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Paid maternity leave extended to 26 weeks Why in news?

Summary:

  • The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, was passed by the Lok Sabha, a few months after Rajya Sabha had passed it. The bill will now be sent to the President for his assent before it becomes an Act. Women working in the organised sector will now be entitled to paid maternity leave of 26 weeks for first two children.
  • For the third child, the maternity leave entitlement will only be for 12 weeks.
  • The bill will benefit about 1.8 million women.
  • The new law will apply to all establishments employing 10 or more people.

Global fund to help solve India’s HIV drug crisis

Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM):

  • Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases.
  • The Global Fund is designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.
  • The organisation does not implement programs on ground but finances the countries to fight the three diseases.

NATIONAL FAMILY HEALTH SURVEY

  • The National Family Health Survey (NFHS) is a large-scale, multi-round survey conducted in a representative sample of households throughout India.
  • The NFHS is a collaborative project of the International Institute for Population Sciences(IIPS), Mumbai, ORC Macro, Calverton, Maryland, USA and the East- West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Government of India, designated IIPS as the nodal agency responsible for providing coordination and technical guidance for the NFHS.

Online course in child protection launched

  • The Centre for Child Protection in Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice has launched the course in collaboration with the UNICEF.
  • The online course in child protection is aimed at capacity enhancement of stakeholders and widening of horizons of those working in the field, with the help of information technology.
  • The course module was evolved with the help of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
  • The course would be offered free of cost to everyone interested in promotion of child rights. India is a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the course would strengthen the country’s commitment to children’s welfare and protection of their rights.

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