Tuesday, 17 May, 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.

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Overcrowding of India’s mental health centres are disasters waiting to happen. Bring in reform

Implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act has been sluggish with Maharashtra having only 8 District Mental Health Review Boards, and UP just one.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.