Nuclear Weapons Current Affairs - 2020

Russia released testing video of the largest ever Hydrogen bomb blast

On August 27, 2020, Russia released a 40-minute video of detonation of the world’s most powerful hydrogen bomb. The bomb was called the Tsar Bomb. It is believed to be 3,333 times more destructive than that of the Hiroshima Nagasaki Atom bombs Little Boy and Fat Man. Highlights The Hydrogen bomb was first tested over Read More…

Japan marks 75 years of atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

On August 6, 2020, Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb attack on the city of Hiroshima. Highlights In 1945, the United States warplane Enola Gay dropped an atom bomb named “Little Boy” in the city of Hiroshima killing 140,000 people. Three days later, on August 9, the United States dropped Read More…

SIPRI Yearbook: Nuclear Weapons of India and China increases

On June 15, 2020, the Swedish think-tank launched the SIPRI Yearbook, 2020.According to the yearbook, India and China have increased their nuclear arsenal as compared to 2019. Key findings The think tank also reports that China is modernizing its nuclear arsenal. China and Pakistan as compared to India have more nuclear warheads. The Think tank Read More…

NOOR: Iran’s first military satellite launched successfully

Iran recently launched its first military satellite. The satellite is to orbit at 425 km. This has increased tensions between US and Iran amidst COVID-19 crisis. Highlights The Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps, IRGC launched the satellite. Iran has used Ghased or Messenger satellite launcher to put the satellite in its orbit. Tensions increased when countries Read More…

International Day Against Nuclear Tests observed on August 29

The International Day Against Nuclear Tests is observed across every year across the world on 29 August with aim to raise awareness about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions. Purpose of this day: (i) To promote peace and security world-wide and calls for urgent need to prevent nuclear catastrophes Read More…