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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 ..

Red Cross calls for a total ban on nuclear weapons

On 8th of February 2019, the Red Cross called for a total ban on nuclear weapons & also gave warning of the growing risk that such arms could again be used with devastating effect. For this burning issue, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red ..

2018 International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

The International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is observed every year on September 26 to provide an opportunity to educate the public – and their leaders – about the real benefits of eliminating such weapons, and the social and economic costs of perpetuating them. The day provides an occasion for the world ..

2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons. The ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organisations from ..

Sumiteru Taniguchi, prominent nuclear disarmament campaigner of Japan, passes away

Sumiteru Taniguchi (88), the prominent nuclear disarmament campaigner and peace activist, has passed away in Nagasaki, Japan on August 30. He was the survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki and a prominent activist for a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons, and chairman of the Nagasaki Council of the A-Bomb Sufferers. He was 16 when ..

News Today : June 22, 2011

UN Secretary General: Ban Ki-moon re-elected Ban Ki-Moon was unanimously elected for a second term by the 192 Nations United Nations General Assembly The second 5 year term for Mr. Ban starts from January 1, 2012 Mr. Ban has termed his re-election as a "very great honour beyond expression." Uttar Pradesh Govt to amend Criminal ..

New START Comes into Force

Formal name of the New START (for Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is " Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms". It’s a nuclear arms reduction treaty between the United States and the Russia, signed on April 8, 2010 in Prague. Now after ratification from both the sides, the treaty has entered ..