Course Description: This course focuses on the need to keep participants abreast of the latest happenings in the national and international arenas. The course will provide all the latest information on contemporary events. Essential backgrounders on prominent national and international organizations that are constantly in the news for various reasons will also be provided.
Course Contents: Unit 1: International Organizations: United Nations, International Red Cross, Interpol. Unit 2: International Groupings: G7, Non-Aligned Movement, Common Wealth. Unit 3: National Organizations: Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI), Election Commission (EC), Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Unit 4: India’s quest for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council; India’s relationship with US, UK, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Middle East.