30 August, 2020

  • India pulls out of Kavkaz due to China (Security) (Kavkaz, Multilateral Exercise, Russia, SCO)
  • Turkey to hold exercises near Cyprus coast (International Relations) (Greece-Turkey Dispute, NAVTEX, Cyprus, Mediterranean)
  • UAE puts an end to economic boycott of Israel - (International Relations) (UAE-Israel, Abraham Agreement, Palestine)
  • Butterflies are migrating early in Southern India this year (Environment) (Eastern Ghats, Western Ghats, Kerala, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve)
  • Environmentalists petition PM on Char Dham Project (Environment) (Char Dham Project, High Powered Committee)
  • Tree of Life Baobab - (Environment) (Baobab Tree, Africa, Savanna)
  • US vote amid COVID FAQ (Polity & Governance) (Postal Ballot in US Presidential Elections)
  • upply Chain Resilience Initiative FAQ (Economy)
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    INDIA PULLS OUT OF KAVKAZ DUE TO CHINA

    India has withdrawn its participation in Kavkaz 2020 multinational exercise in Russia in September due to the participation of Chinese troops.

    • About Kavkaz 2020 multinational exercise
    • About SCO and its Mandate

     

    TURKEY TO HOLD EXERCISES NEAR CYPRUS COAST

    Turkey said it will hold a military exercise off northwest Cyprus for the next two weeks, amid growing tension with Greece over disputed claims to exploration rights

    in the east Mediterranean

    • Territorial dispute between Turkey and Greece
    • About NAVTEX

     

    UAE PUTS AN END TO ECONOMIC BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL

    The President of the United Arab Emirates scrapped an economic boycott against Israel, allowing trade and financial agreements

    between the countries in another key step towards normal ties

    Normalisation of ties between UAE and Israel

     

    BUTTERFLIES ARE MIGRATING EARLY IN SOUTHERN INDIA THIS YEAR

    It has been observed that this year the annual migration of butterflies from the hill ranges of the Eastern Ghats towards the Western Ghats happened early.

    • Reasons for early migration
    • Butterfly migration pattern and climate change

     

    ENVIRONMENTALISTS PETITION PM ON CHAR DHAM PROJECT

    A group of 40 scientists, environmentalists and ecologists have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding a halt to the Char Dham road construction work

    • Concerns over Char Dham Project

     

    TREE OF LIFE

    This article discusses about African Baobab, which is known as Tree of Life.

    • About African Baobab

     

    DEBATE AROUND THE MAIL-IN POSTAL BALLOT SYSTEM

    This article discusses about the debate around the mail-in postal ballot system in the upcoming US Presidential Election in November.

    • What is the controversy?
    • What verification is done of ballots arriving by mail?
    • What has been a perennial issue with the U.S. voting procedure?

     

    SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE INITIATIVE (SCRI)

    Japan has mooted the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) as a trilateral approach to trade, with India and Australia as the other two partners

    • What does supply chain resilience mean?
    • What is Japan proposing?

     

    Comments

    Yuvi 3 months ago

    Is is paving the way for me towards my destination...thanks a lot Rau’s IAS team..