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Union Home Minister’s Medals for Excellence in Investigation awarded

Union Home Minister’s Medals for Excellence in Investigation for 2020 have been awarded to 121 police personnel, including 21 women police officers. Among these awardees, 15 are from the Central Bureau of Investigation, 10 each are from Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra Police, 8 are from Uttar Pradesh Police and seven each are from Kerala and ..

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Ranbir Singh Committee formed for reforms in criminal law

On July 1, 2020, the Union Home Ministry constituted a high level committee to introduce reforms in criminal laws. Highlights The Committee has several leading legal academicians and will gather opinions online, consult with experts and collate materials and submit a report to the Government of India. The consultation process is to begin on July ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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