Sittwe port (Myanmar)

Mapping   Source: BS  Context:India has secured the rights to operate the Sittwe port in Myanmar, marking its second overseas port endeavour after Chabahar. The Ministry of External Affairs approved a proposal for India Ports Global (IPGL), wholly owned by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, to manage the port on the Kaladan River. …

Myanmar

Mapping:   Source: TH  Context: There had been an influx of Myanmar nationals into Mizoram, India, due to the ongoing civil war in Myanmar (between the Myanmar Army and pro-democracy militias in the western Chin State) The civil war in Myanmar originated from a military coup in February 2021, overthrowing the civilian government and leading …

Myanmar teak trade: Highly prized, highly dodgy

GS Paper 3 Source: Indian Express  Context: After the military junta took control of Myanmar, the state-owned company, which had exclusive rights over the country’s precious timber and teak trade, also came under the military. There was a number of timber auctions since the coup and sales of this “conflict” wood, pro-democracy supporters allege, are …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 31 December 2022

  InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

Insights into Editorial: Bridging the bay in quest of a stronger BIMSTEC

    Context: Sri Lanka is gearing up to host the Fifth Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit, now in its silver jubilee year (the summit is being held in virtual/hybrid mode on March 30, and Sri Lanka is the current BIMSTEC chair). This special occasion makes it imperative …

ASEAN objects as China wants Myanmar junta to join the summit:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: A Chinese envoy has lobbied Southeast Asian nations to let Myanmar’s military ruler attend a regional summit being hosted by China’s President next week but has met stiff opposition from other leaders.   What’s the issue? Myanmar’s standing as a …