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Budget 2019 : India’s Soft Power

On enhancing India’s soft power, the Union Budget contains the following- The International Yoga Day(IYD) is a shining example of India s soft power on the global stage. Yoga has enforced India’s standing as a gentle giant before the world. Aadhaar cards should be provided to NRIs with Indian passports soon after their arrival in ..


Terror Attacks in Afghanistan

An alleged terrorist attack by the Taliban killed at least 25 pro-government Afghanistan Forces in the province of Baghlan, located in northern Afghanistan. What is the Taliban? The Taliban is a fundamentalist religious and political movement which ruled most of Afghanistan between 1996 to 2001. The Taliban subscribes to a strict interpretation of the Sharia ..


India s Conservation Diplomacy

Prime Minister Modi during his visit to the Maldives announced that Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will undertake restoration work of Friday Mosque under the Indian grant. Friday Mosque Friday Mosque also known as Hukuru Miskiy is a unique place of worship made of coral stones. The heritage place of worship built in 1658 during ..


UK tops 2018 ‘Soft Power 30’ index

UK has topped an annual global ranking of nations’ soft power. The 2018 ‘Soft Power 30’ index is published by UK-based strategic communications consultancy firm Portland and the University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy. This index has listed 30 countries in which France gets second place, Germany third and United States fourth. India ..


Soft power matrix: Government developing tool to hardsell soft power in diplomacy

The Union Government is developing soft power matrix, a tool aimed at calibrating effectiveness of India’s soft power outreach and foster better diplomatic traction in India’s immediate neighbourhood and beyond. The process is currently at a research stage. It will help in dealings with neighbouring countries and serve better as operational instrument in India’s broader ..