Women Empowerment: 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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Education Minister inaugurated Lilavati Awards, 2020

Published: November 17, 2020

On November 17, 2020, the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated the Lilavati Awards. The award is an initiative of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Highlights of Lilavati Award 2020 The Lilavati Award aims to recognise the efforts of AICTE affiliated institutions in treating women. The Lilavati Awards are to be presented ..

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Ministry of Textiles launches “Local4Diwali” campaign

Published: November 11, 2020

The Union Ministry of Textiles has launched a campaign for Diwali- “Local4Diwali”.  The campaign has been launched to promote the Indian handicraft which is the cultural heritage of the country and also a source of livelihood for many. As per the available data, the handicrafts sector is a major sector of women empowerment as almost ..

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Right to Recall Panchayat Member Bill of Haryana: Key Facts

Published: November 9, 2020

The Haryana Government passed a bill on November 6 which provides a right to recall an elected member of Panchayati Raj Institutions if they fail to perform their duties well. The state government also provided 50% reservation to women in these bodies. Key Facts of Haryana’s Right to Recall Panchayat Member Bill The Haryana Panchayati ..

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Udyam Scheme: 11 lakh MSMEs registered

Published: November 7, 2020

On November 7, 2020, the Government of India announced that over 11 lakh MSMEs have registered on the new online system of Udyam Registration. It was launched in July 2020. Key Highlights According to GoI, over 3.72 lakh have been registered under manufacturing category and 6.31 lakh have registered under service sector. Of these registered ..

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