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In the national media conference, media practitioners take pledge to uphold positive values in digital communications

he fake news being spread through the platforms of digital media and called for devising new strategies to meet the challenge. The main theme of the conference was “Digital communication and empowerment: Emerging opportunities and key challenges”. The related subjects were discussed in the parallel technical session at G.D. Goenka International School, situated on the outskirts of Udaipur, while other proceedings were held at the Guest

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Odisha: Braille press gets machine to print HS books -Hrusikesh Mohanty

ools for the past 33 years — will be able to print text books for Plus II students thanks to the installation of a modern computerised Braille machine. State minister for social security and empowerment of persons with disabilities Ashok Chandra Panda inaugurated the machine on Thursday. “The modern machine has been procured from Germany at a cost of Rs 1.18 crore. With its help, the press will bring out the state government’s pre

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All India Media Conference 2019 will also organise walkathon in Udaipur for awareness on child rights

;Walkathon’ for creating visibility for a violence free childhood.” He said that the three-day All India Media Conference (AIMC) - 2019 on “Digital Communication & empowerment: Emerging Opportunities and Key Challenges” will be organised in City of Lakes – Udaipur. Premier media advocacy organisation Lok Samvad Sansthan that has the legacy of organising three All India Media Educators’ conference a

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'Population Explosion': The myth that refuses to go -Sarojini Nadimpally

ed representative. The Bill also suggests that government employees should give an undertaking that they will not have more than two children. In fact, in 2016, the Ministry for Social Justice and empowerment (ironically), had announced in the context of scholarship for students (from marginalised communities) that “not more than two children of the same parents or guardians will be eligible”. Please click here to read more.

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RTI reveals threefold rise in number of manual scavengers despite ban -Dheeraj Mishra

gers in 14 states of the country. More than 70% of them are women. The National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation (NSKFDC), which works under the Ministry of Social Justice and empowerment, had conducted a survey in 170 districts of 18 states. In those districts, a total of 86,528 people described their work as “manual cleaning of waste.” ‘No manual scavengers’ in 4 states But the government has od

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Focus turns to domicile laws, land, jobs in proposed Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh -Peerzada Ashiq

It should not be that people will leave in winters and return in summers. For that, Pandits should be given freedom of expression within the Valley and a sense of security by locals. Their political empowerment and social cohesion should follow it. They should not beg for any security,” Mr. Chrungoo said. Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Ladakh MP, has filed a memorandum with Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda for tribal status to ensure that

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Lessons by Shamnad Basheer -Nandini Khaitan

this passion that ignited what I think of as the “Law Spring” in the form of Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA): A platform for making law an inclusive field and a tool for empowerment by training and funding students from underprivileged backgrounds for a career in law. I remember a discussion with him on whether IDIA scholars should be mandated to work with the communities they came from. His view was an emphatic no. Tr

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Rs 260.62 crore national disability fund lying unused, reveals RTI

came into effect. There has been no financial audit of the fund either. The details have come to the fore through Right to Information (RTI) applications filed with the Ministry of Social Justice and empowerment and the Office of the Director-General of Audit (DGCAE) by a lawyer for disability rights, Akeel Ahmad Usmani. The major activities under the fund include scholarship support to students with disabilities. The scholarship was implemented fo

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Save-RTI plea to President Ram Nath Kovind

by the then UPA government, which had initially proposed to keep the information commissioners on a par with Union government secretaries. Gandhi’s petition has explained the reason for the empowerment of the information commissioners. “Whenever the government does not disclose any information which is not exempted, citizens approach the Information Commission. This places the responsibility on the commissions, which are (a) creatio

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Kerala to Follow Collective Farming Instead of Corporate Farming, Says State Agriculture Minister

are involved in collective farming. Collective farming is based on social ownership of means of production and collective labour. If we come to Kudumbashree, it is a poverty eradication and women empowerment programme implemented by the State Poverty Eradication Mission (SPEM) of the Kerala Government in 1997. Since 2004, Kudumbashree had entered into the field of agriculture within the framework of Community Based Organization. The community Deve

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