Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Rafael Grossi becomes new director-general of IAEA

Argentine diplomat Rafael Grossi has become the new director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for a term of 4 years and will assume office in January 2020. He will succeed late Yukiya Amano. Gossi will preside over the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons ..

2019 International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

The International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is observed every year on 26th of September to provide an occasion for world community to reaffirm its commitment to global nuclear disarmament as high priority.  

No First Use Nuclear Policy

The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement about India’s ‘No First Use’ of nuclear arms pledge has raised the questions on whether India is revisiting its No First Use Policy on Nuclear Weapons. What did the Defence Minister Say? A tweet by the Defence Minister stated that “Pokhran is the area which witnessed Atalji’s firm resolve to make ..

2018 International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

The International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is observed every year on September 26 to provide an opportunity to educate the public – and their leaders – about the real benefits of eliminating such weapons, and the social and economic costs of perpetuating them. The day provides an occasion for the world ..

India joins Australia Group export control regime

India has become the 43rd member of the Australia Group export control regime on January 19, 2018. The inclusion is expected to raise India’s stature in the field of non-proliferation and help in acquiring critical technologies. With this, India has managed entry into Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the Wassenaar Arrangement and Australia Group despite ..

India is 42nd participating State of Wassenaar Arrangement

India has become the 42nd participating State of Wassenaar Arrangement after completing the internal procedures in Vienna on December 8, 2017. The membership will facilitate high-technology tie-ups for country’s defence and space programmes. This membership is the second diplomatic success for India for the membership of export control regimes after it joined the Missile Technology ..

The 2017 International Day against Nuclear Tests (IDANT) observed on 29 August

The International Day against Nuclear Tests (IDANT) is observed every year on August 29 to raise public awareness about the effects of global nuclear weapon tests or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world. The purpose of the day ..

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 ..