Border areas Current Affairs - 2020

Jharkhand approves Border Road Organization to recruit 11,800 workers

The roads near the border areas are of great importance in the current situation when Indian and Chinese armies are confronting each other in the eastern Ladakh region. Highlights In a highly tensile situation, the Jharkhand Chief Minister has approved the Border Road Organization to recruit 11,800 workers from the state to implement critical projects Read More…

Line of Actual Control: ITBP sanctions twin commands

On June 5, 2020, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police launced twin commands in Guwahati and Chandigarh ti supervise its deployment of troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Highlights The recent standoff between India and China in the regions of Ladakh and also in other parts of LAC is the main reason for the initiation Read More…

Ghojadanga of West Bengal and Agartala of Tripura designated as immigration check posts

On March 6, 2020, Ghojadanga of West Bengal and Agartala of Tripura were designated as land immigration check posts. They are located in Indo-Bangladesh border. Highlights The Government of India has designated Agartala and Ghojadanga to check all classes of passengers entering to and exiting from India. The immigration posts will check travel documents of Read More…

Jammu Airport comes under CISF

On March 6, 2020, the Jammu airport security was taken over by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). With this there are 63 airports under CISF at present. Airport Security The CISF is responsible for airport security at all commercial airports of India. Earlier the airports were under the control of airport police. However, after Read More…

National Emergency Declared in Pakistan to fight against Locusts in the border

Pakistan which is facing the worst locust attacks in decades has declared National Emergency. The emergency was declared to tackle the insects that are destroying crops in Punjab province, the main region of agricultural production. Highlights The locusts are currently in the India-Pakistan border along Cholistan. Usually, these Locusts move to Iran after some time. Read More…