Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA): Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Government constitutes Tribunal for adjudicating ban on LTTE

Published: May 28, 2019

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 ..

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

Published: June 13, 2017

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 ..

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

Published: May 11, 2017

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 ..

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

Published: May 9, 2017

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 ..

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

Published: April 28, 2017

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 ..

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