Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Topic: NCPCR

Over 1.47 lakh kids lost their parents due to Covid, other reasons since April 2020: NCPCR to SC

The NCPCR said its figures are based on data uploaded by states and Union Territories on its ‘Baal Swaraj Portal-COVID care’ up to 11 January.

Pause ‘Desh Ke Mentor’ scheme for sake of student safety, child rights body tells Delhi govt

Under entrepreneurship scheme, Delhi govt school students pitch start-up ideas and the top ones receive expert mentorship. But NCPCR says there are loopholes in children’s safety.

Rahul Gandhi tweet on child ‘rape’ victim is back up for world, not for India: Twitter to HC

In letter sent to NCPCR and included in affidavit before Delhi HC, Twitter said Gandhi's tweet was reinstated globally on evidence that minor child’s parents had approved of it.

Govt panel for transgender persons suggests medical curriculum be revised, doctors sensitised

National Council for Transgender Persons has also told Modi government that proposed revisions in NCERT textbooks to bring sensitivity be completed expeditiously.

This mother wants NCERT to bring back transgender manual, gets 5,600 supporters on online plea

Petition was started by Nilakshi Roy, parent of a now-adult queer individual, on NCERT sensitisation manual was junked after child rights body raised objections.

Only 16 states/UTs teach underprivileged kids for free in pvt schools, child rights body finds

Under Right to Education, private unaided schools must reserve 25% seats for kids from EWS backgrounds & not charge a fee. But NCPCR report finds few states have implemented rule.

Gender-neutral toilets, Cisgender, Agender: What junked NCERT manual for teachers explained

NCERT manual was to sensitise teachers about transgender students but has since been removed after a rap from the NCPCR, the national child rights body.  

NCPCR seeks action against Rahul Gandhi’s Instagram handle for violating Juvenile Justice Act

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights had earlier written to Twitter to take action against Gandhi's profile for disclosing the identity of Dalit minor in Delhi rape case.

Only 8% of minority students attend schools for minority communities, NCPCR report says

NCPCR report, which analyses data from 23,487 minority schools across the country, says a little over 37% of total students in minority schools belong to these communities.

Twitter gets NCPCR notice for Rahul Gandhi post on Delhi ‘rape’, violates POCSO, it says

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had met the family of the nine-year-old 'rape' victim Wednesday and tweeted a picture with them.

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Bucket hat meet feather boa Photographer: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai | Bloomberg File Photo

Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.