Nuclear arms race Current Affairs, GK & News

New START Treaty

The US President Joe Biden recently proposed to extend New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) Treaty by five years. Russia has welcomed the proposal. Key Features of New START Treaty The New START Treaty was signed between United States and Russia in 2010 in Prague (capital of Czech Republic). It entered into force in 2011. ..

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TSIRKON: Russia test fires Hypersonic Cruise Missile successfully

On October 7, 2020, Russia test-fired TSIRKON (Zircon) Hypersonic Cruise missile successfully in the Barents Sea. Highlights The test fire was conducted from the Frigate Admiral Gorshkov Vessel in White Sea. The Missile hit the destined the target located at a distance of 450 km in less than 4 and half minutes. The Missile reached ..

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Israel launches Military Surveillance Satellite

On July 6, 2020, Israel launched a new military surveillance satellite called Ofek-16 or Ofeq-16. Highlights The satellite has provided Israel technological superiority. Ofek-16 is to provide high-quality surveillance to its military through electro-optical reconnaissance technology. The satellite was launched using a locally developed “Shavit” launcher. The satellite is to revolve the earth in the ..

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International Day Against Nuclear Tests

The International Day Against Nuclear Tests is observed every year on 29th of August for increasing awareness about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.

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No First Use Nuclear Policy

The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement about India’s ‘No First Use’ of nuclear arms pledge has raised the questions on whether India is revisiting its No First Use Policy on Nuclear Weapons. What did the Defence Minister Say? A tweet by the Defence Minister stated that “Pokhran is the area which witnessed Atalji’s firm resolve to make ..

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