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GoI bans 59 mobile applications

On June 29, 2020, Government of India banned 59 mobile applications that are prejudicial to integrity and sovereignty of India. Highlights The Ministry of Information Technology with its power under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act blocked 59 mobile applications. According to the ministry, the applications were involved in activities that are harmful to ..

MHA Guidelines on Zoom Videoconferencing

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs issued a statement declaring the video meeting service, Zoom, as unsafe and also guidelines for videoconferencing. Issues in Zoom Security and privacy concerns have plagued the popular videoconferencing service since its launch in 2011 by Eric Yuan. While it has become a popular medium for conducting online lectures for ..

Centre approves renaming of village in Haryana

A village in Haryana called “Amin” is going to be renamed as “Abhimanyupur”. After the state government of Haryana requested to rename its village in Kurukshetra district, the centre has given approval for renaming. The decision has been taken by the Union Home Ministry after getting formal approval and a No objection certificate from a ..

Baseer Ahmed Khan appointed as fourth advisor to Lt Governor G C Murmu

The Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan, a 2000-batch IAS officer, has been appointed as the fourth advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu. An order regarding the appointment was issued by Deputy Secretary, Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The other three advisors are former CRPF DG Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, who ..

Agartala, Ghojadanga designated as authorised land immigration check posts

The capital of Tripura, Agartala and Ghojadanga of West Bengal, which are located along the Indo-Bangladesh border, have been recently designated by the government as authorised land immigration check posts to enter or exit India, with valid travel documents. As per the recent Home Ministry notification, Senior immigration officers have also been appointed for Agartala ..

Anti-Government Activities

In light of the ongoing protests about the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Ministry of Home Affairs have been serving ‘Leave India’ notices to foreigners who were involved in the protests. Visa Guidelines: The visa guidelines do not specify what activities are considered as anti-government. The visa guidelines were given by the Ministry of Home Affairs. ..

‘Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre’ inaugurated by Home Minister

The Union Home Minister of India, Amit Shah on Friday, 10th January 2020 inaugurated a state-of-the-art centre for the ‘Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre’ in New Delhi and also dedicated a citizen-centric ‘National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal’ (www.cybercrime.gov.in) to the nation. Built at an estimated cost of Rs 415.86 crore, the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination ..

World Hindi Day 2020

To promote the greatness of the Hindi language, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Official Language under the Ministry of Home Affairs celebrate World Hindi Day annually on the 10th of January, first celebrated in 2006 the day 10th January was chosen to mark the anniversary of first World Hindi Conference organized ..