Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: Helpline

Home ministry operationalises national helpline, reporting platforms to prevent cyber fraud

The facility empowers both the banks and the police by leveraging new-age technologies for sharing online fraud-related information and taking action in almost real-time.

States miss deadline to set up helpline for elderly during Covid. Govt says but Covid’s to blame

Calls on the helpline, Elderline, have, however, gone up from 475 to 20,000 in the past three weeks, said the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.

Senior citizens in New Delhi can now get medical help, counselling via 24-hour helpline

The Hasgulla Helpline and a van will reach senior citizens to offer technical assistance and help them remain motivated amid the pandemic.

Yogi govt says will pay salary dues to ‘women helpline’ staffers soon, service to continue

Women employees of the helpline had threatened to launch hungerstrike if their demands were not met. '181' will now be merged with ‘112’ police helpline.

Most suicide helplines are of little help as they don’t work when people need them

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death put the spotlight on mental health helplines, but attempts to contact a dozen of them over two days mostly went unanswered.

Delhi govt announces four dedicated helplines for ambulance services

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tweeted details about the numbers, which were set up to ease the pressure on the ambulance helpline.

Inter-caste couples can now avail 24-hour helpline number in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu govt's initiative aims to create awareness programmes and prevent honour killings.

On Camera


Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.