- International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI number)- IMEI is a unique number to identify GSM, WCDMA, iDEN, and satellite phones. Most phones have one IMEI number, but dual SIM phones have two. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has made it mandatory for mobile phone manufacturers to register the IMEI of all handsets made in India with the Indian Counterfeited Device Restriction portal of the Government of India. Given the rising cases of mobile phone snatching, the Bangaluru Police is looking for a system to block the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number of stolen cell phones.
- Revenue Police System– The demand to replace the Revenue Police System in Uttarakhand has once again gained ground in the wake of the murder of 19-year-old Ankita Bhandari. The system of Revenue Police was brought by the British over a century ago when crime in the hilly areas was low. The motive was to save resources by not deploying regular police. Under this system, civil officials of the revenue department have the powers and functions of the regular police. Whenever a crime takes place, the Revenue Police of the area files an FIR, investigates the case, arrests the accused and also files a charge sheet in the local court. In the case of heinous crimes, the case is transferred to the regular police.
- Interpol- The 90th General Assembly of Interpol is going to be held in New Delhi from 18th October to 21st October 2022. The General Assembly is taking place in India after 25 years. The International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) is the world’s largest international police organisation. It is an inter-governmental organisation with 195 member countries including India. It enables the police to share and access information on crimes and offenders and provides technical and operational support. This organisation has its headquarters in Lyon, France, as well as a global complex for innovation in Singapore and several satellite offices across the world.
- Multidimensional Poverty Index- On the lines of Global MPI, the NITI Aayog started publishing India-specific MPI in 2021. The report presents an in-depth analysis of the headcount ratio and intensity of multidimensional poverty at the national, State/UT, and district levels. The index is based on the reference period of 2015-16 of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) – 4
- Doctrine of Pleasure- The Punchhi Commission was constituted by the Government of India in 2007 as a Commission on Centre-State relations. As per the recommendations of the committee, The Doctrine of Pleasure should be deleted from the Constitution. With its origin in England, the Crown is regarded as the Executive head and the civil services are part of the Executive. The Doctrine of Pleasure means that the Crown has the power to terminate the services of a civil servant at any time they want without giving any notice of termination to the servant. Thus the civil servants work at the pleasure of the Crown which can remove them at any time. The same doctrine has come into the picture as the Governor from Kerala appeared to threaten to sack ministers at his ‘will’ using Article 164 (1).
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