Thursday, December 24, 2015

India’s biggest wildlife rescue centre

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has dedicated India’s biggest wildlife rescue centre, spread in 30 hectares in Gorewada
near Nagpur, Maharashtra
, to wildlife lovers. This place will be a big asset for entire Vidarbha region where man-animal conflict is at its peak. The foundation stone for rescue centre was laid by former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on February 26, 2013, with August 10, 2104, as deadline.

December 24

National Consumer Day is observed on December 24 every year since 1986, as on this day the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the assent of the President. This day provides an opportunity for individuals to highlight the importance of the consumer movement and the need to make every consumer more aware of their rights and responsibilities.World Consumer Rights Day is observed on 15th March every year.

Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill

Rajya Sabha passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2015 on 22nd December 2015. Earlier, the bill passed by Lok Sabha on 07th May 2015.The Bill is founded on the recognition of the rights of the victims, which, it says, is equally important as the rights of juveniles. The government reasons that special provisions are the need of the hour to tackle the rising number of heinous crimes committed by juveniles between the age of 16 and 18, especially against women.This Bill is a product of a nation shocked by the brutality of the Nirbhaya case.The juveniles between the ages of 16-18 years to be tried as adults for heinous crimes.

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