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

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 ..

Peace Process in Tripura

The National Liberation Front of Tripura is a Tripuri nationalist militant organization. It is currently operating in Tripura and has a field strength of 550 to 850 members. The NLFT is currently designated as a terrorist organization in India and most of its leadership is Christain. What has happened? After over 4 years after the ..

Combating Terror Financing in India

To fight the global menace of terrorism, various nations have started to strengthen their anti-terror financing regulations. Even India, which together with the other G-20 nations, had condemned terrorism in all forms and had reiterated their resolve to make their domestic and international financial institutions hostile to terror financing, has started to take concerted efforts ..

Hafiz Saeed arrested in Pakistan

The law enforcement bodies, primarily the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Pakistan have arrested the Hafiz Saeed. Who is Hafiz Saeed? Hafiz Saeed is the head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD). He was the mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. He has been designated a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the US Department of the Treasury. The ..

NIA (Amendment) Bill 2019

Following a heated debate in the Lok Sabha, the landmark NIA (Amendment) Bill 2019 was passed. While the Bill seeks to take tougher action against terrorism, the Opposition alleges that it will make India a police state. What are the new changes in this bill? The NIA can now investigate and prosecute. Under the existing ..

Update : Terror attack in Somalia

In a suicide bomb and gun attack on a hotel in southern Somalia, several people, including journalists and politicians, were killed. What has happened? The authorities said that a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into the popular Medina hotel in the port city of Kismayo on Friday. This was followed by a ..