Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Current Affairs, GK & News

“Sugamya Bharat App” to be Launched

The Union Minister for Social justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, will launch the “Sugamya Bharat App” in the virtual mode on March 2, 2021. the minister will also launch a handbook called “Access – The Photo Digest”. Key Facts The Sugamya App and the handbook were developed by the Department of Empowerment of Persons ..

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Mental Health Rehabilitation Helpline ‘KIRAN’

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot will launch the 24×7 Toll-Free Mental Health Rehabilitation Helpline “KIRAN” on September 7, 2020. Key Facts The helpline number is 1800-500-0019. Helpline has been developed by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. It will provide relief and support to ..

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National Council for Transgender Persons

The national council for transgender persons has been set up by the Centre under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 to assist the community with better facilities. What is the National Council for Transgender Persons? The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has set up this council to cater to the transgender community ..

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National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction launched

On June 26, 2020, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment launched the National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction, “Nasha Mukt Bharat”. The plan was launched on the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Highlights Every year, the United Nations observe the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking ..

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ADIP scheme: First Distribution of Assistive aids to Divyangjan

On June 15, 2020, Government of India organized the first ever ADIP camp. The camp was conducted to distribute free assistive aids to Divyangjans under the ADIP scheme. Highlights The first camp to distribute free assistive aids was organized at Firozpur district of Punjab. The camp was organized by ALIMCO (Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of ..

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