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Lok Sabha passes Triple talaq Bill

The Lok Sabha passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriages) Bill 2017 dclaring instant triple talaq illegal and criminalises it with up to three years in jail for the husband. The bill will now will be sent to the Rajya Sabha for passage before it is forwarded to the President for assent to ..

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Shubhangi Swaroop: First-ever female pilot to be inducted into Indian Navy

Shubhangi Swaroop became the first-ever female pilot to be inducted into the Indian Navy. She will soon fly Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft. She is native of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. She will now head to INS Garuda in Kochi and then will undergo training a Dundigal Air Force Academy, Hyderabad which trains pilots of Indian Army, ..

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CCEA approves expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Yojana for a pan India coverage from 2017-18 to 2019-20. It expansion has proposed outlay of Rs.1132.5 crore. It will cover all the 640 districts (as per census 2011) of the country to have a deeper positive impact on ..

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CCEA approves Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved ‘Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra’ scheme for a period 2017-18 to 2019-20. The scheme is part of Umbrella Scheme “Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women” of the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. It aims at empowering rural women through community participation to create an ..

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Government to initiate Safe city plan for women in eight cities

Government will soon initiate a comprehensive ‘safe city’ plan for women in eight cities for women in eight metropolitan cities of the country. It will be implemented in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Decision in this regard was taken Steering Committee meeting under chairmanship of Union Home Secretary Steering committee meeting ..

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