Sweden Current Affairs, GK & News

Sweden and Finland Request to join NATO

Finland and Sweden submitted their application to join North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Why did Finland and Sweden decide to join NATO? Although Finland and Sweden have a non-alignment policy, they were always close to NATO. The 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine prompted them to join NATO and seek its safety net. What is North ..

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Sweden: Production of Green Steel

Pressure is being put on the steel-making industry so that their contributions towards environmental impact can be curbed thus, contributing to the Paris climate accord of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius. Overview: According to the World Steel Association data, in 2020 every metric ton of steel that was produced emitted almost double the ..

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Nord Stream 2

The Nord Stream 2 is a 1,200-km pipeline that extends, through the Baltic Sea, from Ust-Luga in Russia to Greifswald in Germany. This pipeline will be carrying 55 billion cubic meters of gas annually. In the year 2015, the decision to build this pipeline was taken. Overview: The Nord Stream 1 pipeline has already been ..

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Swedish PM Stefan Lofven loses no-confidence vote

Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, has become country’s first prime minister to lose a no-confidence vote. Key Points Losing a no-confidence vote means, he can now either resign or trigger a snap election. Motion of no confidence was passed with a majority of 181 MPs in 349-seat parliament. Lofven is the first head of government ..

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Melting of Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier “Doomsday Glacier”

The researchers from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden recently used an uncrewed submarine to go under the Thwaites Glacier to make observations. According to the researchers, the melting of the glacier is worse than previously thought. The Thwaites Glacier is also called “Doomsday Glacier”. It has been a cause of concern for a long time ..

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