Iran Current Affairs, GK & News

What is the Basij?

The Basij has been deployed by the Iranian Government to respond to the protests that have erupted following the death of a woman after her arrest by the morality police for “improperly” wearing her headscarf. Key facts The Basij (Organization for the Mobilization of the Oppressed) was established by the former Supreme Leader of Iran ..

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State Sponsor of Terrorism Tag

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine has asked the President of the United States Joe Biden to designate Russia with a “state sponsor of terrorism” tag. Doing so will activate the harshest suite of sanctions available with the US government against Russia. About the Tag Any country can be designated as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism” ..

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Iran’s Noor 2 Satellite

A military satellite, Noor-2, has been launched into orbit at an altitude of 500 kilometres or 311 miles from the earth by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Overview: This is the Islamic Republic’s second military satellite launch. In April 2020, the first Noor military satellite was launched at an orbit of 425km or 265 ..

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Khaibar-buster Missile

On February 9, 2022, Iran unveiled a new missile called “Khaibar Buster Missile”, which is capable of hitting nearby US bases and Israel. About Khaibar-Buster Khaibar-buster is a reference to Jewish castle, which is overrun by Muslim warriors led by Prophet Mohammed. It has a range of 900 miles. The missile runs on solid fuel. ..

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UN on Iran’s Death Penalty

A human rights expert from United Nations has described the Iran’s Death penalty as “an arbitrary deprivation of life”. Key Points UN described that the executions carried out in Iran is often used as a political tool. The death penalty is often imposed on arbitrary and vague grounds. UN asked Iran to reform laws and ..

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Farzad-B Gas Field

Farzad-B Gas Field is an off-shore natural gas field that is situated 20kms away from Farsi Island in Iran. This gas field was discovered in 2008 by a consortium of three Indian companies, led by the state-owned ONGC Videsh (OVL) the overseas arm of ONGC which has a 40% stake. The other two companies were ..

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