Day: October 16, 2020

Taiwan Strait

A U.S. warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait in what the American military described as a “routine” passage on but enraging China, which claims sovereignty over the island and …

UN Human Rights Council

Pakistan has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council despite opposition from activist groups over its abysmal human rights records. Among the five candidates from the Asia-Pacific …

Chapter Proceedings

The Mumbai police has begun “chapter proceedings” against Republic Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami who has been summoned by it. What are ‘chapter proceedings’? Chapter proceedings are preventive actions taken by the …

OECD Working Group on GLP

India has been designated the ‘Vice Chair’ of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Working Group of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), recognising the contribution of the Indian …

Zojila Tunnel

Work on the Zojila Tunnel in J&K has begun recently. The tunnel will provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar valley and Leh (Ladakh plateau) on NH-1, and will bring about an all-round …