen’s Counsel- The Hindu -18-09-2020
2020-09-19 08:41

What is Queen’s Counsel? Queen’s Counsel is a barrister or advocate, appointed Counsel to the UK Crown on the recommendation of the Lord Chance… Continue Reading

Pak. to make Gilgit-Baltistan a full-fledged province: report- The Hindu -18-09-2020
2020-09-19 08:38

According to a Pakistani media report, Pakistan has decided to elevate the status of Gilgit-Baltistan to that of a full-fledged province with all cons… Continue Reading

What’s next for Palestine after UAE, Bahrain deals with Israel?- The Hindu -15-09-2020
2020-09-16 21:54

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the top diplomats of the UAE and Bahrain are to sign the deals on normalising relations. They have ag… Continue Reading

India, China agree on 5-point action plan - The Hindu -12-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:33

Five-point course of action: 1. Following the consensus between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping to not allow differences to b… Continue Reading

Israel in trade talks with India, China- The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 12:04

Israel is in talks with India and China on trade agreements and hopes that border tensions between the two countries would be sorted out peacefully. … Continue Reading

India and Japan sign agreement - PIB - 10-09-2020
2020-09-13 10:55

India and Japan signed an Agreement between the two countries concerning the Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services between the Armed Forces of… Continue Reading

Nobel Prize - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:35

Recently, Israel and the UAE agreed to a historic deal normalising relations and are scheduled to sign it at a White House ceremony in September 2020.… Continue Reading

PLA fired shots in the air, says India - The Hindu - 09-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:00

There are fresh tensions between India and China on the south bank of Pangong Tso (lake). Hours after the Chinese Army claimed that Indian troops o… Continue Reading

‘India shares a robust defence system with both U.S., Russia’ -The Hindu-06-09-2020
2020-09-07 11:15

In the emerging security paradigm, the CDS has emphasized the need to look beyond India’s border security and the need to also focus on the strategi… Continue Reading

N. Korean officials in the dock over typhoon -The Hindu-06-09-2020
2020-09-07 11:12

Typhoon Maysak had made landfall in North Korea and is said to have caused large scale destruction and fatalities. A typhoon is a tropical cyclone … Continue Reading

The transnational arm of the law -The Hindu-06-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:58

The U.S. administration has announced sanctions, including asset freezes and visa bans against two officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC)… Continue Reading

UN experts voice concerns over Hong Kong security law -The Hindu-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:12

UN human rights experts have told China, a new security law for Hong Kong infringes on certain fundamental rights and voiced concerns that it could be… Continue Reading

Experts flag concerns on EIA notification -The Hindu-04-09-2020
2020-09-06 21:36

A group of Special Rapporteurs to the United Nations has written to the Centre expressing concern over the proposed Environment Impact Assessment (EIA… Continue Reading

Gen. Rawat pushes for Quad -The Hindu-03-09-2020
2020-09-06 21:34

Indian Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has said that India has a strategy prepared to fight off the dual-threat posed by neighbours Pakista… Continue Reading

US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) - PIB- 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:20

3rd Annual Leadership Summit of the USISPF. The theme of the 5-day Summit is “US-India Navigating New Challenges”. Details: The US-India … Continue Reading

Turkey renews call for talks, sharing of resources with Greece - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:14

Turkey favours a dialogue with rival Greece that would lead to the fair sharing of resources in the eastern Mediterranean, where the two countries are… Continue Reading

Hamas says pact reached to calm violence with Israel - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:13

Gaza’s Hamas rulers said that they have reached an agreement through international mediators to end the latest round of cross-border violence with I… Continue Reading

Australia-India-Japan Ministers’ meeting- PIB - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:26

Australia-India-Japan Ministers’ meeting on Supply Chains Resilience held. Details: The Ministers reaffirmed their determination to take a lea… Continue Reading

A shot in the dark- The Hindu -27/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:54

In the letter, Pakistan’s Ambassador sought to portray Pakistan as a victim of cross-border terrorism. It was claimed that Pakistan is responsible … Continue Reading

U.S. blacklists 24 Chinese firms amid South China Sea dispute- The Hindu -27/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:48

The United States has blacklisted 24 Chinese companies. The U.S. Commerce Department said the 24 companies played a role in helping the Chinese mil… Continue Reading

India to protest Pak. claims on terror at UN- The Hindu -26/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:44

India will approach the UN Security Council President to bring to his notice a series of false claims levelled by Pakistan on terrorism, in one of the… Continue Reading

Palestine, now a footnote - The Hindu -25/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:32

In an agreement brokered by the U.S., Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to establish full diplomatic relations. Details: For… Continue Reading

China launches warship for Pakistan Navy - The Hindu -25/08/2020
2020-08-29 17:28

China has launched the first of the four advanced naval warships it is building for Pakistan. Pakistan had signed a contract with the China Shipbui… Continue Reading

Repeal and reform -THE HINDU - 22/08/2020
2020-08-25 16:24

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in his first address, has declared his intention to repeal the landmark 19th Amendment to the Constitution, a… Continue Reading

‘Sputnik V will be made available to Indians’- THE HINDU-21-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:26

Russia has recently announced the world’s first vaccine to combat COVID-19, named Sputnik V. The vaccine is based on the principle of using adeno… Continue Reading

A self-reliant foreign policy - THE HINDU - 13 AUG 2020
2020-08-13 19:15

GS2- IR - The need for a new foreign policy roadmap in India Reasons 1.Relations with neighbours are under strain 2.We are losing the strategic e… Continue Reading

Israel AI-based technologies to help tackle COVID-19 -THE HINDU- 12 AUG-2020
2020-08-12 19:57

NEWS: As a part of Israel-India cooperation to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, AIIMS, Delhi, has received state-of-the-art AI-based technologi… Continue Reading

Isolating China, as proposition and the reality -THE HINDU- 11 AUG 2020
2020-08-11 22:30

NEWS: M.K. Narayanan, a former National Security Adviser, analyzes India’s approach to isolate China as a countermeasure to China’s military aggr… Continue Reading

Loya jirga approves prisoner release -THE HINDU- 10-AUG-2020
2020-08-10 21:57

What is Loya Jirga? A loya jirga is a special type of jirga, or legal assembly, in Pashtunwali, the traditional code of laws of the Pashtun people.… Continue Reading

India & Pak. spar over Indus water talks -THE HINDU- 10-AUG-2020
2020-08-10 21:49

NEWS: India has refused a request by Pakistan to hold a meeting on issues around the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) . DETAILS: According to the terms o… Continue Reading

India-EU Agreement - 28-07-2020 - PIB
2020-07-28 08:16

India-European Union Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation renewed for next five years (2020-2025) In the last 5 years, 73 joint re… Continue Reading

Nirmala Sitharaman attended 3rd G20 Meeting virtually-THE HINDU-20-07-2020
2020-07-21 08:55

Context: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended 3rd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting virtually. Details: *Union Mi… Continue Reading

2nd Meeting of India-US Strategic Energy Partnership virtually-THE HINDU-19-07-2020
2020-07-20 08:17

Context: Dharmendra Pradhan & Dan Brouillette co-chaired 2nd Meeting of India-US Strategic Energy Partnership virtually. Details: * Union Mini… Continue Reading

Why is India out of the Chabahar rail project?-THE HINDU-19-07-2020
2020-07-20 08:09

Context:Why is India out of the Chabahar rail project? Details: *State-owned Ircon International Limited was associated with the rail project ev… Continue Reading

India Established Individual Bilateral ‘Air Bubbles’-THE HINDU-19-07-2020
2020-07-20 08:01

Context:India Established Individual Bilateral ‘Air Bubbles’ with France, Germany and US. Details: *India has established individual bilater… Continue Reading

India’s CERT and Israel’s INCD inked MoU to expand cooperation in cyber security-THE HINDU
2020-07-19 08:55

Context:India’s CERT and Israel’s INCD inked MoU to expand cooperation in cyber security. Details: *The COVID-19 pandemic has not only impac… Continue Reading

US formally notified UN of its Decision to Withdraw from WHO-THE HINDU-09-07-2020
2020-07-10 17:57

Context: US formally notified UN of its Decision to Withdraw from WHO,Serves Notice Period till July 6, 2021. Details: *The United States has fo… Continue Reading

4th edition of the Ministerial on Climate Action-THE HINDU-09-07-2020
2020-07-10 17:19

Context: Prakash Javadekar Participated in 4th edition of the Ministerial on Climate Action, held virtually. Details: *The fourth edition of the… Continue Reading

India-Afghanistan inked 5 MoUs-THE HINDU-07-07-2020
2020-07-08 10:55

Context: India-Afghanistan inked 5 MoUs for development of educational infrastructure in Afghanistan. Details: *The five memorandums of understa… Continue Reading

M.V Asiatic Moon -THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 09:32

Context:M.V Asiatic Moon : A New Shipping Service b/w Kolkata Port & Chattogram Begins to Ease Indo-Bangla Trade. Details: * A new shipping serv… Continue Reading

Italian Marines Case (Enrica Lexie incident)-THE HINDU-04-07-2020
2020-07-05 09:26

Context:India to accept and abide international tribunal’s ruling. Details: *The 'Enrica Lexie' Incident *The arbitral proceedings were ins… Continue Reading

77.9% Russians Grant Putin Right to Extend His Rule Until 2036-THE HINDU-04-07-2020
2020-07-05 09:15

Context:77.9% Russians Grant Putin Right to Extend His Rule Until 2036. Details: *Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power un… Continue Reading

India won’t import power equipment from China-THE HINDU-04-07-2020
2020-07-05 09:49

Context:Union Power Minister R. Singh addresses a virtual conference with Power Ministers of States and UTs on July 3, 2020. Details: *Union Pow… Continue Reading

In an uncertain world, a seat at the global high table-THE HINDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 22:25

Context:India will be back in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2021 at a critical time in the histo… Continue Reading

India, Japan Naval Exercise-THE HINDU-01-07-2020
2020-07-02 15:53

Context:India, Japan Hold PASSEX Naval Exercise to Promote Understanding in Indian Ocean. Details: *In order to promote mutual understanding, In… Continue Reading

India, Bhutan sign pact for first joint hydel project-THE HINDU-30-06-2020
2020-07-01 15:01

Context:The 600 MW Kholongchhu project is one of four additional projects agreed to in 2008. Details: *The project’s “Concession agreement,… Continue Reading

Russia begins discreet moves to defuse India-China tension-THE HINDU-20-06-2020
2020-06-21 08:27

Context: Russia begins discreet moves to defuse India-China tension. Details: *Russian diplomatic sources say that Moscow has “high stakes” … Continue Reading

Disorder at the border-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 09:06

Context: The deaths of at least 20 Indian soldiers, and reports of Chinese soldier casualties in clashes at the Galwan valley in Ladakh. Details: … Continue Reading

History, the stand-off, and policy worth rereading-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 08:56

Context:About China’s legendary revolutionary leader Mao Zedong’s five finger policy Details: Three-pronged foreign policy approach: Mana… Continue Reading

North Korea vows to redeploy troops in Demilitarized Zone-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 07:42

Context:The solution to the present crisis between the North and the South caused by the incompetence and irresponsibility of the South Korean authori… Continue Reading

Is China’s ‘peaceful development’ over?-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 07:25

Context:What makes the current stand-offs different is China’s readiness to use force in addressing challenges. Details: *This sharp turn mark… Continue Reading

Nepal ties and the Benaras to Bengaluru spectrum-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 07:20

Context: The changing dynamics of the India- Nepal relations and argues for a changed perspective for the relation. Details: *Benaras was a keys… Continue Reading

India expects to sail through UN Security Council vote-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 06:59

Context:Elections for five non-permanent seats of the UN Security Council . Details: *India expects to sail through as the 193-member United Nat… Continue Reading

India says Chinese troops tried to change status quo-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 06:49

Context:Accusing the Chinese troops of “attempting to unilaterally change the status quo” in the Galwan valley. Details: *Accusing the Chine… Continue Reading

In pandemic crisis, bridging the gulf with West Asia-THE HINDU-16-06-2020
2020-06-17 12:52

Context:In pandemic crisis, bridging the gulf with West Asia. Details: *India’s Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar has said that India… Continue Reading

In pandemic crisis, bridging the gulf with West Asia-THE HINDU-16-06-2020
2020-06-17 12:23

Context:In pandemic crisis, bridging the gulf with West Asia. Details: *India’s Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar has said that India… Continue Reading

Remaining non-aligned is good advice-THE HINDU-16-06-2020
2020-06-17 12:11

Context: Remaining non-aligned is good advice. Details: *Confirmed facts about incursions during May are that Chinese forces came in sizeable n… Continue Reading

No longer special-THE HINDU-15-06-2020
2020-06-16 08:58

Context: India and Nepal need to move quickly to reverse the recent setback to ties. Details: *The Nepal government’s decision to pass the con… Continue Reading

India-China: the line of actual contest-THE HINDU-14-06-2020
2020-06-15 08:19

Context: The long border between the two Asian countries has neither been delineated nor demarcated. Details: What is LAC? *The Line of Actu… Continue Reading

Nepal passes amendment on new map-THE HINDU-14-06-2020
2020-06-15 08:02

context:Nepal unveiled the new map on May 20 after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated Darchula-Lipulekh link road on May 8. Details: * Ne… Continue Reading

Beijing think-tank raises Article 370-THE HINDU-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 08:51

Context: Beijing think-tank links scrapping of Article 370 to LAC tensions. Details: *The article 370 allowed the state a certain amount of aut… Continue Reading

An unravelling of the Group of Seven-THE HINDU-11-06-2020
2020-06-11 20:36

Details: The next G7 summit, tentatively scheduled in Washington DC in mid-June, has been postponed by the host, U.S . Logic of expansion: Tr… Continue Reading

China disregarding historical commitments on Naku La, say defence experts-THE HINDU-11-06-2020
2020-06-11 20:15

Details: Its Article 1 states, “The boundary of Sikkim and Tibet shall be the crest of the mountain range separating the waters flowing into the … Continue Reading

Cross-party backing in Nepal for new map-THE HINDU-10-06-2020
2020-06-11 07:42

Details: Chinese side removed some of the tents and some troops and vehicles have been moved back, and the Indian side too has reciprocated,” off… Continue Reading

In Persian Gulf littoral, cooperative security is key-THE HINDU-08-06-2020
2020-06-08 19:35

Details: The United Nations defines this body of water as the Persian Gulf. There is a commonality of interest among them in being major producers … Continue Reading

China’s internal pressures are driving Xi’s tough stance on border-THE HINDU-08-06-2020
2020-06-08 19:29

Details: Given the domestic political situation inside China, can the leadership afford to go back to status quo, asks Mr. Ranade, a former Additio… Continue Reading

Restore April status along LAC: India-THE HINDU-08-06-2020
2020-06-08 19:24

Details: India has firmly conveyed its demand to China for restoring the status quo as existed in April along the border during the senior military… Continue Reading

Border meet sets stage for more talks-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:34

Details: The Pangong Tso lake in Leh district of Ladakh, where large numbers of Chinese troops have moved in. Indian and Chinese officers meet at M… Continue Reading

Ahead of vote for UNSC seat, India launches campaign brochure-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:29

Details: India will highlight international terrorism, United Nations reforms and Security Council expansion, streamlining the world body’s peace… Continue Reading

Experts caution on outcome of Lt. Gen. level talks-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:26

Details: These military to military talks will ensure that there is no escalation on the ground between the two sides. But resolution is not going … Continue Reading

India-Australia meet strengthens ties-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 06:59

Details: No talks on China: The summit came amidst tensions between India and China over the standoff at the Line of Actual Control, and Austral… Continue Reading

Seven to eleven: On India and G-7-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 07:09

Details: Dismissing the current configuration of the “Group of Seven” or G-7 of the world’s most developed nations as “outdated”, U.S Pre… Continue Reading

India, Bhutan ink MoU for environment cooperation-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 07:31

Details: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bhutan for cooperation in the field of env… Continue Reading

Multilateralism in the new cold war-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:42

Details: To benefit from global change, countries must have a bold vision and make the right strategic choice. Britain quickly built the largest mi… Continue Reading

China gets set to build power project in PoK-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:23

Details: China under the multi-billion-dollar CPEC will set up a 1,124-megawatt power project in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir despite India’s object… Continue Reading

Trump invites Modi for G-7 summit-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:04

Details: President Donald Trump on Tuesday invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the next G-7 summit to be hosted by the U.S Presidency of the Gr… Continue Reading

India, China and fortifying the Africa outreach-THE HINDU-02-06-2020
2020-06-03 08:07

Details: Such conditions have meant that Africa’s cycle of chronic external aid dependence continues. Africa needs medical protective equipment a… Continue Reading

Anchoring ties with Canberra the virtual way-THE HINDU-30-05-2020
2020-05-31 09:33

Details: In August 1950, one of Australia’s most celebrated jurists, Sir Owen Dixon wrote to his daughter, Anne, in Melbourne that Delhi was “a… Continue Reading

Trump’s executive order, targeting social media platforms-THE HINDU-30-05-2020
2020-05-31 09:26

Details: What does it say? They have targeted Republicans, Conservatives & the President of the United States. Trump May 29, 2020 “At the same… Continue Reading

COVID-19 may create opportunities -THE HINDU-29-05-2020
2020-05-30 09:52

Details: Africa’s rich natural resources, long-term economic potential, youthful demography and influence as a bloc of 54 countries in multi-late… Continue Reading

U.S. strips Hong Kong of special trading status-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:10

Details: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer enjoys the autonomy promised by Beijing, stripping the finan… Continue Reading

Hong Kong body will play an advisory role-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:03

Details: A proposed security law could allow Chinese mainland authorities to set up shop in Hong Kong, but their powers would likely be restricted … Continue Reading

India should pull out forces from Kalapani-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 08:59

Details: Sharma Oli came as the Nepalese government gave more time to the main Opposition Nepali Congress to discuss a proposed amendment to the Co… Continue Reading

Moving beyond geopolitics-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 09:35

Details: In the post-COVID world, countries and tech giants should be obligated to share data in the larger interest of mankind. Underlying most… Continue Reading

China warns U.S. of retaliation if punished for Hong Kong law-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 08:54

Details: China on Monday threatened counter-measures against the U.S. insists on hurting China’s interests, China will have to take every necessa… Continue Reading

Deliberations on to end LAC tensions-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 08:45

Details: Indian, Chinese troops dig in with reinforcements. Deliberations are continuing on a daily basis between military commanders of India and … Continue Reading

U.S. pushing relations to the brink of a new Cold War: China-THE HINDU-25-05-2020
2020-05-26 05:49

Details: Foreign Minister says Beijing is open to international probe led by the WHO. The United States is pushing relations with China to “th… Continue Reading

Why are India and Nepal fighting over Kalapani?-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:24

Details: The map showed Kalapani as part of Pithoragarh district. Nepal protested immediately and drew attention to the lingering issue. On May 8, … Continue Reading

What explains the India-China border flare-up?-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:20

Details: On May 14, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Naravane said incidents at the Pangong lake in Ladakh on May 5 and at Naku La in Sikkim on May … Continue Reading

China suggests shift in BRI approach amid debt concerns-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:02

Details: China has hinted at a shift in how it will pursue its signature Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) amid growing concerns about debt repayments… Continue Reading

India-Nepal ties (Cold neighbourhood)-THE HINDU-23-05-2020
2020-05-24 08:28

Details: Nepal Prime Minister K. Sharma Oli took New Delhi by surprise this month with an aggressive posture on the issue, especially over the inau… Continue Reading

India reaches out to Pak. to fight locusts-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-05-24 08:12

Details: An official source who did not wish to be named said India had proposed a trilateral response in partnership with Pakistan and Iran to com… Continue Reading

China seeks India’s support for legislation-THE HINDU-23-05-2020
2020-05-24 08:07

Details: China on Friday introduced the draft of a controversial national security law in Hong Kong in its parliament to tighten Beijing’s contro… Continue Reading

Keeping the peace: On India-China border tension-THE HINDU-22-05-2020
2020-05-23 10:14

Details: With four incidents along the Line of Actual Control in recent weeks, the India-China border is witnessing the highest tensions since the … Continue Reading

PLA blocking Indian patrols in Ladakh, Sikkim-THE HINDU-22-05-2020
2020-05-23 09:07

Details: In addition there have been stand offs at Demchok and Galwan Nalah both in Eastern Ladakh, sources said. In the past few weeks, however, a… Continue Reading

Border disputes a reminder of the threat posed by China-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 22:57

Details: China relationship, already strained due to trade disputes, has further deteriorated over U.S accusations of China’s mismanagement of th… Continue Reading

China accuses India of trespass, LAC heats up-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 22:53

Details: The incidents were marked by “aggressive behaviour by both sides”, which resulted in injuries to 76 Indian soldiers, including serious… Continue Reading

Nepal’s new map claims territories of India-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 22:51

Details: New Delhi says such artificial enlargement of territorial claims will not be accepted by India. Nepal’s new official map is “artificia… Continue Reading

Pakistan as both terror perpetrator and victim-THE HINDU-20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:51

Details: Pakistan first operationalised this strategy in regard to Afghanistan following the overthrow of Zahir Shah by his cousin Daud Khan in 197… Continue Reading

The changing nature of Chinese diplomacy-THE HINDU-20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:46

Details: If Mao Zedong represented the crude face of Chinese communism, then Zhou was the epitome of its refinement. Where Mao preferred to exercis… Continue Reading

‘India, U.S. to collaborate on vaccine trials’-THE HINDU- 20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:23

Details: health officials said here on Tuesday, listing a number of other ways in which the two countries are working together. “In the context o… Continue Reading

Behind new incidents, a changed dynamic along India-China border-THE HINDU-20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:19

Details: India has upgraded its infrastructure, letting troops beef up patrol in areas where China has established a more frequent presence. A grea… Continue Reading

Call for WHO probe into virus origin-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:52

Details: The language of the resolution reflects the diplomatic tug of war that has taken place since the pandemic began in early 2019 . China has … Continue Reading

Are the United States and China entering a new Cold War?-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:49

Details: On May 15, President Donald Trump threatened to “cut off the whole relationship” with China over the COVID-19 pandemic, which originat… Continue Reading

India must not give Taliban legitimacy until it joins intra-Afghan talks=THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:31

Details: U.S. is trying to salvage its deal with the Taliban, despite rising violence in Afghanistan, National Security Advisory Board member and f… Continue Reading

Afghan President, rival sign power sharing deal-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 22:26

Details: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and political rival Abdullah Abdullah have signed a power-sharing agreement two months after both declared t… Continue Reading

India opposes rejoining RCEP over China concerns-THE HNDU-17-05-2020
2020-05-18 07:12

Details: Narendra Modi had announced India’s decision to quit the grouping, which includes the 10 ASEAN nations. As the deadline for a response t… Continue Reading

China rebuts Taiwan on WHO participation-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:24

Details: China opposed any move by Taiwan to use the COVID-19 pandemic as a “pretext” to seek independence, its Embassy in New Delhi said on Th… Continue Reading

Talks with Nepal after pandemic-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:10

Details: We are facing COVID-19 crisis and once societies and governments have dealt with the challenges, we will have these talks. The mixed messa… Continue Reading

India reminds China of claims over Gilgit-Baltistan-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 22:07

Details: The recent incidents of face-off between the troops of India and China are neither “co-related” nor have any connection with other glo… Continue Reading

India reminds China of claims over Gilgit-Baltistan-THE HINDU-15-05-2020
2020-05-16 21:43

Details: The recent incidents of face-off between the troops of India and China are neither “co-related” nor have any connection with other glo… Continue Reading

Taiwan wants to join hands with India-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 07:53

Details: Taiwan has proposed a regular communication channel with India to link up medical agencies to better cooperate in the fight against COVID-… Continue Reading

USD 3.6 mn in U.S. funding to Indian labs may be delayed-THE HINDU -14-05-2020
2020-05-15 07:48

Details: Significantly, the strictures followed an inquiry into the CDC’s funding of an “unapproved” Indian laboratory in Manipal for work on… Continue Reading

Nepal can let India use link road: Oli-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 07:45

Details: Diplomatic solution: Gyawali said that the leaders sought a diplomatic solution to the crisis that involves the territory of Kalapani t… Continue Reading

No air space violation at Pangong Tso-THE HINDU-13-05-2020
2020-05-14 07:59

Details: Helicopters of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army came close to the border during the face-off with the Indian Army near Pangong Tso… Continue Reading

India caught in U.S.-China spat over Taiwan’s status at WHO-THE HINDU-13-05-2020
2020-05-14 07:57

Details: move to reinstate Taiwan’s observer status at the World Health Assembly or to China’s opposition to it. Jaishankar attended a seven-na… Continue Reading

China warns of retaliation over new U.S. visa rule-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:18

Details: China on Monday threatened to retaliate against a U.S rule that tightening visa restrictions on Chinese journalists, in an escalating row … Continue Reading

Nepal summons Indian envoy over border row-THE HINDU-12-05-2020
2020-05-13 07:13

Details: Monday though a social media post from the Embassy of India in Nepal stated that Mr. Nepal disputes India’s claims and maintains that th… Continue Reading

Shaping India’s response in a global hinge moment-THE HINDU-09-05-2020
2020-05-10 08:39

Details: India finds itself in an increasingly dangerous world, one that is fragmenting and slowing down economically. Rapid shifts in the balance … Continue Reading

U.S. special envoy urges India to talk to Taliban-THE HINDU-09-05-2020
2020-05-10 08:23

Details: India should discuss its concerns on terrorism directly with the Taliban, said U. The envoy said India had a “significant role” in Afg… Continue Reading

U.S. pat for India’s role in Afghanistan-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:40

Details: Expressing “deep concern” about the increase in violence in Afghanistan, Mr. Jaishankar and Mr. Doval made a particular mention of the… Continue Reading

Amid high inflation, Iran to get a new currency-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:16

Details: Iran's parliament has passed a bill allowing the government to slash four zeros from the rial, Iranian state media reported on Monday, aft… Continue Reading

India flays nod for Gilgit-Baltistan polls-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-05-06 19:53

Details: Gilgit-Baltistan has functioned as a “provincial autonomous region” since 2009. India has issued a demarche to protest what it call… Continue Reading

BRICS against COVID-19-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-05-06 19:44

Details: In the global war against the novel coronavirus, emerging economies, many belonging to BRICS, have reached out to other countries humbled … Continue Reading

Saudi investments in India on track despite economic downturn-THE HINDU-04-05-2020
2020-05-06 19:21

Details: Despite a massive 50% drop in oil revenues and a downturn in the economy, Saudi Arabia’s investments in India will not be affected, the … Continue Reading

No country for migrant workers-THE HINDU-03-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:53

Details: Remittances to developing nations are set to fall as migrant workers are hit hard by the virus crisis. Mohammad Osman Goni, a migrant w… Continue Reading

USCIRF report may prompt concerns-THE HINDU-03-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:41

Details: The government has unequivocally dismissed the US Commission of International Religious Freedom’s latest report, which ranks India on th… Continue Reading

Afghan peace and India’s elbow room-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 12:18

Details: India was conspicuous by its absence from the meeting on April 16, given its historical and strategic ties with Afghanistan, but not for t… Continue Reading

Study on China dams brings the Brahmaputra into focus-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 12:10

Details: Structures built on Mekong river altered its natural flow: A new study highlighting the impact of China’s dams on the Mekong river ha… Continue Reading

India remains on U.S. Priority Watch List-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 12:06

Details: While India made “meaningful progress” to enhance IP protection and enforcement in some areas, it did not resolve recent and long-st… Continue Reading

NITI Aayog slams India’s terror ranking-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:23

Details: India has moved to the seventh position from the previous year’s eighth in the annual Global Terrorism Index 2019. In March, the Cabinet… Continue Reading

USCIRF downgrades India in 2020 list-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:20

Details: Commission on International Religious Freedom has downgraded India to the lowest ranking, “countries of particular concern” in its 202… Continue Reading

India in the post-pandemic world-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:59

Details: *The COVID-19 epidemic has mercilessly highlighted our shortcomings and our failures, even as we pride ourselves on being the world’s la… Continue Reading

The script of disruption and a new order-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:56

Details: The very complexity of the novel coronavirus leads to radical uncertainty. Hence, it it unlikely that the world will ever be the same agai… Continue Reading

In a crisis year, Sri Lanka gears up for daunting debt repayment-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:29

Details: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka recently sought a USD400 million currency swap with the Reserve Bank of India , to boost its foreign reserve… Continue Reading

For BRICS, challenges and opportunities-THE HINDU-26-04-2020
2020-04-27 15:39

Details: This is exactly where the pandemic could help BRICS, experts believe. Apart from that, BRICS countries are planning to work on an early wa… Continue Reading

Fishing in troubled waters during a pandemic-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-25 00:21

Details: In recent days, China has conducted military drills and deployed large-scale military assets to the maritime area, while officially celebr… Continue Reading

Trump signs executive order restricting immigration-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-25 00:02

Details: President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday barring certain categories of immigrants from admission to the U.S. This wil… Continue Reading

Amid pandemic crisis, President returns to his favourite agenda-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 10:55

Details: President Donald Trump has taken his administration’s war on immigration to the next level. What does the suspension mean? Trump h… Continue Reading

Military satellite launched, claims Iran-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-24 10:51

Details: The two-stage satellite launch took off from Iran’s Central Desert, says Revolutionary Guard. Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard … Continue Reading

Putting the SAGAR vision to the test-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:30

Details: SAGAR seeks to differentiate India’s leadership from the modus operandi of other regionally active major powers and to reassure littoral… Continue Reading

Beijing names disputed islands-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:21

Details: In this August 18, 2013 photo, Japanese Coast Guard boat and vessel sail alongside Japanese activists' fishing boat, not in photo, warning… Continue Reading

‘Pakistan removes names from terrorism watch list’-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:19

Details: It has been reduced to under 3,800 in the past 18 months, according to Castellum. About 1,800 of the names have been removed since the beg… Continue Reading

China says Indian trade curbs are against WTO principles- THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 10:20

Details: In an April 17 decision, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry imposed restrictions saying companies from countries that share borders wit… Continue Reading

‘If WHO has limitations, these have been imposed on it by nations’- THE HINDU-20-04-2020
2020-04-21 09:47

Details: The principal fault is with Beijing and not WHO, which is still a body dependent on member states, says the former U. Had global governanc… Continue Reading

‘Food supply chain disruption a concern’-THE HINDU-18-04-2020
2020-04-19 11:33

Details: Disruptions in domestic food supply chains are a pressing issue as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, World Bank President David Malpass told … Continue Reading

China may have conducted N-test: U.S.-THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:11

Details: Beijing denies accusations, says it is committed to a moratorium on tests: China may have secretly set off low-level underground nuclea… Continue Reading

Extend Brexit transition, says IMF- THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:09

Details: Let’s not make it any tougher,” Kristalina Georgieva told BBC radio. , of the EU, the whole world. The transition period is due to end… Continue Reading

WHO funding halted over handling of coronavirus- THE HINDU-16-04-2020
2020-04-17 12:24

Details: The President said the group had promoted China's “disinformation” about the virus that likely led to a wider outbreak of the virus th… Continue Reading

U.S. approves 2 missile deals with India-THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 09:39

Details: Any offset agreements will be defined in negotiations between India and contractors The U.S. State Department has approved two potentia… Continue Reading

India talking to U.S. over visa sanctions-THE HINDU-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:39

Details: The government is “engaged” in talks with the U.S administration to reconsider President Donald Trump’s orders to impose visa sancti… Continue Reading

‘Indian labourers in GCC countries in dire need of help’-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:23

Details: Migrants labourers have been among the worst hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most Indian migrants in the GCC countries are at the bottom… Continue Reading

A double whammy for India-Gulf economic ties-THE HINDU-10-04-2002
2020-04-11 09:09

Details: Though the market has recovered since and a wider production-sharing compromise is in the works, the general outlook remains bleak. In a r… Continue Reading

Afghan government frees 100 Taliban prisoners as part of peace process-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
2020-04-10 09:08

Details: Differences over the prisoner release question have been complicating U.S. brokered attempts to create a lasting peace agreement to end mo… Continue Reading

‘Importance of soft power is increasing globally’-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
2020-04-10 09:03

Details: April 9 will mark the 70th anniversary of the ICCR’s foundation. ICCR has a great history and many stalwarts had shouldered this respons… Continue Reading

Preparing for SAARC 2.0-THE HINDU-07-04-2020
2020-04-08 11:20

Details: A tweet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi resulted in the first-ever virtual summit of SAARC leaders on March 15. Solid follow-up: Tho… Continue Reading

U.S. gives ‘terrorist’ label to white supremacist group-THE HINDU-07-04-2020
2020-04-08 11:14

Details: Russia-based ultra-nationalist movement is the first such organisation to be given the designation. The Trump administration on Monday … Continue Reading

The spectre of a post-COVID-19 world-THE HINDU-04-04-2020
2020-04-05 20:27

Details: China’s pivotal role: What is known is that China’s growth rate has further plummeted, even as it was confronting an economic slowd… Continue Reading

Google publishes data on people’s movements-THE HINDU-04-04-2020
2020-04-05 20:01

Details: The ‘COVID-19 Community Mobility Report’ covers 131 countries and regions, and uses aggregated, anonymised data to chart movement tren… Continue Reading

Diplomatic Relations between India and China-01-04-2020
2020-04-02 08:45

Details: On April 1, 1950, China and India established diplomatic relations. India was the first non-socialist country to establish relations with… Continue Reading

Saudi King to chair G20 virtual summit-THE HINDU-25-03-2020
2020-03-26 22:58

Details: G 20: The G20 is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors. Established in 1999 after a series of major … Continue Reading

Pompeo in Kabul to break deadlock-THE HINDU-24-02-2020
2020-03-25 02:31

Details: Both Ghani and Abdullah claim Afghan presidency. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the Afghan capital on Monday to help break a… Continue Reading

From virtual conferencing to real leadership-THE HINDU-17-03-2020
2020-03-18 21:16

Details: The spark of South Asia: Dhaka’s persistence resulted in the first summit of the seven leaders of the region in 1985. In the nearly 3… Continue Reading

Modi calls for SAARC emergency fund-THE HINDU-16-03-2020
2020-03-16 21:27

Details: Prime Minister Narendra Modi convenes a meeting of SAARC leaders on the coronavirus pandemic over a video conference, on March 15, 2020. … Continue Reading

The ambit and the limits of ‘diaspora diplomacy’-THE HINDU-14-03-2020
2020-03-14 22:57

Details: Modi politically. As a result, speaking beyond bilateral relations, both leaders paid tribute to the three million people of Indian origin… Continue Reading

PM calls for SAARC videoconference on COVID-THE HINDU-14-03-2020
2020-03-14 22:34

Details: All leaders in the 8-nation regional grouping welcomed the PM’s suggestion and agreed to join the conference, except Pakistan PM Imran K… Continue Reading

Kasuri recalls plan for Sir Creek pact-THE HINDU-11-03-2020
2020-03-11 20:40

Details: From the rise of nationalism and India’s place in the emerging world to the need to combat climate change, several subjects were discuss… Continue Reading

Military Cooperation Group dialogue with the U.S. postponed-THE HINDU-09-03-2020
2020-03-09 21:15

Details: The India-U. Military Cooperation Group dialogue, scheduled for later this month, has been cancelled in view of coronavirus outbreak, and … Continue Reading

Idlib (Testing the power of personal touch)-THE HINDU-08-03-2020
2020-03-09 09:00

Details: Putin and Erdogan used personal diplomacy to avoid a direct confrontation in Syria’s Idlib As crisis soared in Syria’s Idlib and th… Continue Reading

India joins Indian Ocean Commission as an observer-THE HINDU-07-03-2020
2020-03-07 23:11

News: India has joined as an observer of the Indian Ocean Commission the inter-governmental organisation that coordinates maritime governance in t… Continue Reading

Freedom in the World 2020 report ranks India among least free democracies-THE HINDU-06-03-2020
2020-03-07 21:23

Details: The Freedom in the World 2020 report ranks India at the 83rd position, along with Timor-Leste and Senegal. The annulment of autonomy an… Continue Reading

USCIRF Hears Witnesses on NRC,CAA-THE HINDU-06-03-2020
2020-03-07 21:11

Details: A week after Delhi’s riots, India and Myanmar were the subjects of discussion at a hearing in Washington organised by an independent bip… Continue Reading

U.N. rights body to move Supreme Court on Citizenship Amendment Act-THE HINDU-04-02-2020
2020-03-05 10:58

News: The OHCHR plan has been criticised by diplomatic and legal experts here, including one of the 22 petitioners in the case, as an “overreach… Continue Reading

India monitoring impact of U.S.-Taliban deal: MEA-THE HINDU-03-03-2020
2020-03-03 19:22

News: A deal has been signed between the U.S. and the Taliban in Doha that has set the stage for America to wind down the longest war in its histor… Continue Reading

A big, bad deal - 02-03-2020 [Also Refer News Dated 01/03/2020 for more details.]
2020-03-02 21:32

The deal signed between the U.S. and the Taliban in Doha. Background: The U.S. went into Afghanistan in October 2001, a few weeks after the 9/11… Continue Reading

US and Taliban AGREEMENT- 01/03/2020
2020-03-02 21:08

Abstract: The US (United States) and Taliban militants have signed historic peace agreement in Doha, Qatar to restore peace in Afghanistan to end t… Continue Reading

US - Taliban Deal-THE HINDU-01-03-2020
2020-03-02 13:40

Detail: The US and the Taliban have recently signed a peace deal in the Qatar capital of Doha, bringing the curtains down on a more than 18-year-ol… Continue Reading

‘We need liberal trade arrangements’-THE HINDU-28-02-2020
2020-02-29 18:31

Details: A free trade area can tap into the idea of punjabiyat: India-Pakistan relations have always been viewed through the prism of Kashmir. R… Continue Reading

U.K. threatens to pull out of EU trade talks-THE HINDU-28-02-2020
2020-02-29 18:25

Background: Britain left the EU on January 31 2020, but both sides agreed to a standstill transition period.The post-Brexit transition period expir… Continue Reading

India gets invite for U.S.-Taliban deal event-THE HINDU-28-02-2020
2020-02-29 18:20

News: India has been invited to witness the ceremony to seal the peace deal between the U.S. and Taliban in Qatari capital Doha on Saturday, an off… Continue Reading

Sri Lankan Govt withdraws from UNHRC resolution on war crimes- INDIAN EXPRESS- 27/02/2020
2020-02-27 21:40

The Government of Sri Lanka has formally notified the United Nations (UN) that it is withdrawing from a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) re… Continue Reading

Virus cases emerging faster globally: WHO- THE HINDU- 27/02/2020
2020-02-27 21:29

Context: World Health Organization chief said : Virus cases emerging faster globally. Details: Governments worldwide are scrambling to preven… Continue Reading

IAF aircraft lands in Wuhan with medical supplies- THE HINDU-27/02/2020
2020-02-27 21:15

India sent the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to the COVID-19-hit Wuhan in China. The heavy-lift military transport airc… Continue Reading

Trump OFFERS- THE HINDU - 26/02/2020
2020-02-27 08:29

Context: India and the United States have strengthened their partnership with agreements on healthcare and energy, and have issued a joint statemen… Continue Reading

Widening U.S.-China rift fuels Trump’s Modi outreach- THE HINDU - 26/02/2020
2020-02-27 08:25

A tectonic shift in America’s relations with China under Donald Trump’s presidency is providing a new impetus to defence, security, trade and tech… Continue Reading

A U.S. strategy only meant to isolate China -The Hindu-25-02-2020
2020-02-26 08:56

Abstract • With the centre of gravity of geopolitics shifting to Pacific in the recent times from Atlantic in the 20th century, the US is des… Continue Reading

Pakistan continues at grey list of FATF for another 4 months- THE HINDU- 22/02/2020
2020-02-23 11:08

The Paris based Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an organization that monitors the financing of international terrorism, gave a 4-month extension t… Continue Reading

Won’t honour UN pledge on war probe: Mahinda-THE HINDU-20-02-2020
2020-02-21 13:15

Details: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that his government will withdraw from co-sponsoring a UN Human Rights Council resolu… Continue Reading

Donald Trump’s upcoming visit sharpens focus on Indo-Pacific military ties-20-02-2020
2020-02-21 13:13

President Donald Trump in Houston. India’s decision ahead of the February 24 visit of the U. The upcoming visit of the U. S President Donald Trump i… Continue Reading

Trump’s visit may seal helicopter deal- THE HINDU - 19/02/2020
2020-02-20 10:16

Context: President Donald Trump is set to make his maiden visit to India on February 24-25, 2020. With no headway in the talks for a trade deal, th… Continue Reading

Ashraf Ghani named winner of Afghanistan presidential election- THE HINDU - 19/02/2020
2020-02-20 10:14

Context: Afghanistan has declared incumbent Ashraf Ghani winner of a disputed presidential election. Afghanistan’s independent Election Commis… Continue Reading

Pakistan to remain in terror financing watchdog’s ‘Grey List’- THE HINDU - 19/02/2020
2020-02-20 10:08

The International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG) of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommended that Pakistan be retained on the ‘Grey List… Continue Reading

In U.S. trade action, an Indian counter-strategy- THE HINDU - 19/02/2020
2020-02-20 09:51

India-U.S. trade relations. Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (ASCM): Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (ASCM)… Continue Reading

United Nations Convention against Torture-THE HINDU-18-02-2020
2020-02-19 09:41

The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the “Torture Convention” or CAT) was adopted by the … Continue Reading

What does ‘developed’ tag mean for India?-THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 23:19

News: President Donald Trump’s visit to India later this month, has led to doubts over the chances of a trade deal being signed between India and… Continue Reading

Sri Lanka ‘strongly objects’ to U.S. blacklisting its Army chief-THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 22:26

News: Sri Lanka has taken “strong objection” to the U. In addition to a statement from the U. “The Government reiterates that Lt. Shavendra S… Continue Reading

Terror and punishment: On Hafiz Saeed conviction-THE HINDU-14-02-2020
2020-02-15 16:41

News: The Pakistani government, which for years tried to protect Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, finally got a conv… Continue Reading

Cloud over trade talks as U.S. official puts off trip-THE HINDU-14-02-2020
2020-02-15 15:59

News: Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has put off his trip to India this week, at least two official sources said, amid signs that the India… Continue Reading

Trump’s march and the Sanders factor-THE HINDU-13-02-2020
2020-02-13 21:34

News: Initial hopes that his evident venality and incompetence may lead to an early termination of his presidency have gradually given way to a sho… Continue Reading

Birds of a feather: On Trump-Modi chemistry-Editorial-THE HINDU-13-02-2020
2020-02-13 21:24

News: When he visits India for the first time later this month, U.Z.Z.Z.S. President Donald Trump can expect thronging crowds in Gujarat and perhap… Continue Reading

Pakistan jails Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed for terror financing-THE HINDU-13-02-2020
2020-02-13 20:14

News: Found guilty of being part of a terrorist outfit and for possessing illegal property. Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai … Continue Reading

First call: on India-Sri Lanka ties-THE HINDU-12-02-2020
2020-02-12 22:51

News: By making New Delhi their first stop abroad, Sri Lanka’s new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who visited in November, and Prime Minister Mahi… Continue Reading

U.S. President Donald Trump to visit India-THE HINDU -12-02-2020
2020-02-12 22:30

Abstract: President Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump will visit Ahmedabad and New Delhi. Details: President Donald Trump will visit Ind… Continue Reading

India-Bangladesh rail link to be ready by 2021- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 22:04

News: The Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has announced that the landmark rail line to connect the northeastern region of … Continue Reading

Searching for a solution: On Bodo accord- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 21:48

Context: New Delhi’s third attempt at conflict resolution with Assam’s Bodos came out of the blue. The State had been more in the news for … Continue Reading

People may criticise us, but environment is top priority for Bhutan- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 21:40

Context: Meeting of the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal Motor Vehicles Agreement. Details: Bhutan, in spite of deciding to stay out of the Bang… Continue Reading

Modi flags Tamil concerns to Mahinda- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 17:14

Context: Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s official visit to India. Details: Sri Lanka’s concerns: Sri Lanka needs India to permit obligatio… Continue Reading

‘Keep agri, dairy products out of trade deal with U.S.’- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRE & MAINS
2020-02-09 17:03

Context: Ongoing India-U.S. trade negotiations. Farmers groups have previously successfully protested the agricultural and dairy, free trade pro… Continue Reading

Trade deal before Trump visit not a given- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020
2020-02-09 16:14

Context: Trade deal negotiations between India and the U.S. Indian concerns: The U.S. had revoked India’s Generalized System of Preferences… Continue Reading

India to work with Russia on copters- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020- PRELIMS
2020-02-09 16:06

At the ongoing Defexpo 2020, Russian Helicopters (RH) signed a road map with Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited (IRHL) for localisation of Ka-226T helic… Continue Reading

India, African countries resolve to fight terror- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020
2020-02-09 15:55

Context: India and several African countries have pledged to deepen cooperation to combat the growing threat of terrorism and preserve maritime sec… Continue Reading

India to study air corridors for trade with Central Asian countries- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020
2020-02-09 15:53

Content: The External Affairs Minister has said that, apart from developing trade via the Chabahar port in Iran, India would like to explore settin… Continue Reading

Senate acquits President Donald Trump- THE HINDU- 07/02/2020
2020-02-09 15:49

Context: U.S. President Donald Trump, impeached by the House of Representatives, has been acquitted by the Senate, bringing to a close, the impeach… Continue Reading

India signs 1st ever term contract with Russia for Importing Russian Crude Oil-THE HINDU-06-02-2020
2020-02-06 21:59

News: Shri Dharmendra Pradhan signed the 1st ever term contract with Mr. Igor Sechin, Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) and Chairman of Rosneft (Russ… Continue Reading

INDIAN OCEAN DIALOGUE 2019 -PIB-06-02-2020
2020-02-06 17:33

• Recently, 6th Indian Ocean Dialogue (IOD) was held in Delhi. • The IOD is a flagship initiative of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). … Continue Reading

Bhutan ends free entry for Indian tourists-PIB-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:25

Context: Ending decades of free entry to Indian tourists visiting Bhutan, the government in Thimphu has decided to levy a daily Rs.1,200 (USD17) fe… Continue Reading

Pakistan Parliament passes resolution asking India to revoke its decision on Kashmir-PIB-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:23

Context: Pakistan’s Parliament has unanimously passed a resolution expressing unflinching and unwavering support to the Kashmiri people and deman… Continue Reading

Interpol Notice-THE HINDU-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:46

Mains Paper- II Prelims: Interpol Facts Mains: Notice details. According to the Interpol “Notices are international requests for cooperatio… Continue Reading

Jebel Ali gas field-INDIAN EXPRESS-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:37

Mains Paper 3: Economy Prelims level : Jebel Ali gas field Mains level : Energy resources • The United Arab Emirates today announced the d… Continue Reading

Addu Tourism zone -PIB-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:33

Mains Paper 2: International Prelims level : Addu Tourism zone Mains level : Key highlights about the project India and Maldives today sign… Continue Reading

Commonwealth-THE HINDU-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 10:01

Mains Paper 2: International Prelims level : Commonwealth Mains level : International organisation • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congr… Continue Reading

Beijing Declaration -PIB-02-02-2020
2020-02-03 08:43

News: • To mark of 25 years of the adoption of Beijing Platform for Action, Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), organized a National … Continue Reading

Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (INCCU)-PIB-31-01-2020
2020-02-01 09:47

Context: Union HRD Minister chairs a meeting of the Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO in New Delhi. About the INCCU: The… Continue Reading

U.S. House warns China not to meddle in Dalai Lama succession-THE HINDU-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 08:59

News: • The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to authorise sanctions against Chinese officials who interfere in the process of determining … Continue Reading

Trump’s Middle East plan-INDIAN EXPRESS-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 08:44

• President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan, Peace to Prosperity: A Vision to Improve the Lives of the Palestinian and Israeli People, was recentl… Continue Reading

Trump unveils West Asia plan, Palestinians protest- THE HINDU-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 08:08

News: Proposal to include Palestinian State with capital in eastern Jerusalem, recognition to Israeli settlements In exchange, Israel would agree … Continue Reading

RUSSIA's nuclear-armed HGV -THE HINDU-27-01-2020
2020-01-27 14:24

* Russia launched a top an intercontinental ballistic missile named Avangard, has been made operational. * Russia claims that this nuclear-armed H… Continue Reading

Running for PREZ, the Democratic Way-- THE HINDU-26-01-2020
2020-01-26 15:33

The story so far The first set of elections in the Democratic Party contest in the United States to decide the Opposition party’s presidential no… Continue Reading

It's not yet HOWDY, MODI! - THE HINDU- 25-01-2020
2020-01-25 19:21

If he goes on to win a second term in November as it now appears, Mr. Trump will have had six overlapping years with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in p… Continue Reading

As India prepares to honour Bolsonaro- THE HINDU-24-01-2020
2020-01-24 22:17

Context: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will be the Chief Guest at India’s 71st Republic Day celebrations. Brazil India Relationship Br… Continue Reading

UN top court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide- THE HINDU-24-01-2020
2020-01-24 21:25

Abstract: In a sweeping legal victory for members of the Rohingya Muslim minority, the United Nations’ top court has ordered Myanmar to take all … Continue Reading

MG International Convection Centre- 23-03-2020
2020-01-24 20:49

• India opens its first Mahatma Gandhi convention centre in Niger. Key highlights: • External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and President o… Continue Reading

Libya summit seeks end to fighting-THE HINDU- 20-01-2020
2020-01-20 20:42

Context: United Nations-led talks in Berlin. Background: The Libyan Crisis refers to the ongoing conflicts in Libya, beginning with the Arab … Continue Reading

Boeing 737-800-THE HINDU-19-01-2020
2020-01-19 21:24

News: • Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 accident happened in the backdrop of geopolitical tensions between Iran and the United Stat… Continue Reading

SIKHS IN US TO BE COUNTED AS SEPARATE ETHNIC GROUP- INDIAN EXPRESS -18-01-2020
2020-01-18 18:51

Abstract: Sikhs in the US will be counted as a separate ethnic group in the 2020 census for the first time. What it means for Sikhs to be counte… Continue Reading

China sees second death due to SARS-linked virus- THE HINDU- 18-01-2020
2020-01-18 18:49

Abstract: The United States will begin screening efforts at three US airports to detect travellers from the central Chinese city of Wuhan who may … Continue Reading

India-Pakistan situation has impacted Afghanistan, says Hamid Karzai- THE HINDU- 17-01-2020
2020-01-17 16:58

News: We are the best of friends with India, but how do we convey to Pakistan that we can be the best of brothers at the same time, asks the former… Continue Reading

Taliban propose brief Afghan ceasefire- THE HINDU-17-01-2020
2020-01-17 16:55

Abstract: The Taliban have offered a brief ceasefire to the U.S., two insurgent sources have revealed. Background: The Taliban and the U.S. h… Continue Reading

India to invite Imran Khan for Shanghai Council meet- THE HINDU -17-01-2020
2020-01-17 16:53

Context: The Pakistan Ministry of External Affairs has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will be invited to participate in the Heads of Governmen… Continue Reading

China, U.S. sign initial trade agreement- THE HINDU- 17-01-2020
2020-01-17 16:52

Context: China will boost purchases of U.S. goods and services by $200 billion over two years in exchange for the rolling back of some tariffs unde… Continue Reading

RAISINA DIALOGUE-16-01-2020
2020-01-16 21:47

Abstract: Russia at Raisina Dialogue. Details: Indo-Pacific Russia at the Raisina Dialogue questioned the idea of “Indo-Pacific”. It s… Continue Reading

Henley Passport Index- INDIAN EXPRESS- 16-01-2020
2020-01-16 21:39

News: Recently, Henley Passport Index was launched. The index was launched based on the data collected from International Air Transport Association… Continue Reading

Iran nuclear deal: EU launches dispute mechanism- THE HINDU- 15-01-2020
2020-01-15 20:04

Abstract: Britain, France and Germany hiked up pressure on Iran to cease its violations of a landmark nuclear deal – Joint Comprehensive Plan of … Continue Reading

Vote for status quo- THE HINDU- EDITORIAL- 14-01-2020
2020-01-14 15:30

News: Taiwan’s pro-democracy President Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election, with a record mandate since the country’s first direct elections of 1996, … Continue Reading

In the name of defense: THE HINDU- OP-ED- 14-01-2020
2020-01-14 14:02

News: In this file photo, Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, center, attends a meeting in Tehran, Iran. Later, U.S. President Donald Trump … Continue Reading

Raisina Dialogue- THE HINDU-14-01-2020
2020-01-14 13:19

News: Raisina Dialogue to kick off with panel of former world leaders on January 14, PM Modi to attend India’s contribution: The title of … Continue Reading

5 Countries to discuss action against IRAN- THE HINDU-14-01-2020
2020-01-14 13:18

News: Speaking on the sidelines of an official visit to Singapore on Monday, Vadym Prystaiko said the countries would also discuss compensation and… Continue Reading

Steel mesh to replace fences on the borders-The Hindu-11-01-2020
2020-01-11 22:41

Abstract: The ‘rickety’ barbed wires along the Pakistan and Bangladesh border are being replaced with meshed fence made of steel and coated wit… Continue Reading

Iran’s counterattack-The Hindu-Editorial-09-01-2020
2020-01-10 01:00

News: The US Department of Defence said in a statement that Iran had launched “more than a dozen ballistic missiles” that “targeted at least … Continue Reading

Trump backs away from further conflict after Iran hits U.S. troops-THE HINDU-09-01-2020
2020-01-09 13:17

News: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that no Americans were harmed in the Iranian missile attacks on military bases housing U.S. tro… Continue Reading

The U.S. is weakened by Soleimani’s killing-Editorial-The Hindu-07-01-2020
2020-01-07 20:26

Abstract: The U.S. killing Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, in an airstrike. Overview: On January 3 , Qassem Soleimani, the commander … Continue Reading

Scoring a foreign policy self-goal-The Hindu- 06-01-2020
2020-01-06 23:55

Context: The government’s political expediency over the Citizenship Act has landed India in an unenviable diplomatic spot today. Aspect: Ap… Continue Reading

Iran dumps nuclear pact, says it won’t respect limits-THE HINDU-06-01-2020
2020-01-06 20:06

Context Iran’s state television has recently reported that Iran will not meet the terms of the nuclear deal signed with six major powers in 2015.… Continue Reading

$80 Million bounty for Trump's head announced on Iran TV-06-01-2020
2020-01-06 20:02

A bounty of $80 million has been placed on Donald Trump's head. An unknown Iranian eulogist placed the bounty on the US President after the killing of… Continue Reading

A shocked Iraq reconsiders its ties with US-INDIAN EXPRESS-05-01-2020
2020-01-05 11:50

At sermons in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, worshipers chanted, “Death to America!” And in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, where anti-governm… Continue Reading

New law but old problems-THE HINDU-DESPATCH-05-01-2020
2020-01-05 11:41

The Opposition is critical of the changes brought by government in the Accountability Ordinance The Pakistan government brought about changes to th… Continue Reading

'No network’ in times of crisis-THE HINDU-DESPATCH-05-01-2020
2020-01-05 11:34

Bangladesh shut down telecom services along the border citing security reasons, but revoked it later. Bangladesh shut telecom networks along the bo… Continue Reading

Explained: Is West Asia headed for war?-THE HINDU-05-01-2020
2020-01-05 11:10

How will the killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, in a U.S. drone attack, impact the region? The story so far: Soleimani, who the U.… Continue Reading

An act of war: On U.S. killing of Iran commander-THE HINDU-EDITORIAL-04-01-2020
2020-01-04 20:24

Soleimani was also the main architect of Iran’s recent foreign operations, mainly in Syria and Iraq, which were crucial in saving the regime of Bash… Continue Reading

Why General Qassem Soleimani mattered- INDIAN EXPRESS-EXPLAINED-04-01-2020
2020-01-04 18:34

News: The killing by the US of Iran’s top security and intelligence commander, Major General Qassem Soleimani in a US drone attack in Baghdad. … Continue Reading

India, Nepal to hold talks on Kalapani border issue-The Hindu- 03-01-2020
2020-01-03 18:51

Background In November 2019, India released fresh maps of the newly created Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, along with a … Continue Reading

In the ruins of unilateralism-The Hindu-Editorial- 03-01-2020
2020-01-03 18:41

Context: The year 2019 had many issues that defined global politics. There were protests by students against the establishment in several parts … Continue Reading

The new worry of depleting diplomatic capital- The Hindu - Editorial - 02-01-2020
2020-01-02 22:44

News: The Modi 1.0 government made significant diplomatic gains and reaffirmed India’s ties with key global powers and as well as with neighbours… Continue Reading

Kim promises to unveil a ‘new strategic weapon’-The Hindu- 02-01-2020
2020-01-02 22:11

Context: North Korean leader Kim Jong-­un has expressed deep frustration over stalled nuclear talks with the US, and has warned of unspecified “… Continue Reading

Protesters end siege of U.S. Embassy in Baghdad--The Hindu- 02-01-2020
2020-01-02 22:03

Context: Thousands of Iraqi supporters of the largely Iranian-trained Hashed al-Shaabi militants had encircled and vandalised the US Embassy in Bag… Continue Reading

Modi calls up South Asian leaders-The Hindu- 02-01-2020
2020-01-02 21:49

Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up leaders of Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka and conveyed India’s commitment … Continue Reading

The day of Boris: On U.K. polls
2020-01-01 20:23

Context The Conservative Party’s victory in the Parliament gives British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a clear mandate to take the U.K. out of the… Continue Reading

China, U.S. will sign ‘Phase One’ trade deal on Jan. 15: Trump-The Hindu-01-01-2020
2020-01-01 20:02

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that ‘Phase One’ of the trade dealwith China would be signed on January 15 at the WhiteHouse, though c… Continue Reading

China welcomes decision to include Huawei in 5G trial-The Hindu-01-01-2020
2020-01-01 19:46

China has welcomed India’s decision to include telecom major Huawei in the 5G trial. The decision has ended months of speculation over Huawei’s pa… Continue Reading

Taliban ceasefire in Afghanistan
2019-12-31 14:29

News: The Taliban’s ruling council agreed to a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan, providing a window in which a peace agreement with the US can… Continue Reading

China, Russia and Iran to hold naval drills in Gulf of Oman-The Hindu-(PG-14)-27-12-2019
2019-12-28 10:18

Context China, Russia and Iran will hold joint naval drills in the Gulf of Oman. Details Chinese navy would deploy its Xining guided-missile … Continue Reading

Violent protests rock Iraq over PM pick -The Hindu-27-12-2019-Page No-14
2019-12-28 10:10

Context Iraq and Lebanon are in the midst of Political Uncertainty. There is anger, demands for change in political leadership and huge anti-gover… Continue Reading

Endless Wait-The Hindu-27-12-2019- Page-10
2019-12-27 21:44

Context The preliminary announcement of results for the Afghanistan Presidential election is a significant step for the country. Elections Ac… Continue Reading

Universal Postal Union (UPU)
2019-12-27 14:35

Context: The Union Cabinet gave its approval to the ratify the Tenth Additional Protocol to the Constitution of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). … Continue Reading

Return to the homeland-The Hindu-(PG-11)-25-12-2019
2019-12-25 20:47

Context Critics of the Citizenship Amendment Act of 2019 ask why Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka will not be given citizenship under the new law. Th… Continue Reading

Russia hopeful of India’s free trade pact with EAEU-The Hindu (PG-12)-24-12-2019
2019-12-24 19:40

Context: Recently, Russia has stated that it is looking forward to signing of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and Eurasian Economic Union … Continue Reading

Beijing attacks Washington for ‘weaponisation’ of outer space--The Hindu (PG-14)-24-12-2019
2019-12-24 19:37

Context: China has recently warned that the U.S. was turning the cosmos into a “battlefield”, after Washington announced a new military ar… Continue Reading

Ironing out the wrinkles in trade disputes adjudication- The Hindu-(PG-10) -23-12-2019
2019-12-24 12:49

Context: The weakening of the World Trade Organization Appellate Body. Background: The Appellate Body was set up in 1995 as a “safety v… Continue Reading

Hong Kong protesters rally for Uighurs
2019-12-23 17:54

Context: Rally in Hong Kong in support of China's ethnic Uighurs. Background: This is the latest demonstration in over six months of unrest i… Continue Reading

FATF puts 150 questions to Pakistan
2019-12-23 17:52

Context: FATF questionnaire to Pakistan. Background: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had kept Pakistan on the Grey List for an extende… Continue Reading

India, Iran agree to accelerate Chabahar port development
2019-12-23 17:50

Context: Meeting of the 19th India-Iran joint commission. Background: Iran had expressed that it was disappointed that India had stopped all … Continue Reading

India, China to seek fair border solution
2019-12-23 16:07

Context: Completion of the 22nd round of the Sino-India boundary talks under the framework of Special Representatives dialogue. Background: T… Continue Reading

ICC to probe ‘ War Crimes’ in Palestinian territories since 2014
2019-12-23 15:50

Context: The International Criminal Court (ICC)'s chief prosecutor has said that she wanted to open a full investigation into alleged war crimes … Continue Reading

Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP)
2019-12-21 19:56

The Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP) has been recognised officially by the National Department of Regulation of Medicines and Health Products of the Ministry… Continue Reading

Sri Lanka will develop Mattala airport - [THE HINDU (PG14) 20-12-2019]
2019-12-21 16:04

Context Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared that the Mattala airport which is near the strategic Hambantota port will be operated … Continue Reading