Home Ministry Current Affairs - 2020

Home Ministry issues SOPs for movement of stranded migrant labourers

On April 19, 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued Standard of Operating Procedure for movement of stranded migrant labourers. Highlights The workers employed in construction, agriculture, industries and other sectors have been moved from their work places and have been housed in shelter camps and relief shelters. These centres are being run by the Read More…

New Name for Mumbai Central Station: Nana Shankarseth

On March 12, 2020, the Maharashtra Cabinet approved the proposal to rename Mumbai Central Station to Nana Shankarseth. The approved proposal is to be sent to Ministry of Railways. It is the Central Railways operating under Ministry of Railways that has the final say in the name change. Procedure and Authority of name change It Read More…

War Memorial built by Assam Rifles in Nagaland

The Assam Rifles has constructed war memorial for 357 personnel who sacrificed their lives fighting against insurgency in the North Eastern State. The Memorial is first of its kind in the state. It has been constructed at Mokokchung in Assam. Highlights The War Memorial has been designed in concentric circular form. It has three converging Read More…

2021 census through mobile application

Every 10 years the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India operating under the Ministry of Home Affairs carry out the massive exercise to count different aspects of India’s billion plus population. At the recently held conference of state coordinators and directors of Census operations it was decided that the 2021 census will be conducted through Read More…

SC approves Centre’s Witness Protection Scheme

Supreme Court has approved Witness Protection Scheme 2018 and directed Union and State Governments to enforce the same.  This scheme was framed by Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in response to PIL seeking protection for witnesses. Key Facts The apex court held that scheme will become law under Article 141/142 of Constitution till enactment Read More…