Soviet Union Current Affairs - 2019

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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…

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International Day of Human Space Flight 2019

International Day of Human Space Flight 2019 was observed on April 12 to commemorate the date of the first human space flight in the history of mankind. Genesis of the International Day of Human Space Flight It was on April 12, 1961, Soviet Union (USSR) Cosmonaut  Yuri Gagarin undertook first successful first human space flight. This historic Read More…

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Kazakhstan renames Capital Astana after Ex-President

Kazakhstan has renamed its capital Astana to Nursultan to honour outgoing leader Nursultan Nazarbayev. The announcement regarding this was made by the new president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and was approved by the parliament of Kazakhstan. Nursultan Nazarbayev served nearly 30 years as leader of the oil-rich nation. The decision of the Nursultan Nazarbayev to step down Read More…

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Israeli company sends world’s first Privately Funded Mission to Moon

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying Israeli company SpaceIL’s lunar lander blasted off from Florida. If successful Israel will join the club of countries which includes Russia, the US and China who haa ve made successful controlled landing on the surface of earth’s nearest neighbour. Israel’s Mission to Moon Funded almost entirely by donations, the project Read More…

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New travel and trade rules between US and Cuba come into effect

New travel and trade rules between the United States (US) and Cuba have come into effect on 16 January 2015. It is considered as biggest policy shift between the two countries in more than 50 years after restrictions were imposed on travel and trade . New travel and trade rules between the US and Cuba It Read More…

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