Menstrual cycle: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Chhaupadi huts issue in Nepal

Chhaupadi is an outlawed practice in Nepal. Chhaupadi huts or menstruation huts are used in western parts of Nepal to isolate women during their menstruation and after child birth away from the society. They are not allowed to touch others, food, religious icons etc. during this forced exile. These huts are often uninhabitable and cramped ..

Florish biodegradable sanitary napkins introduced in Uttarakhand

A biodegradable sanitary napkin has been launched in Haldwani in Uttarakhand. It is a move to improve menstrual hygiene among women while simultaneously tackling the issue of environmental degradation. The Florish napkins are made up of biodegradable raw materials like bamboo, banana cotton and biodegradable sap. It can be degraded into fertilizer for the soil ..

Arunachalam Muruganantham to receive Power Together Award

Women Leaders Global Forum has announced the prestigious Power, Together award to Social Entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham. Arunachalam Muruganantham Arunachalam Muruganantham is a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. The low-cost sanitary pad-making machine is his breakthrough invention. He is hailed for innovating grassroots mechanisms to generate awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in ..

‘Period. End of Sentence’ wins Best Documentary Short Subject award at Oscar 2019

‘Period. End of Sentence’, a documentary that tackles the stigma around menstruation in rural India, has won the Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category at the 91st Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The film has been co-produced by Indian producer Guneet Monga and directed by Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi. The film is about ..

Dharmendra Pradhan launches Ujjwala sanitary napkin initiative in Odisha

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has recently launched the Ujjwala Sanitary Napkin initiative in Bhubaneswar to improve female hygiene and health and employability of rural women. Under the new initiative, 100 manufacturing units will be set up at Common Service Centres (CSCs) covering 93 blocks in the State at an estimated cost of Rs 2.94 ..