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

Guidelines for Mission Shakti Scheme

Ministry of Women and Child Development recently released guidelines for ‘Mission Shakti’ scheme. Highlights Mission Shakti Scheme was launched by Government of India. It will be implemented for the period of 2021-22 to 2025-26. It an integrated women empowerment programme. It will act as an umbrella scheme for security, safety, and empowerment of women Newly ..

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Balika Panchayat Initiative

India’s first-ever girl Panchayat, called “Balika Panchayat”, was started in several villages of Kutch district in Gujarat. About Balika Panchayat Initiative The Balika Panchayat Initiative was started with the aim of promoting social and political development of girls as well as ensure active participation of girls in politics. Which department started this initiative? The Balika ..

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Lancet study on children orphaned during COVID

On February 24, 2022, the Lancet released its study on children orphaned during covid-19 pandemic. Key Points The Lancet has claimed that, 19 lakh children in India lost a parent or caregiver to Covid 19. However, responding to the report, Ministry of Women and Child Development noted that, findings have no correlation to ground realities. ..

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Stree Manoraksha Project

The ‘Stree Manoraksha Project’ has been launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD)in collaboration with NIMHANS Bengaluru. This was launched with the aim to improve women’s mental health across India. Overview: This project will focus on capacity building of OSC (One-Stop Center) functionaries the techniques and tools of how to handle cases ..

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National Girl Child Day

Every year the National Girl Child Day is celebrated on January 24. The day is celebrated to promote the rights of girl child in the country. Also the day aims to spread the importance of education, health and nutrition of the girl child. Theme The Government of India did not announce any theme in 2022. ..

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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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