Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicAnti-trafficking bill

Topic: Anti-trafficking bill

What is draft anti-trafficking bill 2021 and how it is different from the 2018 bill

A previous draft of anti-human trafficking bill was passed in Lok Sabha in 2018 but was never introduced in Rajya Sabha.

Anti-trafficking Bill has scope for confusion. Here’s what will work: BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi

The proposed legislation includes punishment for trafficking for forced labour and marriage but neglects trafficking for sexual exploitation and organ trade.

India had 38,503 victims of trafficking in 2011-19. Only 77 have got compensation

Lack of awareness and the daunting task of collecting proof has meant that few victims of trafficking manage to avail of govt compensation.

World Day Against Trafficking: Activists divided on India’s anti-trafficking bill

Some voiced concerns that the bill will bring voluntary sex workers under the scanner while others say it will help vulnerable sections.

Mob attacks Swami Agnivesh in Jharkhand, and monsoon session begins

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

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RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

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File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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