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March 18: Ordnance Factory Day

On March 18, 2020, 219th Ordnance Factories Foundation Day was observed. Every year India observes March 18 as Ordnance Factory Day. The first Ordnance Factory was established in Kolkata in 1801. There are 41 ordnance factories in the country. History The history of ordnance factory is directly linked to the British reign of India. The ..

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WEF: Global Risks Report, 2020

On January 15, 2020, the World Economic Forum released its Global Risks Report. Under the report, the Forum has identified the global risks. Top Risks The top 5 Global risks according to the report are as follows The Forum reported that Climate-related risks had the greatest likelihood of severe impacts. The other threats include geopolitical ..

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A 5% increase in the global arms sales – SIPRI

According to a new report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in 2018, the global arms sale has increased by 5% in the market dominated by the US. As per the report, the turnover of the top 100 of the biggest arms manufacturers is 420 billion USD. The US arms manufacturers alone account for ..

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Report says arms sales increased by 5% in 2018

On December 9, 2019, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute published a report according to which arms sales rose by 5% through out the world in 2018. Key findings of the report The report said that the turn over of 100 biggest arms manufacturers came to 420 billion USD. Amongst arms manufacturers, US manufacturers accounted ..

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Draft Arms (Amendment) Bill

On October 10, 2019, the Union Home Ministry proposed an amendment to convict makers and users of illegal arms. According to the amendment, the makers of “prohibited” arms and those carrying such arms have to spend remainder of their life in prison if convicted. The bill is to be introduced in the winter session of ..

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