Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicChild Rights

Topic: Child Rights

School closures because of air pollution ‘misplaced, achieve nothing’: Delhi child rights body

DCPCR chief Anurag Kundu has written to Commission for Air Quality Management, saying the loss of 600 days due to Covid and pollution could have long-term implications.

Children born in 2020 face life with more heatwaves, floods, and droughts than ever before

The climate crisis is also a child-rights crisis, affecting children first and worst with deepening inequalities across borders and generations.

Physical punishment doesn’t improve children’s behaviour, makes it worse, study in Lancet says

The researchers said physical punishment was not associated with any positive outcomes for children and increased the risk of children experiencing severe violence or neglect.

Irregular meetings with mom, bullying: Grim findings of NCPCR survey on women prisoners’ kids

Survey was conducted across eight jails & 15 childcare institutions in Bihar, Maharashtra, UP, Andhra. Visits to prisons & childcare institutions were made between August 2019 & January 2020.

J&J products to Bombay Begums, ‘toothless’ NCPCR is no longer just another govt commission

NCPCR's action against Netflix's 'Bombay Begums' triggers old criticism that body works at behest of Centre. Its chairman Priyank Kanoongo says protecting child rights the only agenda.

‘Kids taken to CAA protest, homes flout Covid norms’ — FIR allegations against Mander’s NGO

Delhi Police has registered an FIR over a complaint by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights. The body has made allegations against Mander too.

Child rights panel summons 45 Delhi private schools for ‘denying’ books to EWS students

Students in Delhi enrolled under the Economically Weaker Section/Disadvantaged Group categories in private schools have access to free textbooks, writing material and uniforms.

In special Covid drive, Andhra police rescue over 4,000 children through Operation Muskaan

The Andhra Police launched the special drive to rescue children to ensure they weren't exposed to coronavirus during the pandemic.

UP child rights panel asks Agra DM to probe death of boy refused treatment by 6 hospitals

UP protection of child rights commission member Sakshi Baijal says he has taken note of ThePrint report on the 12-year-old’s death and asked the Agra DM to submit action taken report after probe.

Children welfare share in govt’s budget has seen sharp decline in last 5 years: Report

Paper published by child rights organisation HAQ shows expenditure on children welfare schemes has fallen to 3% of Union budget in 2018-19 from 5% in 2012-13.

On Camera

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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