Nuclear energy: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

UAE: First Arab Country to generate electricity from coal

Published: November 28, 2020

The United Arab Emirates recently became the first and probably the last Arab country to generate electricity from coal. The coal plant, Hassyan is to be set up in Dubai at 3.4 billion USD. The capacity of the plant will be 600 MW. Later, the capacity of the plant is to be increased to 2,400 ..

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India-Finland sign MoU on biodiversity conservation

Published: November 26, 2020

On November 26, 2020, India and Finland signed Memorandum of Understanding in the field of biodiversity conservation and environment protection. The agreement was signed by the Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and his counterpart Krista Mikkonen of Finland. According to the Memorandum of Understanding, the countries will exchange their best practices in areas such as prevention ..

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India-Kazakhstan sign Memorandum of Understanding

Published: November 18, 2020

On November 17, 2020, India and Kazakhstan held seventh round of foreign office consultations via video conference. The countries signed the “Indian Grant Assistance for Implementation of High Impact Community Projects in Kazakhstan”. Highlights During the consultations, the countries reviewed their bilateral cooperation within the framework of their strategic partnership. The consultations covered economic, political, ..

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United Nations: India sponsored Nuclear Disarmament Resolutions adopted

Published: November 4, 2020

On November 3, 2020, two resolutions were adopted by United Nations namely “Convention on Prohibition of the use of Nuclear Weapons” and “Reducing Nuclear Danger”. The resolutions were sponsored by India. Convention on Prohibition of the use of Nuclear Weapons The resolution is being tabled by India since 1982. The resolution was also backed by ..

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September 26: International Day of Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Published: September 26, 2020

Every year International Day of Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is celebrated on September 26. Significance The day is important as it is based on the very basic reason the United Nations was established. The first resolution adopted by the UN was to achieve Global Nuclear Disarmament. In order to achieve this, the Atomic Energy ..

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