1st July 2018 : Daily Current Affairs - UPSC CSE/IAS and State PSC

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FATF (Financial Action Task Force) puts Pakistan on 'grey list'

Why in news ?
India welcomes FATF move to put Pakistan on 'grey list' again for failing to check terror funding.

More in news
FATF (Financial Action Task Force (FATF)) in its Paris Plenary has placed Pakistan on a grey list of countries that are kept under watch in a move to counter international terror financing. The move will make Pakistan to provide additional guarantees while borrowing finance from international donors such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Pakistan was earlier put in the grey list between 2012 and 2015 but was taken off the list. Subsequent attacks on India by different terror groups supported by Pakistan has made the international community to request FATF to put the country again in the list.

The decision to put paksistan again in the list was taken in plenary session of FATF in February for which Pakistan opened diplomatic channels to prevent the move, even presented a 26-point plan of action to the FATF but could not prevent it and hence was put back in the list on 29 June.
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Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Why in news ?
A conference has been called by the United Kingdom, USA and the West to discuss upholding the global ban against the use of chemical weapons. UK has also proposed to consider empowering the OPCW to identify the organisation or government responsible for chemical attacks in addition to its existing power of carrying out the investigation into such cases.

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

The OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) is a 193 member intergovernmental organisation based on The Hague, Netherlands. The organisation is tasked with oversees and prohibit chemical weapons proliferation and permanent elimination of them.

OPCW is also implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force on 29 April 1997. Chemical Weapons Convention prohibits the use of chemical weapons by evaluation of member states's declarations and requires their destruction by on site inspection.

2013 Nobel Peace Prize was also awarded to OPCW for keeping the world safe from chemical weapons.
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International Organisation for Migration

Why in news ?
U.N. migration agency has rejected Trump's nominee Ken Isaacs for next leader of the International Organisation for Migration after reports surfaced of anti-Muslim social media posts.

International Organization for Migration

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) was established in 1951 with a name "Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM)" and was tasked with resettling people displaced by World War II.

IOM is an 166 member (8 Observer states), inter-governmental organisation that provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants, including internally displaced persons, refugees, and migrant workers. In 2016 it became a related organisation of United Nations.

IOM advises member states on orderly and humane migration policies and promote international cooperation on migration issues. Migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration, and addressing forced migration are four key areas of organisation's work.
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Other facts for prelims
1) Mission Shaurya: Its a joint initiative of "Adivasi Vikas Vibhag of the Maharashtra State Government" and Chandrapur Collectorate to scale Everest. It has a team of 10 tribal students who successfully scaled Mt. Everest in May 2018.

2) Statistics Day: 12th Statistics Day was celebrated by jointly Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation and Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) on 29th June. The theme selected for the Statistics Day this year is "Quality Assurance in Official Statistics".

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