Central Armed Police Forces Current Affairs, GK & News

Central Armed Police Forces

CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF and SSB are collectively called Central Armed Police Forces. They come under Ministry of Home Affairs. Central Reserve Police Force The Central Reserve Police Force came into existence as Crown Representative’s Police on 27th July 1939. Besides law enforcement and counter-insurgency duties, the CRPF plays a major role in the General Elections. ..

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President’s Tatrakshak Medal (PTM)

On August 15, 2022, President Droupadi Murmu approved around 107 gallantry awards for the armed forces and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). It comprises of 3 Kirti Chakras and 13 Shaurya Chakras. Apart from that, 81 Sena Medals, 1 Nao Sena Medal and 2 Bar to Sena medals were also announced. Key Points: 40 Mention-in-Despatches ..

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Taskforce on Suicides in CAPFs

A taskforce of senior officers formed by the Home Ministry a few months ago to investigate cases of suicide in the central armed police forces (CAPFs) will also submit a complete report on occurrences of fratricide, in which seven BSF members were killed. Overview: The panel will submit recommendations and case study analysis not only ..

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Home Minister launches ‘Ayushman CAPF’ health card

On November 2, 2021, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced that, Central government has extended the benefits of “Ayushman CAPF healthcare scheme” to the personnel of all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). Key Points CAPFs would be able to avail the benefits of the central health insurance programme in a phased manner. Scheme will be ..

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October 21: Police Commemoration Day

National Police Commemoration Day is observed every year on October 21, in India. This day is dedicated to the sacrifices of ten policemen, who died in Chinese firing in the year 1959. Background On October 21, 1959, Chinese troops threw grenades and opened fire at twenty Indian soldiers in Ladakh. Out of them, ten brave ..

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ITBP partners with KVIC to procure products for its personnel

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police has signed a deal with the KVIC in order to procure a variety of ‘swadeshi’ and ‘khadi’ goods for around 10 lakh personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces. The force will procure 1200 quintals of mustard oil from the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) with a total financial outlay ..

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ITBP becomes first among CAPF to launch a matrimonial site for its staff

In a first of its kind move, the border guarding paramilitary force of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has started a dedicated matrimonial site for its staff. This is the first -ever dedicated and well-managed matrimony portal among Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). A link for the unique portal was launched on 9 December on the ..

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