Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicUnion Home Ministry

Topic: Union Home Ministry

What is a ‘state funeral’, significance of the mourning period & national flag flown at half-mast

After Lata Mangeshkar’s demise, the home ministry declared that the legendary singer will be accorded a ‘state funeral’ & the national flag will be flown at half-mast for two days.

Home ministry operationalises national helpline, reporting platforms to prevent cyber fraud

The facility empowers both the banks and the police by leveraging new-age technologies for sharing online fraud-related information and taking action in almost real-time.

Visas of foreigners stranded in India due to Covid extended till 31 August

The decision has been taken in the light of non-resumption of normal commercial flights on gratis basis without levy of any overstay penalty, the Home Ministry said in a statement.

2,000 ex-Armymen under 50 to be inducted into CISF as govt looks to ‘rehabilitate’ them

Appointments will be done on an experimental basis, in the ratio of 75:25 — 75% CISF personnel and 25% contractual — for different posts at selected units.

Hizbul chief Salahuddin, Indian Mujahideen’s Bhatkal among 18 designated as terrorists

Home affairs ministry designates 18 new names as terrorists under the amended UAPA 2019. Prior to the law, only organisations could be tagged as terrorist entities.

‘Playing with fire’: Parents oppose Modi govt suggestion to reopen schools from July

An online petition on change.org, which has garnered over 2 lakh signatures, urges the government to not start school until there are ‘zero Covid cases’.

Home Ministry objects to easing of lockdown curbs by Kerala govt

The Home Ministry said Kerala's decision to allow opening of restaurants and MSME industries, and bus travel in cities amounts to dilution of its lockdown guidelines.

Health ministry asks Mamata govt to be prepared for dengue outbreak amid Covid-19 crisis

Health ministry letter says since dengue cases in Bangladesh are rising, Bengal should be prepared to manage the situation, even though it is busy dealing with coronavirus.

Modi govt reaches out to Muslim clerics to appeal for peace as India protests citizenship law

Minority commission & minority affairs ministry have asked clerics to tell the community the law is not anti-Muslim & there’s nothing to worry about.

Modi govt to slash IPS posts by 50% at Centre as ‘states refuse to spare them’

Home ministry has told states that central govt plans to to reduce Central Deputation Reserve quota of IPS officers from 1,075 posts to about 500.

On Camera

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.