Supreme Court orders tough action against illegal calls for adoption

  • Published
    11th Jun, 2021

GS-II: Polity and Governance

  • Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-judicial Bodies

The Supreme Court (SC) has directed the States and Union Territories (UTs) to take stringent action against private individuals and NGOs who invite people to illegally adopt children orphaned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prelims question:

Which of the following statement(s) regarding Central Adoption Resource Authority is/are correct?

  1. CARA is a statutory body under Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  2. It does not regulate inter country adoption.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

Discuss the challenges faced by the state in welfare of the orphaned children during the covid-19 pandemic. (150 words)


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