Ministry of Women and Child Development holds National Consultation on Child Protection
The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) on June 5, 2018 organised the National Consultation on Child Protection in New Delhi. The conference purposefully discussed the Juvenile Justice (Care and protection of Children) Act (JJ Act), 2015 and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), 2012.
The first part of National Consultation focused on deliberations with regard to JJ Act, 2015; POCSO Act, 2012; Trackchild and Childline (1098) with an aim to introspect on various issues and concerns which have manifested lately.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development on June 4, 2018 proposed amendments to the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act (IRWA), 1986 with an aim to ban obscene and indecent depiction of women on internet.
The amendments were proposed after the government received the inputs from the parliamentary standing committee formed in 2012 to study a bill to bring the law up to date and also from the National Commission for Women.
Center forms 3 key panels for 'Prime Ministers of India' Museum Project
The Union Culture Ministry on June 5, 2018 formed three high-powered panels that will work to set up a unique museum on the 'Prime Ministers of India' in the national capital Delhi.
The Culture Ministry has long been planning to set up a modern museum that will tell the story of all the prime ministers of the country at the premises of the iconic Teen Murti Estate in the Chanakyapuri area, the official residence of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
The iconic landmark Teen Murti Estate belongs to the government.
India hosted 11th edition of Geo Intelligence Asia
The eleventh edition of Geo-Intelligence Asia 2018 was held at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi on June 4-5, 2018.
The seminar brought together military, security officials including BSF and police forces, government and industry together to assess the latest technology solutions and discuss and deliberate on the critical role of geospatial technology for safety and security.
The seminar included an exhibition comprising stalls of various technological firms dealing with geospatial technologies.
Uttarakhand to ban use of polythene from July 31
The Uttarakhand Government has decided to completely prohibit the use of polythene or plastic from July 31, 2018.
The move is aimed at curbing rampant use of plastic, which is increasingly becoming a huge environmental challenge. All the polythene vendors in Uttarakhand have been asked to finish the polythene stock before July 31.
The state would also be launching a comprehensive public awareness campaign on the environmental damage caused by polythene, one week before the complete ban on polythene.