Social Issues :

COVID-19 And Its Impact On Women

Women are already suffering the deadly impact of lockdowns and quarantines. These restrictions are essential, but they increase the risk of violence towards women trapped with abusive partners.

COVID-19 And Rural Lives & Livelihood In India

The national lockdown has severely affected lives and livelihoods across rural India. Agriculture and allied sectors employ more than half of the workforce in the country.

COVID-19: Disruptions And Response

The outbreak of Corona virus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China, which began in December 2019, evolved to become a global pandemic, as declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020.

Electronic Cigarettes Prohibited In India

The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage, and Advertisement) Act, 2019 was enacted on the 5th December, 2019 which seeks to prohibit the production, trade, storage, and advertisement of electronic cigarettes.

MERA – India: Malaria Elimination Research Alliance

The Indian Council of Medical Research has launched the ‘Malaria Elimination Research Alliance (MERA) India’ - a conglomeration of partners working on malaria control - in order to prioritise, plan and scale up research to eliminate the disease from India by 2030.

Stringent Punishment To Deter Sexual Offences Against Children

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) (Amendment) Bill was passed by both houses of parliament and got presidential accent on 5th August, 2019. It aims to combat rising cases of child sex abuse in the country.

Education Of Children With Disabilities

State of the Education Report for India: Children with Disabilities report has been released by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and highlights accomplishments and challenges with regard to the right to education of children with disabilities (CWDs).

Reservation For Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)

The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Parliament on January 8, 2019.

Triple Talaq Case

In August 2017, the Supreme Court of India declared triple talaq unconstitutional and the minority opinion suggested the Parliament to consider appropriate legislation governing triple Talaq in the Muslim community.

Transgender Persons Act: Gender Justice Or Discrimination

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 has been passed by the Parliament and got Presidential assent on 5 December, 2019.

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