Ministry of Home Affairs Current Affairs - 2019

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Govt. opens up 137 Himalayan Peaks to foreign mountaineers and trekkers

It is an historic step towards promoting adventure tourism in the country, Government of India has allowed access to 137 mountain peaks to foreigners desirous of obtaining Mountaineering Visa (‘MX’) for mountaineering and trekking. These peaks are located in States of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim. In recently concluded National Tourism Conference, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & BankingPlaces in News

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Bulletin: PM approves changes in Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on assuming his office took the very first decision of granting approval to major changes in the ‘Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme’ under the National Defence Fund. This decision is in line with PM’s vision for India’s safety, security and well-being of those who protect the nation. Changes approved by Prime Minister Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & Projects

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UGC directs Universities: observe 21 May as Anti-Terrorism Day

The University Grants Commission (UGC, the higher education regulator) has directed universities and higher educational institutions (HEIs) in India to observe 21 May as Anti-Terrorism Day so as to wean youth away from terrorism. Key Highlights Background: Every year 21 May is observed as Anti-Terrorism Day throughout India. It seeks to spread awareness among people Read More…

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Indian Government Extends Ban on LTTE for Five Years

The Ministry of Home Affairs in a freshly issued notification extended ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as: Tamil Tigers) in India for a another period of five years. Key Highlights Ban: The Union Home Ministry notified extended ban (of 5 years) to LTTE under sub-sections (1) and (3) of Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Home Ministry discontinues ‘Black Lists’ of Indian-Origin People

The Ministry of Home Affairs announced that it has put an end to the local adverse lists commonly known as ‘Black Lists’ of Indian-origin people. About Black List It is maintained by Indian missions (Indian Embassies in different countries) and posts abroad. It contains list of Indian-origin people who have taken asylum (i.e. right to Read More…

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Tracking Progress of ‘Safe City Programme’

According to recent media reports, not much progress has been made in making cities safer for women even one year after launch of Safe City programme. It highlights poor guidelines and improper utilization of funds and focus on general elections as main reasons for it. About Safe City programme It was launched with objective of Read More…

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SAECKs – Special Kits to Probe Sexual Assault Cases

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has distributed over 3,100 special kits SAECKs for collecting blood and semen samples, besides other evidence, to carry out immediate investigations into sexual assault cases among states and Union Territories. SAECK Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits (SAECKs) or ‘rape investigation kits’ are specially designed kits to carry out the Read More…

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