News behind The News – 18 March, 2024



  • Cover Story: General Elections 2024: Alliance-Building by BJP and Congress

  • Expert Analyses: Simultaneous Polls, Common Electoral Roll Recommended

  • Election Commission: Upholder of Free and Fair Elections

  • Electoral Reform: Details of Electoral Bonds Revealed

  • Jammu and Kashmir:  ‘I’ve come to Win Hearts’, PM Modi

  • Expert Analyses: Citizenship Amendment Act Rules Notified Amidst Opposition

  • 18 Ott Platforms, Associated Social Media Accounts Blocked for Publishing Vulgar Content



  • Agni-V Ballistic Missile with Multiple Warhead Technology Test Fired

  • Indian Navy's Anti-Submarine Craft Launched at GRSE

  • Coast Guard Apprehends Pakistani Boat during Drug Haul in Arabian Sea

  • Rajnath Singh Clears Proposal to Expand NCC with Additional 300,000 Cadet Vacancies

  • MOD Signs Contract with Avnl for 693 Armament Upgrades of Infantry Combat Vehicles

  • MOD Signs Contracts with HAL for Dhruv Helicopters

  • BEL Receives Orders Worth Rs.1,940.35 Cr

  • Space: Private Space Sector Comes of Age



  • Expert Analyses: India - China: Boosting Infrastructure along LAC and the Bigger Picture

  • Expert Analyses: India - Pakistan: India has Outgrown Pakistan

  • India - Nepal: Back to a Communist Alliance 

  • India -Bhutan:  Gelephu Project - A Potential Game Changer

  • India - Sri Lanka: Dispute Over Katchatheevu Island

  • India - Taliban: India needs to be Circumspect


  • Expert Analyses:Trade Agreement with EFTA: Significance of The Deal

  • India - US: Implications of Return of Trump

  • Lessons from the 13th Ministerial Conference (Mc13) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 



  • 12 of 22 states see higher retail inflation than all India average

  • India may become an upper middle income economy by FY33-36: India Ratings and Research

  • The Indian Economy ~ A Review’

  • India planning to improve the quality of its economic data


  • Equity market on a strong bull run