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India re-elected to International Maritime Organisation Council

Context: India was re-elected to International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council with highest number of votes. This will allow India to be a member of IMO Council which is the executive body responsible for international shipping. The term of the IMO Council will be for […]

Paris Club reaches agreement in principle with Sri Lanka

Context: Debt ridden Sri Lanka has reached an ‘agreement-in-principle’ with India and other Paris Club creditors on a debt treatment plan. Facing economic distress due to the economic upheaval due to COVID-19 Pandemic and Ukraine-Russia war induced economic uncertainty, Sri Lanka had appealed to […]

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Context: The UK government’s attempt to relocate asylum seekers to Rwanda has been deemed illegal by the Supreme Court. About UNHCR Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (The 1951 Refugee Convention) Note: India is not a signatory to 1951 Refugee Convention and its […]

Asian Development Bank

Context: India inked a policy-based loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), securing $400 million. The funds are earmarked to facilitate the development of high-quality urban infrastructure, enhance service delivery, and advance efficient governance systems, as outlined in a statement from the finance […]

WHO Regional office

Context: The contest between Bangladesh and Nepal for the regional head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has become increasingly heated and contentious. WHO’s South East Asian Regional Office Priorities: Regional Committee for South-East Asia  The process of election for the regional director

Multilateral Development Banks

Context: The G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Marrakech (Morocco) have taken up recommendations suggested by the second volume of the Independent Expert Group on Strengthening Multilateral Development Banks.  What are Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs)? Objectives Evolution of MDBs Types of […]

Artemis Accords

Context: On June 21, India became the 27th signatory to the Artemis Accords, a set of non-binding guidelines that underpin the Artemis programme, a U.S.-led project to return humans to the moon permanently. About the Artemis Accords Key Principles The Accords are a single […]

The Global South: origins and significance

Context: The unwillingness of many leading countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to stand with NATO over the war in Ukraine has brought to the fore once again the term “Global South.” Importance of South-South Cooperation: ISSUES IN SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION

High Seas Treaty

Context: Context: On June 19, the UN adopted the Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) or the High Seas Treaty. The United Nations has recently adopted the Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) or the High Seas Treaty. This historic […]


Context: In June 2022, the member-countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) managed to hammer out a face-saving deal, India played a vital role at the Geneva ministerial conference, thereby keeping faith in trade multilateralism alive. Issues Under WTO negotiation: Reasons for WTO Crumbling: […]

India’s Potential Engagement with NATO Plus

Context: This article discusses the potential benefits and fallouts for India in joining the NATO Plus framework. About NATO Plus Benefits for India in Joining NATO Plus: Potential Fallouts: Way Forward:

Refugee Problem

Context: World Refugee Day (June 20) is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives. World Refugee […]

IEA to review all conditions for India’s membership

Context: International Energy Agency’s executive director, stated that the organization would evaluate membership requirements for India’s entry, considering additional efforts or flexibility needed, during discussions with the Indian government. Criteria for Membership to IEA: Special case of India: About International Energy Agency (IEA):


Context: UN cultural and scientific agency UNESCO announced that the United States is planning to re-join and pay more than $600mn in back dues after a decade long dispute sparked by the organisations move to include Palestine as a member. The decision was motivated […]

United Nations Peacekeeping

Context: The Defence Minister of India has called for innovative approaches and enhanced cooperation among responsible nations to ensure the safety & effectiveness of United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers. He was addressing a special commemorative seminar, organised by the Indian Army, to celebrate 75 years […]

Indian appeal at WTO

Context: India has appealed against the ruling made by dispute settlement body of WTO against the Indian government decision of imposition of tariff on mobile phones and electronic components. The case was filed against India by Japan highlighting that India has violated global trading […]

FIPIC (Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation)

Context: PM Modi during the recent FIPIC summit communicated that Small island nations of the Pacific Ocean are in fact “large ocean states”, highlighting the importance of the 14 members of the Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC). He also spoke in favour […]

Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit

Context: Prime Minister of India has gone to Papua New Guinea to attend the 3rd Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit. About Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) The Forum for India–Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) was launched during Hon’ble Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra […]

The G7 Summit

Context: U.S. President Joe Biden at the Group of Seven (G-7) nations meet had agreed on a united approach to China that called for diversifying supply chains to reduce dependence on one country. The leaders explained that they are not looking to decouple from […]

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