Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment visited “Sashakt Divyang-A Unique Mega Event with Exclusive Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)” organised by Ladli foundation trust on 12 Nov. Many organisations and private institutions participated in job fair to provide suitable jobs to Divyangjans with an aim to provide equal opportunities and ..
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The Department of Telecom (DoT) and the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) signed a MoU to develop a Broadband Readiness Index (BRI) for Indian States and Union Territories (UT). The first estimate will be made in 2019 and subsequently every year until 2022. This index will appraise the condition of the ..
India has been ranked 95th out of a total 129 countries in the first-ever SDG Gender Index, which measures strides made in achieving gender commitments against internationally set targets. The index has been developed by Equal Measures 2030, which is a partnership among global and regional organisations from the civil society and the development and ..
The Zero Discrimination Day (ZDD) is observed every year on 1st of March to promote equality before the law and in practice throughout all of the member countries of the UN. The days aims to tell people that nobody should be differentiated based on their HIV status, age, sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, language, geographical ..
The World Day of Social Justice is observed every year on February 20 to recognize the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment. The day focuses on the plight of social injustice throughout the world and presses for improvements and solutions. The 2019 theme is “If You Want Peace ..
For the first time, the Kerala government has decided to create the post of ‘firewomen’ in the Kerala State Fire and Rescue Services in a bid to break gender stereotypes. The purpose of this novel initiative is to ensure gender equality & to enhance the participation of women in various sectors.
Giving Construction Workers Their Due Construction workers form the country’s third largest employee base and fall in the unorganised or informal sector. India’s 45 million construction workers are evidently large in numbers, mostly migrant and almost totally ignored by the system at large. Measures taken to protect the interest of the construction workers The parliament ..
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected India to remain the fastest growing Asian nation with 7.3% growth in 2018-19, and 7.6% in 2019-20. ADB Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada has stated that India should not worry about not achieving 8% growth but focus on increasing domestic demand by reducing the income inequality. He said growth ..