Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG):

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Important International Institutions.   Context: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar recently said that India looks forward to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) by overcoming political impediments.   About NSG: The 48-member NSG is an elite club of countries that deals with the trade-in nuclear technology and fissile materials besides contributing …

India’s bid for permanent membership in reformed UNSC, NSG

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Prelims: International Relations/Institutions. Mains: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: France has reiterated its commitment to support India’s bid for permanent membership in a reformed UN Security Council and New Delhi’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group.   The demand has been supported by: Four out …

BSF team comes in 15 km to seize cattle:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Important Security organizations.   Context: Months after the Union government enhanced the operational limits of the Border Security Force (BSF) in Punjab, West Bengal and Assam, the border guarding force carried out its first operation under the increased powers to catch cattle being smuggled illegally out of Assam.   What …

National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST):

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   Context: The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes has been dysfunctional for the last four years and has not delivered a single report to Parliament, a parliamentary committee has said in a recent report.   …