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Tackling workplace harassment UPSC | Livemint

Introduction – Workplace sexual harassment is an important issue that deserves more than the intermittent attention it receives when high-profile cases are in the news. This is particularly true in India where legal protection for victims was lacking in statutory cover until a few years ago. Some progress has been made since then—but there is …

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RTE and No Detention Policy | Livemint

Introduction – The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or the Right to Education Act (RTE and no detention) was supposed to drive India’s big leap in social development. Recently, the Government had decided to scrap one of its most controversial features, the no-detention policy (NDP. No-detention Policy (NDP) – The NDP …

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Test and Treat Policy for HIV patients | PIB

The Government has launched the ‘Test and Treat Policy for HIV patients’ in April 2017. As per this policy all people living with HIV (PLHIV) are to be treated with Antiretro Viral Therapy regardless of CD4 count, clinical stage, age or population. The National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS and STI 2017-2024 has been approved in June 2017. …

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Mission Parivar Vikas

Mission Parivar Vikas is a new family planning initiative launched on World Population Day. Mission Parivar Vikas  | Details Mission ParivarVikas will focus on 146 high fertility districts in 7 states with high TFR. Under this, specific targeted initiatives shall be taken for population stabilisation through better services delivery. Mission ParivarVikas is a new initiative …

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Boost To Transform Domestic Nuclear Industry

In a significant decision to fast-track India’s domestic nuclear power program, and give a push to country’s nuclear industry, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for construction of 10 units of India’s indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR).  The total installed capacity of the Plants will …

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SOP on Rehabilitation of Children

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has developed a Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for rehabilitation of children in conflict with law under the Juvenile Justice System. About | SOP on Rehabilitation of Children The said SOP aims to emphasise the cause of rehabilitation and social reintegration by providing for types of institutional care, after …

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Vijayawada International Airport | PIB Summary

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for the declaration of Vijayawada Airport as Vijayawada International Airport, as per the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. Vijayawada International Airport | Significance The proposal will add to improved connectivity to the State capital. It will provide wider …

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Two New Circuits Added To Maharaja Express | PIB Summary

The Indian Railway PSU, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) has decided to start two new circuits of their flagship luxury train Maharaja Express, this year. Maharaja Express | About the new circuits These two new trips have been named as “Southern Sojourn”and “Southern Jewels” which will cover prominent destinations in West and South …

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“One IP- Two Dispensaries” And “Aadhaar Based Online Claim Submission” Schemes

Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya launched two schemes “One IP- Two Dispensaries” and “Aadhaar based Online Claim Submission” on the occasion of International Labour Day today. One IP – Two Dispensaries scheme ESIC has given an option to an Insured Person (IP) to choose two dispensaries, one for self …

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