Gender gap: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Project Kirana launched by Mastercard and USAID

Published: November 20, 2020

On November 19, 2020, Mastercard and United States Agency for International Development launched “Project Kirana”. The programme will enable women entrepreneurs to grow, launch and thrive. What is the plan? Under Project Kirana, a two-year programme is to be rolled out in selected cities such as Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh. The project ..

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NSO Time Use Survey in India: Key Facts

Published: October 4, 2020

The National Statistical Office operating under Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation conducted the Time Use Survey in India for the first time between January and December, 2019. Key Highlights The main objective of the survey is to measure participation of women and men in unpaid and paid activities. The survey also provides information on ..

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NSO Survey: 92% Indian Women and only 27% men take part in unpaid domestic work

Published: September 30, 2020

The National Statistical Office conducted a survey between January 2019 and December 2019. According to the survey, 92% of Indian Women and only 27% of men participate in employment related activities. Key Findings of the Survey Only 22% of Indian women participated in employment related activities. On the other hand, 71% of men participated in ..

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UNDP releases Gender Social Norms Index report

Published: March 17, 2020

Gender Social Norms Index report was released recently by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). According to this report, no country in the world has achieved gender equality. The report also revealed that the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030 and it would take 257 years to close the gender ..

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India’s female labour-force participation declines to 24.8%

Published: March 7, 2020

According to the recent study of UNGC (United Nations Global Compact) India, female labour-force participation in India has declined from 34 per cent in 2006 to 24.8 per cent in 2020. The study also found that India is the only country among the 153 surveyed countries, where the economic gender gap is larger than the ..

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