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Rafael Grossi becomes new director-general of IAEA

Argentine diplomat Rafael Grossi has become the new director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for a term of 4 years and will assume office in January 2020. He will succeed late Yukiya Amano. Gossi will preside over the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons ..

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India ranked 57th in Global Health Security Index, 2019

The GHS Index is a joint project of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), with research by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Global Health Security Index is first comprehensive assessment and benchmarking of health security and related capabilities across 195 countries and it suggests that not a single ..

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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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Yukiya Amano, former Japanese diplomat and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief, passes away

Yukiya Amano ( 72), the former Japanese diplomat and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief, has passed away on 23rd July 2019. He had been chief of the key U.N. agency that regulates nuclear issues worldwide since 2009. It is not yet clear who will succeed Amano on an interim basis. During his tenure, Amano ..

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27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference started in Gandhi Nagar

The 27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2018) has started in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat on October 22. The 3-day event is organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and hosted by the Department of Atomic Energy and Gandhinagar-based Institute of Plasma Research. The purpose of the Conference to serve as a platform for sharing ..

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