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South-Asia
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IND
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Asia
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Republic of India

As many as 1,160 differently-abled people were given assistance under The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, during 2017-2018, social welfare minister K Beichhua informed the state assembly on Friday. There are two observation homes for differently-abled people of below 18 years -- Bethsaida home at Durtlang and Rephidim home at Laipuitlang, both in Aizawl, Beichhua said while replying to a query from C Lalsawivunga of opposition Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM).

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Innovations in social protection financing: Impact Bonds

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 5 December 2019. Adaptive Social Protection is conceptualised as a series of measures aimed to build resilience of the poorest and most vulnerable people to climate change by combining elements of social protection, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (Arnall et al. 2010 cited in World Bank 2018).

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Documentation of Experiences, Learning & Way Forward presented during the Global Practitioners' Knowledge Exchange on Public Employment Programmes and their Application in Adaptive Social Protection (05-08 March 2019, India).

 

DAY 1: OPENING SESSION, THEMATIC INPUTS AND LEARNING

DAY 2: FIELD TRIP TO CHHATTISGARH

DAY 3: CONSOLIDATING LEARNINGS AND DEVELOPING THE WAY FORWARD

DAY 4: ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS THROUGH MGNREGA, PROJECT MAINSTREAMING CUM EXIT WORKSHOP

 

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The Prime Minister’s ambitious project of ‘Housing for All’ aims to provide roof to every citizen, irrespective of their socio-economic status, by 2022, which also happens to be the 75th year of independence. Sreetama Datta Roy and Harshal Desai of Elets News Network (ENN) bring an overview of the project by analysing its multiple facets.
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The ration card continues to be mandatory in the state of Haryana for the grant of old-age pension. The issue was brought under the judicial scanner with one Omwati moving the Punjab and Haryana High Court for directions to the authorities concerned for the grant of old-age pension.

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OPINION: India’s abysmal nutritional outcomes become newsworthy for about two days every year, coinciding with the release of the Global Hunger Index (GHI) report. Little attention is paid to two important caveats: one, the GHI ranking is rarely comparable across years and two, an aggregation of four indicators of hunger and nutrition, the GHI includes a questionable calorie consumption’ measure from the FAO, which confuses food supply with calorie intake. 

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Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is provided to the beneficiary in three installments on the basis of meeting fixed criteria—at least one ante-natal check-up, early registration of pregnancy, and child birth registration.

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BLOG: India has one of the highest paid maternity benefits for working women in the world. But that law means nothing to most women in the country. Just 49% of those eligible for the central government maternity benefits scheme received any payment, according to the Jachcha Bachcha Survey conducted by economists Reetika Khera and Jean Drèze. 

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Record-keeping by hand is back at this “automated” fair price shop in Bangur, a dense Kolkata suburb, ever since its electronic point-of-sale (ePoS) machine broke down and had to be sent for repair.

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