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Supreme Court Sets Aside Bombay High Court's "Skin To Skin" Judgement

November 18, 2021
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The Supreme Court today ruled that "skin to skin" contact is not necessary for a crime to be considered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Calling it a "narrow interpretation of the law", the court set aside a Bombay High Court judgement that had acquitted a man saying, "groping a minor' | Read more|

"Paediatric Facilities Nowhere Close," Report Warns On 3rd Wave, Children

August 23, 2021
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There is insufficient evidence to suggest a third Covid wave will affect children more than adults, the National Institute of Disaster Management has said, while warning there is still "cause for worry, if not panic" so long as they remain unvaccinated and existing medical facilities remain inadequate. | Read more|

Free Health Insurance For Children Orphaned Due To Covid: Anurag Thakur

August 5, 2021
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Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the government has decided to give free health insurance of ₹ 5 lakh to children up to the age of 18 years, who were orphaned due to the pandemic, said Union Minister Anurag Thakur. The premium will be paid from Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations | Read more|

Covid Vaccine For Children Likely Next Month: Health Minister To BJP MPs

July 27, 2021
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Covid vaccines for children are likely in a matter of days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was told this morning at a meeting of BJP MPs at parliament. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said at the meeting of the BJP's parliamentary party that the government would likely start vaccinating children next month, accor | Read more|

New Education Policy: Breakfast for school children besides mid-day meals

August 2, 2020
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The mid-day meals provided to students in government or aided schools should be supplemented by breakfast, the new National Education Policy (NEP) has proposed. As per news report of PTI, the policy which was approved by the Union Cabinet earlier this week has noted that morning hours after a nutritious breakfast can b | Read more|