GS-II: International Relations

Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant: Current Status & Significance

December 1, 2017

Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is the first nuclear power plant of Bangladesh, currently under construction. The plant with 2.4GW capacity is located in Pabna district of Bangladesh on bank of Padma river. The plant has two units (1200MW each) and first unit is expected to commence operation in 2023. Bangladesh...


QUAD – Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD)

November 12, 2017

Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD) is the strategic dialogue between four countries viz. India, United States, Japan and Australia. It was originally initiated in 2007 but later disbanded with withdrawal of Australia. It has been recently revived and is being viewed as response to increased Chinese economic and military power. What...


US Withdrawal From UNESCO

November 6, 2017

The recent news of US quitting the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has shocked the world. Not only is US one of the most important funding member of the UNESCO (in fact the UN as a whole) but is also a founding member of the UN....


19th National Congress of the Communist Party in China

October 19, 2017

In  the recent 19th National Congress of the Communist Party, Chinese President Xi Jinping has been given a second five-year term as leader of the Communist Party. Mr. Xi leads the party’s seven-member Politburo Standing Committee. This article deals with the basic information on how the communist government runs...


Rise of militant anti-fascist movements that began in Europe in the 1920s and Current Anti-fascist movements

September 18, 2017

Recently, the US had witnessed anti-fascists demonstrations at the University of California, Berkeley. The anti-fascists held demonstrations to prevent the university from providing a platform for a far right speaker Gavin McInnes who is known for his anti-immigrant rhetoric. Eventually, the speaker was evicted from the campus before he...


Q+A: Current Geo Politics in the Arctic Region

September 17, 2017

The Arctic and the Antarctic are relentlessly changing due to the global warming and the exponential melting of ice. This has led to the Geographical changes, which mainly govern the interests of the nations. By this means, the Arctic has gained the Geopolitical apprehension in the recent years. What...


India–Japan Relations: Overview of Important Topics

September 16, 2017

Here are some of the important topics on India-Japan Relations for quick overview for your examinations. Historical Trends in India-Japan Relations Rich cultural, literary and religious linkages coalesce to provide a positive bedrock to India-Japan relations. It is said that Japan first came into contact with India during the...

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Tibetan Refugees in India and Rehabilitation Policy, 2014

September 10, 2017

During history, Tibet has been an avid invader as well as victim of frequent invasions. The invasion of China in 1951 resulted in Chinese occupation of Tibet. Large numbers of Tibetan refugees first arrived in India in March 1959 after the Chinese suppression of an uprising and the fight...

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SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program (SRCIP)

September 6, 2017

The SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program (SRCIP) is an effort by the Asian Development Bank for improving road connectivity and efficiency in the international trade corridor shared with the SASEC (South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation) member countries. The program aims at expanding roads upto 500 kilometres in the North...


International Affairs: Issues Around FONOPs

September 5, 2017

It has been reported that the U.S. Department of Defence is likely to come up with a schedule of regular freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs) under the authority of U.S. Pacific Command in the South China Sea. What is freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs)? The US Navy regularly carries out...