Poshan Abhiyaan: WCD Ministry to organise Tech-Thon seminar

Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India will organise a day-long seminar on technology partnerships for steering Poshan Abhiyaan on 28th June, 2018 at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi

Poshan Abhiyaan: WCD Ministry to organise Tech-Thon seminarICDS-CAS (Common Application Software) has been specially designed to strengthen the Service Delivery System as well as the mechanism for Real Time Monitoring (RTM) for nutritional outcomes. Briefing the media on the upcoming Poshan Abhiyaan TECH-THON, WCD Secretary Rakesh Srivastava said that it looks at improving the nutrition outcomes through effective monitoring, timely intervention and […]

Re-trained police officers on aspects of sexual offences: Maneka Gandhi

The Women and Child Development minister has written to Chief Ministers of all states and union territories highlighting necessary steps for dealing with sexual offences. This letter is keeping in context with the recent rape cases on minors in Kathua and Surat. She has also called for suggestions from the state governments on dealing with the crimes against women and children

Re-trained police officers on aspects of sexual offences: Maneka GandhiIn a letter addressed to Chief Ministers of all the states/UTs, Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development has outlined various steps to be taken by the states/UTs in preventing and curbing the crimes against women and children. Some of the steps mentioned in the letter are: All police officers should be re-trained […]

Maneka Gandhi to sell rare ‘Mica’ paintings to raise funds for animal hospital

Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare, Maneka Gandhi, has decided to sell her rare collection of ‘Mica’ paintings for the animal welfare. She is helping the NGO, ‘People for Animals” to raise funds to build an animal hospital in Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Maneka Gandhi to sell rare ‘Mica’ paintings to raise funds for animal hospitalManeka Gandhi is well-known for her love towards animals. In the past, she has always taken a very firm stand, when it comes protecting the welfare of animals. Now, she has gone ahead to help build an animal hospital in Raipur, Chhattisgarh by help raising funds for its construction. She has informed her desire on […]

India: Over 17 lakh beneficiaries have enrolled under PMMVY

The Government of India has approved Pan-India implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) in all districts of the country from January 01, 2017 under which the eligible beneficiaries will get Rs 5,000 under PMMVY and the remaining cash incentive as per approved norms towards maternity benefit under Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) after institutional delivery

India: Over 17 lakh beneficiaries have enrolled under PMMVYThe number of beneficiaries enrolled under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) has increased to 17,66,423. Every day on an average, around 50, 000 new applications are received for enrolment. So far, Rs 2048.21 crores to all 36 States/UTs have been sanctioned under PMMVY out of which Rs 2042.09 crores have been released till date. […]

Killer ‘Blue Whale’ banned in India

As a reaction to the on-going ‘Blue whale’ saga, the government has now sent a letter seeking to remove the game from all major sites to make it inaccessible to the vulnerable and innocent minds

Killer ‘Blue Whale’ banned in IndiaThe government has finally taken a lead in the ‘Blue whale’ saga that seemed like a never-ending episode. Ever since the news of a 14-year-old committing a suicide in Mumbai has come out in the media, the country has been searching about the game and its availability, majorly to feed their curiosity. Reportedly, the boy’s […]

Doctors welcome move to legalise marijuana for medicinal purpose

An impending debate about using Marijuana for medicinal purpose has resurfaced after Minister of Women and Children Development, Maneka Gandhi suggested legalising Marijuana in India. Marijuana is a popular psycho-active drug that is known for its pain-relieving effects and its medicinal use is allowed in many countries across the world. Doctors say, it is a nice move, if followed with caution

Doctors welcome move to legalise marijuana for medicinal purposeAn already impending debate has now resurfaced after the Minister of Women and Children Development, Maneka Gandhi, has suggested legalising Marijuana in India for its medicinal purposes. Marijuana is a popular psycho-active drug that is known for its pain-relieving effects and its medicinal use is allowed in many countries across the world. On Sunday, the minister […]

Centre steps in to curb unwarranted c-sections

The increase in numbers of C-section deliveries had raised many eyebrows. The WHO has suggested that only 10 to 15 per cent of the total deliveries should be through a C-section.  Tamil Nadu reported a figure of 34 per cent and Telangana 54 per cent. To curb unwarranted C-sections government has directed all hospitals which fall under Central Government Health Scheme to declare C-section deliveries

Centre steps in to curb unwarranted c-sections  In a bid to curb unwarranted C-section deliveries, the central government has taken up a series of measures to control this rising trend. Earlier, private hospitals that are a part of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) were asked to declare the rate of C-section deliveries which take place. Now, the Federation of Obstetric […]

#TaxFreePad chorus grows on the eve of World Menstruation Hygiene Day

Working women say, when we talk about making sanitary napkins tax free we have to consider its penetration level amongst masses. We need to understand that Sanitary napkins are not luxury items. The government talks about woman empowerment but on the other hand they have taxed sanitary pads. Taxing it under GST is huge step back in women empowerment

#TaxFreePad chorus grows on the eve of World Menstruation Hygiene DayWorld Menstruation Hygiene Day will be observed on Sunday, May 28. In India menstruation hygiene remains one of the most important yet neglected health concerns. This year the day could not be more significant in Indian context because recently 12 per cent tax Good and Service Tax (GST) has been levied on the sanitary napkins […]

Set up breastfeeding room at railway stations, Maneka Gandhi writes to Suresh Prabhu

Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare, Maneka Gandhi’s office was flooded with letters from angry women passengers expressing their grievances on the lack of amenities for mothers who need to breastfeed their babies

Set up breastfeeding room at railway stations, Maneka Gandhi writes to Suresh PrabhuAfter Larissa Waters, an Australian senator made history by becoming the first woman to breast feed her baby in parliament during a session. Back home in India, Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare, Maneka Gandhi’s office was flooded with letters from angry women passengers. Sources say that, the letters mention there are no breastfeeding […]