Need for harmonious construction of pro-child laws: SC

Introduction: Inconsistencies in laws dealing with offence of sexual assault of girl child today came to fore in the Supreme Court, which said there was a need to harmonise conflict in the laws to protect their human rights. Background: Section 375 of the IPC, which defines the offence of rape, Read More …

India 100th on Global Hunger Index

India has a “serious” hunger problem and ranks 100th out of 119 countries on the global hunger index — behind North Korea, Bangladesh and Iraq but ahead of Pakistan, according to a report. Other Facts & Figures The country’s serious hunger level is driven by high child malnutrition and underlines Read More …

Childhood Obesity is a “Global Epidemic”

With increasing evidence that childhood obesity is a “global epidemic” affecting even the poorer nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on how trained professionals can better identify youngsters in need of help. India has the second highest number of obese children in the world after China. Read More …

Global Estimates of modern slavery

As per the 2017 Global Estimates of modern slavery released by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation (WFF) on 20th Sept, an estimated 40.3 million people were victims of slavery worldwide. Women accounted for 71% (29 million), while children constituted 25% (10 million) of modern slaves. Read More …

Need to strike at the root causes of Gender bias

Fodder Points: India’s demographic dividend is unique, as the growth rate of the working population exceeds that of the total population. Demographic dividend is expected to continue till 2040s. productive employment plays a key role in transmitting the benefits of economic growth into poverty reduction.   Underlining one of the concerns Read More …

‘Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations’

July 11 has been designated by the United Nations as World Population Day. The World Population Day was started in 1989 by the then governing council of the United Nations Development Programme after the global population had outgrown the five billion mark on July 11, 1987. The countries resolved to observe Read More …