Social Issues News

The gender pay gap, hard truths and actions needed: Article from the Hindu

Regarding the global economic growth and structural transformation storey, India has a significant place. However, there are still a lot of asymmetries on the country's labour market.

posted by V.P.Nimbalkar 19th Sep 2022

Scheduled Tribes

Four tribes, including those from Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Chhattisgarh, were added to the list of Scheduled Tribes (ST) by the Union Cabinet, which was presided over by the Prime Minister.

posted by V.P.Nimbalkar 15th Sep 2022

Conversion therapy for the LGBTQIA+ community

Conversion therapy for the LGBTQIA+ population has just been outlawed by the National Medical Commission (NMC), which also referred to it as professional misconduct in a letter to all State Medical Councils.

posted by V.P.Nimbalkar 6th Sep 2022

SC moots verdict for ‘bodily autonomy’

The Supreme Court might overturn a 51-year-old legislation that prohibits unmarried women from terminating pregnancies up to 24 weeks old, deeming the ban "manifestly arbitrary and violative of women's physical autonomy and dignity."

posted by V.P.Nimbalkar 6th Aug 2022

Strict compliance of law for senior citizens

The Delhi High Court ordered the city government to ensure strict compliance with the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007. The Act provides for children to provide maintenance for their parents, and the government to provide old-age homes for senior citizens. The court also directed the Delhi State Legal Services Authority to ensure that legal aid is provided to senior citizens and that they are not put to any inconvenience. The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007

posted by 5th Aug 2022