Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Current Affairs - 2019

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Government constitutes Tribunal for adjudicating ban on LTTE

The Government of India (GoI) has constituted a Tribunal for adjudicating ban on Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Key Highlights Background: LTTE has been banned in India since 1991, after the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi by its member. In early May 2019 the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued a notification Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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Expert Committee Constituted to examine Rules on Movement of People Near Indo-Myanmar Border

Ministry of Home Affairs has constituted an expert committee to examine the rules which allow free movement of people near Indo-Myanmar border. Indian and Myanmarese citizens are permitted free movement within 16 km of the international border, but these rules are widely exploited by militants for smuggling arms, drugs, and fake Indian currency. The decision to constitute an MHA panel was Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Home Ministry asks NGOs to open Bank Accounts in Core Banking format

The Home Ministry has instructed 5,845 NGOs to open their accounts in banks having core banking facilities. The NGOs are also required to furnish the account details for real time access of security agencies in case of any discrepancy. The move is aimed at checking “errant” NGOs especially those organizations receiving foreign funding. The Home Ministry has mandated the NGOs Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Home Ministry asks States to Link Prisons with Courts via Video Conferencing

The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked all the state governments to link prisons with courts through video conferencing in order to expedite trials and to save costs of escorting undertrials to courts. The Home Ministry’s advisory to the states has been issued following a national conference of heads of prisons in states and UTs on prison reforms. Salient Highlights In Read More…

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All-woman India Reserve Battalion (IRB) to be raised in Jammu and Kashmir

The Home Ministry has planned to raise an all-woman India Reserve Battalion (IRB) in Jammu and Kashmir. The decision has been taken in the wake of girl students throwing stones at security forces in Srinagar a few days ago. The all-woman battalion will be one among the five IRBs that has been sanctioned by the Read More…

Month:  Categories: States

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Union Home Ministry forms three-member SIT to probe 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has constituted a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) for re-investigation of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases mainly in Delhi and other States. Members: Three-member SIT will be headed by Pramod Asthana, an IPS officer of 1986 batch. It will have retired district and sessions judge Rakesh Kapoor and Additional Deputy Commissioner of Read More…

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Government reconstitutes NDMA by nominating new three new members

Government has reconstituted the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) by nominating three new members. 3 new nominated members are: Dr D N Sharma- Director, Health Safety and Environment Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. Kamal Kishore- Programme Advisor, UNDP, New York. Lt. Gen. N.C. Marwah. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) It is a statutory body under Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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