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Touching a woman inappropriately, Land you in Jail for 5 Years

Touching a woman inappropriately, Land you in Jail for 5 Years

Laws that are in place to make our workplaces safe for women. Vishaka guidelines, promulgated by the Supreme Court, were in place since 1997. This was superseded in December 2013, when the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, or POSH Act, was passed. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, was also passed and Section 354 was added to the Indian Penal Code (IPC). This defines sexual harassment and the penalties for the offence. Additionally,…

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Decoding – The Flag Code

Decoding – The Flag Code

The Flag Code of India 2002, the rules Size of National Flag: National Flag should be rectangular in shape with ratio 3:2. There are a total of nine different sizes in mm. 6,300 x 4,200 3,600 x 2,400 2,700 x 1,800 1,800 x 1,200 1,350 x 900 900 x 600 450 x 300 225 x 150 150 x 100 Dignity and Honour of Flag: National flag should be distinctly placed A damaged flag should not be displayed When displayed on…

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Stop Sex Selection

Stop Sex Selection

Pre-conception Sex Selection & Pre-natal Sex Determination is a Criminal Offence. Every offence under the PC&PNDT Act 1994 is Cognizable, Non-Bailable & Non-Compoundable. Salient Features of PC&PNDT Act Prohibits sex selection before & after conception. Prohibits advertisement related to determination and selection of sex of foetus, even through internet. Mandatory registration for facilities providing diagnostic services capable of determination of sex. MAINTENANCE and PRESERVATION of records, include “Form F” is mandatory for all facilities. There is no punishment and fine…

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Preserve your Jewellery

Preserve your Jewellery

By following some simple tips, your jewellery can be preserved for generations. Remove your jewellery before bathing. Accumulated soap diminishes gold’s colour and lusture. After wearing an ornament, wipe it gently with a cotton cloth dabbed with lukewarm water. Avoid washing your jewellery in a wash basin. You might wash away small, loosely-set stones or parts of your ornament. Gently use a toothbrush or any other soft object to remove visible dirt accumulations. Chlorine can damage your ornaments. So remember…

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Energy Conservation Tips

Energy Conservation Tips

Energy Conservation is the foundation of energy independence, thus follow the following: Switch off lights and electrical goods when not required. Use day light as far as possible in office and house. Paint the inner walls and ceiling with light colour in your house. Defrost the refrigerators regularly and do not open the refrigerator door frequently. Use CFLs/LED instead of GLS lamps.  Keep lamps and lights fixtures dust free. Use electronics chokes instead of ordinary chokes in tube lights. Use…

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