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NEWS IMPULSE – INTERNATIONAL DAY OF TOTAL ELIMINATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS| 27 SEPTEMBER

<p style=”margin-bottom: 13px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>SOURCE &ndash; THE HINDU<br />
GS PAPER- 3</span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p>

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<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>CONTEXT</span></span></span></span></b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”> -&nbsp; </span></span></span></span><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>Every year International Day of Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is celebrated on September 26.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>ABOUT</span></span></span></span></span></b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>-</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

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<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”border:none windowtext 1.0pt; font-size:12.0pt; padding:0in”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>The International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (or Nuclear Abolition Day) is held every year on September 26 since 2014.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”border:none windowtext 1.0pt; font-size:12.0pt; padding:0in”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>The day was declared by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in 2013.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”border:none windowtext 1.0pt; font-size:12.0pt; padding:0in”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>The aims of the day is to enhance public awareness about the threat posed to humanity by nuclear weapons and the necessity for their total elimination.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>On this day, countries around the world are encouraged to reaffirm their commitment to nuclear disarmament.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>There are currently 14,000 nuclear weapons in the world. The nine countries that possess nuclear weapons include:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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<li><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”tab-stops:list .5in”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>Russia</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”tab-stops:list .5in”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>United States</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”tab-stops:list .5in”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>France</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”tab-stops:list .5in”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>China</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”tab-stops:list .5in”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>United Kingdom</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”tab-stops:list .5in”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>Pakistan</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”tab-stops:list .5in”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>India</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”tab-stops:list .5in”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>Israel</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”tab-stops:list .5in”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>North Korea</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>Russia has the most nuclear warheads with 6,850. The United States is close behind with 6,550.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><strong><u><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>Aim</span></span></span></span></span></u></strong><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>:</span></span></span></span></span><br />
<span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”background:white”>Achieving global nuclear disarmament is one of the oldest goals of the United Nations. It was the subject of the General Assembly&rsquo;s first resolution in 1946, which established the Atomic Energy Commission, which was dissolved in 1952, with a mandate to make specific proposals for the control of nuclear energy and the elimination of atomic weapons and all other major weapons adaptable to mass destruction. The United Nations has been at the forefront of many major diplomatic efforts to advance nuclear disarmament since.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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