Nuclear Suppliers Group Current Affairs - 2020

Former President Pranab Mukherjee Passes Away

On August 31, 2020, the former President Pranab Mukherjee passed away at 84 after testing positive for COVID-19. The Government of India has announced seven-day state mourning. Highlights The Bharat Ratna Pranab Mukherjee was being treated at the Army Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi. He had undergone an emergency surgery to remove a brain Read More…

Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant reaches criticality

On July 22, 2020, PM Modi congratulated Kakrapur Atomic Plant of Gujarat to reach its criticality. Criticality is reaching normal operating condition. Highlights The Kakrapar Atomic Plant produces power from indigenously built reactors and is a major step of GoI in promoting Make in India campaign. The reactor generates 700 MW of power. Background The Read More…

India-Australia sign landmark Defence Agreements

On June 4, 2020, Indian PM Modi and the Australian PM Scott Morrison held India’s first virtual bilateral summit. The leaders signed several agreements during their meet and also discussed about the COVID-19 measures being implemented in their respective countries. Highlights India and Australia signed the following agreements namely Framework Arrangement on Cyber Enabled critical Read More…

Damper for India’s entry into NSG

In the backdrop of the meeting of the P5 (UK, US, France, Russia and People’s Republic of China) to discuss issues related to nuclear disarmament, China has again reiterated its previous stand that India’s accession to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is pre-requisite for its membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) or else there should Read More…

India joins Australia Group export control regime

India was admitted as the 43rd member of the Australia Group, an informal bloc (group) of countries that keeps a tight control over exports of substances used in making of chemical weapons. Significance The inclusion will help to raise India’s stature in the field of non-proliferation, though it is not signatory to Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Read More…