International organizations

BRICS is a platform for Global South

Syllabus: International organizations Why in NEWS The BRICS summit will be held at Johannesburg, South Africa. The 15th BRICS summit is the first in-person meet since 2019 and the COVID-19 pandemic Agenda BRICS has been pursuing a strong cooperation agenda across various sectors. We value that BRICS has become a …

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The SCO is a success story that can get better

Context On July 4, 2023, India successfully hosted the 23rd Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The world witnessed another “SCO moment”. Way Foreword Leaders of the SCO member-states signed the New Delhi Declaration, and issued the statements on countering radicalisation and …

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The defining global authority for all things colour-related chose Viva Magenta (Pantone 18-1750) as its shade for the year, saying it “acknowledges our gravitational pull towards natural colours as movements swell around climate change, sustainability, and land protection”. Viva Magenta is described by Pantone as a “nuanced crimson red tone” …

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As 2022 comes to an end, the world is embracing a ‘new normal’ where new fault lines are being reconfigured in the Indo-Pacific. The Indian Ocean and South Asian regions are at the heart of this contestation, considering their geo-political and geo-economic prominence and India’s emergence as a major power. …

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BIMSTEC envoys bat for FTA

BIMSTEC suffers from a “lack of visibility” in the region, said the envoys of seven member countries who form the “Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation,” who also called for the speedy conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement within the group comprising Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, …

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China challenges U.S. tariffs at WTO

China has blasted U.S. tariffs on solar panel imports, filing a complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the latest salvo of the trade battle between the world’s two economic giants. U.S. President Donald Trump approved steep tariffs on solar panel imports in January to protect U.S. producers, triggering …

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