The hour-long meeting, also attended by NSA Ajit Doval and senior Home Ministry officials, apprised the Muslim clerics about activities of the Middle-East terrorist group and its efforts to attract Indian youth to its fold.
"Minister WCD clarifies that there is no Cabinet proposal for tracking the sex of a foetus and that compulsory determination of foetal sex is an idea given by some stakeholders," WCD ministry said on twitter.
Berkeley shares his views on the government's engagement on vaccination and the way forward for India which supplies 60 per cent of the world's vaccines and yet has the largest number of unimmunised children.
The health ministry is keen on introducing the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine in the universal immunisation programme, hoping to check the incidence of cervical cancer, the second most common cancer among Indian women.
The Juvenile Justice Bill, which provides for lowering the age for trial from 18 years, was passed by Rajya Sabha with a voice vote after a walkout by Left parties which wanted it to be sent to a Select Committee.
Abantika Ghosh explains the inherent contradictions in the Juvenile Justice Bill that was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday — how, at 16, you are too young to drink but old enough to be tried as an adult.
When the UPA government passed the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, that laid down in clear terms that the age of consent for sex is 18 years, even then activists had warned against such misuse.