Role of the Indian diaspora as an ambassador of India

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Indian Diaspora   Source: TOI  Context: The Indian diaspora, represented by individuals like Vivek Ramaswamy, is achieving remarkable success in various fields, from technology to politics.   About Vivek Ramaswamy: He is a Harvard and Yale Law graduate, billionaire in finance and biotech, and has gained recognition even from former President …

Indian Diaspora: Sri Lanka’s Malaiyaha Tamils

GS2/GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Indian Diaspora/ Indian History    Source: TH  Context: The Malaiyaha Tamil community in Sri Lanka has released a declaration calling for greater recognition, political rights, and improved living and working conditions.   Who are Malaiyaha Tamil community? The Malaiyaha Tamil community refers to a historically marginalized group in Sri Lanka who …

Indian Diaspora: The roots of global success

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: International Relations –Indian Diaspora   Source: Business Standard Context: In times when it is difficult for an immigrant to succeed, we notice the remarkable presence of Indians in the leadership of global organizations: IBM, Google, Microsoft, and now the World Bank.   Reasons behind this: Education: Indians place a strong emphasis …

Recruitment of Indian citizens to work in the Portuguese Republic

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of an agreement on the recruitment of Indian citizens to work in the Portuguese Republic between the Government of India and Portugal. The present agreement would set an institutional …

China opens first road-rail transport link to Indian Ocean

GS Paper 2 Topics covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Context: The first shipments on a newly-launched railway line from the Myanmar border to the key commercial hub of Chengdu in western China was made recently More on the news: This project provides China …

India and Russia Ties amidst uncertainties in Afghanistan:

GS Paper 2: Topics covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Context: Amid unprecedented developments in the region, India and Russia have a series of engagements lined up in the next few months leading up to the summit between the two leaders.  Facts for prelims: …

Oslo I Accord and Israel- Palestine Conflict

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Context: August 20, 2021 marks 28 years since the Oslo I Accord was finalized and signed after multiple rounds of intense secret negotiations, in a bid to advance a lasting peace process for the Israeli-Palestinian …

China’s three-child policy

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   China’s three-child policy Context: China’s legislature has formally amended the country’s family planning rules to allow couples to have three children, also announcing a number of policy measures aimed at boosting declining birth rates.   …