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2019 edition of International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer

The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed every year on 16th of September  to commemorate the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987. The 2019 theme ‘32 Years and Healing’ celebrated over 3 decades of remarkable international cooperation to protect ..


Biological And Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC)

BWC is the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning the development, production and stockpiling of an entire category of weapons of mass destruction. The convention stipulates that states shall cooperate bilaterally or multilaterally to solve compliance issues. The BWC has 180 States Parties as of January 2018, with the State of Palestine the most recent to become a ..


India and CTBT

India’s stand on signing the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty (CTBT) raises many questions on India’s intent to make the world nuclear weapon free. However India’s argument places the treaty as discriminatory and finds it weak in its present format with the mighty nuclear nations not ratifying the treaty. Historical legacy of India’s Efforts Prime ..


RS passes Chemical Weapons Convention Amendment Bill

The Rajya Sabha passed the Chemical Weapons Convention (Amendment) Bill, 2010. India is a signatory to the Convention on the prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and use of Chemical Weapons and their destruction. The amendment empowers the Centre to make rules on the issue. What is “The Chemical Weapons Convention (Amendment) Bill, 2010”? The ..