Minister of Home Affairs Current Affairs, GK & News

Spitting an offence: Section 51 of Disaster Management Act

The Ministry of Home Affairs issued guidelines for Lock Down 2.0 that was extended till May 3, 2020. According to the new guidelines, spitting in the public was made offensive under National Disaster Management Act. Highlights The guidelines also had made wearing masks in public places mandatory. Spitting has been made punishable under Section 51 ..

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IPS V.S. Kaumudi appointed as Director General of BPR&D

The Centre government has appointed senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer V.S. Kaumudi as Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) by lowering the post to the rank of Additional Director General. Key Highlights The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet comprising of Prime Minister of India (who is the Chairman) and Minister ..

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Rajnath Singh to chair Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs and be part of the all-important panel on political affairs headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Singh was also made a member of two new committees set up by the Modi government — the Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth and the ..

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Cabinet Reshuffle

The United Progressive Alliance government did a little cabinet reshuffle. As per new appointments: P Chaidambaram will take charge of Union Finance Ministry who was serving as Union Home Minister. Sushilkumar Shinde will hold the position of Union Home Ministry. Virappa Moily who is current Corporate Affairs Minister has been given additional charge of Power ..

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