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Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 October 2019


Pakistan to remain on FATF Grey List till February 2020

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on October 16, 2019, announced that Pakistan will remain on its ‘Grey List’ till February 2020. The FATF made the decision after it noticed that nothing major has been done by Pakistan to eliminate terror funding and money laundering. Pakistan was included in the FATF’s ‘grey list’ in June 2018. FATF is an inter-governmental body that aims to combat money laundering and terrorist funding.

Ayodhya Case: SC reserves its Judgement on Babri Masjid Dispute after 40 days of hearing

The Five Judge-Constitutional Bench of Supreme Court reserved its judgement on the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid case after a long hearing that lasted for over 40 days. During the hearings, the Supreme Court heard the arguments of all the three major litigants – Ram Lalla, Nirmohi Akhara and Sunni Waqf Board. The Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid Case hearing concluded at 5 pm on October 16, 2019.

World Economic Outlook 2019 Report: India’s growth estimate to 6.1%

The World Economic Outlook 2019 Report was released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on October 15, 2019, indicating that there is a sharp fall in growth globally. As per the report, India’s GDP has been estimated at 6.1 per cent for 2019-20, however, it can go up to 7 per cent in 2020-21.

Global Hunger Index 2019: India slips to 102nd rank

India slips to 102nd rank in the 2019 Global Hunger Index that ranks 117 countries on the basis of 4 indicators – undernourishment, child mortality, child wasting and child stunting. India even ranked below other South Asian countries such as Sri Lanka (66), Nepal (73), Pakistan (94), and Bangladesh (88).  

World Food Day 2019: Know all about FAO report

The World Food Day 2019 was observed globally on October 16, 2019, with an aim to achieve a zero hunger world and create awareness about food security among the masses. On this occasion, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) released a report stating that around one in nine people starves from hunger globally. Approximately 23 per cent of the world’s hungry people live in India alone.



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