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

AFSPA extended for six more months in the state of Assam

Published: August 26, 2020

The extension of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958  has been announced by the Assam government for 6 more months in the state, which is going to be effective from 28th August. What is AFSPA? Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 is an act of parliament that gives special power to the Armed Forces ..

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GoI bans 59 mobile applications

Published: June 30, 2020

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 ..

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Passenger Train services partially restored

Published: May 12, 2020

On May 12, 2020, the Indian Railways partially begins passenger train services. Around 15 trains are to be operated. These trains are in addition to the “Shramik special trains” that are in service transporting migrant workers. Highlights Only confirmed ticket holders will be allowed to board the train. The passengers should observe social distancing throughout ..

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Third Phase of Lock Down begins

Published: May 4, 2020

On May 4, 2020, the third phase of Lock down begun all over India. The Ministry of Home Affairs had issued relaxations in lower risk districts. What is prohibited all over India? Under Lock Down 3.0, travel by road is prohibited all over India. The Educational institutes, schools, training institutes are to remain closed all ..

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MHA Guidelines on Zoom Videoconferencing

Published: April 17, 2020

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 ..

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