ICDS HITS due to Lockdown
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- Governance (PT)
Due to Covid-19 lockdown, implementation of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) is affected in large pockets across Maharashtra.
Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Programme
The programme provides specific interventions targeted towards the vulnerable groups including children below 6 years and women.
Under it, anganwadi centres&nb
Single Male Parent
Male Government employees who are single parents will now be eligible for childcare leave.
Single male parents include unmarried employees, widowers and divorcees, who may be expected to take up the responsibility of caring for a child single-handedly.
Features: Child care leave can be granted at 100% of leave salary for the first 365 days and 80% of leave salary for the next 365 days.
In the case of a disabled child, the condition of availing child care leave
Artificial Intelligence and its impact on children
We are now living among history’s very first “AI” generation.
From the Alexas they converse with, to their robot playmates, to the YouTube wormholes they disappear into, the children and adolescents of today are born into a world increasingly powered by virtual reality and artificial intelligence (AI).
AI changing human’s behaviour
AI is not only changing what humans can do, it is shap
New Adoption Rules
The new adoption regulations, which call for the transfer of adoption applications from courts to District Magistrates, have caused some difficulty in their implementation.
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021, was approved by Parliament in July 2021.
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Model Rules, 2016, were then amended and notified.
According to the Rule, starting on the date that the