Telling numbers: Nearly 3 out of 5 babies and children in India are anaemic

News:Minister for Health and Family Welfare has informed Lok Sabha about the prevalence of Anaemia among women and children in India. Facts: About the prevalence of anaemia: The data is based on the findings of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) IV which divides the incidence of anaemia into ‘Mild’, ‘Moderate’ and ‘Severe’ kinds for… Continue reading Telling numbers: Nearly 3 out of 5 babies and children in India are anaemic

Kerala CM launches capacity development programme for women entrepreneurs

News:Kerala Chief Minister has launched the Kerala edition of WING-Women Rise Together. Facts: WING is an initiative by Startup India,Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade(DPIIT). The programme aims to identify and support aspiring and established women entrepreneurs by providing them access to incubation, investors and various business support services.  Kerala Startup Mission(KSUM) along… Continue reading Kerala CM launches capacity development programme for women entrepreneurs

One Stop Crisis Centre

Minister of Minister of Women and Child Development has informed the Rajya Sabha about the One Stop Centre(OSC) scheme. One Stop Centre(OSC) are centres established by the Government of India through the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) to support women affected by violence of any sort.  The main objectives of the scheme is… Continue reading One Stop Crisis Centre

Upliftment of Women of Backward Communities

Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment has informed the Parliament about the women specific schemes under National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation(NBCFDC), The minister informed that NBCFDC runs two women specific schemes for women whose annual family income is less than Rs.3 lakh per annum. The schemes are Mahila Samridhi Yojana which… Continue reading Upliftment of Women of Backward Communities

Women still under-represented in science, tech

According to a report by UNESCO, women remains considerably under-represented across STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) studies and careers. The report says that globally only 29% of those in science research and development are women with a lowest in south and west Asia at 19% and the highest in central Asia with 48%. The… Continue reading Women still under-represented in science, tech

More women voted in nine States: EC data

According to the phase-wise data released by the Election Commission, women voters have outnumbered men in several States and Union Territories. In nine States,there was a higher women turnout.The highest of 52.13% was recorded in Meghalaya where there was a jump of almost 2.5% in the overall participation(71.32%) compared with the 2014 election. Further,higher women… Continue reading More women voted in nine States: EC data

In a first, India to post women as defence attaches abroad

India has decided to send its first batch of women officers as defence attaches to overseas missions.The government has asked the three Services to identify women officers who are qualified to take up these assignments.These officers are expected to be posted to missions in America and Europe. A defence attaché(DA) is a member of the… Continue reading In a first, India to post women as defence attaches abroad