Russia Current Affairs, GK & News

Russia to supply 21 MIG-29 fighter jets to India

In the year 2020, the Indian Air Force received approval from the defence ministry to procure 21 MiG-29 fighter jets besides 12 Sukhoi MK1 from Russia. In recent news, a spokesperson of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation has said that Russia will supply 21 MiG-29 fighters to India.   Highlights The Indian Air Force ..

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Russia test-fires S-500 air defence missile systems

On 20th July, 2021, Russia announced that it had successfully test-fired S-500 its new air defence missile systems at a southern training range of the country and had successfully hit a high-speed ballistic target.   S-500 air defence missile systems Russia announced that the S-500 is the most advanced anti-missile system in the world and ..

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Russia formally exits from Open Skies pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signed a law formalizing Russia’s withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty, after United States withdrew from pact in 2020. Key Points Open Skies Treaty is an international treaty that allow nations to collect information on one another’s military forces to increase transparency. United States withdrew from pact in November 2020 after ..

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Japan proposes alternatives to Suez Canal

In April 2021, a container ship called “Ever Given” blocked the Suez Canal. This stopped more than 400 ships from transiting the canal. This caused a global trade loss of 9 billion USD. It was popularly called the Suez Canal Blockade. Background The Ever Given Cargo ship was owned by Shoei Kisen Kaisha. It was ..

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Endangered seals found dead on Russia’s Caspian coast

More than one hundred and seventy seals were washed up dead over the shores of Caspian Sea in Russia. Experts believe that the seals might have died due to industrial pollution or might have got caught in the nets. Caspian Sea Caspian Sea is the largest inland water body in the world. It is bounded ..

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