PG Scholarships for Women to Study in Australia

PG Scholarships for Women to Study in Australia

Applications are invited for Australia’s Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship. The Postgraduate Indian Women’s Scholarship provides a partial tuition fee scholarship for outstanding postgraduate female students to study at Macquarie University. It has been designed to recognise academic excellence and provide financial assistance for female Indian students. The scholarship will be awarded progressively through the year to future applicants to the university based on academic merit. It is a partial scholarship for postgraduate studies. The…

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National Girls Child Day Brings Awards to 10 Districts

National Girls Child Day Brings Awards to 10 Districts

Ten districts were felicitated on Tuesday for their contribution towards woman empowerment on the occasion of National Girl Child Day themed Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao this year. These districts were: Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu) Jalgaon (Maharashtra) Osmanabad (Maharashtra) Raigarh (Chhattisgarh) Kathua (J&K) Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan) North Sikkim (Sikkim) Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) Yamunanagar (Haryana) Mansa (Punjab) They were recognised for their contribution in different categories which were “effective community engagement, enforcement of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act…

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‘Women of Mettle’ Scholarship Programme

‘Women of Mettle’ Scholarship Programme

On January 17, Tata Steel announced a scholarship programme titled ‘Women-Of-Mettle‘, a pioneering initiative to encourage gender diversity in the manufacturing industry. The programme aimed to identify, groom and encourage female engineering talent for a sector that historically has had imbalanced gender representation, a Tata Steel press release said. Female students in their second year of engineering from select 45+ engineering institutes across India are invited to be a part of this programme. The interested…

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School Dropout in MP to Study at UK School

School Dropout in MP to Study at UK School

A 17-year-old school dropout in MP has made her parents proud, her neighbours.  She’ll take the flight to Britain to study English at a school near the University of Oxford in January. Asha Gond, a resident of Janwaar village of Panna district of Madhya Pradesh has become the first person in Janwaar village to acquire a passport and travel to another country to study. Ulrike Reinhard, a German woman, who helped set up the skatepark…

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Vijaya Bank to Sponsor Education Expenses of 57 Girls from Poor Families

Vijaya Bank to Sponsor Education Expenses of 57 Girls from Poor Families

Vijaya Bank has adopted 57 girls from poor families under the bank’s corporate social responsibility scheme (CSR) at a function on Tuesday. It will bear their educational expenses till they completed their education. These children will get Rs. 5,000 a year from Class 1 to PU Rs. 10,000 a year till they completed graduation Rs. 20,000 a year till they complete postgraduation These girls have been adopted from rural and semi-urban areas of Udupi Regional…

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Bengaluru firm provides blind kids with books in Braille

Bengaluru firm provides blind kids with books in Braille

Mitra Jyothi, a 26-year-old organisation in Bengaluru, provides blind students with books in Braille. It also runs a library that stores and supplies audiobooks, that have been converted to recordings from printed books by volunteers. The library houses close to 5,000 books in four regional languages.  Mitra Jyothi also provides basic computer training to blind students. Source: Inshorts

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Few Laptops and a van take Computer Education to Girls in Noida Village

Few Laptops and a van take Computer Education to Girls in Noida Village

Sulekha Kumari, a Class 8 student, will always remember the day she learnt to use Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel a month ago. “I was elated after I learned to type on laptop.  My school teaches computer from Class 9 onwards.  But I learnt to operate computer in Class 8 itself,” said Sulekha. It has been two months since she joined ‘computer classes on wheels’, an all-girl training initiative run by Shree Narayan Sanskratik Chetna…

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India’s 1st Pro Female Skateboarder Teaches Women

India’s 1st Pro Female Skateboarder Teaches Women

India’s first professional female skateboarder, Atita Verghese runs the Girl Skate India, an online community that encourages Indian women to start skateboarding. Atita and the Girl Skate India team organised India’s first all-girls skateboarding tour, covering Bengaluru, Goa, Kovalam and Hampi. Atita and the HolyStoked Collective have helped build 10 skate parks in India and five abroad. Source: Inshorts

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Vijaya Bank Adopts Girls to Ensure Education

Vijaya Bank Adopts Girls to Ensure Education

Public-sector Vijaya Bank, which posted a profit of Rs 1,547 crore in the last fiscal, has adopted 632 girls to take care of their education, and 82 villages across the country to provide medical services, a top bank official said. “We have adopted 632 girls across the country to take care of their educational affairs. We would bear all expenses of their education to fulfil these girls most aspirations,” Kishore Sansi, Managing Director and CEO…

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Extra Physical Education Classes may Boost Bone Health in Girls

Extra Physical Education Classes may Boost Bone Health in Girls

A Swedish study could encourage schools to set aside three and a half hours of physical education per week to help boost the bone health of pre-teens, who are still growing.  The study found that girls’ bones benefited the most from the increase in physical activity. This new study encourages kids and teens to boost their bone mass from the earliest age.  This can be especially important for girls, since many women discover — often…

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