China-Solomon Islands security cooperation deal

China-Solomon Islands security cooperation deal Context: • The social media leak of the draft security co-operation document between China and the Solomon Islands has created huge controversy as it has the potential to disturb the established security mechanisms in the South Pacific region. Background: • […]

Dependence of Europe on Russia

Dependence of Europe on Russia   Context: • As a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, unprecedented sanctions have been imposed; it is critical to understand the relationship between Russia and Europe in this context. • Despite the fact that Europe is moving toward a […]

El Niño

El Niño   Context:   • The India Meteorological Department (IMD), while forecasting a “normal” southwest monsoon for this year also, revised downwards the definition of what constitutes average rainfall. • The IMD does not expect an El Nino, a phenomenon associated with a warming […]

Channakeshava Temple, Belur

Channakeshava Temple, Belur Context: • While Karnataka has seen several instances of Muslims being barred from putting up shops during temple festivals, the rathotsava at the 900-year-old Chennakeshava temple struck a different note by staying with the syncretic tradition. • The festival began only after […]


NCLT Context: • Bank of India has moved the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), filing a petition to initiate insolvency proceedings against debt-ridden Future Retail. About NCLT: • It is a quasi-judicial body in India that adjudicates issues relating to companies in India. • It […]

NATO Expansionism

NATO Expansionism Context: • Sweden and Finland are considering joining the NATO alliance, this has triggered Russia which has strongly replied back by saying, if this happens then there cannot be “nuclear free” Baltic. Why there is apprehension in Kremlin? • Finland shares huge land […]