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Need of Witness Protection Laws

A shocking incident happened in Unnao of Uttar Pradesh wherein at a road accident, a rape survivor’s two aunts died leaving the rape survivor and her lawyer in a critical condition. Consequent to the death of the two individuals, one of whom was also a witness in the case, charges pertaining to attempt to murder were ..

WorldSkills International 2019

The WorldSkills International organizes world championships of vocational skills every two years. The challenge brings together the young people, industry, government, education, and institutions to provide a common platform for the promotion of vocal skills. The competition aims to demonstrate the various advantages of learning a vocational skill and encourage a similar level of respect ..

Odisha government implements Center’s Witness Protection Scheme (WPS)

The Naveen Patnaik led Odisha Government has recently informed the state High Court that it has implemented the Central Government’s Witness Protection Scheme-2018. The aim of the scheme is to ensure that investigation, prosecution and trial of criminal offences are not prejudiced because witnesses are intimidated or frightened to give evidence without protection from other ..

Thousands of bystanders caught in Toronto

Toronto police officials deployed the controversial stingray surveillance technology over 2 months. They have swept up data from more than 20, 000 bystanders. The police have claimed to use the technology to investigate a 2014 investigation. The investigation was to enquire 11 suspects. The technology mimics a celuular tower and  forces all the nearby phones ..

World Creativity and Innovation Day (WCID) observed on 21 April

The United Nations (UN) has officially declared April 21 as the World Creativity and Innovation Day (WCID) to encourage people to use creativity in problem-solving. The first official WCID was celebrated on April 21, 2018. The day is marked as well positioned to encourage creative multidisciplinary thinking to help us achieve the sustainable future we ..

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship joins hands with Ministry of Power to support household electrification scheme ‘Saubhagya’

The Union Ministry of Power has partnered with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to train the manpower in six states – Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh – for speedy implementation of its household electrification scheme ‘SAUBHAGYA’ on March 27, 2018. The scheme is undertaken as a special project under ..

Delhi police launches a skill development programme “YUVA”

Rajnath Singh, the Union Home Minister, has inaugurated the YUVA – a skill development programme and an initiative by Delhi Police under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) on August 29, 2017. The initiative will engage street children and youth, providing them with opportunities to hone their skills and utilise it professionally through skill development ..