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Group of Four (G4) on UNSC Reform

Group of Four (G4) on UNSC Reform Under the auspices of The Group of Four (G4), the External Affairs Minister of India met with his counterparts from Brazil, Germany, and Japan. Details about the news G4 discussed concerns pertaining to the UN Security Council reform during a meeting that took place alongside the 77th session of the UNGA (UNSC). The UNSC reform and G4 members' permanent participation in the body are the group's main areas of interest. Who are the G

47th AIBD Annual Gathering

47th AIBD Annual Gathering The prestigious Asia-Pacific Institute of Broadcasting Development (AIBD) has extended India's presidency for an additional year. At the two-day General Conference of the Institute held in New Delhi, the member nations of the AIBD unanimously decided this. What is AIBD, or the Asia-Pacific Institute of Broadcasting Development? The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was the umbrella organization when

Reforms in United Nations

Reforms in United Nations At the Moscow Conference on International Security-2022's plenary session recently, the defence minister pushed for UN reforms. About General Assembly and United Nations Security Council General Assembly In addition to the Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Trusteeship Council, International Court of Justice, and UN

EXTERNAL SECTOR REPORT 2022: IMF

EXTERNAL SECTOR REPORT 2022: IMF The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its 2022 External Sector Report and advises India to roll back stimulus packages gradually. Highlight of report Fiscal and monetary policy stimulus The International Monetary Fund (IMF) advised India to progressively reduce monetary and fiscal policy support. Go

INTERPOL’S ICSE INITIATIVE

INTERPOL’S ICSE INITIATIVE India’s Central Bureau of Investigation has joined Interpol’s International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) initiative. International Child Sexual Exploitation database The ICSE database uses video and image comparison to analyze the Child Sex Exploitation Material (CSEM) and make connections between the victims, abusers, and places. The database avoids duplication of effort and saves precious time by letting investigators know whether

SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANISATION

SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANISATION Iran and Belarus could soon become the newest member of the China and Russia-backed Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the upcoming Samarkand summit to be held in September 2022. Also, Varanasi has been selected as the SCO region's first "Tourism and Cultural Capital" for 2022- 2023. What is the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)? Founded in the year 2001, it was built on the “Shanghai Five”, the grouping which consis

12TH WTO MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE

12TH WTO MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE The 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded, recently in Geneva. The main areas of discussion were: WTO’s response to the pandemic. Fisheries subsidies negotiations. Agriculture issues including Public Stockholding for Food Security. WTO Reforms and Moratorium on Customs Duties on Electronic Transmission. The 164-member of World Trade Organization held its first ministerial conference in nearl

FINANCIAL ACTION TASK FORCE

FINANCIAL ACTION TASK FORCE Pakistan got a respite from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as FATF announced that the country could be removed from the grey list. FATF is going to decide whether to take Pakistan off the ‘grey’ list at the end of its plenary session in Berlin in October. Pakistan has been on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey list since June 2018. WHAT IS FATF It is an inter-governmental body that frames international standards seeki

World Economic Forum - UPSC Analysis

What is World Economic Forum-UPSC Analysis? World Economic Forum is a Swiss non-profit foundation established in 1971 based in Geneva, Switzerland. Recognized by the Swiss authorities as an international institution for public-private cooperation. World Economic Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Founder and Executive Chairman – Klaus Schwab. Reports

G-20 analysis

G-20 analysis Context: This topic is important for UPSE GS Paper 2. The G20 summit in Rome agreed to end international public finance for new coal power generation abroad by 2021-end and mobilise funds to support low emission power development to achieve ‘climate goals .Let’s understand G20 in detail. About the G20 The G20 is the international forum that brings together the world’s major economies. Its members account for more than 80% of world GDP, 75% of gl

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