Dispute in this region is mainly based on maritime and island claims between different sovereign states. Parties involved China, Brunei, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia Chinese claims in South China Sea described as Nine-dash lines (Originally eleven-dashed-lines) first indicated by Kuomintang Govt of Republic of China – 1947. People’s Republic of …

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Forced labour and modern-day slavery

Portable insurance schemes are important, but they are not enough. Workers also need job creation, decent working conditions, equal pay, gender equality, the elimination of forced labour and child labour, an end to modern-day slavery, and the protection of their rights and the welfare of their families. Unfortunately, India missed …

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India and Ukraine

India and Ukraine have a warm and friendly relationship. India was one of the first countries to recognize Ukraine as a sovereign country in December 1991. The two countries established diplomatic relations in January 1992. India opened its embassy in Kyiv in May 1992, and Ukraine opened its mission in …

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The country has 18 percent of the world’s population, but only 4 percent of its water resources, making it among the most water-stressed in the world. World Bank report suggests 163 million Indians lack access to safe drinking water while 21% of communicable diseases are linked to unsafe water. Even …

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Context: The ‘State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World’ by FAO: 2021 India approx. 74% or 1 billion of the population cannot afford a healthy diet. Food security is when all people at all times have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet …

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One Nation, One Election

The Union government has constituted a committee headed by former President to explore the possibility of conducting simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha, the Legislative Assemblies, municipalities, and panchayats. The proposal has been under consideration by the Government of India since 2014. Pros and Cons of One Nation, One Election …

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India and Greece

Syllabus: IR Context India and Greece are finding new ways to revive an age-old relationship Crux Speaking after a bilateral meeting with Greece’s Prime Minister last week, Prime Minister highlighted that India-Greece bilateral relations have neither been “diminished” nor has the warmth decreased despite no Indian Prime Minister having visited …

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Fifth Annual Defence Dialogue in Dhaka

Syllabus: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Context India and Bangladesh held the fifth Annual Defence Dialogue on 28 August 2023 in Dhaka. Crux About the meeting Defence Secretary is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh on 27-28 August 2023, co-chaired the meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Lt Gen, Principal Staff …

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Article 35A denied rights

Syllabus: Constitution of India Why in NEWS Chief Justice of India said Article 35A, which empowered the Jammu and Kashmir Legislature to define “permanent residents” of the State and provide them special privileges, denied fundamental rights to others. Article 35A Article 35A of the Indian Constitution was an article that …

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