International Current Affairs

INDIA NORTH KOREA HISTORY Relations between the two countries extends back to 48 CE, when Queen Suro, or Princess Heo Hwang-ok, travelled from the kingdom of Ayodhya in North India to Korea. A famous Korean…

INDIA SRI LANKA BILATERAL ISSUES Economic Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) needs to be signed quickly. However, there is considerable concern about the agreement in the Sri Lankan business circles. India needs to correct the…

UN SECURITY COUNCIL REFORM ISSUE Why in News ? In the first concrete step towards negotiations for India’s hopes of an expanded U.N. Security Council (UNSC), the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution on…

Nepal’s Constitutional Crisis Why in News? The long-awaited promulgation of a new Constitution within the next few days in Nepal was expected to be the culmination of its transition to a pluralist democracy. Instead, a…

Ease of doing business in India The Doing Business 2015 rankings show India at a depressing 142 out of 189 countries ranked, having actually slipped two ranks (140) from the previous year world order. Most…

International Organization for Migration AND The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Why in News? A surge of desperate migrants from the Middle East and Africa has put unprecedented pressure on EU countries, especially Italy,…

  Yemen conflict News Many people of Gujarat origin have been stranded in Yemen Analysis What are root causes of Yemen conflict? Yemen has not been a conflict zone from the beginning. It was peaceful…

DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY News Recently 2 Nepalese women said to have been rescued from the house of Saudi diplomat. The Saudi Arabian embassy is learnt to have invoked “diplomatic immunity” for its diplomat accused of rape…

Why in News: In an attempt to redraft 83 archaic Bilateral Investment Treaties (BIT), the Law Commission of India (LCI) in its 260th report on the Draft Model Indian Bilateral Treaty (Model Draft).     BITs: An…

CHINA DECLINING GROWTH RATE In the long run, growth is a function of changes in labour, capital and productivity. When all three increase, as they did in China for many years, growth rates are superlative.…

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