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National Nutrition Mission

🕔17:06, 17.Aug 2019

National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN ABHIYAAN) was launched on March 8th, 2018 i.e. International Women’s Day in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. The mission is launched with an aim to address the issues of malnutrition in India. It is like an expansion

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The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019

🕔13:03, 13.Aug 2019

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Lok Sabha in August 2019. According to the 2011 Census, there are more than 4.80 lakh transgenders in the country. These people are often discriminated upon and humiliated

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Every Child To Get Rotavirus Vaccine By September

🕔17:52, 10.Aug 2019

The Health Ministry has decided to provide the Rotavirus vaccine to every child across all the States and also the Union Territories by September 2019 under an ambitious plan under the 100 days agenda of the newly elected government.  Why

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Cancel licence of doctors who still conduct two-finger test

🕔17:51, 10.Aug 2019

News: Around 1,500 rape survivors and their families submitted a letter to the Supreme Court demanding license cancellation of the medical pratitioners, still conducting “humiliating two-finger test”.  This letter was submitted by Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan (RGA), a survivor-centric forum with more

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Respecting reproductive choice

🕔13:02, 29.Jul 2019

News Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019, approved by the Cabinet, bans and criminalises commercial surrogacy and only allows altruistic surrogacy. More in News The Bill unequivocally bans commercial surrogacy, advocating for altruistic surrogacy only with “close relatives” as the sole legal

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‘100 pending cases? Set up a POCSO court’

🕔10:39, 26.Jul 2019

News The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the setting up of special courts in each district across the country that had over a 100 cases of child abuse and sexual assault pending trial under the Protection of Children from Sexual

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Centre notifies pension scheme for small traders

🕔14:33, 25.Jul 2019

News The Centre’s pension scheme for small traders has been notified and is being introduced on a trial basis this week, with the formal launch of the scheme likely to be done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon, according to

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Rajya Sabha passes POCSO amendment bill

🕔14:32, 25.Jul 2019

News The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill entailing amendments to the POCSO Act by including death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children, besides providing stringent punishments for other crimes against minors. More in News The bill would

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Smoking E-Cigarettes Is More Injurious To Health

🕔14:44, 23.Jul 2019

Amit Yadav, a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco welcomes government’s proposal to ban E-cigarettes Important Analysis The government’s proposal to ban E-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)

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Every Third Child In The World Is Poor: UN

🕔12:55, 13.Jul 2019

News One in every third child (under the age of 10) is multidimensionally poor in the world, according to the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), released by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) recently. More in News MPI measures progress against

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