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Age limit Of Juveniles Involved In Serious Crimes Remains Unchanged

The Ministry of Women and Child development denied the Parliamentary panel's recommendation to reduce the age limit to 16 years from 18 years for juveniles involved in serious crimes under the "Protection of Children from Sexual offenses act". The ministry believes the existing law "Juvenile act 2015" is adequate to address the juveniles. "We do not desire to pursue the matter", the ministry said.

Wed, 11 Aug 2021 - 06:24 PM / by Balaji L

Tags: juvenile, AGE LIMIT, POCSO Act, Ministry of Women and Child Development

Courtesy: The Times of India

Smriti Irani

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Over 9 Lakh Indian Kids Suffer From Severe Malnourishment: Smriti Irani

There are over 9.3 lakh severely acute malnourished children between the age group of six months and six years in India till November 2020, said Women and Child Development Minister (WCD) Smriti Irani. Reportedly, UP alone contributed to over four lakh malnutrition children.“Under Poshan Abhiyaan, the target is to bring down stunting of children under 6 years from 38.4% to 25% by the year 2022", showed data.

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 - 05:28 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: smriti irani, Ministry of Women and Child Development, malnutrition, Uttar Pradesh

Courtesy: The Times of India

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Centre Plans OSCs In 9 Countries To Help Women Abroad From Violence

To help the Indian women suffering abroad, the Centre has decided to come up with 10 One-Stop Centres (OSC) in nine countries. The two OSCs will come up in Saudi Arabia and one each in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Australia, Canada and Singapore. Introduced after the Nirbhaya case, the OSCs will provide police, medical, legal, psychological support and temporary shelter support for the women inflicted by violence.

Wed, 26 May 2021 - 06:38 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: Women Safety, nirbhaya, OSC, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of External Affairs

Courtesy: The Print

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Surpassing Boys, Girl Children Clock 75% Of Adoptions In Last 6 Years

The Women and Child Development Ministry have revealed that out of 16,856 children eligible for adoption in the last six years, nearly 75% accounted for girls. Reportedly, 9,895 girls up to age 18 were adopted between 2015-16 and 2020-21 as compared to 6,961 boys. Moreover, children below age two were the most favourite, which was also dominated by girls (8,099) over boys (4,451). However, children between 14-18 year were the least adopted.… read-more

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 08:58 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Ministry of Women and Child Development, adoption, Girl Child, Boy Child

Courtesy: Deccan Herald