Insights into Editorial: RCEP Explained: Opportunity, fears in regional trade deal

Insights into Editorial: RCEP Explained: Opportunity, fears in regional trade deal   Context: Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal attended Bangkok for the eighth Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ministerial meeting. The meeting, which is likely to be the last one at this level, is expected to work out the unresolved issues in the negotiations on the …

Insights into Editorial: China’s growing clout at the UN

Insights into Editorial: China’s growing clout at the UN   Context: Rising Chinese power at UN designated Posts: In recent, the Indian government quietly withdrew the candidate it had nominated for the post of Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization. As NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand was facing certain defeat by China’s Qu Dongyu, …

Insights into Editorial: A road map for criminal justice reforms

Insights into Editorial: A road map for criminal justice reforms                 Context: The government aims to revamp Indian Penal Code which was drafted by the British. The Home Ministry has constituted two committees comprising legal luminaries to overhaul the IPC introduced by the British in 1860. After it …

Insights into Editorial: Brexit deal: What has happened so far, and what happens now

Insights into Editorial: Brexit deal: What has happened so far, and what happens now Context: Britain Parliament delays Brexit vote: Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a stinging defeat as Parliament rebuffed his campaign to take Britain out of the European Union by the end of the month and forced him to seek an extension that …

Insights into Editorial: Scientists announce Li-ion battery that ‘won’t catch fire’ — how will it work

Insights into Editorial: Scientists announce Li-ion battery that ‘won’t catch fire’ — how will it work Context: Electric car production is expected to increase more than thirtyfold by 2030, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. With electric cars, there is a need of storing power through batteries. And these batteries emerging as the energy storage …