Demchok sector

The Demchok sector is a disputed region centered on the villages of Demchok, Ladakh and Demqog, Ngari Prefecture, situated near the confluence of the Charding Nullah and Indus River. It is part of the greater Sino-Indian border dispute between China and India. Both India and China claim the disputed region, with a Line of Actual … Read more

Indian Bank launches IND Spring Board to finance start-ups

It is an initiative of Indian Bank and IIT Madras Incubation Cell (IITMIC). It is an initiative for funding start-ups. IITMIC will refer start-ups with proven technology and established cash flows to the bank. The bank, in turn, will extend loans of up to ₹50 crore to these units. This is in collaboration with the … Read more

UN Human Rights Council

Pakistan and Nepal were recently re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council, China won a seat by the smallest margin while Saudi Arabia was defeated in the elections. About UNHRC: UNHRC was reconstituted from its predecessor organisation, the UN Commission on Human Rights to help overcome the “credibility deficit” of the previous organisation. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland Composition: … Read more

UPSC (IAS) Prelims 2021 Important topics: China’s Debt-trap diplomacy

UPSC (IAS) Prelims 2021 Important topics: China’s Debt-trap diplomacy: China has announced that it is providing a $90 million grant to Sri Lanka. This announcement comes after Sri Lankan President sought help from a visiting Chinese delegation in disproving a perception that China-funded megaprojects are “debt traps.” What’s the issue? China has been using the … Read more