China: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

BRICS at G-20

A Joint Statement was released on the BRICS Leaders Informal Meeting which occurred on the sidelines of the G20 Summit ongoing in Osaka, Japan. What the statement contains? The BRICS governments take note of the priorities chosen by Japan for its standard of living, democratic institutions and for the environment. The world economic growth is ..

India s Candidature for Non-Permanent Seat at UNSC Endorsed

The Asia Pacific group has unanimously endorsed the candidature of India for the non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). India s candidature was endorsed for a two-year term in 2021-22. The unanimous endorsement also witnessed the support from China and Pakistan, with whom India is at a diplomatic tussle. How UNSC Non-permanent ..

2018 Report on International Religious Freedom

The 2018 Report on International Religious freedom has been released by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. The report makes the following observations: Religious freedom conditions continued to deteriorate in countries across the globe in 2017 It cites ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, the persecution of Tibetan Buddhists in China, the ..

Claims under PMFBY Surge

There has been a surge in the number of claims under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in fiscal 2018-19. India has become the third largest crop insurance market in the world, after the US and China. The claim ratio has gone up to 93 per cent for the year ended March 2019 as ..

World Population Prospects 2019

The World Population Prospects 2019 report by the United Nations makes the following observations: The world’s population is expected to increase by two billion people from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050. More than half of the projected increase in the global population by 2050 will be concentrated in nine countries, led by ..