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Together We Can Fight Child Labour and Give Wings to Childhood

India and other developing countries in the world are often plagued with numerous social concerns. Today’s children are the citizens of tomorrow. The whole legacy of the country lies in the youth of today, as they will lead the country tomorrow. To our surprise, we often see small children employed for jobs that are unfit for their age, in order to get some kind of monetary support to lead life.

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Is Dowry System in India Still a Reason for Female Infanticide and Foeticide?

India’s dismal sex ratio in India (2011: 918 girls for 1,000 boys) is the result of female infanticide. India has banned prenatal sex-testing and girl child foeticide, and is aggressively attempting to enforce his ban. However, the practice still occurs in both affluent and poor parts of Indian society. The unlucky girl children are either aborted as a foetus, or abandoned in infancy. As per a 2011 finding, 90% of 11 million abandoned children are girls. Female infanticide is often blamed on the economic pressures of dowry.

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NGO around Mumbai where one can Volunteer for a Day or Two

Mumbai is the financial capital of the world. It is known for prosperity, making it one of the most sought-after hubs for migrants from poorer regions to find work and a better life. Corresponding to this are the city’s high rates of child abuse, neglect and exploitation. The cruelties faced by its homeless children, necessitates civil society intervention. 

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Income Tax Deduction under Section 80C, 80CCD and 80CCC

The Income Tax Act of 1961 has 298 Sections and XIV Schedules. Under the provisions of the Act, Indian citizens and companies can avail of the tax deductions under Section 80C, 80CCD, 80CCC, 80CCCE, to save tax by investing upto 1.5 lakh in different options. The different deductions all suit unique investment and tax savings needs.  For your knowledge, you should also be aware of other deductions available like Medical insurance (Section 80D), Education Loan (Section 80E), Interest on Housing Loan (Section 24), Disability and Disease (Section 80U).

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Fate of Girl Child in India

At every step of a girl child’s journey, she is challenged and threatened from progressing forward. Even before she is born, the girl child comes face to face with a challenge that she cannot fight – her parents’ decision to not end her life via illegal sex-selective abortion. As she continues through life, she faces rejection, discrimination and fear if she expresses ambition. To address this, it is important to acknowledge these challenges in detail. This will enable society to identify measures to make the girl children of today, into tomorrow’s successful and healthy women.

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