43 More Mobile Apps Banned

Recently, the government of India has blocked 43 new mobile apps, mostly Chinese, in the country, including shopping website AliExpress. This is in addition to a total of 177 Chinese apps banned till …

South Asian University

The Delhi-based South Asian University, established by all eight SAARC countries, has not had a president for over a year, while its executive council and governing board have not …

India – Gulf relations

Context : External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s visit to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recently is a good moment to reflect on the structural changes taking place in …

China’s Chang e 5

Context : China has launched an unmanned spacecraft to bring back lunar rocks, the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from the moon in four decades. Details …

RCEP and AtmaNirbhar Bharat

What is RCEP ? The RCEP was led by ASEAN and includes Japan and Australia, military allies of the U.S., all opting for the Asian Century. ‘ASEAN centrality’ rejects …

Deficit Northeast Monsoon

Context : Rainfall over the Southern peninsular region has been deficient so far due to prevailing La Nina conditions according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Northeast monsoon : …

KIIFB Controversy

Recently, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has opened a preliminary inquiry to examine if borrowings by the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) from overseas markets violated the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act …

Land-attack Version of BrahMos Missile

Recently, India has successfully test-fired a land-attack version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The test by the Army comes over a month after the Naval …

UMANG International

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, in coordination with the Ministry of External Affairs, has launched an international version of the government’s UMANG app. The international version of UMANG …

Chang’e-5 Probe

China is preparing to launch an unmanned spacecraft to bring back lunar rocks, the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from the moon in four decades. The …