Background: Buddhism, Satavahana era, Amaravati, Saivism, Vishnukundin era, Vaishnavism.
Background: Ken-Betwa river inter-linking project, National Board for Wildlife (NBWL), Panna tiger reserve.
Background: Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act 2003, Fiscal deficit, Fiscal consolidation.
Background: Democracy in India, 73rd and 74th Amendments to the Constitution, Forest Rights Act of 2006, Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act 1996 or PESA, Tribal rights, Principle of free and prior informed consent (FPIC), UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Background: Indias neighbourhood policy, India-Nepal relations, Nepals economic blockade, Panchsheel principles.
Background: Sykes-Picot Agreement, Syrian civil war, Russian Revolution in 1917, International Syria Support Group.
Background: US-Myanmar relations, Myanmars internal issues.
Background: US-Pakistan relations, Haqqani network, US National Defense Authorization Act 2017.
Background: India-Pakistan relations, Terrorism, Pathankot terror attack, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), National Investigation Agency (NIA), Terrorist Activities Disruption Act (TADA).
Background: India-Pakistan relations, Jammu and Kashmir dispute, Geospatial Information Regulation Bill 2016, UNSC resolutions.