ASEAN-India Connectivity Summit

Context: New Delhi hosted an Asean-India Connectivity Summit (AICS) on December 11-12 on the theme “Powering Digital and Physical Linkages for Asia in the 21st Century”. The event comes ahead of the visit of the leaders of the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) here Read More …

SC agrees to examine plea to bar politicians from contesting from two seats

Context:  The Supreme Court has agreed to adjudicate on whether politicians could be barred from contesting from more than one seat in an election and has sought assistance from the Attorney General (AG) to decide the issue. Background: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging Section 33(7) Read More …

Russia-India-China Tri-lateral Meet

Context: The Russia-India-China held the 15th foreign ministerial meeting, first trilateral meet post-Doklam in New Delhi. India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a bilateral meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi respectively to discuss all the issues of mutual interest. Fodder Points: The Read More …

U.P. becomes first State to endorse Centre’s triple talaq draft bill

Uttar Pradesh has become the first State to endorse the Central government’s draft bill that makes instant triple talaq a cognisable and non-bailable offence. The draft law, which provides for three-year imprisonment and a fine to a man trying to divorce his wife by uttering “talaq” three times, got the State government’s approval Read More …

New education methods will transform the way students learn

Education is set for massive transformation as technology is ushering in a new era in the field of learning, said T.V. Mohandas Pai, Chairman Aarin Capital. In the new scheme of things the student would be at the core and would decide as well as create her/his own degree at one’s Read More …

Border Protection Grid

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting with the Chief Ministers of the Indo-Bangladesh Border (IBB) States. The Home Minister, giving highest priority to making borders secure, had earlier conducted border specific review meetings for Indo-China, Indo-Myanmar, Indo-Pakistan borders. The importance of securing the country’s borders and Read More …