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Jaipur's Gandhinagar railway station becomes 1st fully women operated non-suburban station

The Gandhi Nagar railway station in Jaipur, Rajasthan became the country’s first major non-suburban railway station to be fully-managed by women. It is the second in the country to be managed solely by women – the first being Matunga in Mumbai. It is step towards empowering women and set example for women across the country ..

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The 2018 National Girl Child Day (NGCD) celebrated on January 24

The National Girl Child Day (NGCD) is celebrated every year on January 24 with an aim to raise awareness about sex ratio levels and promote the empowerment of girls.

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India slipped 21 places on 2017 World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap index to rank 108th

India slipped 21 places on the 2017 World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap index to rank 108th among 144 countries, primarily due to less participation of women in the economy and low wages. According to the WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2017, India has closed 67% of its gender gap, less than many of ..

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President launches 'Selfie with Daughter' Mobile App

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has launched a mobile Application ‘Selfie with Daughter’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The App is aimed at raising awareness among people about female foeticide and sex selection. The President has urged the people to take selfies with their daughters to make the campaign a huge success. The app is expected to ..

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India ranks 148 in 2017 UN Women in Politics Map

In recently released 2017 Women in Politics Map report, India was ranked low at 148th position in representation of women in executive government. It was released by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women. The report was launched on sidelines of 61st Commission on Status of Women, the largest inter-governmental forum on women’s rights and ..

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