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National Girl Child Day (NGCD-2019)
The National Girl Child Day (NGCD) is celebrated every year on January 24 in India to raise awareness against the social stigma and discrimination faced by girl. The day also highlights the need to protect girl child who is prone to sex selective abortions, sexual abuse and trafficking in India. The 2019 theme “Empowering Girls ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
Topics: Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana • Female mammals • Gender • Girl • Ministry of Women and Child Development • National Girl Child Day • Sex selection in India • Sex-selective abortion • women • Women's education in India
SC directs search engines to remove ads related to pre-natal sex determination
The Supreme Court has issued a strict directive to all online search engines like Google India, Yahoo India and Microsoft India to remove advertisements related to the pre-natal sex determination. The Court issued this directive while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Sabu Mathew George in 2008. Holding such advertisements violative of the ..
Topics: Discrimination • Female infanticide • Medical ethics • Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act • Prenatal sex discernment • Sex determination • Sex selection in India • Sex-selective abortion • Social issues