GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

UNSC & Permanent Seat for India

Indian Vice President recently claimed that “India representing one-sixth of the global population has a rightful claim to the permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).” One of the key historic reasons for India’s quest for a permanent seat at the UNSC was to ensure the protection of its national interests in crucial diplomatic moments when the… Continue reading UNSC & Permanent Seat for India

GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

India’s Afghan Policy

Background Afghanistan has been ravaged by war since 2001 when a US-led coalition overthrew the Taliban. Since October 2018, Taliban representatives and US officials have been meeting in Doha, Qatar trying to chalk out a peace treaty. The negotiations focus on three elements: Withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan. To prevent Afghanistan from being used by international terrorist… Continue reading India’s Afghan Policy

GS-3, Uncategorized

Ozone Layer Preservation

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated on September 16 to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol, one of the most successful environmental treaties. The Montreal Protocol has led to the phase-out of 99% of ozone-depleting chemicals in refrigerators, air-conditioners and many other products. However, the ozone hole still occurs every year, like a clockwork, in the… Continue reading Ozone Layer Preservation