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‘We Think Digital’ program launched in UP

We Think Digital is a global digital literacy program of the technology major Facebook. The program was launched in 2019 with an aim to overcome gender imbalance on the internet space. Recently, Facebook launched ‘We Think Digital’ program in Uttar Pradesh, in association with National Commission for Women (NCW) and Cyber Peace Foundation. The program ..

Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill 2019

The Lok Sabha has passed the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Features of the Bill The bill seeks to amend the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 provided that the chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is a person who has been a Chief ..

Digital Shakti Campaign

Digital Shakti campaign initiated last year has been now rolled out in 11 states. About the Campaign Digital Shakti campaign is an initiative of the National Commission for Women (NCW) in association with Cyber Peace Foundation and Facebook. The campaign aims to make every woman digitally empowered. Under the campaign, training will be provided to ..

Delhi High Court to hear Plea on Abortion Law

The Delhi High Court will be hearing the petition which seeks to amend the various provision related to abortions in India. The petition seeks to: Enhance the time limit to terminate a pregnancy in case of any health risk to the mother or the foetus, from the current 20-week cap to 24 or 26 weeks. ..

Rekha Sharma appointed as new chairperson of National Commission for Women

NCW member Rekha Sharma from Haryana has been appointed the new chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW). She was recently embroiled in a controversy after she recommended abolishing the practice of “confessions” in churches as it can lead to blackmailing of women, after such a case came to light in Kerala. The NCW ..

Mamta Sharma new NCW chief

Former Rajasthan Mahila Congress president Mamta Sharma has been appointed as National Commission for Women chairperson. She has succeeded Ms Girija Vyas who demitted the office in the beginning of April. Ms Sharma was a member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly and president of Rajasthan State Women Congress Committee. Speaking on the occasion, she said, ..

News Today: August 3, 2011

Brahmasree Malliyoor Sankaran Namboothiri passed away Eminent Sanskrit scholar and Bhagavatham proponent Malliyoor Sankaran Namboothiri passed away in Kuruppanthara, near Kottayam ‘Bhagavata-Hamsam’ Brahmasree Malliyoor Shankaran Namboothiri (91) was a well known proponent of ritual narration of Bhagavatam-stories Obama Signs Bill To Raise Debt Ceiling US President Barack Obama signed an agreement raising the US Government’s ..