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I&B Ministry Guidelines on data security

In its new guidelines on data security, Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry has prohibited the sharing of secret or top-secret documents by its officials over Internet. What are the guidelines? They have also been asked not to use digital assistant devices like Amazon’s Echo, Google Home in office, Apple’s HomePod and turn off digital assistants, ..

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MHA Advisory on Transgender Persons in Prisons

On January 10, 2022, Ministry of home affairs (MHA) has released advisory on transgender persons in prisons. What advisory has been issued? Ministry has asked prison authorities to make arrangements inside the jails in order to recognise the identity of transgender inmates and their rights are not discriminated. It has asked prisons chiefs and state ..

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Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA)- Recent Developments

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked to further extend the deadline of framing the rules of “Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019”. Highlights MHA sought extension from parliamentary committees in the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha. Third and the latest extension expired on January 9, but MHA failed to notify the rules. Why ..

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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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