Tag International

International Atomic Energy Agency

• The International Atomic Energy Agency has said that North Korea appears to have restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor since July, 2021, suggesting that it handled a full batch of spent fuel. • Plutonium, which is used for nuclear weapons,…

Afghan refugees

• The Taliban’s takeover of Kabul on August 15 prompted hundreds of Afghans to rush to the Hamid Karzai International Airport in a bid to flee the Islamic militant organisation’s impending rule. About: • A refugee is defined as a…

Panjshir Valley

• The Panjshir Valley is Afghanistan’s last remaining holdout where anti-Taliban forces seem to be working on forming a guerrilla movement to take on the Islamic fundamentalist group. About: • Panjshir (also spelled as Panjsher and Panjsheer) is one of…

Panjshir Valley

• The Panjshir Valley is Afghanistan’s last remaining holdout where anti-Taliban forces seem to be working on forming a guerrilla movement to take on the Islamic fundamentalist group. About: • Panjshir (also spelled as Panjsher and Panjsheer) is one of…

Tajikistan

• Taliban forces have swept across Afghanistan, finally capturing the capital city of Kabul. As people are desperately trying to leave Afghanistan, many will likely seek refuge in neighbouring Tajikistan. Concerns for Tajikistan: • First, Tajikistan will have to consider…

Fall of Saigon

• The Taliban, who in less than eight weeks have swept through Afghanistan taking all major cities including Mazar-i-Sharif, Kandahar and Herat among others, entered Kabul, saying they were awaiting a “peaceful transfer” of power. About: • The withdrawal of…

Russian Olympic Committee

• At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, there are 335 sportspersons from Russia competing with athletes from around the world. Yet, unlike their counterparts, the Russians are not allowed to use their country’s name, flag and anthem, and are competing under…

Nord Stream 2 pipeline

• The US, which had previously imposed sanctions to prevent the completion of a major new gas pipeline between Russia and Germany, has now signalled its approval for the project. About: • The US and Germany reached a deal on…

Lower Arun Hydro Electric Project

• A MoU has been signed for execution of 679 MW Lower Arun Hydro Electric Project in Nepal between Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Central Public Sector Enterprise under Ministry of Power, Government of India & Investment Board of Nepal…

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

• India called on the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to not allow vested interests like Pakistan to “subvert” the grouping’s platform for anti-India propaganda through biased and one-sided resolutions. • The strong comments by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)…