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After Two Brutal Incidents in NCR, here's how we can make Schools Safer: Catch News Story

The alleged murder of a child in a Gurugram school was followed by a case of brutal sexual assault on a 5-year-old girl inside a classroom in a Delhi school. However, while these cases are horrific in nature, they are just the tip of the iceberg. "Schools must educate children and adults on safety, protection and encourage them to speak up. Awareness generation is acutely needed on safety and protection, not only among the teachers but all support staff and associates" - writes Prabhat Kumar, our General Manager for Child Protection in his piece in catchnews.com.

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Children seek Vice-President's help for better facilities in schools: Story in Telangana Today

Vice-President, M Venkaiah Naidu had a few unusual visitors on Sunday at Raj Bhavan. Four children, two each, from Adilabad and Nellore districts, met him in the hope of seeking his intervention to improve basic amenities for all school students in the Telugu States.

The students B Nikitha and SK Rafiq from Adilabad and K Madhuri and N Venkatesh from Nellore districts were accompanied by staff of ‘Save the Children’, a child rights NGO, to represent children from both the States.

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Save the Children, Nokia deploy technology to make Government Schemes more accessible: Express Healthcare Story

This mobile application would enable any citizen to know about their eligibility to various government and private sector schemes through a simple one-time screening process.

Haqdarshak, launched recently, at the District Magistrate’s Office in South-East Delhi, is a social protection application which aims to connect 50 communities in slums across South-East Delhi with various Government Schemes. This mobile application would enable any citizen to know about their eligibility to various government and private sector schemes through a simple one-time screening process.

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App to disseminate info on welfare schemes: Deccan Chronicle

The State and Union Governments have launched a large number of welfare schemes, but lack of awareness and publicity limits them from reaching the underprivileged section.

To eradicate this gap, smart phone application Haqdarshak would enable any citizen to know about their eligibility to various government and private sector schemes through onetime screening process of identification documents.

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South Asia's worst flooding in a decade kills thousands: Story by Independent UK

'The scale of devastation is hard to comprehend,' says Save the Children India's chief executive. Millions of hectares of crops have been destroyed across south Asia following the worst flooding in a decade, prompting aid agencies to warn of a looming food and financial crisis. As floodwaters receded, one aid executive said: "The scale of the devastation is hard to comprehend".

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