ICC Investigations Into Israel-Palestine War Crimes

ICC Investigations Into Israel-Palestine War Crimes: International Criminal Court (ICC) has launched investigations into the war crimes in Palestinian territories occupied by Israel (West Bank and the Gaza Strip). The decision for investigation is taken after a recent ruling that the court’s jurisdiction extends to territories occupied by Israel since the 1967 Six-day Arab- Israeli […]

Sri Lanka’s West Container Terminal (WCT) Project

Sri Lanka’s West Container Terminal (WCT) Project: Sri Lanka said it will develop the West Container Terminal (WCT) at the Colombo Port, along with India and Japan. The decision comes a month after the Rajapaksa government ejected the two partners from a 2019 tripartite agreement to jointly develop the East Container Terminal (ECT), citing resistance […]

What is Switzerland’s Policy of Neutrality?

Policy of Neutrality : Switzerland’s Ambassador said that its traditional foreign Policy of Neutrality (Swiss Neutrality) has become attractive again because of the changing political reality in the world. The Policy of Neutrality: It is a foreign policy position wherein a state intends to remain neutral in future wars. A sovereign state that reserves the […]

Ceasefire Agreements Along The Line Of Control (LoC)

Ceasefire Agreements Along The Line Of Control: India and Pakistan have agreed to observe the 2003 ceasefire agreements along the Line of Control (LoC) and all other sectors. The agreement comes in the wake of over 5000 instances of CrossFire Violations (CFVs) along the Line of Control (LoC) and other areas in Jammu and Kashmir, […]

Hotline between India and China : What is a Hotline?

India and China announced that both have agreed to establish a Hotline: Hotline: The decision to install a Hotline between the two countries was taken over a telephonic meeting between India’s External Affairs Minister and China’s Foreign Affairs Minister. The hotline is a direct telephone line in constant operational readiness so as to facilitate immediate […]

CECPA Between India And Mauritius – Approved by Union Cabinet

Comprehensive Economic Cooperation And Partnership Agreement (CECPA) Between India And Mauritius: The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) between India and Mauritius. The India-Mauritius CECPA is the first trade agreement signed by India with a country in Africa. About CECPA : It is a kind of […]

BRICS India 2021: India Assumes Chairmanship

BRICS Chairship: India’s BRICS Chairmanship begins with a 3-day-long Sherpas’ meeting India has assumed the Chairmanship of BRICS for 2021 and will be hosting this year’s summit. The BRICS grouping comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. BRICS India 2021: India has begun its BRICS Chairship with the inaugural three-day-long Sherpas’ meeting. This was […]

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) : Trade Ties with Sri Lanka

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he was looking forward to enhancing trade ties with Sri Lanka through the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The CPEC is the flagship project of the multi-billion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a pet project of Chinese President Xi Jinping, aimed at […]

Anti-Dumping Duty On Steel Products Imported From China

Anti-Dumping Duty On Steel Products Imported From China: The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has initiated a probe to review the need for the continuing imposition of anti-dumping duty on certain types of steel products imported from China, following complaints from domestic industry. The duty on certain steel products was first imposed in February […]

India And Maldives : Defence Line of Credit Agreement

India and the Maldives have signed a defence Line of Credit agreement worth USD 50 million: The agreement was signed during the visit by the External Affairs Minister of India to the Maldives. Key Points Defence Line of Credit: It was signed pursuant to the request by the Government of Maldives in April 2013 for […]