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Ministry of Textiles launches “Local4Diwali” campaign

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

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

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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Indian Railways launches “Meri Saheli” Initiative

The Railway Protection Force recently launched “Meri Saheli” initiative. The initiative will focus on the safety of women passengers. It was launched as a pilot project in South Eastern Railway in September 2020. It was then extended to all zones. Highlights The initiative will provide safety and security to the women passengers travelling by train. ..

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Indian Navy operationalises first Batch of Women Pilots

On October 22, 2020, the Indian Navy operationalised the first batch of women pilots on Dornier Aircraft at Kochi. This was done by the Southern Naval Command of Indian Navy. Highlights The three women pilots are Lieutenant Divya Sharma, Lieutenant Shivangi and Lieutenant Shubhangi Swaroop. They underwent training partly with the Indian Air Force and ..

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