Overseas Citizenship of India Current Affairs, GK & News

Kartarpur Sahib: Pakistan agrees to Visa-free, year-long travel for Indians

Pakistan has agreed in principle to allow year-long visa-free access for Indian pilgrims to holy Gurdwara of Kartarpur Sahib. The agreement was reached at 2nd bilateral formal meeting held at Wagah for finalising the modalities for Kartarpur Sahib corridor, a gateway for pilgrims to visit Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. Indian delegation at 2nd bilateral formal ..

Month: 

Topics: 

Home Ministry discontinues ‘Black Lists’ of Indian-Origin People

The Ministry of Home Affairs announced that it has put an end to the local adverse lists commonly known as ‘Black Lists’ of Indian-origin people. About Black List It is maintained by Indian missions (Indian Embassies in different countries) and posts abroad. It contains list of Indian-origin people who have taken asylum (i.e. right to ..

Month: 

Topics: 

Ministry of Home Affairs to discard its ‘Black List’ of Indian-origin people

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to discard its ‘Black List’ of Indian-origin people, who have taken asylum abroad under the plea of alleged persecution in India. As per officials, all such people will also be given regular visa as well as Overseas Citizen of India (OCI). The list, which is maintained by ..

Topics: 

Vajra Scheme

The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a Statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has launched a ‘Visiting Advanced Joint Research (VAJRA) Faculty Scheme’ to connect the Indian academic and research and development (R&D) systems to the best of global science and scientists for a sustained international collaborative research. The scheme ..

Topics: 

Draft ART (Regulation) Bill, 2014

In 2005, the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) had framed guidelines for ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) Clinics. However, there is no legal mechanism to enforce them or monitor compliance by clinics. The ART Bill was first drafted in 2010 by the previous UPA regime. The draft prepared in 2012 has banned only those foreigners ..

Topics: