Impact of China’s growing influence on India

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INTRODUCTION The rise of China over the last two or three decades continues to make global news headlines. Competition between the two global powers (i.e. India and China) in economic, political, and diplomatic domains has garnered scholarly and media attention, most recent being the Galwan valley tensions and ban of Chinese apps by the Indian government. China’s global investments have grown dramatically in recent years, surpassing the United States as the largest trading partner with many countries.   According to China, they are building a “new model” of major-country relations,…

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India-Nepal Border Dispute: Birth of Anti-India Sentiment

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INDIA-NEPAL BORDER ISSUES INTRODUCTION Over the past few years, we have been witness to the deteriorating relations between India and Nepal. Once again, relations between India and Nepal have taken a new turn over the recent issue of territory claim. Nepal had issued a new political map showing the disputed areas of Kalapani and Lipulekh as part of their territory in response to India’s inaugurating a new road at Lipulekh. New Delhi claims that the areas were always part of Indian territory and remains affirms on their stand. The incident fuelled…

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The NorthEast problem in India

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PROBLEM OF NORTHEAST INDIA INTRODUCTION The northeast always remains in the news mostly due to protests and militant clashes with the armed forces, most recently was the protests against Citizen Amendment Act. The North-Eastern states also are known as seven sisters connected to India by the “chicken neck”.     Why northeast is called Seven Sisters? Because they have similarities in factors like geography, politics, social life and economy. The NorthEast States Tripura, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, and Nagaland.     ‘CHICKEN NECK’: – a very narrow strip of land…

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Impact of Fake News on Society

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IMPACT OF FAKE NEWS ON SOCIETY INTRODUCTION In today’s era of internet and social media, information has taken a new place. The rapid transformation of traditional print media into online portals has started a new trend of getting updates instantly. Gone are those days when we used to wait for the morning newspaper to start our day. The internet has provided a platform where anything can be accessed with just one touch. Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives which directly or indirectly controls our psychology.…

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India-Pakistan Relations: GD Topic – Best GD Topics

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INDIA PAKISTAN RELATIONS INTRODUCTION From the very beginning roots of conflicts have been deeply planted amongst the 2 nations. Many of Muslims living in India, Hindus, and Sikhs living in Pakistan have immigrated in one of the most massive transfers of population in today’s era. Both of them always frowned up over the matter of not providing adequate facilities, respect to each of these minorities immigrating through their territories, which served as a source of economic, political tensions between the 2 newly born nations during the 1947’s. Did these conflicts &…

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BIMSTEC – Member Countries, Functions, Challenges, India’s role

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Let’s decode BIMSTEC BIMSTEC stands for Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation. A regional group of 7 nations lying adjacent to the Bay of Bengal to promote cooperation in the economic and social progress of the area. Permanent secretariat: Dhaka, Bangladesh BIMSTEC COUNTRIES Bangladesh India Myanmar Sri Lanka Thailand Bhutan Nepal   BIMSTEC OBJECTIVES Promoting economic activities through improved connectivity. Ensuring stability and sustainable development of the bay. Improved cooperation in areas of mutual interest such as research and development, maritime security, etc. To increase the…

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Syrian Crisis Explained – What is happening in Syria?

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SYRIAN CRISIS TIMELINE INTRODUCTION 9 years of war, over 3 lakh civilian deaths, more than 8 lakh refugees and no solution to date. How did the popular uprising of 2011 turned in worst humanitarian crises, one has ever known? Let’s try to find it out by going deep into the background. We will also see how this turned into a proxy war between Russia and the US. QUOTES “So often Egypt, Iraq and Syria and other areas in the Holy Land ooze tears” – Pope Francis   “The war in…

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What is Reservation System in India?

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SHOULD RESERVATION BE BASED ON ECONOMIC STATUS? INTRODUCTION The reservation system in India was undertaken to resolve inequality, historic tyranny and discrimination suffered by some communities of the society. The communal awards announced by British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald in August 1932 triggered the initial fire. There was a demand for separate electorates for Dalits, Sikhs, Muslims, Indian Christians, Anglo Indians, and Europeans. The same was opposed by Mahatma Gandhi who declared fast until death in Yerwada jail. The Poona pact of 1932 was the inception of the quota system…

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Role of India in United Nations

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ROLE OF INDIA IN UNITED NATIONS INTRODUCTION India, being a potential superpower, has a growing international influence all around the world. With a great history of collaboration, it has played a pivotal and influential role in various international organizations like the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organization(WTO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Shanghai Cooperation(SCO), BRICS, G7, SAARC, UNESCO and many more.   Let’s try to explore the role of India in the United Nations by analyzing various parameters from the past and present, The United Nations Founded: 24…

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Will India survive a two-front war with China and Pakistan

WILL INDIA SURVIVE A TWO FRONT WAR WITH PAK AND CHINA? INTRODUCTION Is India in a position to face a two-front war with Pak and China? As the relations with both the hostile neighbors continue to deteriorate day by day, the Indian strategy makers find themselves contemplating the unfortunate possibility of an inevitable “two front” war. QUOTES  “ Either I will come back after hoisting the tricolor, or I will come back wrapped in it, but I will be back for sure. “ – Capt. Vikram Batra, PVC   “ We…

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