Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicManeka Gandhi

Topic: Maneka Gandhi

‘Too many checks and balances could reduce adoption rates’

Experts argue current adoption norms are extremely bureaucratic and prospective parents get tired of the waiting process and give up.

Tokenism and repackaging old provisions: Centre’s response to rise in child abuse

Union ministers Maneka Gandhi and Prakash Javadekar ask NCPCR to formulate guidelines on child abuse; activists say it’s pointless because they already exist.

The government has refused to criminalise marital rape for all the wrong reasons

The government’s affidavit perpetuates the misconception that rape cannot be established without medical evidence.

Over 90% of Nirbhaya Fund for women’s safety remains unused since 2015

Affidavit filed in Supreme Court says the Centre has sanctioned only Rs 264 crore out of total Rs 3,100 crore till August this year

Ministry of Women & Child Development turns to citizens for policy suggestions

The WCD are asking citizens to drive forward policy reforms with their suggestions via social media.

Environment ministry didn’t do enough to defend cattle trade notification – Petitioner Maulekhi

Gauri Maulekhi, who is also an aide to Union minister Maneka Gandhi, tells ThePrint the Environment ministry backed off thinking that pleasing the vote bank was more important. SANYA DHINGRA

Maneka Gandhi quietly pitched for cattle market rules, documents show

Legal papers show the Women and Child Development minister wrote to the Finance ministry in 2014 to stop the illegal transport of animals to Nepal for sacrifice. ANUBHUTI VISHNOI

On Camera

YourTurn

Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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