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National Crèche Scheme

The National Crèche Scheme was discussed by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development in the Lok Sabha recently. About the Scheme The National Crèche Scheme was previously known as Rajiv Gandhi National Crèche Scheme. It is a centrally sponsored scheme that was launched on January 1st, 2017. It is being implemented by the ..

International NGO IMPACT reports India as among the Largest Gold Smuggling Hubs in the World

Canadian Nongovernment organization (NGO), IMPACT, in its study, named A Golden Web: How India Became One of the World’s Largest Gold Smuggling Hubs, has mentioned that India imports gold around 1,000 tons every year, which is a quarter above the official figures shown. Highlights from the report : About one-third of the total world’s gold ..

5,322 Janaushadhi centres across India

As many as 5,322 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) Kendras were functional across different parts of the Country. Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana is an initiative of the government to provide quality Medicines at Affordable Prices for All. The initiative aims to provide quality medicines at affordable ..

Water for Cricket Fields Maintenance

Hearing the petition filed by an NGO, Friends the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered an expert committee to submit a report on ways to save water. Petition of NGO The petition alleges that the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) of using RO-treated water for the upkeep of Feroz Shah Kotla ground. Also, it ..

FCRA Act and Its implications on working of NGOs

The Home ministry had cancelled the license of 20,000 NGOs for violating the various provisions of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). In the aftermath of this decision, only 13,000 out of 33,000 NGOs are legally valid in the country. About FCRA Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010 seeks to regulate the foreign contributions or donations ..

Plight of Widows in India

India is home to a traditional and patriarchal society, where the identity of women is determined by her husband even in the 21st century. Widowhood in such a society takes its worst shape. It is not only associated with losing a bread-winner, but has wide ranging social implications. Discrimination of widows in Society Many of ..