Background: India-Pakistan relations, Terrorism, Pathankot terror attack, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), National Investigation Agency (NIA), Joint Investigation Team (JIT), SAARC, SAARC Terrorist Offences Monitoring Desk (STOMD), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Taliban, Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).
Background: India-US relations, Snooping, National Security Agency (NSA) programmes.
Background: Nepal politics, Nepali Congress, United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), Maoists, Nepal’s new Constitution, Madhesis.
Background: China-Sri Lanka relations, Colombo Port City project.
Background: US-Iran relations, Iran-P5+1 nuclear deal, Iran’s nuclear programme.
Background: Goods and Services Tax (GST), Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, GST Council, Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST), Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Parliament.
Background: Skill development in India, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Vocational Education and Training (VET), Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Background: Project Tiger, Forest Rights Act (FRA), Panchayati Raj (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act or PESA, Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill.
Background: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB).