North Korea: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

First-ever EU cyber sanctions imposed on Russian, Chinese, North Korean agents

Published: July 31, 2020

The European Union has imposed its first-ever sanctions over cyber-attacks, slapping them on alleged Russian military agents, Chinese cyberspies and organizations including a North Korean firm. Details of Sanctions The six people and three groups hit with sanctions include Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency. The EU baled them for the 2017 WannaCry ransomware and NotPetya ..

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$1 Million Medical Assistance Provided by India to North Korea

Published: July 25, 2020

India has extended medical assistance worth about $1 million to North Korea in response to a request from the World Health Organization. India is sensitive to the shortage of medical supply situation in the country and that is why it decided to grant humanitarian assistance of $1 million in the form or anti-tuberculosis medicines to ..

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North Korea Most Unsafe for Nuclear Material Safety: NTI Report

Published: July 23, 2020

According to a report published by the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a Washington-based group working to curb the threat of nuclear terrorism and accidents, North Korea ranked the last among the 22 countries reviewed in terms of the security of its nuclear materials. The country scored only 19 points out of a total of 100 in ..

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ANASIS II: South Korea Launches its First Military Satellite

Published: July 21, 2020

South Korea has successfully launched its first-ever military communications satellite through the private operator, Space X. The launch is aimed at increasing the defence capabilities of the country. The satellite, named as ANASIS II, is going to contribute towards the enhancement of the ability of the country to defend itself against nuclear-armed North Korea, which ..

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European Union Report: North Korea, the most dangerous places in the world

Published: July 2, 2020

On July 2, 2020, a research centre INFORM operating under European Commission released its report, “Shared Evidence for Managing Crises and Disasters”. Highlights The report ranks the countries based on “INFORM Risk Index” that is calculated considering humanitarian crises and disaster in the region. The index considers the following while framing the index Natural Factors: ..

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