GS-II: International Relations

Preeti Saran’s Election to CESCR

December 10, 2018

Former Indian diplomat Preeti Saran was elected unopposed for the Asia Pacific seat on the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) of the UN which monitors the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESR). Even though the members are nominated by the nations, the members of the CESCR serve in

Fact Sheet: Chang’e-4 : China’s Mission to Moon

December 10, 2018

Chang’e-4 is a Chinese lunar exploration mission that aims to achieve soft-landing on the far side of the Moon. The mission aims to deliver samples of Moon rock and soil to Earth. About the Mission: For the first time there would be soft-landing on the far side of the Moon. China’s mission consists of a static lander and rover .

Key Outcomes of 13th G-20 Summit

December 10, 2018

The thirteenth G20 summit was held in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina between 30 November and 1 December 2018. The leaders of the world’s largest economic powers had gathered at the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina has agreed on host of issues. Major developments at the Buenos Aires include: Reforming WTO All the leaders agreed on

Yellow Vests Protests in France

December 10, 2018

The Yellow vests protestors have brought France to standstill. France is facing its worst civil unrest in 50 years. Who are these Yellow Vest protestors? The protestors are referred as Yellow Vests because they don the “gilets jaunes” (yellow vests), which the French drivers are required to carry in their cars. This is said to be

How the opportunity costs were imposed due to the sealed borders in South Asia?

December 5, 2018

Even though South Asia has a shared history and common cultural traits, it is the least integrated region. This is owing to the factor of sealed borders and bilateral tensions which are hindering the free movement of goods and people. Opportunity Costs: South Asia’s potential for sustained high growth has been blocked by the tightened

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