‘Sexual intent’, not ‘skin-to-skin’ contact, key in POCSO assault case: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court(SC) quashed two judgments of the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court which ruled that it will not amount to an offense of sexual assault under Section 7 of POCSO if there is “no direct physical contact, i.e….

NCW Launches Country-Wide Capacity Building & Personality Development Program For Women Students

In an endeavor to make women independent and employment-ready, the National Commission for Women(NCW) has launched a country-wide capacity building and personality development program for women Undergraduate and Post graduate students. The Commission is collaborating with Central and State universities…

Parliament Passes Constitution 127th Amendment Bill: Basics Explained

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Constitution (One hundredth and twenty-seventh amendment) Bill 2021 to restore the power of State Governments to identify and specify Socially and Economically Backward Classes(SEBCs) In the Maratha quota case, a Constitution Bench of…

Over 58,000 Rescued In 2020-21 From Child Labour: Basics Explained

The number of children rescued or withdrawn from work has increased for the past four years, according to Union Labour and Employment Ministry data provided to the Lok Sabha.                    In 2020-21,…

India slips two spots to rank 117 on 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

India’s rank has slipped by two places from last year to 117 on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted as a part of the 2030 agenda by 193 United Nations member states in 2015, a new report has said….

SAGE (Senior care Ageing Growth Engine) initiative and SAGE portal

SAGE (Senior care Ageing Growth Engine) initiative and SAGE portal to support India’s elderly persons was  launched by Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, The Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment. The SAGE portal will be a “one-stop access” of elderly care products…

Supreme Court: Courts Should Avoid Patriarchal & Stereotypical Notions About Women

While setting aside the “rakhi-for-bail” order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, the Supreme Court issued a set of guidelines to be followed by Courts for Dealing With Sexual Crimes. The Court held that the “use of reasoning/language which diminishes…