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4th BIMSTEC Summit: Kathmandu declaration

4th BIMSTEC Summit: Kathmandu declaration

The fourth BIMSTEC summit concluded in Kathmandu on August 31, 2018. At the end of the Summit a collective declaration was put forth by the member countries. In the declaration the leaders of member countries reaffirmed their strong commitment to make BIMSTEC a dynamic, effective and result-oriented regional organization. Following are

Yemeni Crisis: Political Instability, Civil War, Water Crisis and Outbreak of Cholera

Yemen Crisis: Political Instability, Civil War, Water Crisis and Outbreak of Cholera

Yemen is at present bruised because of ongoing political instability, civil war, water crisis and Malaria. The conflict has its roots in the failure of a political transition supposed to bring stability to Yemen following an Arab Spring uprising that forced its longtime authoritarian president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to hand

Anglo-French rivalry In Carnatic

Carnatic became the theatre of a 20 years’ struggle between the French and the English for Supremacy, which ultimately resulted in the overthrow of the French power in India. First Carnatic War (1745-48) The English Navy under Barnatte captured the French ships in 1745 and Duplex, the French Governor captured Madras in

Democratic despots

Democracy is equally revered and reviled by citizens of practising democracies. While the advocates of democracy highlight the virtues of the system, the detractors cite equally compelling arguments. The perceived “blessings” of choice, empowerment, voice in governance, and enfranchisement are ranged against the flip side of the democratic coin ~ conformism,

The Dilemma of Growth Without Jobs

The Dilemma of Growth Without Jobs

Worsening unemployment scenario According to a Labour Bureau report, unemployment rate in India has shot up to a five-year high of 5 per cent in 2015-16, with the figure significantly higher at 8.7 per cent for women as compared to 4.3 per cent for men.  According to the fifth annual employment-unemployment survey at all-India level, about

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