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Gender Wage disparity in India among the worst in the world: ILO

As per the Global Wage Report 2016-17 released by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), India has the worst levels of gender wage disparity with the gap exceeding 30%. In India, men were found to earn more than women in similar jobs.  In India, women formed only 60% of the lowest paid wage labour and comprise ..

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Permanent Residency Status (PRS) for foreign investors bringing at least Rs. 10 Crore

The government has decided to grant Permanent Residency status (PRS) for a period 10 years with multiple entry to foreign investors who make an investment of a minimum of Rs. 10 crore to be brought within 18 months or Rs. 25 crore to be brought within 36 months. The investment made must be capable of generating employment to at least ..

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Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA)

The Union Government has launched Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) to provide free health check-ups to pregnant women at government health centers and hospitals. The Scheme was unveiled by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda in New Delhi. Key facts PMSMA has been launched as a national programme with an ..

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UN Women unveiled South Asia’s first virtual knowledge hub in India

UN Women unveiled South Asia’s 1st virtual knowledge hub in India. What is UN Women? UN Women is a UN organization established in 2010 with the aim to promote for gender parity and women empowerment. What are the goals of UN Women? Major objectives of UN women are: § To help inter-governmental bodies, such as ..

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Historian Eric Hobsbawm passed away

Eric Hobsbawm(95), one of the most famous historians of Britain passed away. Eric Hobsbawm Born : Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm, June 9, 1917 British Marxist historian of the rise of industrial capitalism, socialism, and nationalism. Extensive work on many subjects. As he was a Marxist historiographer he focused on analysis of the "dual revolution" (the ..

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