Thursday, 19 December 2013

TISS-IRMA: SOCIAL ISSUE UPDATE :2013 (20 to 26)

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21.MEDI CLAIM FACILITY FOR THE FARMERS HOLDING KCC LAUNCHED
The Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on 24 April 2013 launched medi claim facility for the farmers holding Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) issued by Dena Bank. The medi claim policies along with ID cards were handed over to six farmers of different States holding KCC of Dena Bank.

22.BIHAR CABINET GAVE ITS NOD ON QUOTA FOR WOMEN IN POLICE
The State Cabinet of Bihar on 16 April 2013 gave its nod to the Home Department’s proposal to grant 35 percent reservation for women in the recruitment of constables and sub-inspectors in reserved and unreserved categories of the state.

23.ANDHRA PRADESH LAUNCHED AMMA HASTHAM
The State Government of Andhra Pradesh on 11 April 2013 on occasion of Ugadi Festival launched a new scheme named Amma Hastham (mother's hand) to supply nine essential food items to poor at subsidized rates.

24.ARMY TO LAUNCH SCHEME OF OLD AGE HOMES FOR EX-SERVICEMEN
Bikram Singh, the Chief of Army Staff on 7 April 2013 announced that the Army had prepared a new scheme, under which an old-age home will be opened in every command. The scheme is designed for providing a home to elderly ex-servicemen, who have no one to look after them during their old age. At present, the army is running an old age home on experiment basis near Chandigarh in Panchkula.

25.MARRIAGE (SAME SEX COUPLES) BILL 2012-2013 APPROVED IN BRITAIN
The British House of Commons voted on 5 February 2013 to pass the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2012-2013, which legalise same-sex marriage in UK. The bill received votes of 400 to 175. It is important to note that the bill is strongly supported by the Prime Minister David Cameron.

26.NATIONAL POLICY FOR CHILDREN-2012 APPROVED BY UNION CABINET
The Union Cabinet of India on 18 April 2013 approved the National Policy for Children, 2012. The policy was approved to reaffirm the commitment of the Government towards the realization of the rights of the Children in the Country as it recognized that every person below 18 years in age as a child.
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