Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: WCD

#MeToo: 70% of sexual harassment complaints filed with Maneka’s ministry yet to be disposed of

The complaints were filed on the online portal, She-Box, which the ministry then forwards to the respective workplaces.

Marriageable age should be uniform for women and men, NHRC tells govt

Suggestions by NHRC are part of efforts to eliminate child marriage. Rights watchdog also wants free education up to 18 years of age. 

Law ministry okays proposal to remove time limit to report child sexual abuse, says Maneka Gandhi

Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi wrote to law minister, saying that people should be allowed to lodge their complaint even ‘10-15 years later'.

Adopted Indian-origin girl abandoned in Spain does not want to return

The 13-year-old girl was abandoned by a Spanish couple after they were allegedly deceived about her age.

Year since Indian child’s death in US, govt drags feet on punishing adoption agency

Sherin Mathews, aged three years old, allegedly died after an assault by her Indian-American adoptive father

Modi govt official is worried about election fallout of giving cash instead of rations

Rakesh Srivastava says replacing rations with cash transfers for children & women in poll year would look like government is stopping rations.

Spanish couple abandon adopted Indian child, Bhopal agency under the scanner

Shelter home allegedly misled parents on age of children; Italian couple also writes to Indian authorities against agency.

Under fire, country’s central adoption agency seeks to increase senior cadre strength 

Agency seeks over four times more Group A officers, wants integrated finance division. 

Modi govt to observe September as National Nutrition Month

The National Nutrition Mission aims to bring down stunting of children in the age bracket of 0-6 years from 38.4% in 2018 to 25% by 2022.

Putting kids up for adoption may soon earn shelters money

Childcare institutes are often reluctant to sign up for adoptions because they fear losing the government grant they get for each child.

On Camera


(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.