International Women's Day: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

International Women’s Day observed on March 8

International Women’s Day is observed annually across the world on March 8. This year, the theme of the Women’s day is ‘I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights’. The theme is on the lines with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, ‘Generation Equality’. It marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which was ..

Nari Shakti Puraskar

On International Women’s Day, the President gave away the Nari Shakti Puraskar to 15 women, the oldest of whom is 105 years old. About the Award The Nari Shakti Award is the highest civilian award in the country awarded to women in recognition of their contributions and achievements. It was instituted in 1999 and is ..

President Ram Nath Kovind presents ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’

On the occasion of International Women’s day, President Ram Nath Kovind recently presented the ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ to IAF’s first women fighter pilots, Mohana Jitarwal, Avani Chaturvedi and Bhawana Kanth, among the 15 total wardees. After the Government of India decided to open fighter stream in the Air force for women on an experimental basis, ..

Indian Railways conducts ‘Each for Equal’ campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day

The Indian Railways is conducting a ten-day long campaign from March 1 to 10 to celebrate the International Women’s Day (March 8). The theme of the campaign is ‘Each for Equal’, representing the gender equality. The Indian Railways is also focussing on #SheInspiresUs, which highlights the inspiring stories of women achievers. Under this campaign, the ..

Ministry of Women and Child Development organizes discussion on “The Future of Work: Women in India’s Workforce”

Union Ministry of Women and Child Development organised a discussion on “The Future of Work: Women in India’s Workforce”, in association with World Bank in New Delhi. Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurated the programme along with Dr. Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Country Director India, World Bank. As a part of events ..

4th edition of Women Transforming India Awards to be organised on International Women’s Day

The Women Entrepreneurship Platform of NITI Aayog is set to organise the Fourth Edition of the Women Transforming India Awards (WTI) on International Women’s Day (March 8). The Women Transforming India Awards was instituted four years ago by NITI Aayog and are presented on the theme of ‘Women and Entrepreneurship’. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh ..

M.Venkaiah Naidu launches POSHAN Anthem

The Vice President of India, M.Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, launched the POSHAN Anthem in New Delhi with the aim to encourage and inspire people to join the POSHAN Abhiyaan to fight against the scourge of malnutrition. The Anthem was sung and composed by Shankar Mahadevan and written by Prasoon Joshi. The POSHAN ..

2019 International Women’s Day (IWD)

The International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated every year on 8th of March 8 to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The purpose of the 2019 theme “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” is to achieve gender equality by putting innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at ..