The Union Ministry of Home has recently banned a US-based secessionist group – Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for advocating secessionist and pro-Khalistani activities in India. The group was advocating an online campaign for Khalistan “Sikh Referendum 2020” to establish an independent and sovereign country in Punjab. a separate land for the Sikhs. Its founder Avtar ..
Terrorism: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News
In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, the Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy has informed that a multi-disciplinary Terror Monitoring Group (TMG) has been constituted in Jammu & Kashmir to ensure a concerted and synergized action against the terror activities and their financing in the state. The Indian Government has ..
The Border Security Force (BSF) has launched a mega exercise code-named Operation Sudarshan to fortify the ‘anti-infiltration grid’ along the Pakistan border in regions of Punjab and Jammu. The region of Jammu shares about 485-km of the sensitive international border with Pakistan and about 553-km of the front lies in Punjab. Other states which share ..
The Amarnath Yatra is an annual pilgrimage organized by the Government of India for the Hindu pilgrims who go to visit the Amarnath Temple which is located in Jammu & Kashmir, India. Significance of the Amarnath Yatra The Amarnath shrine is one of the holiest shrines for Hindus in India. It is one of the ..
In a recent update by Air India, it has informed that one of its aircraft, a Boeing 777-337 was forced to land at the London Stansted airport after a bomb threat was reported. The affected flight, AI 191 was flying from Mumbai to Newark Airport, USA when it had to make an emergency precautionary landing ..
The Bishkek Declaration released at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) urged the international community to strengthen global cooperation in efforts against terrorism without politicization and double standards. Countering Terrorism and Promoting Cooperation The declaration called for enhanced cooperation to promote peace and development. The situation in global politics and economy remains tense. The process of ..
The origin of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) can be traced back to Shanghai Five which comprised of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. SCO came into existence with the inclusion of Uzbekistan to the group in 2001. SCO was expanded to include India and Pakistan in 2017. India s Global and Regional Interests SCO ..
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has recently signed a deal worth around Rs 300 crore for buying more than 100 SPICE bombs from Israel. The IAF fighter jets used these bombs to target Jaish-e-Mohammed training camps in Pakistan’s Balakot on 26th February 2019 after the ghastly Pulwama terror attack in which over 44 CRPF jawans ..