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Government to establish Women Helpline Centres in Foreign Countries

The Union Minister of Women & Child Development, Smriti Irani, in a reply to supplementary question in Rajya Sabha has replied that, the central government will soon establish a women helpline centres in foreign countries which will look after the distressed overseas residents. Highlights These Women Helpline Centres are being set up with the help ..

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The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 approved by Cabinet

On January 29, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The bill aims to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy act, 1971. The bill is to be introduced in the coming session of Parliament Highlights According to the proposal, termination of pregnancy is to be extended to 24 weeks. It ..

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Delhi Government releases Guarantee card on free bus services, water & electricity

On January 19, 2020, the Delhi Government released the guarantee card that consisted of 10 guarantees for the residents of Delhi. It included free bus services, electricity, water supply, pollution, etc. Electricity The card guaranteed uninterrupted power supply throughout the year. It also included free electricity for all the residents up to 200 units of ..

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Nirbhaya funds: IP based video surveillance in railways & Fast Track Courts

The Indian Railways has enhanced security in major railway hubs by installing IP based video surveillance system. The surveillance has been installed in parking areas, entrance and exit platforms, waiting hall and over bridges. Highlights The surveillance system is to be installed in 983 stations at a budget of Rs 250 crores. The budget is ..

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Shops and Businesses in Gujarat can now remain Open 24X7

‘Gujarat Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 2019’ came into force from May 1. It allows that shops, commercial establishments and businesses running in state can now remain open round the clock (24X7). The act was passed by state Assembly in February 2019, but was notified on occasion of Gujarat’s ..

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