India and Australia signed a landmark defense agreement in early June 2020 for reciprocal access to military bases for logistics support to further broad base and consolidate the security relationship. The pact is the outcome of the online summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on 4th June.
It is called the Mutual Logistics Support Agreement (MLSA).
It will allow militaries of the two countries to use each other’s bases for repair and replenishment of supplies besides facilitating scaling up of overall defense cooperation.
India has already signed similar agreements with the US, France an... Read More...
World Trade Organisation (WTO) members need to be market economies. China is a member of WTO but has the status of a non-market economy.
China appealed to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute settlement body in 2016 to force the European Union to recognize it as a market economy in trade investigations. It withdrew the appeal last week.
China lost an interim ruling on the matter in 2019 after the WTO rejected China’s case that it is a market economy. Therefore, it did not want a probable negative ruling to be delivered again and so dropped the petition.
Last week, India also rejected China’s demand to grant it market economy s... Read More...
What is the issue?
The world is faced with an unprecedented challenge to contain the outbreak of coronavirus which has now resulted in lakhs of deaths out of a crore of confirmed cases. Widespread restrictions have been placed on individuals, groups, communities, cities and even entire countries. These restrictions involve decisions where trade offs are involved among the many public policy goals. They have thrown up fresh ethical questions.
How can we analyse the ethical dilemmas?
There are three schools of ethics that we need to keep in mind while taking ethical po... Read More...
POLITICAL SCIENCE and INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
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Introduction to Political Theory – O P Gauba
Political Theory – Rajeev Bhargava
Political Ideologies – Andrew Heywood
India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra
Indian Government and Politics – B L Fadia
Global Politics- Andrew Heywood
Theories and Approaches to International Relations by Vin... Read More...
We all know that the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services Examination and it is a difficult and prestigious examination of the country. Yet millions of young students from every corner of the country prepare for this exam and dream of becoming an IAS officer. If we look at the process and nature of this exam, we will find that to get success in this exam, we need to prepare with a precise strategy and system. In general, if a candidate starts preparing for this examination from graduation then it is also possible that the chances of joining the civil services increase manifold and the candidate can successfully determine his / her future... Read More...