Socio-Economic

Arabic included in the official languages at Vatican

October 19, 2012

Arabic language was officially included in the list of the Languages at Pope Benedict’s weekly general audiences. The move is an attempt of Vatican to expand its reach to Christians and Muslims in Middle East.   Vatican is concerned about the mass departure of the Christians from Middle...

Global Hunger Report 2012: India placed 65th

October 17, 2012

India was ranked at 65th position on the Global Hunger Index released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide. What was the theme of the report? The theme of the report was “The Challenge of Hunger: Ensuring Sustainable Food Security under Land,...

"Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986"

October 12, 2012

Union Cabinet approves amendments in the "Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986" The Union Cabinet approved the introduction of Amendments to the "Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986". Major amendments proposed are as follows: Broaden the scope of the law to cover the audio-visual media...

Human Health issues to be integrated with Convention on Biodiversity: CoP 11

October 12, 2012

The International Conference on Biodiversity also known as CoP11 has decided to integrate Human Health issues with Convention on Biodiversity. In this regard, a Joint Group will be set up with representatives of the member countries to work out modalities to facilitate joint efforts by Health organizations...

India, France ink pact for Sustainable Urban Development

October 11, 2012

India and France signed an Administrative Agreement in the field of Sustainable Urban Development. India could benefit immensely from the French experience. The Agreement would provide an enabling platform for the officials, professionals, business leaders and local self-governing bodies to meet and share knowledge and best practices...

UN Women unveiled South Asia’s first virtual knowledge hub in India

October 6, 2012

UN Women unveiled South Asia’s 1st virtual knowledge hub in India. What is UN Women? UN Women is a UN organization established in 2010 with the aim to promote for gender parity and women empowerment. What are the goals of UN Women? Major objectives of UN women...

Guardianship system for persons with disabilities to change

October 3, 2012

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has come up with a fresh draft legislation that seeks to do away with the plenary guardianship system and replace it with a limited guardianship system. What is the plenary guardianship system? Under this system, a guardian substitutes for the...

Professor Banwarilal Sharma passed away

October 2, 2012

Professor Banwarilal Sharma- Mathematician and a Gandhian activist. Prof. Banwarilal passed away recently in Chandigarh. He served Allahabad University as former HOD of Mathematics department. Prof. Banwari Lal Sharma was a convenor of the movement named Azadi Bachao Andolan. Azadi Bachao Andolan – It was led as...

Prohibition in use of animals in Election Campaigns

October 2, 2012

The Election Commission (E.C.) has directed the Political Parties and candidates not to use birds and animals in their campaigns. The E.C. has also directed that in case the use of animal is inescapable then the party/candidate will have to ascertain that no harm is caused to...

‘Track Child’: A web portal by Women and Child Development Ministry

September 20, 2012

The Union Women and Child Development Ministry unveiled a portal Track Child to function as a central database of all those children who have gone missing in different parts of the country. The portal will aid coordination b/w child homes, police departments and state governments. The details...

Advertisement