Current Affairs - February, 2019

FATF keeps Pakistan in Grey List for Failing to Stop Terror Financing

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) condemning the Pulwama Terror Attack has decided to continue the ‘Grey’ listing of Pakistan for its failure to stop funding of terrorist groups such as Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamat-ud-Dawa. Why FATF has decided to continue Pakistan in Grey List? The statement issued by FATF states that Pakistan should continue ..

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UNSC condemns Pulwama Terror Attack

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the “heinous and cowardly” Pulwama suicide terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. The highlights of the joint statement issued by the UNSC are: The joint statement noted that terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the Pulawama Terror Attack. The members of UNSC expressed ..

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India South Korea sign 7 Agreements to step-up cooperation

During the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to South Korea seven agreements were signed to boost up the cooperation. The agreements signed include: MoU was signed between the Korean National Police Agency and the Ministry of Home Affairs to enhance cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of the two countries and combat trans-border and ..

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Minister of Textiles inaugurates two Silk Projects in Assam

The Minister of Textiles, Smriti Irani inaugurated two silk projects Soil to Silk Project and Eri Spun Silk Mill in Assam. Soil to Silk Project The project envisages new Eri plantation on 100 hectares and will facilitate post cocoon activities for an on-farm sector like plantation, spinning and reeling. It would generate direct employment for 15,600 people ..

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Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana of Madhya Pradesh

The government of Madhya Pradesh has launched the Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana to provide employment for youth. Features of the Scheme The scheme guarantees 100 days of employment every year to urban youths from economically weaker sections (EWS). The youth would get Rs 4,000 stipend per month and total Rs 13,500 for the 100 days ..

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