Suicide: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

2019 edition of World Mental Health Day (WMHD)

The World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is observed every year on 10th of October by World Federation for Mental Health to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it. The 2019 theme is “Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention”.

2019 edition of World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)

The World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is observed every year on 10th of September to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. The 2019 theme is “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”.

2018 World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)

The World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is observed every year on September 10 to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. It is estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year across the world – that means one person every 40 seconds. Thus, the day aims ..

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) observed on 10 September

The World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is observed every year on September 10 to raise awareness about suicide prevention. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) survey, across the world nearly 800,000 commit suicide each year which is one person every 40 seconds. Thus, the day aims to open up the conversations and help those ..

Mobile euthanasia programme by “Right to Die” group in Netherlands

A mobile euthanasia programme launched in the Netherlands has become recent point of controversy. In Netherlands a specialized team is sent out house-to-house to aid patients finish their lives. The project has elicited acute critique from doctors. The project is the brainchild of the Dutch predominately donor-funded pro-mercy killing group: “Right to Die” NL. The ..

Update on amendment of Section 309 of Indian Penal Code

Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is related to the attempt to commit suicide. It reads- Whoever attempts to commit suicide and does any act towards the commission of such offence, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year 1[ or with fine, or with both.] ..