Russia: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

NATO to set up new Space Centre in Ramstein, Germany

The North Atlantic Treaty organisation is to setup a new Space Centre in Ramstein, Germany. The centre is to serve as a co-ordination Centre for space observation. Highlights The new Centre will gather information about possible threats to satellites. The centre is to be developed into a command centre of defensive measures in near future. ..

European Union to sanction Russia and Belarus

On October 12, 2020, the European Union agreed to impose sanctions on Russia for poisoning the opposition leader Alexei Navalny.  Imposition of sanction was initiated by France and Germany. What is the issue? Navalny was an anti-corruption investigator. He was the major political opponent of Vladimir Putin the Russian president. He fell ill on August ..

What is Kamchatka Disaster?

The surfers of Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia recently complained of burning eyes, fever, throat ache and fear of losing sight. In hours after these complaints, millions of sea animals began to die in large numbers. Their bodies started to litter the beach in the region. These include seals, octopuses, sea urchins, crabs, stars and fish. ..

What are “Zombie Fires” that are burning the Arctics?

The Zombie Fires in the Arctic region are becoming frequent. This says that the fire regimes in the Arctic are changing rapidly. These regions were once-frozen Tundra. What are Zombie Fires? A Zombie fire is a fire from a previous growing season. It can smolder (burn slowly with smoke and no flame) under the ground ..

DRDO successfully flight-tested Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle

Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) has been successfully flight-tested by The Defence Research and Development Organsation (DRDO). India now has become the fourth country in the world after the US, China and Russia to do such testing that would help missiles to travel at six times the speed of sound known as the hypersonic speed. ..