At a low point (analysed from The Indian Express editorial, relevant for GS II, Topic: International Relations and Bilateral ties)

With the resumption of the Madhesi agitation, soon after Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli managed to save his job, Nepal looks set to return to where it was in October-November 2015.   While the government admittedly has a challenging law and order situation at hand, the Madhesis too have changed their strategy by taking their

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Geospatial Bill: India upset as Pak. moves UN (analysed from The Hindu, relevant for Prelims, GS II and III, Topic: International Relations and Cyber security)

The discussion around the Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016 have turned into a diplomatic war of words, when India “firmly” rejected Pakistan’s objections to the draft Bill, saying Islamabad does not have any right to object to an internal “legislative matter” of India. India’s view: The proposed bill is an entirely internal legislative matter of

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The fee for NSG membership (analysed from The Hindu, relevant for GS paper II and III, Topic: NSG, NPT, India-China bilateral relations)

China’s announcement that it intends to oppose India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group unless it agrees to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) comes just a month ahead of the NSG’s annual plenary session.  Reason for China’s stand: 1.    China’s worn out relations with India. 2.    Its support to “all-weather friend” Pakistan While China ignores

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Highlights of Mr. Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka visit to India ( Anaysed from the Hindu and The Indian Express, Relevant for GS Paper II, Topic : Bilateral Relations; GS Prelims)

1.   Mr. Sirisena, who is in India for a visit, accompanied Mr. Modi to the Vaichaarik Mahakumbh held in Ujjain, MP. Vaicharik Mahakumbh in Ujjain is an inter-faith event which has taken place on the sidelines of the Simhastha Kumbh. He will also visit Sanchi, where he will unveil a bust of Buddhist revivalist Anagarika

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Regime change in Brazil

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, was suspended from office through a Senate impeachment vote. Now, Ms. Rousseff’s now faces the impeachment trial, which could last up to six months and will determine if she may or may not regain the presidency.   Reason for impeachment: Rousseff has been accused of improperly using money from state banks

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Regime change in Brazil (analysed from The Indian Express, relevant for GS paper II, Topic: International relations and events)

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff,  was suspended from office through a Senate impeachment vote. The impeachment, approved with a 55-22 majority brings to an end 13 years of rule by the Workers Party. Reason for impeachment: Rousseff has been accused of improperly using money from state banks to cover budget shortfalls, but protestors calling for her

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ED requests Red Notice to get Mallya extradited (analysed from The Hindu, relevant for GS paper II, Topic: international relations)

Enforcement Directorate initiated proceedings for the extradition of businessman Vijay Mallya from UK. The Central Bureau of Investigation forwarded the request to the Interpol for issuance of a Red Notice against him to facilitate the extradition. Earlier the U.K. authorities expressed their inability to deport Mr. Mallya on technical grounds. Following which the ED wrote

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Bangladesh’s battle for its future (analysed from The Hindu editorial) (Relevant for Prelims, GS paper II and III, Topic: Extremism, Non state actors, terrorism)

The murders of liberals, bloggers, secularists and LGBT rights activists continue in Bangladesh. Over the past few weeks, a Hindu tailor, a gay rights advocate, a social media activist and a Sufi leader have been killed by suspected Islamists. The Jamaat-e-Islami, the leading Islamist group, denies any link to the attacks, while Islamic State has

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Kathmandu accuses Delhi of backing plot to topple govt. in Nepal (Analysed from The Hindu, Relevant for GS paper II, Topic: Bilateral relations with Nepal)

Nepal’s Allegations against IndiaKathmandu accused New Delhi of backing a plot to topple the government in Nepal. The crisis was triggered on May 3-4 when the former Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ of the United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-Maoist), invited Sher Bahadur Deuba, leader of the Nepali Congress (NC), to form a combined

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