Current Affairs – October, 2018

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NCW launches dedicated e-mail address to report instances of sexual harassment at workplace

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has come out with dedicated e-mail address ([email protected]) to report instances of sexual harassment at workplace.  On receiving complaint mail, NCW will take forward complaints of sexual harassment at workplace received so that appropriate action may be taken, as per law.

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The launch of dedicated e-mail address comes after several such complaints were made by women from various fields to NCW by women who have narrated their ordeal under the ‘#Metoo’ movement on social media. It is also pursuance of NCW’s objective of zero tolerance of sexual harassment of women at all workplaces and commitment to ensure safety and dignity of women including at all workplaces. Recently NCW had received many formal written complaints from various women about instances of sexual harassment at their workplace.

National Commission for Women (NCW)

NCW is a statutory body established under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990. It was established in January 1992 to review the constitutional and legal safeguards for women. It recommends remedial legislative measures, advise Government on all policy matters affecting women and facilitate redressal of grievances related to women.

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12th ASEM Summit held in Brussels, Belgium

The 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit was held in Brussels, Belgium. The theme of summit was ‘Global Partners for Global Challenges’. It was chaired by European Council President Donald Tusk. The summit was attended by heads of state of 51 European and Asian countries, representatives of European Union and Secretary General of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). India was represented by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu. This edition of summit has prioritised issues related to trade and investment, connectivity, sustainable development, climate change, terrorism, migration, maritime security and cyberspace.

Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM)

ASEM is informal political dialogue and cooperation forum that brings 53 entities – including 51 countries (including India) from Asia and Europe and two regional bodies European Union (EU) and ASEAN. It represents around 62.3% of the world’s population, 57.2% of the global GDP and almost 60% of the world’s trade.

ASEM was officially established in March 1996 at the first summit in Bangkok, Thailand. The dialogue addresses political, economic and cultural issues between the two regions. It also seeks to strengthen relationship between the two regions in a spirit of mutual respect and equal partnership. Three main pillars ASEM process are Political & Security, Economic & Financial and Social, Cultural & Educational.

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