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UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 2 (GS2)

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – Will it counter TPP?

RCEP is considered as an alternative to Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the countries of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the six states with …

Inter-State River Water Disputes in India: Is it time for a new mechanism rather than tribunals?

The Inter-State River Water Disputes are one of the most contiguous issues in the Indian federalism today. In the extreme cases, it may hamper the relationship between the different states. The recent cases of the Cauvery Water Dispute and the Satluj Yamuna Link Canal case are examples. Various Inter-State Water Disputes …

Arctic Council: Everything you need to know about

The Arctic Council is an intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation, coordination, and interaction among the Arctic States, Arctic indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular on issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic. Arctic Council: The Background The Arctic Council was founded on …