IS Current Affairs - 2020

Maharashtra rolls out Deradicalisation Programme in wake of IS threat

Maharashtra Government has rolled out Deradicalisation Programme for the minority community to counter both home-grown extremism and the global Islamic State (IS) threat. The plan has been chalked out by the State Home Department that includes a 50-point socio-economic strategy. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has approved the proposal in this regard and also has passed Read More…

UNSC unanimously adopt resolution to cut-off supply of funds to IS group

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted resolution cut off supply of revenue flows to Islamic State (IS) militant group. Decision in this regard was taken at the first-ever meeting of finance ministers of 15 member states to support a diplomatic push to end the war in Syria. Key facts The resolution has been Read More…

Russia imposes economic sanctions against Turkey

Russia has imposed economic sanctions against Turkey, a NATO member over the issue of downing of a Russian Sukhoi 24 warplane on the Syrian border. In this regard, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree adopting a series of retaliatory economic measures against Turkey with an effect from 1st January 2016. Russian economic sanctions Read More…

France to deploy its largest warship against IS in Syria and Iraq

France is set to deploy its largest warship (aircraft carrier) named Charles de Gaulle (R91) in order further boost its operations against Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq. Since September 2014, France has been targeting IS targets in Iraq and Syria as part of the US-led international coalition. The aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle Read More…

Russia, US ink MoU to avoid deconfliction between their air forces over Syrian skies

Russia and United States have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to avoid deconfliction and mid-air incidents between their air forces over Syrian skies. The MoU seeks to avoid direct clashes between both air forces in the skies over Syria. It also includes steps to be taken by pilots to avoid an inadvertent clash over Read More…