Migration Current Affairs, GK & News

‘International Migration Review Forum’

The First International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) is being held under the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, USA. It started on May 17th and will end on May 20th. What is the objective of IMRF? In the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM)”, it was decided that the IMRF will ..

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India-Australia Virtual Summit

On 21st March, India and Australia held a virtual summit. At the summit, there were talks regarding critical investment, critical minerals, migration, defense, technological cooperation, and digital sectors. Overview: PM Modi and Scott Morrison, Australian Prime Minister took part in this summit. The first Virtual Summit was held in 2020. Following the latest virtual summit, ..

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Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act

The act was passed in 2020. The act reserves 75% of jobs to the local residents of the state. Key Features of the act The act applies to all the partnership firms, companies, trusts, societies and any person employing 10 or more persons. The act is not applicable to state and central government. The act ..

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Migration Policy Index: Kerala at top and Delhi at bottom

The Mumbai based research non-profit India Migration Now has recently released “Interstate Migrant Policy Index” (IMPEX). The index measures integration of interstate migrants. Key Highlights The average IMPEX score of India is 37 out of 100. According to the index, the states of Kerala, Goa, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh have been most successful in integrating ..

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Tunga Dam construction: Number of Migratory birds decreases

The number of migratory birds arriving to Mandagadde bird sanctuary has reduced due to the construction of Tunga dam. Highlights Earlier around 10,000 migratory birds would arrive at the Mandagadde bird sanctuary in July 2020 and go back in December after hatching of eggs. Today, their numbers have reduced to 500-600. The decline in the ..

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M B Lal Committee

The recent massive fire at the Baghjan Oil field, Assam had caused serious environmental damages and led to migration of 1000s of people in the region. More than 1,610 families are now lodged in 4 relief camps. The Government of India has taken several measures to address the issues of such oil field fires. In ..

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