Special Protection Group (SPG) Current Affairs, GK & News

Special Protection Group (SPG)

The Special Protection Group (SPG) of India is an armed and armored close protection force operating under the Union of India which was established to provide comprehensive security cover to the Prime Minister of India. However, after the assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi at the hands of the LTTE, the protection cover of the ..

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Indu Malhotra Panel

On January 12, 2022, the Supreme Court appointed an inquiry committee headed by former judge Justice Indu Malhotra to probe the Prime Minister Narendra Modi security breach in Punjab on January 5. Highlights While setting up the inquiry committee, the bench headed by CJI and including Justices Surya Kant & Hima Kohli noted that, this matter cannot be left ..

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Home Ministry Committee on PM Security Lapse

Following a breach in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s safety in Punjab, Ministry of Home Affairs has set up a committee to inquire into the lapses leading to a grave security risk. 3-member committee The three-member committee is led by: Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat Sudhir Kumar Saxena. Other two members of the committee include- Intelligence Bureau ..

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Special Protection Group (SPG) Act – Highlights

The Special Protection Group was created in 1985. The SPG protects Prime Minister and his immediate family members. It also protects the former prime ministers. Key Features of SPG Act The act defines “Proximate Security” as providing protection in close distance when the PM travels by rail, road, watercraft, aircraft or on foot. This includes ..

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Punjab Panel on PM Security Lapse (Mehtab Singh Gill Committee)

On January 6, 2022, the Punjab Government created a high level team to investigate the security breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. What happened? On January 5, 2022, Prime Minister landed at Bathinda. He was to visit National Martyrs Memorial in Hussainwala by helicopter. Because of rain air transport couldn’t be arranged. Therefore, the Prime ..

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SPG (Amendment) Bill passed in Parliament

The SPG amendment bill says that when the SPG cover is withdrawn from a former Prime Minister, the cover also stands withdrawn from his or her family members. The bill was passed in the parliament on December 3, 2019. The bill aimed at amending the Special Protection Group act, 1988. Amendment Key Features The act ..

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K Durga Prasad appointed as Special DG of CRPF

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed K Durga Prasad as the special director general (DG) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). He will be in office for next three years or till further orders, whichever is earlier. K Durga Prasad He is IPS officer of 1981 batch from Andhra Pradesh cadre. Before this ..

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