24 July, 2020

  • Calibrated Balance - Editorial (International Relations)
  • Escalating Tensions - Editorial (International Relations)
  • Curbs on bidders from new nations- (Economy)
  • Deepening India South Korea ties - Article (International Relations)
  • Towards national security & peace in Hong Kong - Article (International Relations)
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    Non-Alignment as a policy

    Minister of External Affairs has contended that non-alignment as a concept belonged to a bygone era and that multi-polarity in the world necessitated that India would have to take a definite stand, and even take “risks” on issues such as connectivity, maritime security, terrorism and climate change.

    • Contentions of Minister of External Affairs
    • Views expressed in the Editorial on India’s Strategy
    • Policy Take of Russia on India-China Border Conflict
    • Way Forward – For India

     

    Escalating tension: China-U.S

    United States has closed Chinese Consulate in Houston. This represents an unprecedented escalation in the steadily deteriorating ties between the world’s two largest economies. This decision is by far the most drastic measure taken by US amidst growing rivalry with China after both countries  normalised diplomatic relations in 1979.

    • Embassy & Consulate
    • US Accusation & Action taken in Retaliation
    • The Larger Geo-Conflict
    • Impact on India

     

    Curbs on bidders from few nations

    The Central government has amended the General Financial Rules, 2017, to enable restrictions on bidders from countries which share a land border with India. The restrictions on public procurement from such countries can be imposed on the ground of national security.

    • What are general financial rules?
    • What the actual notification says?
    • So what does this mean?
    • What is the competent authority in this case?
    • So how till this step counter only china leaving others?

     

    Deepening India-South Korea ties

    President of South Korea, officially known as Republic of Korea, Mr. Moon Jae-in visited India in July, 2018. Similarly, North Korea is officially known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The India-South Korea meet was based on the mutual ‘Vision for People, Prosperity, Peace and our Future’ and both countries signed 11 MoU’s. Let us understand further about India’s; South Korea relations.

    • Strategic Relationship
    • Third Party Partnership
    • Shared Heritage
    • Economic Cooperation
    • Trade Cooperation
    • Korean Denuclearisation
    • NSG Membership
    • Technology Cooperation

     

    Towards national security and peace in Hong Kong

    Context- China has promulgated the Law on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It was enacted in accordance with the Chinese Constitution and the Basic Law of the HKSAR.

    • Opinion of the Chinese ambassador
    • Benefits of the legislation
    • An Internal Affair
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    MRITUNJAY RAI 1 week ago

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