Terrorism: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

FATF: Pakistan to remain on “Grey List”

On October 24, 2020, the Financial Action Task Force voted for Pakistan to remain under “grey list” of the organisation. The decision was taken as Pakistan failed to comply with all the 27 parameters set by the FATF. It has completed only 21. Earlier, the asia-pacific group of FATF submitted a report titled “Follow up ..

August 21: International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism observed by UN

21st August is observed as the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism by the United Nations. Key Highlights of the events It was the third commemoration of the day. An online high-level event with the title “Not Forgotten: Stories of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism”, was held. A short film ..

United Nations Security Council passes first COVID-19 resolution

On July 1, 2020, the United Nations Security Council adopted the first COVID-19 related resolution. The resolution demanded an immediate cessation of hostilities all around the world Highlights The resolution was drafted by France and Tunisia. The resolution calls for the parties of armed conflicts to pause for at least 90 days to provide safe, ..

Yusuf Memon: 1993 Mumbai Serial Blast Convict dies in Nashik Prison

On June 26, 2020, the 1993 Mumbai serial blast convict Yusuf Memon died at Nashik Prison. He is the brother of absconding accused Tiger Memon. Highlights Tiger Memon was the mastermind of the 1993 Mumbai blasts. He was alleged along with the gangster Dawood Ibrahim. Yusuf was accused for allowing his garage and flat for ..

Pakistan Court commuted the death sentence of Omar Sheikh

The Sindh High Court of Pakistan commuted the death sentence of Omar Sheikh, a British born militant, known for his role in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl. About the Incident American journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped from Karachi, Pakistan in January of 2002. He was then working on Pakistan’s terror groups that had ..