Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Current Affairs, GK & News

Home Ministry enhances powers of BSF

Home Ministry has enhanced the powers of Border Security Force (BSF). Under the enhanced power, officers will have the power to search and arrest. What are the enhanced powers? Officers will also have the power of seizure up to the extent of 50 km in three new states which are sharing international boundaries with Pakistan and Bangladesh. ..

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Delhi govt approves 66% Salary hike for MLAs

Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal gave nod to proposal of 66% salary hike for MLAs. Key Points This hike has come after a decade to raise existing monthly salary and allowances of MLAs from Rs 54,000 to Rs 90,000. Kejriwal led government had requested the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to hike salary ..

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NCRB data on Suicides due to Unemployment

According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, from 2016 to 2019, suicide cases due to unemployment have increased by 24 per cent. Key Findings of report As per NCRB, 2,851 people died by suicide due to unemployment in 2019. This figure has increased from 2,298 suicides in 2016. Karnataka registered the greatest number (553) ..

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New Policy for Declassification of War Histories

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a policy on declassification of War histories. Key Points about new policy Under this policy, Ministry of Defence (MoD) will archive, declassify, compile and publish war and operations histories. However, declassification of older wars like of 1962 war is not automatic. Declassification will be taken up on case-by-case basis ..

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What Home Ministry informed Parliament on Cybercrime?

The Home Minister have recently presented the crime data in Parliament in the ongoing Budget Session. Crime Data The ministry of Home Affairs informed in the Parliament that increasing use of the internet across the country has increased the instances of the cybercrime. It also highlighted that most of the cybercrime cases were of sexual ..

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