International Relations

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam

Eastern Economic Forum and India’s balancing act

Context Russia hosted the seventh Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) Vladivostok. The four-day forum is a platform for entrepreneurs to expand ...
Read More

Places in News: Solomon Islands

Context After refusing access to US and UK ships to its ports earlier this month, the Solomon Islands has now ...
Read More

UN High Seas Treaty

Context Negotiations involving 168 countries, including the European Union, to agree on a UN High Seas Treaty for protecting oceans ...
Read More

Minerals Security Partnership (MSP)

Context A new US-led partnership initiative of 11 nations aims to bolster critical mineral supply chains. India is not part ...
Read More

Iran and Belarus to be newest SCO members

Context Iran and Belarus are likely to be the two newest additions to the China and Russia-backed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ...
Read More

I2U2 Summit

Context Prime Minister of India will participate in the first-ever I2U2 Summit along with the heads of state of Israel, ...
Read More

West Seti Power Project

Context India will be taking over an ambitious hydropower project in Nepal West Seti power project nearly four years after ...
Read More

What is Juneteenth?

Context In 2021, US President signed a law to commemorate June 19 or Juneteenth as a federal holiday to commemorate ...
Read More

Ukraine Crisis and global food shortage

Context The ongoing Ukraine-Russia war, which has intensified since it began in February, is leading to food crises in developing countries ...
Read More

Places in News: Hong Kong

Context Hong Kong is preparing to introduce new middle school textbooks that will deny the Chinese territory was ever a ...
Read More

Ukraine is one step closer to joining the EU

Context The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, recommended that Ukraine be formally granted candidate status in the EU, the ...
Read More

12th Ministerial Conference of WTO

12th Ministerial Conference of WTO Context After days of protracted negotiations, the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization, agreed ...
Read More

The Western Sahara dispute

The Western Sahara dispute Context Recently, the Algerian President announced that Algeria would “immediately” suspend its 20-year-old treaty of “friendship, ...
Read More

Greece and Turkey claims over the Aegean Sea

Context Greece and Turkey have had long-standing rival claims over the Aegean Sea territory, even finding themselves on the brink ...
Read More

The fragile state of nuclear disarmament

The fragile state of nuclear disarmament Context The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its yearbook a few days ...
Read More