Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Current Affairs, GK & News
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 ..
Category: Important Days & Events Current Affairs
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 ..
Category: International Current Affairs
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, ..
Topics: Australia Group • French Air Force • Garuda • India-France • Indian Air Force (IAF) • Joint military exercise • Military Exercises • Mirage 2000 • MTCR • Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) • Nuclear Suppliers Group • Rafale • Su-30 MKI • Wassenaar Arrangement
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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2017