Women To Be Inducted As Officers In SSB for First Time
The Union Home Ministry on 13 April for the first time approved the recruitment of young women as combat officers in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). Young women under and up to the age of 25 years will be recruited as direct entry officers in the rank of assistant commandants (ACs). SSB is the second largest border guarding force.

IMA appeals Doctors To Give 25 per cent Discount On Fees For Voters
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has on 11 April appealed to its 2.75 lac doctor-members across India to give 25 per cent discount in doctor’s fees for one week to all patients who visit them with their fingers bearing the voting ink mark.

India Supreme Court Recognizes Transgender As Third Gender
India’s Supreme Court in a landmark judgment on 15 April 2014, created the “third gender” status for transgenders. In its judgment the Apex Court claimed transgenders as socially and economically backward.The court also directed union & states government to adopt measures for bringing the community into the mainstream by providing adequate healthcare, education and employment.

Election Commission Launched Online Media Channel
The Election Commission has launched on 17 April its own internet-based media arm called ‘ Voter Education Channel ‘ for  voter awareness . Numerous video clips featuring iconic personalities urging citizens to vote have been uploaded on the channel and can be viewed on social media platform ‘YouTube’.This is the official channel of the Election Commission of India.


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