Contents:

  1. Pakistan to remain in terror financing watchdog’s ‘Grey List
  2. Karbis protest against ST status for hill Bodos
  3. Foodgrains production set to touch a record high
  4. One in three adolescents face online abuse, finds study by NGO

PAKISTAN TO REMAIN IN TERROR FINANCING WATCHDOG’S GREY LIST

Why in news?

  • The International Co­operation Review Group (ICRG) of the Financial Action Task

Force (FATF)  recommended that Pakistan be retained on the ‘Grey List’, given its failure to completely implement the 27­ point action plan to check terror financing


KARBIS PROTEST AGAINST ST STATUS FOR HILL BODOS

Why in news?

  • The Bodos, an ethnic group in Assam, had been demanding a separate State since 1972, and are recognised as a Scheduled Tribe (Plain).
  • After the conclusion of the latest Bodo pact, the Karbi Longri and North Cachar Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF), a militant group that signed a ceasefire pact with the Centre in 2009, has said a “political settlement” should be reached soon.
  • “The identity of Karbis will come under threat if Bodos who live in the hill areas [along with Karbis] are also given a Scheduled Hill Tribe status

FOODGRAINS PRODUCTION SET TO TOUCH A RECORD HIGH

Why in news?

Total foodgrains production is projected to scale an all-time high of almost 292 million tonnes in 2019­-20, propelled by record production of both rice and wheat

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ONE IN THREE ADOLESCENTS FACE ONLINE ABUSE, FINDS STUDY BY NGO

Why in news?

NGO — Child Rights and You (CRY) — conducted a survey in collaboration with Forum for Learning and Action with Innovation and Rigor (FLAIR). It was conducted among 630 adolescents aged between 13­-18 years from eight schools in Delhi­ NCR

More about survey

One in every three adolescents exposed to the Internet are victims of cyberbullying and other forms of online abuse and nearly half of the users display some level of addiction

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