Women still insecure – States unable to utilize 80% Nirbhaya Fund!

Government announces setting up of helpdesks in all districts of the country to combat trafficking and ensure safety for women, using the Nirbhaya Fund. The centers will be started at police stations, as helpdesks for women. The women help desks, would be gender-sensitive desks that will be aimed at grievance redressal of women through the …

Government bid to control CSR Activities in Punjab!

Chandigarh, Nov 1 () In a bid to streamline various corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and to set up a neutral platform involving all the stakeholders, the Punjab cabinet approved on Friday the constitution of the Punjab Corporate Social Responsibility Advisory Board under the chief minister’s chairmanship and a CSR Authority under the chief secretary. …

Minister Calls for ‘Mass Movement’ Against NGOs!

Panaji: Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal on Saturday called for a mass movement against Non-Governmental Organisations who protest against developmental projects, dubbing them ‘the worst form of obstruction of justice’ for the country’s poor. The Minister was speaking at ‘Vibrant Goa’, an investment summit held near Panaji. Goyal, who also holds the Trade and …

UN Day Today – May run out of money this month end!

The United Nations was founded in 1945 to support collective action to realize peace, development and human rights for all. The UN75 initiative seeks to spark dialogue and action on how we can build a better world despite the many challenges we face. UN will be commemorating 75 years beginning January 2020. We run the …

World Mental Health Day 2019

What Do People Do? World Mental Health Day is observed in more than 100 countries on October 10 through local, regional and national World Mental Health Day commemorative events and programs. Activities include: Officials signing the World Mental Health Day proclamation. Public service announcements. Educational lectures and the distribution of research papers on mental health …

Task force to improve India’s rights record

The government is forming a task force to prepare a National Action Plan on Human Rights (NAPHR) as mandated under the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to improve India’s human rights record, government officials aware of the development said on condition of anonymity. The task force will involve the Union home …

275 adopted children returned – Traumatic separations!

Around 275 adopted children were “returned” to the system over the past two years in India. What went wrong? Data indicates that gaps in pre- and post-adoption counselling, which arose after the digitization of the adoption process, could be one of the major factors for these disruptions Over the past three years, a group of …

Single use plastic and other items banned from October 2!

Items that have been banned Single-use plastic cutlery (plates, cups, glasses, bowls, forks, knives, spoons, stirrer and straws) Thermocol/styrofoam cutlery (plates, cups, glasses and bowls, etc) Single-use plastic containers (bowls, trays, glasses, lids) less than 250 microns used for packaging/ covering food/liquid items Plastic (sold in the name of silver/ aluminium) bag/pouch for packing food …

Amazon India to partner with NGO to train individuals with autism.

Amazon India on Thursday announced its partnership with a non-governmental organisation (NGO) – Sol’s ARC – to launch an industry first pilot programme to train young adults with autism and intellectual disabilities. This programme will enable their successful integration into the workforce and help them gain financial independence. Amazon.in will work closely with Sol’s ARC …