Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Current Affairs, GK & News

Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances

Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances refers to three identical political agreements signed at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) conference in Budapest, Hungary in 1994. About the memorandum The signatories of the memorandum agreed to provide security assurances to Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine in return for their accession to the Treaty on ..

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North Korea’s New Ballistic Missile

On February 27, 2022, North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile. It was the first test since nuclear-armed country conducted a record number of launches in January 2022. Key points During the firing, missile flew to an altitude of about 390 miles and a range of 190 miles. According to Japan, this launch was part ..

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August 29: International Day against Nuclear Tests

Event of International Day against Nuclear Tests is held on August 29 each year. Highlights This event is organised with the aim of bringing about awareness regarding the harmful effects of testing nuclear weapons and calls to end such tests. Year 2021 marked the 12th anniversary of the event. Background The United Nations General Assembly ..

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Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted on July 7, 2017. The treaty entered into force on January 22, 2021. The treaty is the first legally binding international agreement that aim to eliminate nuclear weapons completely. Signatories The treaty was approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 2017. However, only 120 members ..

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Ex-Desert Knight 21: India-France Military exercise

India and France are to hold Ex-Desert Knight 21 exercise. It is a bilateral air exercise to be held between Indian Air Force and French air and Space Force. The Ex-Desert Knight 21 is to be held in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Rafale Fighter Jets are to participate in the exercise. Background Under the Indo-French Defence Cooperation, ..

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122 Countries adopts historic global treaty to ban Nuclear Weapons 

The United Nations has adopted a historic global treaty banning nuclear weapons. The treaty was adopted by a vote of 122 members in favour. The Netherlands was the only country who voted against the treaty. Singapore abstained from voting. Costa Rica’s ambassador, Elayne Whyte Gomez, was the president of the UN conference that negotiated the treaty. Nearly 129 ..

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