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Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Plans ‘One Stop Centres’ to Help Women in Distress

As many as 11 'One Stop Centres' will be opened in Delhi and will be run by Delhi Commission for Women DCW

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  • The decision to open ‘One Stop Centres’ was taken in a meeting held in August between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi, in which Maliwal was also present
  • As many as 11 ‘One Stop Centres’ will be opened in Delhi and will be run by DCW. These centres will be opened under a central government scheme
  • Medical, legal and psychological help would be provided to the victims of rape, molestation, dowry harassment and the like at these centres

New Delhi, October 10, 2016: A number of ‘One Stop Centres’ will come up across the national capital to help women/girls in distress, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal said on Sunday.

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“As many as 11 ‘One Stop Centres’ will be opened in Delhi and will be run by DCW. These centres will be opened under a central government scheme. Funds for its functioning will be provided by the central government,” she said, adding that the order for their opening has been issued by the state government.

Medical, legal and psychological help would be provided to the victims of rape, molestation, dowry harassment and the like at these centres, she said.

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“These centres will function as extension of DCW’s Crisis Intervention Cell (CIC) and Rape Crisis Cell (RCC). With the help of ‘One Stop Centres’, DCW will be able to address issues of more victims in the city,” Maliwal added.

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The decision to open ‘One Stop Centres’ was taken in a meeting held in August between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi, in which Maliwal was also present.(IANS)

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Raja Chari: Indian American Astronaut chosen by NASA

Raja Chari, an American of Indian descent, has been chosen by NASA as one of the 12 astronauts for a new space mission.

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  • Raja Chari is an American of Indian descent chosen by NASA for the new batch of astronauts
  • Currently, he is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force
  • Chari will have to go through two years of astronaut training which begins in August

June 06, 2017: NASA has chosen 12 astronauts out of a record-breaking 18,300 applications for upcoming space missions. An American of Indian descent, Raja Chari, has successfully earned his spot in the top 12.

The astronauts were selected on the basis of expertise, education, and physical tests. This batch of 12 astronauts is the largest group selected by NASA since two decades. The group consisting of 7 men and 5 women surpassed the minimum requirements of NASA.

Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Chari graduated from Air Force Academy in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Astronautical Engineering and Engineering Science. He went on to complete his master’s in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The astronaut is also a graduate of US Naval Test Pilot School.

Currently, Raja Chari is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force. He is the commander of 461st Flight Test Squadron and director of the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

After Late Kalpana Chawla, Lt. Col. Raja Chari is the second Indian American astronaut chosen by NASA.

The 12 astronauts will have to go through two years of training. Upon completion, they will be assigned their missions ranging from research at the International Space Station, launching from American soil on spacecraft by private companies, to flying on deep space missions on NASA’s Orion Spacecraft.

The US Vice-President Mike Pence visited the Johnson Space Centre in Houston to announce and congratulate the new batch. Pence also said that President Trump is “fully committed” to NASA’s missions in space.

by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2393

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