From Great Powers to Asia – India is raising its diplomatic game

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: International Relations   Source: IE  Context: The Indian PM’s decision to stop in Cairo (Egypt) on his way back from Washington and Abu Dhabi (UAE) as he came home from Paris suggests India is looking for greater engagement in Africa, Asia and the waters (Indo-Pacific) that connect them.   Other similar …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 12 December 2022

  InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

ASEAN:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: India is in discussion with the 10-nation bloc ASEAN for initiating the review of the FTA (free-trade agreement) in goods between the two regions to seek more market access for domestic products.   Free Trade Agreement (FTA): It is …

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and India:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: South Korea has said that it regrets India’s absence from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and hopes to see New Delhi rejoin the agreement.   When did it come into force? The RCEP came into effect on January …

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP):

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: The RCEP will come into effect on January 1, 2022, marking the formation of the world’s largest free trade zone in terms of trade volume.   What is RCEP? It is a trade deal between the 10-member Association of …

ASEAN meet:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: China has announced USD 1.5 billion development assistance for the ASEAN besides the elevation of the ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership to strengthen security cooperation with the 10-nation bloc, amid the US push into the resource rich Indo-Pacific. Xi …

ASEAN objects as China wants Myanmar junta to join the summit:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: A Chinese envoy has lobbied Southeast Asian nations to let Myanmar’s military ruler attend a regional summit being hosted by China’s President next week but has met stiff opposition from other leaders.   What’s the issue? Myanmar’s standing as a …

India’s relationship with ASEAN is a key pillar of our foreign policy and the foundation of our Act East Policy. Analyse the significance of India- ASEAN strategic partnership and its implications on India

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 5. India’s relationship with ASEAN is a key pillar of our foreign policy and the foundation of our Act East Policy. Analyse the …

ASEAN

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. ASEAN What to study? For Prelims: ASEAN- objectives, members and functions. For Mains: Significance of the group, challenges present and ways to make it more effective.  Context: In an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit held online recently, leaders of the virus-hit region …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 15, 2014

ARCHIVES January 15, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Forest STs to get additional 50 days wage employment under MGNREGA . The Union Ministry of Rural Development decided to provide an additional wage employment of 50 days beyond the stipulated 100 days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, MGNREGA for Scheduled Tribe (ST) households …

Political Science – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 22

QUESTIONS: 14/11/2013 Liberalization and Globalization are feared by the developing countries as Trojan Horses of developed countries. Elucidate.(300 Words) ” Few  agencies of International co-operation have been more successful in tending the welfare of humanity than ILO.” Discuss the organization and activities of the ILO in the light of above statement. (300 Words) Comment on …