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National Crèche Scheme

The National Crèche Scheme was discussed by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development in the Lok Sabha recently. About the Scheme The National Crèche Scheme was previously known as Rajiv Gandhi National Crèche Scheme. It is a centrally sponsored scheme that was launched on January 1st, 2017. It is being implemented by the ..

UN adopts political declaration on women’s rights

United Nations has recently adopted a basic political declaration on women’s rights during the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The adopted text follows the theme of the ‘Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1995’, which sought to promote liberation and progress of all women around the world. The UN ..

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 ..

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 ..

‘A New era for girls: Taking stock on 25 years of progress’ report released

‘A New era for girls: Taking stock on 25 years of progress’ is a report recently unveiled by UNICEF, Plan International and United Nations Women. The report reveals that though the rate of drop-outs for girls in schools has decreased from 20% to 13.5% from 2008 to 2018, a greater empowerment has not taken place. ..

‘Kudumbashree’ hotels to provide subsidized meals in Kerala

The state government of Kerala has recently unveiled a scheme to establish hotels to provide meals at subsidised rates called ‘Kudumbashree’ hotels. The announcement was made during the presentation of state’s budget. The hotels are to be set up in in each of the 1034 local bodies and Kerala meals is to be available at ..

Saudi Arabia ends unfair travel restrictions for women travelers

In a significant departure from its position held in the past, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has ended all restrictions it had imposed on its women citizens related to travel. What has happened? The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has passed a set of royal decrees which have removed the unfair and inhumane restriction which were ..

Economic Survey 2018-19

The Economic Survey 2018-19 was tabled in the parliament by the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs. The Key Highlights of Economic Survey 2018-19 are as follows: India’s GDP (gross domestic product) is projected to grow at a rate of 7 per cent in the fiscal year 2019-20. The survey views Indian Economy as ..