China’s Belt and Road initiative and its implications for China (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

China will host the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) over two days starting May 14 in Beijing where high-level delegations, including 29 Heads of State, will gather to discuss President Xi Jingping’s ambitious strategy and accelerate the pace of its implementation. China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) strategy envisions an overland Silk Road Economic Belt

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Need for law against torture (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper II, Polity & Governance and International Org. & Relations)

India’s position on UN Convention against Torture Two decades after signing the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, India is yet to ratify it. There can be little justification for such a prolonged delay in passing legislation to give effect to the convention. Why there is urgency for

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