NPT Current Affairs, GK & News

NPT  Current Affairs, GK & News

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

March, 2020, marks 50 years since the introduction of the first global arms control treaty, the NPT, in 1970. About the Treaty The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is an international treaty to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and its technologies in order to achieve nuclear disarmament. The treaty was opened for signature in 1968 and ..

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International Atomic Energy Agency

The IAEA is a global nuclear watchdog which aims to promote the non-military applications of nuclear energy and serve as an inhibitor for the military use of nuclear weapons. About IAEA- The IAEA was established on 29 July 1957 as an autonomous organization through its own international treaty. While it was established independently of the ..

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Damper for India’s entry into NSG

In the backdrop of the meeting of the P5 (UK, US, France, Russia and People’s Republic of China) to discuss issues related to nuclear disarmament, China has again reiterated its previous stand that India’s accession to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is pre-requisite for its membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) or else there should ..

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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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India, New Zealand ink three agreements including avoidance of double taxation

India and New Zealand signed three agreements in the areas of double taxation avoidance (DTA), sports and food security to carry forward the ties between both sides. The agreements were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his New Zealand counterpart John Key after the delegation-level talks in New Delhi. Both countries ..

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