Pakistan and the TTP

Pakistan and the TTP Context: The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has proclaimed that it would not back down from its primary demand for reversal of the merger of the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province in 2018. Background: The negotiations […]

Iran, Belarus to be Newest SCO Members

Iran, Belarus to be Newest SCO Members For Prelims Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO): It’s a Eurasian political, economic and military organization aiming to maintain peace, security and stability in the region. It is a successor organization to Shanghai Five, which was a mutual security agreement […]

Fishing in Uncertain Waters

Fishing in Uncertain Waters For Prelims What is Trawling? Trawling is one of the most common methods of fishing.  Trawl nets are designed to be towed by a boat through the water column (midwater trawl) or along the sea floor (bottom trawl). Minimum Legal Size […]

Monkeypox: Kerala on high alert

Monkeypox: Kerala on high alert For Prelims. Monkeypox: It is caused by monkeypox virus. It is a zoonotic disease (transmitted from animals to humans). First detected in the African nation of ‘Democratic Republic of Congo.’ Fatality rate is very high (approximately 10%). No vaccine has […]