Nuclear weapons 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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Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted on July 7, 2017. The treaty entered into force on January 22, 2021. The treaty is the first legally binding international agreement that aim to eliminate nuclear weapons completely. Signatories The treaty was approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 2017. However, only 120 members ..

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United Nations: India sponsored Nuclear Disarmament Resolutions adopted

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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UN Treaty of banning Nuclear Weapons enters into force

The United Nations recently announced that around 50 countries have ratified the UN Treaty to ban Nuclear Weapons. This has triggered the treaty into force. The treaty was opposed by the United States and other nuclear powers Opposition to the treaty The major nuclear powers such as Russia, United States, Britain, France and China opposed ..

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September 26: International Day of Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

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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