India will deploy a women-only platoon of peacekeepers: Basics Explained

India will deploy a women-only platoon of peacekeepers as part of a battalion assigned to an United Nations Interim Security Force stationed in the hostile – will be the ‘largest single unit of women Peacekeepers (attached to) a UN mission…

New Government in Nepal: Indo-Nepal Relations

Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” was sworn in as Nepal’s new Prime Minister on Monday, after he switched sides to join hands with a bitter foe, the former prime minister Kharga Prasad Oli. LEARNING WITH TIMES: BASICS             As close neighbours,…

India assumes monthly presidency of United Nations Security Council: Basics Explained

India assumed the monthly rotating presidency of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on December 1, the second time in its two-year tenure as an elected member of the Council in 2021-22. India had earlier assumed UNSCpresidency in August 2021.  LEARNING…

India participated in the 22nd (COM) meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

India participated in the 22nd Council of Ministers’ (COM) meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) held at Dhaka. The Indian delegation was led by Minister of State External Affairs (MoS), Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh. MoS, in his remarks…

India’s G-20 Presidency will be grounded in the theme ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ :Basics Explained

1st December 2022, India will preside over the G-20 Summit. India’s G-20 Presidency will be grounded in the theme ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ or One Earth, One Family, One Future. Originally from Maha Upanishad, the “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” phrase is part of this…

The Asean-India Summit: Basics Explained

The Asean-India Summit held in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. Vice president Jagdeep Dhankhar led the Indian delegation to the summit, which included external affairs minister S Jaishankar. In the summit,India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)…

ASEAN-India Friendship Year: Basics Explained

This year (2022) marks the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-India relations and is being celebrated as the ASEAN-India Friendship Year. LEARNING FROM HOME/ WITHOUT CLASSES/ BASICS Strategic Partnership of India and ASEAN is based on the shared historical, geographical and cultural…