Ministry of Women and Child Development Current Affairs, GK & News

Vulnerable Witness Deposition Centre (VWDC) Scheme

The Supreme Court has directed the High Courts of the country to provide an estimate of manpower required to create Vulnerable Witness Deposition Centre (VWDC) scheme in their states within three months. It has introduced new definitions to the vulnerable victims. Who are vulnerable victims? The Supreme Court has included the sexually assaulted victims in ..

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Nutrition Mission: States used 56% of funds in last 3 years

On December 8, 2021, the Minister for Women & Child Development, Smriti Irani, noted in Parliament that, State Governments and Union Territories have used only 56% of the total funds released under Poshan Abhiyan or Nutrition Mission in last three years. Key Points The central government highlighted that, out of total amount of Rs 5312 ..

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Centre:18 lakh children in India severely malnourished

According to Women and Child Ministry, there are more than 33 lakh malnourished children in India. This figure was reported from Poshan tracker, on which numbers are directly entered by anganwadis and are accessed by the Central government. Highlights Ministry further notes that, more than half of the children are in the severely malnourished category. ..

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Smriti Irani launches 24/7 Helpline of NCW for Women affected by violence

On 27th July, 2021, Smriti Irani, the Union Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) launched the National Commission for Women’s (NCW) 24/7 helpline number 7827170170. The helpline has been launched with primary aim of providing online support 24/7 to women who are affected by violence.  They will be linked with the appropriate authorities like ..

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What is SAMVEDNA?

SAMVEDNA is Sensitizing Action on Mental Health Vulnerability through Emotional Development and Necessary Acceptance. It a toll-free helpline through which children affected during COVID-19 pandemic are provided counselling. About SAMVEDNA The main objective of SAMVEDNA is to provide psychological first aid and emotional support to the COVID-19 affected children The tele-counselling is provided by the ..

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