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Crèche facility to come up at Parliament House

The Parliament House is setting up crèche facility on its premises for establishing inclusive and supportive work environment for its women employees. This is in line with provisions of Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017. It will be 1500 sq-foot centre and guarded by professionals, ensuring all-round development of children and will also have separate feeding ..

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Maharashtra Government to launch Asmita Yojana to provide affordable sanitary pads

Maharashtra government will roll out Asmita Yojana on the International Women’s Day (March 8, 2018) to provide affordable (subsidised) sanitary pads to school girls and women. Under the scheme, schoolgirls studying in Zilla Parishad schools will get sanitary napkin packet at Rs 5 while rural women can avail it at subsidised rate of Rs.24 and ..

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Saudi Arabia allows women to open their own businesses without male constent

Saudi Arabia has allowed women to open their own businesses and benefit from government e-services without having to prove consent from husband or male guardian. This move marks major step away from country’s strict guardianship system that has ruled it for decades. The expansion of female employment is under Saudi Arabia’s new reform plan for ..

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Government to establish National Women Entrepreneurship Council

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development is considering to establish National Women Entrepreneurship Council (NWEC). It will be umbrella organization for socio-economic gender parity, financial inclusion and economic empowerment of women in India and to promote entrepreneurship among women. It will give advice to government on issues related to entrepreneurship in women as ..

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Acid attack victims to get quota in Central Government jobs

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has issued notification to provide quota to people with autism, mental illnesses, intellectual disability and victims of acid attacks in Central government jobs. In case of direct recruitment, 4% of the total number of vacancies, up from existing 3%, in groups A, B and C will be reserved ..

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