EU CHINA Tensions

EU CHINA Tensions Context: The European Union launched a case against China at the WORLD Trade Organisation for targeting Lithuania over its stand on Taiwan. Background: A long negotiated investment deal between EU and China has also been on a halt and the situation is […]


MANAGING GREYWATER Context: To address the issue of greywater from kitchens and bathing areas of households that overflowed or stagnated, posing both environmental and public health risks, the village panchayat of Pappankuzhi in Sriperumbudur Block of Kanchipuram district in Tamil Nadu has constructed both individual […]

India-Central Asia Virtual Summit

India-Central Asia Virtual Summit                                  Context: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi hosted the first India-Central Asia Summit in virtual format on 27 January 2022,  which was attended by Presidents of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Republic of Uzbekistan. This […]

Environmental Governance

Environmental Governance   Context: The Supreme Court has asked the Government if it will create an Indian Environmental Service (IES) as recommended by a committee headed by former Cabinet secretary T.S.R Subramanian in 2014.   T.S.R Subramanian committee report on environment: The Subramanian committee was set up to review the […]

Surge In Oil Prices

Surge In Oil Prices     Context: Rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine are leading to a surge in oil prices, with Brent breaching the $90-a-barrel mark overnight on Thursday  the first time since 2014. Some analysts predict oil prices to hit the $100-110-mark per […]

Eurasian Heartland

Eurasian Heartland Context: • India’s engagement with the Central Asian Republics (CARs), a region which India considers part of its “extended neighbourhood”, is likely to receive a renewed momentum when the first India–Central Asia Heads of Government meeting takes place on 27 January 2022. • […]