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This Day in History – April 29 – Chemical Weapons Convention

What happened? The Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force on 29 April 1997. Background The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is a multilateral treaty banning chemical weapons and requiring their destruction within the stipulated time. Negotiations for the CWC began in 1980 at the UN Conference on Disarmament. The convention was drafted on 3 September 1992… Continue reading This Day in History – April 29 – Chemical Weapons Convention

GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

All about Vienna Conventions

Vienna Convention can mean any of a number of treaties signed in Vienna. Notable are: several treaties and conventions resulted from the Congress of Vienna (1814–15) which redrew the map of Europe, only partially restoring the pre-Napoleonic situation, and drafted new rules for international relations Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961) Vienna Convention on Civil… Continue reading All about Vienna Conventions

Editorials, GS-2, Internal security, International Relations, Uncategorized

Negotiating with the Taliban

The recently concluded Doha Dialogue on ‘Peace and Security in Afghanistan’ presents a number of opportunities for the international community, as well as India, in dealing with the resurgent Taliban phenomenon. This conference was significant because key leaders from the Taliban’s Qatar office, the only one of its kind set up by the dominant Taliban… Continue reading Negotiating with the Taliban

Editorials, GS-2, Indian Polity, Science & Tech, Uncategorized

Ensuring Privacy in a Digital Age

Article Link 28th January, 2106 was celebrated as the International Data Privacy Day around the world. The idea behind Data Protection day is to celebrate our right to data protection and raise awareness of the law in this area. Why this day (28th Jan)? It is because it was on this day (28th Jan), in… Continue reading Ensuring Privacy in a Digital Age