Beti Bachao Beti Padhao: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

October 15: International Day of Rural Women

Published: October 15, 2020

Every year International Day of Rural Women is celebrated on October 15 by the United Nations and various other international organizations. This year, the International Day of Rural Women is being celebrated under the following theme Theme: Building Rural Women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19 Highlights The day mainly focuses on the indigenous population ..

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“Chronicles of Change Champions” book released

Published: March 6, 2020

Union Minister of Women & Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani released a book titled “Chronicles of Change Champions”. It is a compilation of 25 innovative initiatives taken at the State and District levels under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme. The scheme was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015 at Panipat, Haryana. ..

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Defence Minister approves admission of girls in Sainik Schools from 2021

Published: October 19, 2019

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal for admission of girl children in Sainik schools across the country. These admissions will start from next academic session (2021-22) in a phased manner. For the smooth implementation of this directive, Defence Ministry has directed all concerned authorities for ensuring availability of necessary infrastructure as well as ..

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NALCO to get President’s award for excellent CSR in social development

Published: June 30, 2019

National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), an Odisha-based Navaratna Company has been selected for President’s award for utilisation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund in social development. NALCO was selected for its Aliali Jhia Scheme. About Aliali Jhia In 2015 NALCO started a scheme called Aliali Jhia. The scheme was on the line of Beti Bachao ..

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Teenage Pregnancy and Child Undernutrition in India

Published: May 17, 2019

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) had undertaken a study to examine links between teenage pregnancy and child undernutrition in India. The highlights of the study are: Child marriage is adding to India s malnutrition burden. 31 per cent married women in India give birth while they are still minors despite the fact that ..

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