India & SAARC

Updates upto June 2020 – A document from Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Links in the document South Asia University – At temporary campus since 2010 in JNU, Delhi – From 2023 in its own campus. South Asia Satellite – May 2017 National Knowledge Network – 2009 SAARC summits – 18 summits till … Read more

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Arms control and disarmament

Arms control refers to a set of agreements, treaties, and measures designed to limit the proliferation of weapons, particularly in the context of international relations. It aims to reduce the risk of armed conflicts and enhance global security. These agreements can cover various aspects, including the number of weapons, their deployment, and sometimes even their … Read more

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World Bank and the USA

The United States has significant influence in the World Bank. It is one of the largest shareholders and contributes to its funding. The exact number of votes or shares the U.S. holds can change over time due to various factors, but it generally wields substantial voting power in the institution, along with other major economies. … Read more

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Belt and Road initiative (BRI)

Chinese project. Completed 10 years on 17th October 2023. Started in 2013. India not part of the project. India is against the construction of road under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which goes through Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK)  118 total views,  1 views today

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Prisoner’s dilemma

The Prisoner’s Dilemma is a classic concept in game theory and political science that’s really interesting. Imagine two criminals, let’s call them A and B, who are arrested and put in separate cells. They both have two choices: to cooperate with each other by staying silent (C), or to betray each other by confessing (D). … Read more

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Reservists in Israel

Israel has a system of reserve forces known as the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Reserves. In Israel, military service is compulsory for most citizens, with men serving for two and a half years and women for two years, starting at the age of 18. After completing their mandatory service, individuals typically become part of the … Read more

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