Protocol for Management of Malnutrition in Children

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The Indian government has introduced a national protocol called the ‘Protocol for Management of Malnutrition in Children’ aimed at identifying and providing comprehensive care for malnourished children in the country. The protocol was launched by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development.   Features: It outlines …

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Issues related to children   Source: The Hindu 1, 2  Context: The POCSO Act brings tribals in the Nilgiris into conflict with the law, as youth under the age of 18 in relationships within or outside marriage are subject to the Act’s stringent provisions. In another case, the High Court of …

An online fight where children need to be saved

GS Paper 2 Syllabus:  Governance, Social Justice   Source: The Hindu  Directions: This Article has been taken from the Hindu Editorial. Go through it once.   Context:  Recently, under operation  “Megh Chakra” CBI conducted searches across States and UTs against the online circulation and sharing of Child Sexual Abusive Material (CSAM).   Laws on sharing …

UN lays down guidelines to protect children displaced by climate change

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Social Justice/ Welfare policies   Context: United Nations-backed agencies have issued guidelines to provide the first-ever global policy framework to protect children displaced due to climate change. (Just go through the points and note down 2-3 points under ‘UN guidelines for children’- to be incorporated into your main answer writing) The Guiding …

Women and Child Development Ministry Invites Comments on the Draft National Policy for Children 2012 (download PDF)

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has drafted the National Policy for Children 2012 and is inviting comments from the general public The first National Policy on Children was formulated in 1974. The policy described children as a supremely important asset and made the State responsible for providing them equal opportunities for growth and …