OPCW Current Affairs, GK & News

OPCW or Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is the international chemical weapons watchdog, headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands. It is the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention. It also oversees the global effort to eliminate the use of chemical weapons. Recently, USA blamed the Assad regime in Syria for undermining the role of the OPCW. The investigators from OPCW have blamed it for the 2017 chemical attack on Khan Shaykhun, Syria.

GC Murmu chosen as external auditor by OPCW

G C Murmu has been chosen as the External Auditor of Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Key Highlights G C Mumru is currently serving as the CAG of India. He has been appointed as the External Auditor of Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. He will serve at the OPCW as an External ..

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OPCW given powers to identify those behind chemicals arms attacks in Syria

The world’s foremost chemical weapons watchdog, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) as granted itself new powers to help identify those responsible for chemical attacks in Syria. 82 members (exceeding required two-thirds majority) of the OPCW voted in favour of this proposal tabled by United Kingdom at special session of Conference of States ..

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90 % of global chemical weapons stockpile destroyed: OPCW

Nobel peace prize winning organisation OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) has achieved major milestone of destroying 90 per cent of the global chemical weapons stockpile. OPCW has mentioned that around 65,000 metric tonnes of declared chemical weapons, mostly from US and Russian arsenals of cold war era have been destroyed in a ..

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