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Charak Shapath to Replace Hippocratic Oath?

The Hippocratic Oath:   The National Medical Commission (NMC), the regulator for medical education and practices that replaced the Medical Council of India in 2020, has suggested to medical colleges that the traditional Hippocratic Oath should be replaced by a “Charak Shapath”. The Hippocratic Oath is attributed to Hippocrates of the island of Kos, a […]

Harmonised Guidelines And Standards For Universal Accessibility In India

Harmonised Guidelines And Standards For Universal Accessibility In India: The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) released the Harmonised Guidelines and Standards for Universal Accessibility in India 2021 through its website in December 2021. However, an official associated with the project said a few minor tweaks were pending. The guidelines are a revision of the Harmonised […]

Child Sexual Exploitation And Abuse Online: WeProtect Global Alliance

Child Sexual Exploitation And Abuse Online: The Global Threat Assessment report 2021, launched by WeProtect Global Alliance, said COVID-19 had contributed to a significant spike in child sexual exploitation and abuse online. WeProtect Global Alliance is a global movement of more than 200 governments, private sector companies and civil society organisations working together to transform […]

National Day For Truth And Reconciliation

National Day For Truth And Reconciliation: Canada marked its first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 to honour the lost children and survivors of the country’s indigenous residential schools, their families and communities. The aim of the holiday is to educate and remind the citizens of the history of indigenous children […]

Drug Menace In India: Keypoints

Drug Menace In India:: India has signed 26 bilateral pacts, 15 memoranda of understanding and two agreements on security cooperation with different countries for combating illicit trafficking of narcotic, drugs and psychotropic substances, besides chemical precursors. Drug Menace In India: The menace of drug addiction has spread fast among the youth of India. India is […]

Draft Trafficking In Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021

Draft Trafficking In Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021: The Ministry of Women and Child Welfare invited suggestions and comments for its draft Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021 which it has released. A previous draft had been introduced in 2018, and had been passed by Lok Sabha despite stiff opposition […]

What is LGBTQIA+?

LGBTQIA: LGBTQIA+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and such others’ (LGBTQIA+) community Empathising with the LGBTQIA+ community, the Madras High Court directed the Union Ministry of Social Justice to enlist NGOs that could provide counselling, monetary support, legal assistance and protection to them until a law could be enacted to protect […]

Cinematograph Act Of 1952

The Cinematograph Act Of 1952: The draft was recently released by the Centre. It seeks to amend the Cinematograph Act of 1952. Key Provisions: Revision of certification: This provision will give the Centre “revisionary powers” and enable it to “re-examine” films already cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). It seeks to introduce […]

Illegal Adoption in India

Illegal adoption: The Supreme Court agreed to intervene after the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) sounded the alarm on a spate of complaints about illegal adoption of COVID orphans through private individuals and organisations. Social media posts are circulating that children are up for adoption. This is plainly illegal and violates the […]