DMPQ-“India-Australia ‘ECTA’ (Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement) has the potential to transform Trade scenario in Indo-Pacific Region.” Examine.

India and Australia have signed a historic interim Economic Cooperation And Trade Agreement (INDAUS ECTA), which will give a fillip to India’s exports in the textiles, leather, gems, and jwellery sector Down Under. For India, the ECTA with Australia is the first agreement with a large developed economy of the world after more than a … Read more

DMPQ-Throw light on recent BIMSTEC summit. Examine the significance of BIMSTEC in the wake of disfunctioning of SAARC.

The economic and strategic significance of the Bay of Bengal is growing rapidly with a re-emergence of the idea of the ‘Indo-Pacific’ region.  The recently held fifth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) has advanced the cause of regional cooperation and integration. As the BIMSTEC turns 25 … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the global shift in financial realm happening in the wake of Russia-Ukraine conflict.

The weaponization of trade, the imposition of sanctions and the exclusion from SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) by the US could trigger a faster de-dollarisation as countries displaying diplomatic and economic autonomy will be wary of using US-dominated global banking systems. The US dollar, which is the world’s reserve currency, can see a … Read more

DMPQ-Explain Srilanka’s economic crisis. Throw light on the measures India is taking to help it’s neighbour.

The Sri Lankan economy has been facing a crisis owing to a serious Balance of Payments (BoP) problem. Its foreign exchange reserves are depleting rapidly and it is becoming increasingly difficult for the country to import essential consumption goods.  The current Sri Lankan economic crisis is the product of the historical imbalances in the economic … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the historical significance of fall of Berlin wall.

The Berlin Wall was a barrier that existed from 1961 through 1989, constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany). Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989) is a major event in European History. The policies of restructuring and openness initiated by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev paved way for the destruction of the symbolic physical … Read more

DMPQ-What is Indus water treaty ? Throw light on some of the objections regarding it from both parties.

The Indus River basin has six rivers- Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej; originating from Tibet and flowing through the Himalayan ranges to enter Pakistan, ending in the south of Karachi. In 1947, the line of partition, aside from delineating geographical boundaries for India and Pakistan, also cut the Indus River system into two. … Read more

DMPQ-Recently India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a Free trade agreement . Discuss the economic and diplomatic implications of the Agreement.

India has embarked on a new journey a new free trade agreement (FTA) journey to be precise with renewed zeal and vigour. INDIA and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which is set to reduce tariffs for 80 per cent of goods and give zero duty access to 90 per … Read more

DMPQ-Recently Philippines Signed a defence deal with India for buying Brahmos missile. Discuss the significance of this landmark deal for india’s defence export sector.

Recently, Philippines signed a $374.96 million deal with BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. for the supply of shore based anti-ship variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. This is the first export order for the missile which is a joint product between India and Russia and also the biggest defence export contract of the country. This … Read more

DMPQ-Throw light on key findings of Global Food Security Index 2021. Critically Evaluate India’s status as well.

The Global Food Security Index 2021 was released and has been news.  India ranked 71st on the Global Food Security index 2021 of 113 nations. Pakistan (with 52.6 points) scored better than India (50.2 points) in the category of food affordability. Sri Lanka was even better with 62.9 points in this category on the GFS … Read more

DMPQ-Throw light on the Objectives and Accomplishments of AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank).

Objectives of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Promoting sustainable economic development, creating wealth, and augmenting infrastructure connectivity in Asia by investing in infrastructure & other productive sectors. Fostering regional partnership & cooperation to address developmental challenges by working in tandem with other bilateral and multilateral developmental institutions. Enhancing investment in private & public capital for development … Read more

DMPQ-Trace the past incidents which led the Russia-Ukraine Conflict.

Following the 2004 Presidential election in Ukraine, a series of protests and civil unrest occurred in the country, dubbed the Orange Revolution.  The corruption and malpractice charges in voting alleged by the protestors were upheld by the Supreme Court and the court annulled the election results. Viktor Yushchenko was declared the winner following the re-election. … Read more

DMPQ-“Russia-Ukraine conflict is a huge challenge before Indian Diplomacy.” Discuss.

India has long maintained a cautious silence on the Russia-Ukraine conflict issue. But recently India has spoken in the matter and called for peaceful resolution of the issue through sustained diplomatic efforts for long-time peace and stability.  New Delhi and Moscow have a time-tested and reliable relationship especially with Russia being a major arms supplier … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the strategic significance of South China sea in the context of India’s Geographic position.

The South China Sea is a marginal sea that is part of the Pacific Ocean that extends from the Strait of Malacca in the southwest, to the Strait of Taiwan in the northeast. The littoral countries of the South China Sea are China, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The South … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss India-Japan Relations in the wake of recent Japan PM’s Visit to India for India-Japan Annual Summit.

The Tri-Service Exchanges between Japan and India have been institutionalized completing the triad. Coast Guards have had regular annual exchanges since 2006. Japan is regarded as a key partner in India’s economic transformation. In the recent past, the India-Japan relationship has transformed into a partnership of great substance and purpose. Reaffirming the Special Strategic and … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the Objectives and significance of India’s recently announced Arctic policy.

India’s Arctic Policy aims to enhance the country’s cooperation with the resource-rich and rapidly transforming Arctic region. The policy also seeks to combat climate change and protect the environment in the region, which is warming three times faster than the rest of the world. It was released by the Ministry of Earth Sciences. Objectives of … Read more

DMPQ-Although relations between India and France are reaching high point but there are still some challenges. Discuss the future of Indo-France relations by mentioning those challenges. Answer.

Challenges in India-France relations France’s commitment to ‘BRI’ (Belt and Road Initiative) is in stark contrast to India’s position on the same. Presently cooperation on Indo-Pacific is merely symbolic. Need deep coordination between both navies. Reciprocal logistics support is a right step in this direction. Thermal power still feasible and economic than solar in India, … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss how domestic politics is halting India-Bangladesh Teesta river dispute agreement.

The Teesta river dispute makes headlines every time there is a bilateral talk between India and Bangladesh. The dispute is regarding water sharing of River Teesta. Bangladesh wants a higher share than it gets now. Currently, its share is lower than that of India’s. Article 253 of Indian Constitution gives power to the Union Government … Read more

DMPQ-Recently Bangladesh celebrated 50 years of its Liberation. What were causes and consequences of Bangladesh Liberation war.

The war of 1971 or the Indo-Pak war of 1971 or the Bangladesh Liberation war of 1971 was a revolution and armed conflict sparked by the rise of the Bengali nationalist and self-determination movement in what was then East Pakistan. Historically, the seeds of trouble were sown in 1905 when Viceroy Curzon partitioned Bengal based … Read more

DMPQ-Throw light on some of the failures of Non alignment movement. Discuss its significance in current global scenario.

Failure of Non-Aligned Movement The Non-Aligned Movement marked 60 years since its start in the 1960s, and its relevance has come to be questioned in the current geopolitical scenario. One of the principles of NAM was to respect sovereign domestic jurisdiction. This had created many alignments among the countries due to the lack of uniform … Read more

DMPQ-Write a short note on Suez canal Crisis of 1956.

The Suez Crisis began on October 29, 1956, when Israeli armed forces pushed into Egypt toward the Suez Canal after Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918-70) nationalized the canal, a valuable waterway that controlled two-thirds of the oil used by Europe. The Israelis were soon joined by French and British forces. At the same time, … Read more

dmpq-Explain how the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931 became prelude to the extention of second World war in East Asia.

. The motives behind this were mixed. The Japanese felt it was essen¬ tial to keep control of the province because it was a valuable trade outlet. China seemed to be growing stronger under the rule of Chiang Kai-shek, and the Japanese feared this might result in their being excluded from Manchuria. At the League … Read more

dmpq-China poses huge risk to India’s Security and diplomatic sovereignty .” Explain the statement in the wake of current India-China relations.

China, recently renamed 15 places in Arunachal Pradesh and justifies the renaming as being done on the basis of its historical, cultural and administrative jurisdiction over the area. Moreover, on January 1, 2022, China’s new land border law came into force, which provides the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) with full responsibility to take steps against … Read more

dmpq-Discuss India’s Worries vis-à-vis China’s Lalho Dam Project.

China is constructing their “most expensive  hydro project” – Lalho project – in a tributary of river Brahmaputra (known in China as Yarlung Zangbo). The Brahmaputra, one of India’s major rivers, originates in Tibet (China) and flows into India (Arunachal Pradesh and Assam) before going into Bangladesh. India is commissioning a study to ascertain how … Read more

dmpq-Discuss the factors responsible for the Civil war in south Vietnam and why did USA get involved in it.

Vietnam War, (1954–75), a protracted conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam and its allies in South Vietnam, known as the Viet Cong, against the government of South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. Called the “American War”. The war was also part of a larger regional conflict (see Indochina wars) … Read more

dmpq-Discuss Teesta River Dispute between India and Bangladesh.

The Teesta river dispute makes headlines every time there is a bilateral talk between India and Bangladesh. The dispute is regarding water sharing of River Teesta. Bangladesh wants a higher share than it gets now. Currently, its share is lower than that of India’s. Article 253 of Indian Constitution gives power to the Union Government … Read more

DMPQ-. Write an essay on India’s association with various regional trading blocks.

India has been a rather late entrant in regional trading as many of the major agreements were concluded in as late as 2007. India has a number of operational agreements bi-lateral (Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, S. Korea, Bhutan, Nepal, etc.), tri-lateral (India, Brazil and South Africa (SA), and pluri-lateral agreements (ASEAN), ranging from PTAs to FTAs … Read more

DMPQ- Write a short note on ISRO’s Shukrayaan mission.

Bioterrorism is the use of bacteria, viruses, or germs to purposely harm large quantities of people or communities. These “weapons” are spread through air, water, or food sources. Bioterrorism is rare and is used to threaten people, governments, and countries. In bioterrorist attacks, usually only a small number of people may be injured or affected. … Read more

Shia Crescendo

The failure of U.S. policy toward Iran, Iraq, and Syria—the major Shia-led nations in the Middle East—creates significant risks for regional stability. These include a lethal conflict with Iran; upward pressure on oil prices; an Iraq caught between Iran’s orbit and state failure, and a rogue Syria fused to Russia and Iran. Neither Donald Trump … Read more

Mission shakti

On March 27, DRDO conducted Mission Shakti, an anti-satellite missile test, from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island launch complex. One of India’s existing satellites operating in lower orbit used in the mission. The test was successful on all parameters. India has made it clear that its space capabilities aren’t directed against anyone and the government … Read more

DMPQ-“Congress of Vienna, 1814 was an effort of European powers to reinstate the older Europe.” Explain.

. After defeat of Napoleon in battle of Waterloo, Prince Metternich Chancellor of Austria convened Congress of European Powers in Vienna. It was a first of its kind diplomatic meet in which all concerned powers affected by Napoleon attended.  After end of napoleon’s reign, European heads met from 1814 to 1815 in Vienna to settle … Read more

DMPQ-. World Health Organization plays an important role during the pandemic. Throw light on WHO’s roles and responsibilities amid Covid19 pandemic crisis.

Answer. The World Health Organization (WHO), the UN’s health agency, has played a crucial role in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, ever since the first cases were identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December. Helping countries to prepare and respond The plan, which is updated as fresh information and data improve WHO’s understanding of … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the future of globalization amid the pandemic crisis.

. The rise of the liberal international order has been a major factor in the growing movement of people across borders, whether for purposes of supply chains and distribution networks, international finance and the flow of money, employment, study or tourism. But this globalization has also allowed the entire world to be much more aware … Read more

DMPQ- Throw light on India’s contribution to UN peacekeeping missions.

India continued to push for greater priority to be given within the UN system for the global counter-terrorism effort. It was repeatedly highlighted that the international community needed to strengthen its legal framework that supported international counter-terrorism cooperation by reaching agreement on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT), and ensure greater transparency and effectiveness … Read more

DMPQ- Briefly describe wassenaar arrangement. Also mention it’s importance for India becoming the member of it.

. The Wassenaar Arrangement has been established in order to contribute to regional and international security and stability, by promoting transparency and greater responsibility in transfers of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies, thus preventing destabilising accumulations. The aim is also to prevent the acquisition of these items by terrorists.  Participating States seek, through … Read more

DMPQ-What is new development bank? Also mention the main objectives of the bank.

At the fourth BRICS Summit in New Delhi (2012), the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa considered the possibility of setting up a new Development Bank  to mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS  and other emerging economies, as well as in developing countries. They directed Finance  Ministers to … Read more

DMPQ-Critically differentiate between American depository receipts (ADR) and Global depository receipts(GDR).

ADR and GDR are route used by Indian corporate sector used for foreign direct investment.In the absence of  convertibility, Indian companies cannot access the global capital market by issuance of  shares just as they can be in the domestic market. To enable companies to access global  markets, companies can issue shares, but instead of selling … Read more

DMPQ- Disscuss the major intelliegence Challenges India facing in the context of recent India china border dispute.

. The conflict with China on the borders of Ladakh, and the brutal murder of 20 Indian soldiers has led to furious allegations by retired service officers as well as opposition leaders of ‘another’ intelligence failure. A disjointed Indian intelligence system appears to have permitted China the crucial time window to initially move forces into … Read more

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