Social Issues

Restricted Area Permit (RAP) system

7/12/2018 | Social Issues | Tribes

The Centre is planning to revisit its decision to lift the Restricted Area Permit (RAP) system from 29 islands of Andaman and Nicobar. To develop tour ...

Guidelines for crèches at workplaces

6/12/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Centre has prepared guidelines for setting up of crèches at workplaces, which prescribe trained personnel to man the facility as well as infrastru ...

Allied Health care professional bill

29/11/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Background:- Allied and Healthcare Professionals (A&HPs) constitute an important element of the health human resource network. Public healthcare exper ...

Tribes of Andaman

26/11/2018 | Social Issues | Tribes

An American national was killed allegedly by the Sentinelese tribe in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands after he illegally entered the protected zone. T ...

OBC sub-categorisation panel gets 4th extension

25/11/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Cabinet has approved the extension of the term of Commission headed by G Rohini to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward Class ...

Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2018

24/11/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The Union Cabinet has approved the Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2018 for regulation and standardisation of education and services by allied ...

New fast track courts to be set up under Nirbhaya fund

18/11/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has decided to use Nirbhaya Fund to set up 1,023 fast track courts to dispose off pending cases of r ...

Maternity leave: govt. for incentive scheme

17/11/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

In a bid to encourage employers, especially in the private sector, to implement the extended 26-week maternity leave law, the Labour Ministry is plann ...

Anganwadi Workers and POSHAN Abhiyaan

14/11/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The National Nutrition Mission or POSHAN Abhiyaan aims to drastically reduce the prevailing high incidence of malnutrition, stunted growth and anaemia ...

'Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system Report: FAO.

12/11/2018 | Social Issues | Poverty

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has released a report titled 'Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for hi ...

Report on Pneumonia and diarrhoea in India

11/11/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Recently International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) has released a ‘Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progess report’. Important highlights: India's vaccination ...

IMPRESS Scheme

1/11/2018 | Social Issues | Education

Union HRD Ministry has launched the web portal of IMPRESS scheme with an aim to build a research ecosystem in educational institutions. About IMPRESS ...

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)

19/10/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Central Warehouse of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana has been set up at Bilaspur, Gurugram. It has been setup by the Bureau of Pharma P ...

No time bar for crimes under POCSO Act

17/10/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The government has clarified that there is no time bar on reporting such crimes and Survivors of child sexual abuse can file a police complaint after ...

Biggest Outbrake of Zika virus

12/10/2018 | Social Issues | Health

India has recorded its biggest outbreak of Zika virus to date, with 32 cases confirmed in Jaipur, capital of the western state of Rajasthan. The first ...

Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018

7/10/2018 | Social Issues | Sanitation

Indian Prime Minister has given awards to top Ranked State, District and State with maximum citizen participation based on the National Swachh Surveks ...

Nutrition norms issued to tackle severe acute malnutrition

27/9/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The National Technical Board on Nutrition (NTBN) has approved guidelines proposed by WCD Ministry for severe acute malnutrition. The measures are part ...

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan

24/9/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolled out the Centre’s flagship scheme — Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan, also known as Ayushman Bharat or the Nation ...

Swachhata Hi Seva’ movement

18/9/2018 | Social Issues | Sanitation

‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ movement has been launched across the country on September 15, 2018. This movement will ensure the aims to ensure a high standard ...

Report on HIV Cases

16/9/2018 | Social Issues | Health

According to National AIDS Control Organisation report, New HIV infections have been reported in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram in 20 ...

48.11 lakh women enrolled under PMMVY

16/9/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) recently marked the anniversary of the launch of scheme as Matru Vandana Saptah. During this week, the Sta ...

e-AarogyaBharati (e-VBAB) Network Project

13/9/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd. (TCIL) signed an agreement with Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for the implementation of e-VBAB (e-Vidya ...

HIV/AIDS Act, 2017

12/9/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued a notification for bringing the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndr ...

4th World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA-2018)

12/9/2018 | Social Issues | Education

4th World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA-2018) was held in New Delhi. World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA) is a biennial Summit organised by NBA, which ...

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

9/9/2018 | Social Issues | Education

Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD has officially decided to participate in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) after ...

Law Commission on Family Law Reform

1/9/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Law Commission of India has suggested certain changes in marriage and divorce laws that should be uniformly accepted in the personal laws of all r ...

National Nutrition Mission

27/8/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The NNM, as an apex body, will monitor, supervise, fix targets and guide the nutrition related interventions across the Ministries. The programme thro ...

NCRB to track complaints on sexual violence

22/8/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) would be the designated nodal agency for monitoring the complaints received on a government portal that records c ...

Australia recommences its adoption programme with India

17/8/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Government of Australia has decided to recommence the Adoption Programme with India, as per Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption. The adopti ...

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act

15/8/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

As per the latest amendment to the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, it is now mandatory to disclose compliance under the Sexual Harassment of Women a ...

One District One Product (Ek Zila – Ek Ut padan) Scheme

11/8/2018 | Social Issues | Education

Uttar Pradesh government had recently organized ‘One District One Product’ Summit to promote traditional industries in every district of the state. Th ...

All-women expedition to Mt. Manirang

8/8/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports & Information and Broadcasting flagged off an all-women expedition to Mt. Manirang (6593Mt/21631 ft ...

Scrub typhus is key encephalitis cause in eastern U.P

8/8/2018 | Social Issues | Health

As per recent findings by a team of experts, Scrub typhus is key encephalitis cause in eastern U.P. This finding is important, given that the mite-bor ...

The National Sports University Bill, 2017

5/8/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The Lok Sabha passed a Bill establishing a National Sports University in Manipur as part of a vision to enhance country’s standing in sports. The Nati ...

Centre to table Bill to restore provisions of SC/ST Act

3/8/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Union cabinet approved a bill to restore key provisions of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act that were struck ...

The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018

31/7/2018 | Social Issues | Health

A bill seeking to replace the Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) with a board of governors and aimed at bringing accountability and quality in educa ...

Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code

28/7/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Supreme Court (SC) reserved its verdict on a controversial and archaic provision in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that makes gay sex a punishable of ...

NCTE amendment Bill passed

27/7/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The Lok Sabha has passed the National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill to grant retrospective recognition to Central/State institutions ...

Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana

26/7/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Union Government has reduced minimum yearly deposit required under popular girl child savings scheme, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana to Rs 250 from Rs 1,000 ...

WCD Ministry to propose enhanced punishment for sexual assault on male children

23/7/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Law Ministry has cleared the proposal to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, for enhancing punishment in case ...

Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017

23/7/2018 | Social Issues | Education

Lok Sabha has passed The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017 to abolish the ‘no detention policy’ in scho ...

Samagra Shiksha Scheme

20/7/2018 | Social Issues | Education

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has announced ‘Padhe Bharat- Badhe Bharat’ an initiative to promote reading culture among students. The ...

Rajya Sabha Passed Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013

20/7/2018 | Social Issues | Corruption

The Rajya Sabha has passed the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013. The Bill seeks to amend the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. About ...

Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA)

17/7/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Ministry of Women and Child Development has directed state governments to ensure that all the child care institutions should be registered and linked ...

Model fee regulatory framework for unaided private schools

15/7/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The apex body for child rights, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has prepared guidelines for regulating admission fee le ...

Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018

14/7/2018 | Social Issues | Sanitation

Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) has launched Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018 (SSG 2018). The rankings will take a set of compreh ...

‘Institutions of Eminence’

10/7/2018 | Social Issues | Education

Six higher education institutions, including the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, the Indian Institutes of Technology at Mumbai and Delh ...

NITI proposes 'National Health Stack' to facilitate healthcare schemes

7/7/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The NITI Aayog came out with a blueprint of the the National Health Stack (NHS), a shared digital healthcare infrastructure, with a view to implement ...

National Commission for Safai Karmacharis

6/7/2018 | Social Issues | Social security

The Union Cabinet has approved the creation of one post each of Vice-Chairperson and Member in the National Commission for Safai Karmacharis. The deci ...

Ban on Oxytocin

2/7/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has restricted the manufacture of Oxytocin formulations for domestic use to public sector only. Coupled with ...

Himachal State awarded under PMSMA

2/7/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Himachal Pradesh has bagged the top position in the country by enrolling 68.26 per cent women for antenatal checkup by a doctor in 495 special clinics ...

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA)

30/6/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

‘IPledgefor9' Achievers Awards were given recently to the individuals and teams of doctors from the private sector and States for their exemplary serv ...

Report on Gender Inequality

27/6/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to a report released by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) for the Asia-Pacific region, gender inequality in India is extremely high at the ...

Women in Prisons’ report

26/6/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) has come up with its report titled ‘Women in Prisons’ which aims to build an understanding of the v ...

International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)

20/6/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). The ICD is the foundation for identifying ...

10th Meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis

16/6/2018 | Social Issues | Health

India is hosting the 10th meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. India has highest burden of Lymphatic Filariasis and there is ...

PhD must for college teachers' promotion

16/6/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has brought out a new set of regulations to alter the conditions for recruitment and promotion of college and u ...

Cabinet approves proposal for withdrawal of Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013

15/6/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for withdrawal of Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013 pending in the Rajya Sabha. The Nalanda Univer ...

PM's maternity scheme benefits 23.6 lakh

13/6/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

After initial hiccups in implementing the maternity benefit programme Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), the government has finally made som ...

Sanitation coverage in rural India under Swachh Bharat rises to 85%

11/6/2018 | Social Issues | Sanitation

Sanitation coverage in rural India, under the Swachh Bharat Mission, has now risen to 85%. As per the data released by Ministry of Drinking Water and ...

Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act (IRWA)

5/6/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The WCD ministry is set to move a long-pending amendment to the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act (IRWA), 1986, that prohibits “indec ...

Janaushadhi Suvidha

5/6/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The government has launched the ‘JANAUSHADHI SUVIDHA’, the Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin, under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana ...

Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana and Harishchandra Sahayata Yojana (HSY)

3/6/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Odisha government has launched "Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana" for working journalists. The health insurance scheme for working journalist ...

‘Samagra Shiksha’ scheme

26/5/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The HRD Ministry announced the launch of ‘Samagra Shiksha’ programme subsuming three existing schemes: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyami ...

Centre's Nod to Ordinance To Set Up India's 1st Sports University In Manipur

25/5/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance to set up the country’s first national sports university in Manipur. A bill to set up the university in Im ...

Trachoma

25/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has validated Nepal for having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem – a milestone, as the country become ...

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Training (PMMMNMTT)

24/5/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The National Institute of Educational Research and Planning (NIEPA) is in the process of rolling out the National Resource centre, an initiative that ...

WHO list of essential diagnostic tests

19/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

WHO has published its first Essential Diagnostics List, a catalogue of the tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions as well as a number of ...

Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala

19/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

As the death toll in the virus-induced fever in north Kerala rises to nine, the National Virology Institute in Pune has confirmed that the deceased we ...

MoU on Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana

16/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The Centre has signed MoU with four States – Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Union Territory of Chandigarh for implementin ...

UNDP To Set Up Skill Development Centre in Hyderabad

14/5/2018 | Social Issues | Skill Development

UNDP has proposed to set up a skill development centre exclusively for clients of Bharosa. Last year, the Hyderabad Police had signed an agreement wit ...

Senior Citizen draft Bill

13/5/2018 | Social Issues | Aged

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has drafted the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Draft Bill, 2018, that will amend ...

Lassa fever outbreak contained in Nigeria

12/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Nigeria has announced that it is free from Lassa fever outbreak. The announcement follows the epidemiological review by the Nigeria Centre for Disease ...

POSHAN Abhiyaan

9/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The Government of India signed a loan deal worth $ 200 million with the World Bank for the National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan). Features: The ...

One Stop Centres (OSCs)

9/5/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

100 additional One Stop Centres have been approved by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in the States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya P ...

Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK)

6/5/2018 | Social Issues | Minorities

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal for renaming and restructuring of Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) as P ...

WHO Framework Convention on tobacco control

5/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The Union Cabinet has given approval to accede to the Protocol under World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on tobacco control to elimin ...

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana(PMSSY)

5/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

In a major boost to the expansion of healthcare infrastructure in the country, the Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has appr ...

Supreme Court issues directions to High Courts on fast-tracking child sexual abuse case

3/5/2018 | Social Issues | Status of Children

The Supreme Court issued a slew of directions to all high courts of the country regarding trial in sexual assault cases involving children. Guidelines ...

‘Gobar Dhan’ scheme

2/5/2018 | Social Issues | Sanitation

Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched the ‘Gobar Dhan’ scheme for Nation. The government is also planning to create an online platfor ...

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0

28/4/2018 | Social Issues | Education

Human Resource Development Ministry has launched Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0. About Unnat Bharat Abhiyan: Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is a flagship programme of ...

Heli-ambulance service in HP

27/4/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The Himachal Government will introduce free heli-ambulance services to be operated by the Heli-mission Switzerland with the assistance of Lady Willing ...

Committee on Inter-country removal & retention of children

24/4/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Committee headed by Justice Rajesh Bindal has submitted its report on legal issues related to Inter-country removal & retention of children to the Min ...

Smart rating of garbage free cities

24/4/2018 | Social Issues | Sanitation

The ministry of urban affairs has launched the first workshop on star rating of garbage-free cities under the Swachh Bharat Mission. The star rating o ...

National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI)

23/4/2018 | Social Issues | religion

The Supreme Court has ruled all questions relating to conferring minority status on educational institutions are to be decided by the National Commiss ...

Integration of e-SANAD portal and NAD

23/4/2018 | Social Issues | Education

n a bid to make education system in India more transparent, the integration of e-SANAD portal and NAD – National Academic Depository has been launched ...

POCSO e-Box

15/4/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

To equip the children with the information regarding the possible modes of protection/complaints, the National Council Of Educational Research And Tra ...

WHO directives call for support for breastfeeding

15/4/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have issued a new 10-step guidance to increase support for breastf ...

Van Dhan Vikas Kendra

13/4/2018 | Social Issues | Skill Development

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has given its approval for the establishment of the first ever multipurpose ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendra’ on pilot basis in B ...

Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme

12/4/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Government of India is implementing Mahila Shakti Kendra scheme to empower rural women through community participation. The scheme is envisaged to wor ...

Swadhar Greh Scheme

11/4/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing the Swadhar Greh Scheme which targets the women victims of difficult circumstances who are ...

Health ministry bans over-the-counter sale of 14 steroid creams

11/4/2018 | Social Issues | Health

To prevent the indiscriminate sale of topical preparations containing steroids and antibiotics without prescription, the health ministry has banned ov ...

“Satyagraha se Swachhagraha” campaign

10/4/2018 | Social Issues | Sanitation

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed 20,000 Swachhagrahis in Motihari, East Champaran district of Bihar. This event marked the culmination ...

SC/ST Atrocities Act

8/4/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The government has filed a petition seeking review of the Supreme Court order diluting the provisions of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes ...

NIRF India Rankings 2018

5/4/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bengaluru was adjudged the overall best institution in the country by the Human Resource Development Ministr ...

National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)

31/3/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for restructuring of National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) ...

Integrated Scheme for School Education

31/3/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of Department of School Education and Literacy to formulate an Integrated Scheme o ...

WHO report on E- Cigarettes

29/3/2018 | Social Issues | Health

WHO has releases a report on E-Cigarettes. Highlights of the report: Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) (also known as e-cigarettes) emits ni ...

National Conference on Down Syndrome

28/3/2018 | Social Issues | Health

A’ National Conference on Down Syndrome’ was organised by the National Trust under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in New Delhi. On 19th De ...

Autonomy to Higher Educational Institutions

24/3/2018 | Social Issues | Education

University Grants Commission has granted autonomy to sixty Higher Educational Institutions which have maintained high academic standards. Autonomy is ...

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)

23/3/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for continuation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan ...

Ayushman Bharat -National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM)

22/3/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Union Cabinet has approved the launch of a new Centrally Sponsored Ayushman Bharat -National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) having central sector ...

Amendment to the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016

22/3/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for moving official amendments to the ‘Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016’. The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2 ...

IMPRINT-II

10/3/2018 | Social Issues | Education

In a major boost for research and innovation in the country, the Central Government has sanctioned a sum of Rs. 1000 crore for the phase two of the Im ...

International Women’s Day 2018

9/3/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

International Women’s Day is being celebrated on March 8 across the world. It is an annual marker that aims to bring attention to women’s accomplishme ...

Child Marriage in India

7/3/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to UNICEF, the number of girls getting married in India has nearly halved in a decade, leading to a global decline in child marriage. Import ...

Trafficking of Persons Bill, 2018

4/3/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Union Cabinet has approved the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 for introduction in the Parliament. H ...

Corruption perception index 2017

23/2/2018 | Social Issues | Corruption

The annual corruption index of Transparency International for the year 2017 has been released. The index ranks 180 countries and territories by their ...

Anti-Narcotics Scheme

20/2/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The ‘Assistance to States and UTs for Narcotics Control’ scheme has been extended by the Centre for a further period of 3 years -from 2017-18 to 2019- ...

Social Security and Budget 2018-19

14/2/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Government is implementing a comprehensive social security and protection programme to reach every household of old, widows, orphaned children, divyaa ...

Education and Budget 2018-19

14/2/2018 | Social Issues | Education

Government aims to assist and provide opportunity to every Indian to realize his/her full potential capable of achieving his/her economic and social d ...

Family Planning in Budget 2018-19

11/2/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The family planning (FP) component receives merely 4% of the total budget available under the National Health Mission's Reproductive and Child Health ...

Cabinet approves Expansion of Ujjwala Beneficiary Cover to 8 Crore

10/2/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Cabinet approves Expansion of Ujjwala Beneficiary Cover to 8 Crore The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved to enhance target bas ...

School Education In India

9/2/2018 | Social Issues | Education

Government has initiated the following steps to make school education qualitative: Shagun portal has been launched to create a repository of best prac ...

Cabinet approves rationalization of Autonomous Bodies under Department of Health & Family Welfare

8/2/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for closure of Autonomous Bodies, namely, Rashtriya Arogya Ni ...

New programmes for young scientists and researchers

28/1/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The government has announced four schemes for bright young scientists, including one that allows them to spend up to one year in a research lab abroad ...

Rapid Reporting System for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls

27/1/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The government has launched the Phase -1 i.e. the beneficiary module of the Rapid Reporting System for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls – a web based o ...

'Shakti' app

27/1/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has launched the 'Shakti' app, which comes with a panic button, for women's safety. A woman at the time of any untoward ...

Anganwadi Services Training Programme

26/1/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The government has launched the Management Information System (MIS) portal for Anganwadi Services Training Programme. The Ministry of Women and Child ...

Smart Star-Rating for Garbage Free Cities

24/1/2018 | Social Issues | Sanitation

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the ‘Protocol for Star Rating of Garbage-Free Cities’ in Goa. What is star rating initiative? The s ...

‘Jiyo Parsi’ scheme

23/1/2018 | Social Issues | Minorities

According to Parzor foundation, who is responsible for implementing ‘Jiyo Parsis scheme’, over 130 babies were born since this scheme was launched. Th ...

Global Initiative on Academic Network (GIAN) Program

22/1/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The First Global Initiative on Academic Network GIAN course on Sustainable Urban planning using remote sensing and Geographic Information System, GIS ...

Haj subsidy

20/1/2018 | Social Issues | Minorities

The government has abolished the subsidy being given to Haj pilgrims every year. The government said it will use the subsidy funds to empower the mino ...

NPPA fixes retail price of 30 drug formulations

19/1/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Drug price regulator NPPA has fixed the retail price for 30 drug formulations, including those used for treatment of diabetes, bacterial infections an ...

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

16/1/2018 | Social Issues | Health

According to a recent study, in India, more than 10 million people suffer from a self-diagnosable ailment called Seasonal affective disorder (SAD). It ...

India misses Kala Azar elimination deadline

15/1/2018 | Social Issues | Health

India has missed the 2017 deadline that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced for elimination of Kala Azar (black fever) in his Budget speech la ...

Health initiatives by Punjab Government

12/1/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Aiming to deliver healthcare services to patients at their doorsteps, the Punjab government will become the first state in the country to launch 2,950 ...

Supreme Court sets aside order cancelling larger tobacco health warnings

11/1/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The Supreme Court has put on hold Karnataka High Court’s order that quashed central government rules mandating larger health warnings on tobacco packa ...

Mankidia Tribe

10/1/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Mankidia, one of the 13 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) in Odisha, have been denied habitat rights inside the Similipal Tiger Reserve (ST ...

Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP)

9/1/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Recent data put out by the Union Health Ministry’s Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) has indicated that food poisoning is one of the co ...

Chandigarh shines in All India Survey on Higher Education

8/1/2018 | Social Issues | Education

Chandigarh has recorded the highest Gross Enrolment Ratio or GER for females in all categories of higher education at 68.8 per cent, according to the ...

All India Higher Education Survey (AIHES)

8/1/2018 | Social Issues | Education

According to All India Higher Education Survey (AIHES) launched by Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, the country’s Gross Enrolment Rati ...

AIIMS in Bilaspur

4/1/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of an AIIMS facility in Bilaspur at a cost of Rs 1,351 crore. ...

NARI portal

3/1/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

In a path breaking initiative to empower women ministry of Women & Child Development has developed an online portal NARI. This portal will provide wom ...

Arunachal declared open defecation-free State

31/12/2017 | Social Issues | Sanitation

Arunachal Pradesh has emerged as the second State in the Northeast, after Sikkim, to be declared Open Defecation Free. Arunachal has 21 districts and ...

National Service Scheme

24/12/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The President Shri Ram Nath Kovind recently presented the National Service Scheme Awards 2016-17. The objective of NSS Awards is to recognize and rewa ...

National Medical Commission Bill

20/12/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The Union Cabinet has cleared the National Medical Commission Bill. Key features of the Bill: The bill provides for the constitution of four autonomou ...

Union Cabinet approved a Bill on instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat

19/12/2017 | Social Issues | religion

The Union Cabinet on Friday cleared a bill that criminalises the Islamic practice of instant triple talaq, ahead of it being taken up in the Winter Se ...

National Ayush Mission (NAM)

18/12/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National Ayush Mission (NAM) from 01.04.2017 to 31.03.2020 with an ou ...

Sakhi One Stop Centres

17/12/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

National Workshop on Role of Sakhi One Stop Centres (OSCs) in Strengthening Multi Sectoral Response to Violence is was held in New Delhi. About the Sa ...

SC leaves it to government to regulate ads on pre-natal sex tests

15/12/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Supreme Court has left the decision to regulate advertisement on pre-natal sex tests to the government to take care of such issues in consultation wit ...

Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade

15/12/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

World Trade Organization, WTO members and observers have endorsed a collective initiative to increase the participation of women in trade. In order to ...

First bag-less school of HP

14/12/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The Government Central Primary School at Kothi near Reckong Peo, the district headquarters, has taken the lead in becoming the first “bag-less school” ...

India Signs Loan Agreement with World Bank for SANKALP Project

14/12/2017 | Social Issues | Skill Development

A Financing Agreement for IBRD loan of USD 250 million for the “Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) Project” ...

Laqshya: Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative

12/12/2017 | Social Issues | Health

LaQshya: Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative, a Safe Delivery Mobile Application for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliverie ...

Benami Act

10/12/2017 | Social Issues | Corruption

The Income-Tax Department is scrutinizing all unexplained credits and investments in personal as well as corporate income-tax filings and is looking t ...

Adultery laws in India

10/12/2017 | Social Issues | Features of Indian Society

Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre on a public interest litigation challenging the constitutionality of IPC section 497 dealing with adul ...

Transgender Persons Bill, 2016

5/12/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

India's transgender community — which numbers 4.8 million according to data from the latest round of the census — is against the transgender person bi ...

National Nutrition Mission

5/12/2017 | Social Issues | Health

Union cabinet has approved setting up of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) with a three year budget of Rs.9046.17 crore commencing from 2017-18. Featur ...

Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital

3/12/2017 | Social Issues | Health

NITI Aayog’s prescription for the State — to bring private sector players in a big way into the functioning of public hospitals in districts — has bee ...

Bill on quota in private sector in RS

1/12/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

A private member’s resolution on job reservations for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes in the private sector is l ...

China hosts Inter-Governmental Meeting of Asia and Pacific Decade for Persons with Disabilities

30/11/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The High Level Inter-Governmental Mid-Point meeting of Asia and Pacific Decade for Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022 is being held in Beijing. The ...

India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI)

29/11/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI) is a collaborative project of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Ministry of Health and Fa ...

IMD World Talent Rankings 2017

24/11/2017 | Social Issues | Education

India was ranked at the 51st spot among 63 countries on the IMD Talent Rankings in terms of ability to attract, develop and retain talent. In the prev ...

Swachh Iconic Places

24/11/2017 | Social Issues | Sanitation

A two day National Consultation of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) under Swachh Bharat Mission was held in New Delhi. Representatives from 20 Iconic Sites ...

Sub-schemes under “Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)”

22/11/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for continuation of Anganwadi Services, Scheme for Adolescent Girls, Child Protection ...

World Congress of Mental Health

7/11/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The World Federation for Mental Health, the largest global alliance of mental health professionals, national health associations, NGOs, policy experts ...

Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana

6/11/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The government has launched a Pan India scholarship program for school children called Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana to increase the reach of Philately. Ab ...

Global Clubfoot Conference

5/11/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The President of India inaugurated the Global Clubfoot Conference being organised by the CURE India in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Fam ...

Increase in domestic budget for fight against tuberculosis

4/11/2017 | Social Issues | Health

According to a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), India’s domestic budget for fighting tuberculosis showed a dramatic jump from about ?7 ...

Gram Samridhi Evam Swachhata Pakhwada

27/10/2017 | Social Issues | Sanitation

Gram Samridhi Evam Swachhata Pakhwada was held from 1st October to 15th October, 2017. On this occasion Swachh Gram Portal has released data regarding ...

Assam Groups Protest Centre's Citizenship Rights Bill

22/10/2017 | Social Issues | Social Problems in India

Several groups in Assam, including the All Assam Students’ Union and Asom Gana Parishad, have been protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill ...

Universal social security plan

19/10/2017 | Social Issues | Social security

The government has drafted Rs 1.2 lakh crore plan to provide universal social security coverage for the poorest fifth of the country as part of a bigg ...

Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI)

12/10/2017 | Social Issues | Health

Prime Minister of India has launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) at Vadnagar in Gujarat. Through this programme, Government of India ai ...

WHO releases new guidelines to manage obesity in children

12/10/2017 | Social Issues | Health

With increasing evidence that childhood obesity is a “global epidemic” affecting even the poorer nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) has rele ...

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) is in poor health

12/10/2017 | Social Issues | Health

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) was launched eight years ago with the main objectives to provide financial coverage (or risk protection) by redu ...

President appoints commission to examine OBC quota benefits

3/10/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

President has appointed a five-member Commission headed by Delhi High Court's former Chief Justice G Rohini to examine sub categorization of Other Bac ...

India’s infant mortality rate has declined 8%

2/10/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

India notched up an 8% decline in the infant mortality rate (IMR) in 2016 from a year ago. This improvement aided by a higher number of institutional ...

Karnataka anti-superstition Bill

30/9/2017 | Social Issues | Social Problems in India

The Karnataka Cabinet has cleared Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill, 2017, popularly known as the an ...

Hague child custody pact

24/9/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Indian government is planning to join the Hague abduction convention. The government had in November 2016 announced that it would not sign the convent ...

Operation Insaaniyat

17/9/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The government of India has launched operation Insaaniyat to assist Bangladesh in Rohingyas crisis by sending relief material. The Indian Air Force wa ...

World University Rankings 2018

8/9/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The Times Higher Education (THE) has released the latest World University Rankings 2018. Highlights of the report: The University of Oxford has topped ...

Rohingyas

4/9/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to United Nation, in the last ten days, 87,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh from Myanmar taking the total number of Rohingyas w ...

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

4/9/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The government has released the Guidelines of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana. This scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Women & Child Develop ...

The Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017

31/7/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The Bill declares 20 existing Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as institutions of national importance and confers on them the power to grant deg ...

Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill

27/7/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The Lok Sabha has passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill. Highlights of the bill: The Bill amends the Right of ...

Paika Rebellion

22/7/2017 | Social Issues | Features of Indian Society

Indian President has inaugurated the Bicentenary celebration of the heroic Paika Rebellion of Odisha, a valiant uprising of Paikas against the British ...

e-Education

11/7/2017 | Social Issues | Education

President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of Guru Purnima launched four major digital initiatives in to push e-education. They are Swayam, Swayam Pra ...

No-detention policy

11/7/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The no-detention policy will be scrapped from the next academic year as the policy has negatively impacted affected quality of basic education in the ...

JIGYASA

9/7/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has launched a student-scientist connect programme 'JIGYASA' in collaboration with Kendriya Vidy ...

SC allows abortion of ailing foetus

5/7/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Supreme Court allowed a Mumbai woman to abort her 24-week-old foetus that had no kidneys and would most likely die after birth. The Supreme Court ...

Presidential assent for Kambala Bill

4/7/2017 | Social Issues | Animal Rights

The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2017, has received Presidential assent. The Karnataka Legislative Assembly passed the ...

Kanyashree Scheme

1/7/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The West Bengal government is among the winners to receive the prestigious UN Public Service Award for its initiative to combat child marriage and ens ...

CVC authorised to probe allegations of corruption in private sector banks

30/6/2017 | Social Issues | Corruption

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) can now probe allegations of corruption in private sector banks and against their employees. The Reserve Bank o ...

VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty’) scheme

26/6/2017 | Social Issues | Education

In a bid to bring together the Indian scientists abroad and India-based researchers for conducting joint researches in India, the Department of Scienc ...

National Council of Senior Citizens (NCSrC)

23/6/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Second Meeting of National Council of Senior Citizens (NCSrC)’ was organized by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in New Delhi. About Nat ...

ILO conventions on child labour

17/6/2017 | Social Issues | Status of Children

India has ratified two key ILO conventions on child labour concerning the elimination of child labour, the Minimum Age Convention (No 138) and the Wor ...

Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS)

16/6/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Under the special initiative of Tribal ministry 51 new Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) were made functional during the last three years. 161 ...

QS World University Rankings 2018

15/6/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Global education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds has released the university ranking for 2018. Highlight of the survey: Indian Institute of Science ( ...

Inclusive India Initiative

14/6/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The National Trust under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in collaboration with key partners organised the conference “Inclusive India Initiat ...

Rajasthan leads in child marriages

5/6/2017 | Social Issues | Status of Children

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has released data on incidences of child marriage in India. Highlights of the report: Rajas ...

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao: No Cash transfer component

4/6/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme has no provision for individual cash transfer component by Government of India. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme focuses ...

Prohibition of Child Marriage (Karnataka amendment) Bill, 2016

29/5/2017 | Social Issues | Status of Children

President has given his assent to the long-pending Prohibition of Child Marriage (Karnataka amendment) Bill, 2016, giving greater powers to the police ...

India bans sale of unproductive cattle for slaughter

29/5/2017 | Social Issues | Animal Rights

The Indian government has issued tough new rules to suppress the trade in aged, unproductive livestock for slaughter. Main highlights of the guideline ...

Cabinet approves Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program

21/5/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program which now has been extended to all districts of the ...

Karnataka to amend the Prevention of Animal Cruelty act to legalise Kambala

8/5/2017 | Social Issues | Animal Rights

Karnataka govenment has decided to move a amendment to the Prevention of the Animal Cruelty act of 1960 by removing the "sport" of Kambala and bullock ...

eVIN Project

5/5/2017 | Social Issues | Health

India’s electronic vaccine intelligence network project also known as eVIN project has got the attention of five countries. Philippines, Indonesia, Ba ...

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) app and portal

21/4/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Union Minister of Human Resource Development has launched the unique portal and mobile app of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a body under ...

The Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups of India

12/4/2017 | Social Issues | Tribes

A recent Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) publication has brought to the fore startling revelations about the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Gro ...

New guidelines for NGOs, VOs

8/4/2017 | Social Issues | Civil society

The Centre has handed over to the Supreme Court the new guidelines framed for accreditation of nearly 30 lakh NGOs and voluntary organisations (VOs) i ...

No of beneficiaries under Ujjwala Yojana crosses 2 cr mark

5/4/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The number of beneficiaries of PM Ujjwala Yojana for providing LPG connections to BPL households has crossed 2 crore mark in less than a year. About P ...

India Rankings 2017

4/4/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Union Human Resource and Development Ministry has released the Indian rankings 2017 with the inclusion of two new categories: Common Overall Rank and ...

Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project

29/3/2017 | Social Issues | Health

A financing agreement for IDA credit of US$ 100m for the “Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project” was signed with the World Bank. The objectiv ...

National Conference on Down syndrome

29/3/2017 | Social Issues | Health

National Conference on Down syndrome was recently inaugurated in New Delhi. The Conference was organized by The National Trust for the welfare of pers ...

Mental Healthcare Bill

28/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Parliament has passed the ‘Mental Healthcare Bill’ in the Lok Sabha that decriminalizes suicide attempt by mentally ill people and provides servic ...

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

26/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

“Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana”, a ‘Scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category’ will be ...

National Commission for Schedule Tribes

25/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

National Commission for Schedule Tribes (NCST) has approved the proposal for five additional seat for tribals in Sikkim assembly.Out of the proposed a ...

National Commission for Socially and Educationally backward classes

24/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (NSEBC) as a Constitutional body. ...

World ranking of the number of women parliamentarian

19/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

UN Women — the international organisation’s arm for empowering women has released a world ranking of the number of women parliamentarians. India is at ...

Labour code to provide social security cover to all workers

19/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The government of India has proposed a labour code which will provide social security cover to the entire workforce in the country, including self-emp ...

Maternity law goes a long way

18/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2017 has made 26 weeks of paid maternity leave mandatory for all women employed in the organised sector. The new l ...

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

11/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha , months after the Rajya Sabha approved the measure that makes India third on ...

“Sahayaks”

11/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The long-simmering controversy over the use of ‘Sahayaks’ — or helpers — by officers of the Army has returned with the surfacing of two videos on soci ...

Commonwealth unveils initiative against domestic violence

9/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Commonwealth is launching an initiative to help member states tackle domestic violence. The programme, which is being launched on Women’s Day, wil ...

Aadhaar and midday meal Scheme

8/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Govt has linked Aadhaar to school midday meals, among several other schemes. About mid day meal Scheme: The Mid-day Meal Scheme (MDMS) is the largest ...

Kurukh Language

6/3/2017 | Social Issues | Tribes

The West Bengal government has given an official status to Kurukh language in the state which has been listed as an endangered language by the UNESCO. ...

75th meeting of Central Wakf Council

2/3/2017 | Social Issues | Minorities

75th meeting of Central Wakf Council was recently held in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by the Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Inde ...

‘Tejaswini’ project

1/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Union Government has signed a Financing Agreement with World Bank for International Development Association (IDA ) credit of $63 million for the T ...

WHO Assessment on National Regulatory Authority of India

24/2/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The National Regulatory Authority of India (NRAI) has been given the maximum ratings by global health body World Health Organisation for vaccine regul ...

Budget And Women Welfare

3/2/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

In the Union Budget 2017-’18 Finance Minister announced a hike in budget allocation for the welfare of women and children, from Rs 1.56 lakh crore las ...

National Action Plan for Children, 2016

28/1/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

National Action Plan for Children, 2016 (NPAC) was launched on National Girl Child Day. The NPAC has been developed by the Ministry of Women & Child D ...

Corruption Perception Index, 2016

27/1/2017 | Social Issues | Corruption

The annual index of Transparency International for the year 2016 has been released. Highlights of the index: Transparency International, the Berlin-ba ...

International Vaccine Institute (IVI)

22/1/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal for India’s taking full membership of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) Governing Cou ...

Eleventh Annual Survey of Education Report (ASER), 2016

21/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The Annual Status of Education Report, ASER 2016 was released after a break of one year in 2015. This is the eleventh annual report. Highlights of the ...

ShaGun

20/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education

To put an innovative progress in elementary education sector of the country by continuous monitoring of the flagship scheme - Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (S ...

National Alliance against online Child sexual abuse and exploitation

18/1/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Ministry of Women & Child Development is planning to form a National Alliance against Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation. The alliance aim ...

Right to Education Act, 2009

15/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The NITI Aayog has called for a review of the provisions of the Right To Education Act that stipulate that children who don’t perform well cannot be h ...

Whistle-blower Protection Act, 2014

14/1/2017 | Social Issues | Corruption

The Supreme Court has refused to examine a petition alleging dilution in the Whistleblower Protection Act and seeking interim measures to protect whis ...

‘Good Samaritan Policy’

11/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Delhi government has approved ‘Good Samaritan Policy’ under which monetary incentive of Rs 2,000 and appreciation certificate will be given to people ...

India’s great school education challenge

5/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education

According to an analysis by IndiaSpend on literacy, school enrolment, learning outcomes, By 2020, India will have the world’s largest working populati ...

DoPT’s fresh guidelines on sexual harassment at workplace

29/12/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Brief details of the implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act including the number of cases received and disposed shall form ...

Annual report of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs

29/12/2016 | Social Issues | Tribes

According to the latest annual report of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, the tribal population In India lags behind other social groups on various soc ...

RS passes Disabilities Bill with more benefits

18/12/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014, which was introduced in Rajya Sabha in 2014, was recently cleared with 119 amendments. The legislat ...

Vanjeevan

14/12/2016 | Social Issues | Tribes

Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with UNDP and National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC) is all set to l ...

Murder rate declining in India

13/12/2016 | Social Issues | Social Problems in India

According to the recently released official data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the murder rate in India has been steadily declining o ...

FSSAI decides to ban use of newspapers for packing food

9/12/2016 | Social Issues | Health

FSSAI decides to ban use of newspaper for packing food due to the food contamination from newspaper ink. FSSAI asked state authorities to create aware ...

Steps taken by government to improve Gender gap in India

8/12/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

As per the Global Gender Gap Report 2016 by World Economic Forum, India ranks at 87th in respect of Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) among 144 countries ...

Jallikattu

19/11/2016 | Social Issues | religion

Supreme Court has declined to review its 2014 judgment banning jallikattu, the popular bull-taming sport held alongside annual harvest festivities in ...

Supreme Court on sex selection ads

18/11/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Supreme Court directed the Centre to constitute a nodal agency to keep a tab on keywords used on search engines to enable a system of ‘auto-block’ ...

Supreme Court gives more teeth to law banning sex determination

10/11/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Concerned over the declining sex ratio in the country, the Supreme Court passed a raft of measures including fast-tracking legal proceedings for effec ...

9th International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines

9/11/2016 | Social Issues | Health

The 9th Annual Meeting of International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines (IRCH) has begun at New Delhi. The Ministry of AYUSH has organized ...

Conference of the Parties (COP 7) On FCTC

9/11/2016 | Social Issues | Health

The seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) has begun in Delhi. It is the first occasion that a COP meeting is being held in India. CO ...

Attendance Status Of Disabled Population

2/11/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Registrar General of India has released Census 2011 data on Disabled Population in the age-group 5-19 by their Attendance Status in Educational Instit ...

National Academic Depository

31/10/2016 | Social Issues | Education

The Union Cabinet has accorded its approval for establishment and operationalization of a National Academic Depository (NAD). The decision aims at bri ...

Safety concerns regarding Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

29/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), which envisages providing LPG connections to families below the poverty line (BPL), has run into trouble as ...

Global gender gap report, 2016

28/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to Global gender gap report, 2016, the gender gap has narrowed. However, if the projections are correct, the gap will not close until 2186. ...

Female literacy in India

26/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to a recently conducted research by New York-based International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, India’s school educat ...

Law Commission suggestions on draft Bill on child abduction

20/10/2016 | Social Issues | Status of Children

The 21st Law Commission in its first report has recommended a series of changes in the draft Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction Bill-2016, ...

Gender disparity

14/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2015 ranked India at 139 out of 145 countries on the economic participation and opportunity gap. Ind ...

Supreme Court widens ambit of Domestic Violence Act

13/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Supreme Court has widened the scope of the Domestic Violence Act by ordering deletion of the words “adult male” from it, paving the way for prosec ...

Janani Suraksha Yojana

13/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

A new study conducted by India Human Development Survey (IHDS) brings in first conclusive evidence of the role played by Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) ...

65% elderly in India are financially dependent: Agewell survey

4/10/2016 | Social Issues | Aged

A nation-wide survey was recently conducted by Agewell Foundation on the state of elderly people in India. The survey conducted involved a random samp ...

Mission Parivar Vikas

26/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The government is planning to launch Mission Parivar Vikas to improve family planning services in seven states where the combined total fertility rate ...

Maternal health: The Lancet Report

21/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Lancet has published a new series of papers on maternal health which reveal that while progress has been made in reducing maternal mortality globa ...

Pre-Natal Sex Determination Advertisements

21/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Search engines Google, Yahoo and Microsoft informed the Supreme Court (SC) that they have developed a system to block advertisements on sex determinat ...

Supreme Court verdict on Sterilizations Camps

19/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Supreme court had directed the Centre to do away with sterilisation camps within three years and strengthen the primary healthcare centre system. ...

Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)

16/9/2016 | Social Issues | Education

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal for initiation of the Third Phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Progr ...

Higher Education Financing Agency

15/9/2016 | Social Issues | Education

To give a major push for creation of high quality infrastructure in premier educational institutions, the Union Cabinet approved the establishment of ...

India is now Yaws And Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE) free - WHO

8/9/2016 | Social Issues | Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged India as the world's first Yaws-free country and also declared it free from maternal and neonatal ...

Literacy among religions : Census 2011

7/9/2016 | Social Issues | Education

Muslims have the highest number of illiterates at nearly 43 per cent, while Jains have the highest number of literates among India's religious communi ...

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign

29/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

India’s Olympic Bronze medalist Sakshi Malik was announced as the new brand ambassador of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign recently. Sakshi became th ...

Children’s Court

29/8/2016 | Social Issues | Status of Children

South India’s first Children’s Court was recently inaugurated in Hyderabad. After Goa and Delhi, Telangana has become the third state in the country w ...

Loans to women self-help groups at 7%

28/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Reserve Bank asked banks to provide loans to women self-help groups (SHGs) at 7% per annum, as per the government's revised guidelines for 2016-17 ...

Central Board for Workers’ Education renamed

26/8/2016 | Social Issues | Education

Union government has renamed the Central Board for Workers’ Education as “Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development”. Ab ...

Draft National Education Policy, 2016

20/8/2016 | Social Issues | Education

The draft of New Education Policy 2016 is released by HRD ministry. This document focuses on addressing gender discrimination, the creation of educati ...

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

12/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

This bill amends the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The Act regulates the employment of women during the period of child birth, and provides maternity b ...

MAA– a programme to promote breastfeeding

10/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Government has launched National Breastfeeding Promotion Programme– MAA (mothers’ absolute affection) to ensure adequate awareness is generated among ...

Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana

9/8/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana’, a pension scheme for weaver community in the state. Under this schem ...

New Guidelines For AYUSH

5/8/2016 | Social Issues | Health

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released draft guidelines for conducting testing medicines from Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeop ...

Parliament passes bills assigning constitutional status to NEET

3/8/2016 | Social Issues | Education

The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and the The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2016 are passed by Parliament to provides a Constitutional st ...

Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016

1/8/2016 | Social Issues | Status of Children

Parliament has passed Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016, which has paved the way for India to ratify two International La ...

Lok Sabha approves changes in Lokpal Act

31/7/2016 | Social Issues | Corruption

The Lok Sabha passed an amendment to the Lokpal and Lakayuktas Act, 2013 to extend the deadline for filing asset declarations beyond 31 July for 50 la ...

Jallikattu

29/7/2016 | Social Issues | Animal Rights

Supreme court decided to hear the final hearing of constitutionality of Jallikattu. The Supreme Court already banned Jallikattu once, in May 2014 by s ...

WHO report on ‘doctors’ in India

21/7/2016 | Social Issues | Health

WHO recently released a report titled ‘The Health Workforce in India’ . For this study data from 2001 census is extracted which provided a comprehensi ...

Atal Pension Yojana

20/7/2016 | Social Issues | Social security

The Centre has released nearly 100 crore rupees as its share of contribution for members of the Atal Pension Yojana. The fund has been released throug ...

Rise in literacy among disabled

18/7/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

According to Census 2011 data released by the Registrar General of India (RGI), the percentage of literates in the disabled population increased for b ...

Cabinet improve fresh changes in Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

16/7/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development

The Union Cabinet approved the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) with an outlay of Rs 12000 crore to impart skill training to one crore peop ...

Frontline Gist: Issue :July 8, 2016

8/7/2016 | Social Issues | Education

Frontline Gist: Issue July 8, 2016 The Rot in School Education Significance of Education India has young population & within few years it will be most ...

Women in the workplace

5/7/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

It appears that gender gap has increased in India with the passage of time and women are in much better place than 25 years ago. But still it is not a ...

Uniform civil code

5/7/2016 | Social Issues | religion

The Union Law Ministry has asked the Law Commission to examine in detail all issues pertaining to the Uniform Civil Code and submit a report to the go ...

T.S.R. Subramanian committee on New Education Policy

24/6/2016 | Social Issues | Education

The T.S.R. Subramanian committee, entrusted with preparing a new education policy for India submitted the report to the government suggesting measures ...

Yellow Fever Vaccination facility inaugurated at Tuticorin

22/6/2016 | Social Issues | Health

Government has introduced yellow fever vaccination facility at VO Chidambaranar Port, one of the top 12 major ports in the country. This will be the 3 ...

UN adopts action plan to end AIDS by 2030

12/6/2016 | Social Issues | Health

United Nations has adopted a political declaration that stresses the need to help intravenous drug users, sex workers, gay men and transgender people ...

Skill India Mission

3/6/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development

According to government estimates, more than 1.04 Crore youth have been trained under the Skill India Mission in the year 2015-16 which is 36.8% highe ...

ASER – 2014 report

3/6/2016 | Social Issues | Education

Highlights The 25 percent of Class 8 students cannot read a Class 2 level text. Only one-fourth of all children in Class 3 can read a Class 2 text flu ...

Mission Indradhanush

1/6/2016 | Social Issues | Health

The health ministry is planning to revamp its flagship immunisation programme ‘Mission Indradhanush‘ to include four new vaccines. The mission, curren ...

Gender Pay gap in India

28/5/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to the recently released Monster Salary Index, there exists a huge gender pay gap in India. Highlights of the report: There is gender pay ga ...

Draft on National Policy for Women

21/5/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Centre has come up with draft on national policy for women with the main aim of “re-scripting” women’s empowerment by following a “socially inclusive ...

Parliament passes Constitution (Schedule Caste) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016

2/5/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Parliament, with the Rajya Sabha expressing it's approval. The Lok Sabh ...

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)

17/4/2016 | Social Issues | Education

The Supreme Court on Monday recalled its 2013 judgment on the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and has now paved the way for a single ent ...

National Sample survey Report: Elderly women In India

15/4/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The latest National Sample Survey report on ‘Health in India’ notes that the share of 60-plus women is higher than that of men in both rural and urban ...

Poor status of health cover in India: NSS (National Sample survey)

12/4/2016 | Social Issues | Health

Recently a survey was released by NSS(National Sample survey) on the status of health insurance cover in India. In India Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojan ...

Dispute on AMU minority status

6/4/2016 | Social Issues | Minorities

The row over minority status of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) intensified with the Centre informing the Supreme Court that it would withdraw the ...

Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills (MANAS)

1/4/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development

Union Minister for Minority Affairs recently launched innovative entrepreneurship and skill development programme of Maulana Azad National Academy for ...

Women at Work in 2016: A report by ILO

10/3/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

This report provides a picture of where women stand today in the world of work and how they have progressed over the past 20 years. This report examin ...

ICDS(Integrated Child Development Services) and Budget

6/3/2016 | Social Issues | Status of Children

Government has reduced fund available to child health interventions, with a massive cut — from Rs. 15,483.77 crore last year to Rs. 14,000 crore in th ...

Sehat(Social Endeavour For Health And Telemedicine)

11/2/2016 | Social Issues | Health

SEHAT(Social Endeavour for Health and Telemedicine) is launched in line with Digital India vision. This initiative will boost the telemedicine mission ...

Project Sunrise

10/2/2016 | Social Issues | Health

Government of India has launched Project Sunrise for prevention of AIDS in the eight North-Eastern states. Government is working towards bringing the ...

Sex Determination: An Old Law, A New Debate

6/2/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Minister of Women and Child Development had proposed that the gender of the child be compulsorily registered and the birth be tracked. Minister stress ...

The Scheduled Castes And The Scheduled Tribes (Prevention Of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015

2/2/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015 to ensure more stringent provisions for prevention of Atr ...

Caste System and Genes

29/1/2016 | Social Issues | Features of Indian Society

A genetic study has traced the emergence of caste system in India to about 1,575 years ago during the rule of the Gupta dynasty. This study is conduct ...

Pradhan Mantri Nai Manzil Scheme Yojana

26/1/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The scheme “Nai Manzil” scheme is launched to address the educational and livelihood needs of minority communities in general and Muslims in particula ...

National Family Health Survey (NFHS- 4)

23/1/2016 | Social Issues | Health

The Fourth National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) is a nationally representative household survey that measures a wide range of indicators relating to ...

Women Empowerment: NFHS(National Family Health Survey )-4

23/1/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Indian women seem to have finally embarked on their journey to empowerment Though the fertility rate or the number of children each woman has is dropp ...

Lancet Journal On Stillbirths

22/1/2016 | Social Issues | Status of Children

Main Highlights: An estimated 2.6 million third trimester stillbirths occurred in 2015 across the world. Most stillbirths (98%) occur in low and middl ...

Tribes in 2015

20/1/2016 | Social Issues | Tribes

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is responsible for overall development (including health and education) of people belonging to Scheduled Tribes and to ...

Radio : Alternate Problem Solving Tool For Tribal Areas

17/1/2016 | Social Issues | Tribes

Many of the estimated 80 million members of India's tribal communities lack access to any mainstream media outlets. This often poses serious barriers ...

New Skill Initiatives For Youths

15/1/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development

The Union Ministry of Tourism has launched the new skill initiatives on the occasion of “National Youth Day” in order to improve the sectoral service ...

Liquor Ban In Kerala

2/1/2016 | Social Issues | Social Problems in India

Supreme Court upholds the controversial ‘Liquor-Free Kerala’ policy restricting the serving of liquor to five-star hotels in the State. Th ...

Accessible India Campaign

5/12/2015 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

For Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) universal accessibility is critical for enabling them to gain access for equal opportunity and live independently ...

Permanent Commission to Women Navy Officers

21/11/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Supreme Court suspended the operation of the Delhi High Court order which directed the navy to give permanent commission to all women officers ser ...

Global Gender Gap Report

20/11/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues

India has improved its ranking to 108th position among 145 countries in the global gender gap index prepared by the World Economic Forum. India rank i ...

Enable Makeathon

19/11/2015 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The union ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has partnered with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for Enable Makeathon. What ...

AMRIT outlet

16/11/2015 | Social Issues | Health

The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda recently inaugurated the Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment ( ...

E-Pathshala, Saransh, Shaala Siddhi Portals/ Mobile APPS

8/11/2015 | Social Issues | Education

The Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on 7 November 2015 launched the e-Pathshala, Saaransh and National Programme on School Stan ...

“Why Children Commit Offences” Report

2/11/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children

A report titled ‘Why Children Commit Offences’ released by Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) states that “The ...

“Why Children Commit Offences” Report

2/11/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children

A report titled ‘Why Children Commit Offences’ released by Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) states that “The ...

UNESCO report-Gender and Education for All (EFA) 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges

22/10/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Gender and EFA 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges report is produced in partnership with the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative ...

UN releases report-“The World’s Women 2015”

22/10/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The report, World’s Women 2015, is released by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of theUnited Nations. The report is published every ...

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

6/10/2015 | Social Issues | Education

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was launched by Human Resource Development ministry for educational institutions. Developed by a team ...

Socio Economic and Caste Census

1/10/2015 | Social Issues | Caste system

The government has released the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 for Rural India, the first such data since 1932, which paints a grim pictu ...

Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) gets cabinet approval

26/9/2015 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC). The centre will be established as a socie ...

Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme for the Persons with Disabilities

25/9/2015 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Trust Fund for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, under the Department of Empowerment of People with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justi ...

Smart National Common Mobility Card (NCMC)

11/9/2015 | Social Issues | Corruption

The ministry of urban development has come out with a Smart National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) model to enable seamless travel by different metros a ...

Census 2011 - Religious Communities

3/9/2015 | Social Issues | religion

The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India today released the data on Population by Religious Communities of Census 2011. The distribution i ...

Religion Based Count

1/9/2015 | Social Issues | religion

Four years after census figures on religion were compiled; the Central Government has released the data, still keeping with it the caste count, in a m ...

Report on Early Childhood Development and Legal Entitlements

1/9/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children

The Law Commission of India submitted the 259th report titled “Early Childhood Development and Legal Entitlements” to the Union Law Minist ...

Web portal Vidya Lakshmi

1/9/2015 | Social Issues | Education

The web portal has been launched by Government of India launched for students seeking educational loan. Vidya Lakshmi portal is a first of its kind po ...

LAW PANEL - MAKE EDUCATION COMPULSORY, FREE FROM AGE 3

27/8/2015 | Social Issues | Education

Children should be provided free and compulsory education from the age of three, not six to 14 as provided under the Right to Education Act, the Law C ...

Supreme court on Jains Right to Fast till Death

25/8/2015 | Social Issues | religion

The Supreme Court has restored Jains’ right to fast till death under their religious practice known as “Santhara” by temporarily lif ...

National Policy For Skill Development

7/7/2015 | Social Issues | Skill Development

The government has approved the country’s first integrated national policy to develop skills and promote entrepreneurship at a large scale with ...

US Legalises Gay Marriage

30/6/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender

The Supreme Court ruled that the United States Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph for the American gay ri ...

Irish Voters Back Same-Sex Marriage

2/6/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender

Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country. Ireland ha ...

Irish Voters Back Same-Sex Marriage

2/6/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender

Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country. Ireland ha ...

Bill To Check Benami Deals Gets Cabinet Clearance

20/5/2015 | Social Issues | Corruption

As a sequel to the announcement in the Budget, the Union Cabinet gave its approval to amend the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 by moving ...

Penalty For Corruption

12/5/2015 | Social Issues | Corruption

Seeking to bring corruption into the heinous crime category, the Union Cabinet has approved official amendments to an anti-graft legislation, enhancin ...

Equal Rights For Transgenders

29/4/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender

In a first in last 45 years, the Rajya Sabha has unanimously passed a private member’s Bill seeking to protect rights and dignity of transgender ...

Rajya Sabha Equal Rights For Transgenders

28/4/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender

In a first in last 45 years, the Rajya Sabha has unanimously passed a private member’s Bill seeking to protect rights and dignity of transgender ...

Govt to Go Ahead With Law Treating Juveniles As Adults In Grave Crimes

1/4/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children

Rejecting the recommendations of a parliamentary committee which disapproved of treating juveniles accused of heinous offences as adults, the Central ...

India Votes In Favour Of Anti-Gay Resolution At UN

1/4/2015 | Social Issues | Transgender

India was among the 43 countries that voted in support of a Russian-drafted resolution that proposed removing benefits for same-sex partners of UN sta ...

Haryana Clears Bill To Ban Cow Slaughter

14/3/2015 | Social Issues | religion

The Haryana Assembly has unanimously passed a Bill imposing a complete ban on cow slaughter in the state and providing for a rigorous imprisonment ran ...

Juveniles as Adults In Heinous Cases

25/2/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children

The government’s plan to treat juveniles of 16 to 18 years of age accused of heinous offences as adults suffered a huge setback with the parliam ...

Annual Status Of Education Report 2014

15/1/2015 | Social Issues | Education

NGO Pratham on 13 January 2015 released 10th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2014). The report noted that overall situation with basic reading ...

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Scheme

15/1/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues

After Swachh Bharat and Make In India, the Modi government's big bang flagship scheme will be "Beti bachao, beti padhao'' that will b ...

Mission Indradhanush

3/1/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children

The government has launched “Mission Indradhanush” depicting seven colours of the rainbow, aiming to cover all those children by 2020 who are either u ...

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