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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 14, Jan 2022
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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and India

Context:South Korea has said that it regrets India’s absence from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and hopes to see New Delhi rejoin the agreement.When did it come into force?The RCEP came into effect on January 1, 2022, mark

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 13, Jan 2022
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What are the Quad- related issues?

Reference News:The newly signed Japan-Australia defence agreement should be welcome to New Delhi, but there also ought to be some concerns.Concerns for India:There could be a warning for New Delhi in these efforts, that others are stitching up formal, institutionalized

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 12, Jan 2022
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China’s status at the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Reference News:China’s status as a ‘developing country’ at the World Trade Organization (WTO) has become a contentious issue with a number of countries raising concerns over the upper middle-income nation deriving benefits reserved for developing countr

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 08, Jan 2022
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Collective Security Treaty Organisation

Reference News:-The Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) has dispatched troops to help quell mounting unrest in Kazakhstan as the police said dozens were killed trying to storm government buildings.What’s happening in Kazakhstan?Long seen as one the most sta

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  • Vaid's ICS, Lucknow
  • 07, Jan 2022
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US Visa regime during Biden era

Why in news?Biden shows intent on reworking immigration rules by not extending H-1B visa banDetails:President Joe Biden allowed a ban on issuance of H-1B visas for skilled workers to lapse at the end of March 2021.Biden’s action will have a sig

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 06, Jan 2022
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Russia vs NATO in Ukraine

Reference News:-Russia has stationed more than 1,00,000 troops at its border with aspiring NATO member Ukraine.What’s the issue? What are the demands by Russia?Russia stated that only if NATO withdraws their forces from all countries in Europe that joined the all

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 04, Jan 2022
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Hamas and Gaza Strip

What’s the issue?The cease-fire, brokered by Egypt and other mediators, has been fragile. The militant Hamas group says Israel did not take serious steps to ease the blockade it imposed on Gaza with Egypt’s help when the Islamic movement seized control of the coastal enc

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  • Vaid's ICS, Lucknow
  • 03, Jan 2022
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Trincomalee Oil Tank farm

Why in News?Recently, Sri Lanka announced that the Indian Oil Subsidiary Lanka IOC would be given 49% stake in the joint development of the Trincomalee Oil Tank farm, with Ceylon Petroleum Corporation keeping 51%.Why has this become a historical deal?35-year-old agreem

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  • Vaid's ICS, Lucknow
  • 28, Dec 2021
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Asia Pivot Strategy

Why in News?The U.S. Secretary of State visited Southeast Asia, even as tensions with China continue to rise across different policy issues.It indicates the returning back to the ‘Asia pivot’ or ‘regional rebalance’ strategy of the U.S.What is the As

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 28, Dec 2021
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What is Mission SAGAR?

Context As part of deployment undertaken by the Indian Navy since May 2020 under Mission SAGAR, Indian Naval Ship Kesari entered the Port of Maputo, Mozambique recently.Key takeaways 500 Tons of food aid has been shipped by INS Kesari to support Mozambique to co

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