Arms control Current Affairs, GK & News

Arms control  Current Affairs, GK & News

A 5% increase in the global arms sales – SIPRI

According to a new report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in 2018, the global arms sale has increased by 5% in the market dominated by the US. As per the report, the turnover of the top 100 of the biggest arms manufacturers is 420 billion USD. The US arms manufacturers alone account for ..

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2019 International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

The International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is observed every year on 26th of September to provide an occasion for world community to reaffirm its commitment to global nuclear disarmament as high priority.  

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United States biggest spender on military expenditure in 2018

According to latest data released by global think-tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the total world military expenditure rose by 2.6% to $1,822 billion in 2018. As per new data, the United States is the world’s largest spender on defence in 2018, with a military expenditure almost equal to the next eight countries combined. ..

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Saudi Arabia becomes largest arms importer in 2014–18

According to the premier Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)’s latest report, a total of 155 countries imported major arms in 2014–18. Saudi Arabia was the world’s largest arms importer from 2014-18, which accounted for 12% of the total imports during the period. While, India at 2nd spot accounted for 9.5% of the global total. ..

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Trends in International Arms Transfers 2018 Report: Key Facts

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has released the Trends in International Arms Transfers 2018 Report. The Key observations made in the report include: Russia’s arms export to India decreased by a whopping 42 per cent between 2014-18 and 2009-2013. Russia accounted for 58 per cent of total Indian arms imports in 2014-2018, compared ..

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