Terrorism: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Kabul Terror Attack

The UN recently condemned the terror attack on the Kabul Gurudwara in Afghanistan. Several countries, including India, had also condemned the attack. The Attack The attack happened on March 25th on the Gurudwara Har Rai Sahib Shrine in Kabul in Afghanistan. The shootings and suicide bombing led to the death of 25 worshippers and the ..

Third Defence Attaches conference held in New Delhi

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the third Defence Attaches conference at New Delhi. He also announced that India is set to have 10 more Defence Attaches in 10 different countries. This creation of additional 10 defence wings will strengthen the defence diplomacy of the country and help in increasing exports in defence sector. Under ..

“Ex Dharma Guardian” joint military exercise between India & Japan

India and Japan will hold the 2nd edition of joint military exercise ‘DHARMA GUARDIAN-2019’ in Mizoram from 19th of October to 2nd of November 2019. The focus of the 2-week-long exercise will be to increase the interoperability between the two forces and enhance coordination in dealing with various security challenges including counter-terrorism. The scope of ..

Maitree – 2019: India-Thailand Military Excercise

India-Thailand Joint Military Excercise, Maitree-2019 will be held from 16-29 Sep 2019 at Foreign Training Node, Umroi (Meghalaya). Features of Maitree 2019 Army battalions comprising 50 soldiers each from Indian Army and Royal Thailand Army (RTA) will participate in the exercise to share experience gained during various counter-terrorism operations in their respective countries. Both India ..

National Conference on “Criminal Activities and Radicalization in Jails” organized by BPR&D

The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) has recently organized the National Conference on “Criminal Activities and Radicalization in Jails : Vulnerability of Inmates and Jail Staff and their Protection”  in New Delhi. The aim of the 2-day Conference is to provide a platform for the prison personnel of all ranks at the national ..

U.S. designates Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief as Global Terrorist

On the eve of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. Department of State has designated Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Noor Wali Mehsud as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’. Impact of Designation The designation is part of the US strategy to block the necessary resources for terrorists to plan and carry out attacks. Once designated all of ..

Pakistan blacklisted by Asia-Pacific Group of FATF for its failure to comply with terror funding standards

The Asia-Pacific Group (APG) of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is a global watchdog for terror financing and money laundering. It has recently put Pakistan in the Enhanced Expedited Follow Up List (Blacklist) for its failure to meet its standards. The APG has also found that Pakistan was non-compliant on 32 of the 40 ..

Civil war in Yemen

The nation of Yemen which is located on the lower South East Corner of Saudi Arabia has been embroiled in a massive civil war for over 5 years now.? What has happened? In what began as the ouster of a democratically elected President by a group of religious adherents and the supporters of the former ..