India-Vietnam Leaders’ Virtual Summit: Outcomes, MoUs and Announcements

Context Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a Virtual Summit with H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.  The two Prime Ministers reviewed ongoing bilateral cooperation initiatives, and also discussed regional and global issues.  A ‘Joint Vision for Peace, Prosperity and People’ document was adopted during the Summit, to guide …

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India inks Seven Pacts with Bangladesh

Context Bangladesh is a “key pillar” of India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday during a summit with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, who called India a “true friend”, as the two sides inked seven pacts to further broad base cooperation in varied sectors, and restored a cross-border rail link, snapped during …

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OAS Mains Q&A: MFN status

Context In response to Pulwama attack, India withdrew MFN status accorded to Pakistan. India granted MFN status to Pakistan in 1996, a year after the formation of WTO. Pakistan still hasn’t granted India with MFN status. On the other hand, it came up with a dissimilar but globally popular Non-Discriminatory Market Access (NDMA) agreement. The …

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OAS Mains-2019 Daily Answer Writing-14/05/2020

Paper:   General Studies Paper-II Section:  India and the World Topic:  Nuclear Policy Question 1 Explain the significance of placing India’s Nuclear Reactors under IAEA safeguards. Sample Answer The IAEA safeguards in the country are implemented in accordance with the agreement entered between Government of India and the IAEA. In 2014, India ratified the additional protocol, …

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OAS Mains-2019 Daily Answer Writing-10/04/2020

Paper:   General Studies Paper-II Section:  India and the World Topic:  Nuclear Policy Question 1 Explain the significance of placing India’s Nuclear Reactors under IAEA safeguards. Sample Answer India and IAEA safeguards: The  IAEA safeguards in the country are implemented in accordance with the agreement entered between Government of India and the IAEA. In 2014, India ratified …

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