Context: India is not allowing UAE airlines to operate additional repatriation flights. The move comes following the UAE government’s curbs on carrying passengers to Dubai on Air India and private airlines. More on news: Air India began repatriation flights under Vande Bharat Mission from May 6 and domestic and West Asian airlines had been allowed to operate charter flights from May 25. Requests have also been made by UAE airlines to allow tra... .
Updated on 9 July, 2020
Context: The deadly clashes at Galwan which resulted in the killing of 20 Indian soldiers and the ongoing standoff between India and China on the ridges or “fingers” around the Pangong Tso are a metaphor for the wider conflict between the two countries. More on the news: It is the first such face off between Indian and Chinese forces in 45 years in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh. The violent face-off took place during the de-escalation proces... .
Updated on 18 June, 2020
Context: India and Australia raised their relationship to a “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership” after a ‘virtual’ summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. More on the news: Mr. Morrison’s visit to India, in January, was postponed because of the devastating bushfires in Australia, and now because of the COVID-19 pandemic. First virtual bilateral summit: It was India’s first virtual ... .
Updated on 5 June, 2020
Context: Africa Day is observed every year on May 25 to commemorate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now known as the African Union). More about news: The Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses has hosted an Africa Day Round Table annually for the last four years in order to commemorate this epochal event. India had planned to host the Fourth India Africa Forum Summit in September this year. However, th... .
Updated on 29 May, 2020
Context: The India-China border has been witnessing tensions over the past month, with incidents reported in at least four different locations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). While there is a possibility of a peaceful resolution of flare-up in Ladakh, there may be increased deployments along the LAC. More about the news India’s construction of a road to Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) in the Galwan Valley has been suggested as one rea... .
Updated on 29 May, 2020
Context: In the recent reforms under the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Mission, the Union Finance Ministry announcements to strengthen the Agriculture Sector in India, made many to draw its similarity with the 1991 reforms. More on the news: Out of these 11 measures, 8 measures are for improving agricultural infrastructure and 3 measures are for administrative and governance reforms, including removing restrictions on sale and stock limits of farm produce. ... .
Updated on 25 May, 2020