UPSC 2020 (IAS) Prelims: Important Questions for Preparation of International Relations

Important questions of UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 from the IR (International Relations) section. The mentioned questions are after analysis of previous years’ papers and are important for the candidates preparing for UPSC IAS 2020 Prelims. Aspirants preparing for UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 exam must go through the important set of questions from IR (International Relations). … Read more

Japan provides Rs 3,500 crores assistance to India to fight COVID-19

On August 31, 2020, the Japanese Government announced that it will provide loan assistance of Rs 3,500 crores to India as a response to COVID-19 crisis. This will also include implementation of health and medical policy. The loan is being received by India as an emergency fund. Highlights The loan agreement was signed by Japan … Read more

13th India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting held virtually

On August 17, 2020, India and UAE held their 13th Joint Commission Meeting virtually. The five sub-committees from India and UAE participated in the meeting. This included the following Economic, Trade and Investment Cooperation Defence and Security Cooperation Education, Culture and Youth Cooperation Consular and Community Affairs Cooperation Overview and High-level Exchanges The countries also discussed … Read more

Pakistan’s new map

Context: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan recently unveiled a new political map that includes all of Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Sir Creek and Junagadh. Pak Foreign Minister said that the new map reflects the aspirations of the people. India’s response: India has dismissed the map as an “exercise in absurdity” that made “untenable claims” to territories in India. These ridiculous assertions have neither legal validity nor international … Read more

Pakistan’s new political map

Pakistan recently released a new political map claiming the entire territory of Jammu & Kashmir, and part of Gujarat including the erstwhile state of Junagadh as part of its territory. Background In recent times in the wake of the global pandemic when the whole world is fighting against the deadly virus in unison, our neighbours … Read more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bhutan Visit

During the visit of the Prime Minister of India to Bhutan, both the countries reiterated their commitment to maintain close coordination on matters affecting each other’s security and national interests. The two countries inked 10 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) in the fields of space research, aviation, IT, power and education to infuse new energy in … Read more