The Department of Social Justice of the state of Kerala has unveiled a unique initiative to open ‘safe homes’ to provide safe accommodation to inter-caste and inter-religious couples in all districts. The objective of the scheme is to ensure security for them while the scheme is implemented with the support of voluntary organisations. The Department ..
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According to the new report published in the Lancet, scientists and health experts warn that children across the world will suffer from infectious diseases, malnutrition and air pollution worsened by climate change. ‘The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is a comprehensive yearly analysis tracking progress across 41 key indicators. The annual project is ..
On the occasion of 2019 World Food Day (WFD), the United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) has launched its global cinema campaign ‘Feed Our Future’ in India with support from UFO Moviez to engage and motivate moviegoers to help in spreading awareness and working towards creating a world with Zero Hunger. The new campaign aims ..
India ranked 102nd at the 2019 Global Hunger Index (GHI) that tracks hunger and malnutrition. The GHI is a peer-reviewed annual report, which is jointly published by Ireland’s Concern Worldwide and Germany’s Welthungerhilfe. It scores countries on a 100-point “severity scale”, where zero is the best score (no hunger) and 100 is the worst. With ..
The Indian Supreme Court is currently evaluating a petition which requests the government to frame a law which will aim to provide food to the entire Indian population. What has happened? A petition requesting the government to examine the concept of state-funded community kitchens to feed the poor and hungry has been accepted for consideration ..
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY) is a new old-age pension scheme which was announced by the Central Government for the social welfare of all landholding Small and Marginal Farmers (SMFs) in the country. What is PM-KMY? The PM-KMY is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme which aims to tap all Small and Marginal farmers ..
Saudi Arabia is the largest and richest nation in the Middle East. Buoyed by immense resources of natural crude oil and gas, it has developed modern infrastructure and has a fast-developing economy. However, Saudi Arabia is a religiously conservative nation with strict Islamic law adhered to in the nation. What happens? Saudi Arabia has been ..
After much deliberations and long discussions, the Union Government has finally been able to pass the much-touted and highly controversial Triple Talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha. While the NDA has the numbers in the lower house, it lacked the numbers to push the bill through the Upper house and hence, the passage looked doubtful. ..