[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 23 January 2023

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 ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) approved

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: International Relations   Source: Indian Express  Direction: The agreement is significant since it is 1st such agreement for India with a developed country in the past 10 years. The articles are taken from IE Editorial.   Context: Australian Parliament ratified India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) in a landmark moment for …

India’s counter-terror diplomacy and challenges ahead

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests   Source: The Hindu Context: The decision to host the United Nations Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee (UNSC-CTC) is one of several events planned by the Government of India to strengthen its counter-terror diplomacy.   How India is strengthening …

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: The bumpy road travelled so far

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: International Relations   Source: Indian Express  Context: In reference to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), India’s External Affairs Minister recently reiterated that connectivity projects should respect sovereignty and territorial integrity.   Background: While attending a virtual meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) Council of Heads of Government hosted by Chinese …

India and Bangladesh discuss Ganga, Teesta and Kushiyara in the Joint River Commission meeting.

GS paper 2 Syllabus: Bilateral, regional and global grouping, India and its neighbourhood   Source: The Hindu, Indian Express Context: India and Bangladesh discussed a wide range of issues related to the major common rivers such as the Ganga, Teesta and several smaller rivers during the 38th meeting of the Joint River Commission (JRC).   …

Iran may accept EU proposal to revive nuclear deal if demands met: Report

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India or affecting India, JCOP etc Source: The Hindu Context: A European Union proposal to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal “can be acceptable if it provides assurances on Tehran’s key demands The EU said on August 8 that it had put forward a “final” …

What is the significance of India’s talks with NATO?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and affecting India’s interest, NATO etc   Source: Indian Express Directions: NATO mandate, membership and role of NATO are important for this year’s mains, etc. Context: NATO is important due to the Russia-Ukrain issue and talks for the expansion of NATO. But …

IPEF versus RCEP

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: International Relations   Source: The Business standards Context: In recent months, The US announced the formation of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) at the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) Summit meeting in Tokyo. About the IPEF Members: Four QUAD countries, South Korea, New Zealand, Fiji and seven out of the 10 members of the Association of South-East Asian …

The ICJ’s latest judgment in the case of genocide against Myanmar

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: International Relation   Source: Indian Express Context: Myanmar’s military launched what it called a clearance campaign in Rakhine state in 2017 in the aftermath of an attack by a Rohingya insurgent group. More than 700,000 Rohingya fled into neighbouring Bangladesh and Myanmar security forces have been accused of mass rapes, killings …

Waiver to India for purchase of S-400 missile system

GS Paper-2 Syllabus: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Source: Live Mint   Context:  US House of Representatives has passed a legislative amendment that approves a waiver to India against the punitive CAATSA sanctions for its purchase of the S-400 missile defence system from Russia to …

I2U2 summit: UAE to invest $2 billion to develop integrated food parks across India

 GSPaper-2 Syllabus: Global grouping involving India, I2U2 etc   Source: Indian Express,   Context: The United Arab Emirates announced an investment of USD 2 billion to develop a series of integrated food parks across India as part of efforts by the four-nation grouping I2U2 (India-Israel-UAE-USA) to help tackle food insecurity in South Asia and the …

The U.S and China must ‘agree to disagree’ on their bilateral conflicts and work together to address the asymmetry between key challenges that are global. What role can India play in achieving convergence of interests between U.S and China? Analyse.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 4. The U.S and China must ‘agree to disagree’ on their bilateral conflicts and work together to address the asymmetry between key challenges that are global. What role can India play in achieving convergence of interests between U.S and …

Despite the recent progress in India–Turkey relations, however, there is still a lack of strategic convergence between the two countries on multiple issues especially in the wake of pan-Turkism. Analyse.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 4. Despite the recent progress in India–Turkey relations, however, there is still a lack of strategic convergence between the two countries on multiple issues especially in the wake of pan-Turkism. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Indian Express …