Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicMinistry of Home Affairs (MHA)

Topic: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)

Neither MoD nor MHA can resolve the unacceptable state of affairs on Indo-Tibetan Border

The ITBP needs to be converted into a military force that is based on a design like the Rashtriya Rifles with suitable modifications.

All Afghan nationals must travel to India only on e-Visa, says MHA

The home ministry also announced that previously-issued visas to all Afghan nationals, who are not in India, have been invalidated with immediate effect.

Over 81,000 paramilitary officers voluntarily retired, 16,000 resigned since 2011: MHA data

The MHA data pertains to six paramilitary forces namely the CRPF, BSF, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Sashastra Seema Bal, Central Industrial Security Force and Assam Rifles.

2019 saw 40 more arrests for sedition over 2018 and only two convictions, NCRB data shows

Ministry of Home Affairs Wednesday shared data in Rajya Sabha on cases filed under sedition and UAPA in 2019 and the arrests made in connection with them.

MHA calls 3 IPS officers of Nadda’s security detail in Bengal to serve in central deputation

The move is likely to further escalate the ongoing tussle between West Bengal govt and the BJP-led central government following the attack on the convoy of Nadda two days ago.

A year on and two extensions later, Modi govt is ‘yet to frame CAA rules’

Unless the rules are framed and notified, the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 cannot be implemented, and practically remains ineffective.

CRPF starts probe as viral video shows ‘Kashmir troopers traveling in ‘non-bulletproof truck’

The video was tweeted by a handle called ‘Kashmir Intel’ Friday, with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also sharing it Saturday. It has allegedly been sourced from a ‘pro-Army account on YouTube’.

Delhi govt alleges pressure by Centre to not increase Covid tests, MHA says false allegation

Health Minister Satyender Jain wrote to MHA Secretary Ajay Bhalla, alleging officials are being threatened and intimidated to not double Covid tests.

Delhi Police wanted ban on TikTok for its ‘misuse’ in February riots, but govt ignored it

Delhi Police wanted to ban TikTok as it was allegedly being used to spread misinformation during the riots. It sent the file to the home ministry in March, but no action was taken then.

Crackdown, heavy deployment, UAPA arrests kept J&K calm after Article 370 move, police says

According to MHA data, while there were 532 incidents of stone-pelting and violence in the Valley in 2018, the number came down to 389 in 2019 and 102 in 2020.

On Camera

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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