Ladies-Special

8 Women in UPSC Top 25

This year’s UPSC result is out and as always it offers of tale excellence, hard work, perseverance, and determination. However, one thing that has created history this time, is the success of the women candidates. As many as 8 women candidates have broken into the top 25 rankings. From the mother of a four-year-old who bagged the second rank, to a bank officer who refused a lucrative job offer in London to pursue her UPSC…

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779 Seats Exclusively for Women In IITs

The gender disparity in our education system is going to take a back seat from this year, as the IITs gear up to induct more women candidates. What’s New? The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is adding 779 more seats exclusively for women applicants in the new academic session this year. Currently, 9% women are admitted to IIT Kharagpur and this year the seats increased to 14%. Who made this? The decision was taken after sub-committee…

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Digital Skills Training Program for Rural Women, UNESCO-BMZ joint Initiative

UNESCO and BMZ come together to launch a digital training program for rural women. The program seeks to bridge the disparity in rural women by developing essential skills. Night Colleges have been set up in this regard. Already 25 rural schools are digitized under this program. The aim is to equip them with modern technology and practice which will enhance their entrepreneurship abilities. Rural Women form an essential part of our society who needs to…

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A Platform for Emerging Women Entrepreneurs – Udyam Sakhi

UDYAM SAKHI is a network for nurturing social entrepreneurship, creating business models revolving around low-cost products and services to resolve social inequities. Women in India can play a very vital role to support the growth of Indian economy by introducing SME’s in a various sector with the support of Government India. UDYAM SAKHI network is a platform for emerging Women Entrepreneurs of India to get support to understand current scenario of industries and to get guidance…

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Canada-India Partnership on Female Start-Ups

Carleton University and the All India Council for Technical Education have announced a partnership to support female entrepreneurship “as a key enabler of economic and social empowerment” and promote collaboration between the two countries. The scheme, named Canada-India Acceleration Program, was announced by Canadian minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains during the Canadian government’s recent visit to India. “We cannot ignore half of our world’s population as we strive to find solutions to the problems…

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Women’s Day Gift From Niti Ayog : Women Entrepreneurship Platform

This International Women’s Day, the women in India got a voice especially women entrepreneurs, as the NITI Aayog launched a Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP). Aimed at building an ecosystem for women across India, the forum will act as a catalyst for women making them realize their entrepreneurial aspirations, scale-up innovative initiatives and chalk-out sustainable, long-term strategies for their businesses. CEO, NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant, launched the WEP platform at NITI Aayog premises in the capital…

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IIM-B Launches Nationwide “Women Start-Up Programme”

The NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) has come up with a nationwide “Women Start-up Programme (WSP),” to help women start new ventures. Funded by global investment bank Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and the Central government, WSP is India’s first customised online and classroom initiative. This programme will provide in-depth training to foster and augment managerial and entrepreneurial skills to women entrepreneurs through mentoring, incubation and financial support. From…

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Indu Malhotra to be First Woman Judge in Supreme Court Directly from Bar

Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra will be the first woman lawyer to be directly elevated from the Bar to the Supreme Court as a judge. Her name was cleared unanimously by the Supreme Court Collegium which met recently. The five-member Collegium, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, also recommended elevation of Uttarakhand Chief Justice K M Joseph to the Supreme Court. The elevation of Malhotra…

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IITs Earmark 14% Special Quota for Girls from 2018

In order to address the decline of women candidates at the premier engineering institutions of the country, the Indian Institutes of Technology have decided to admit more women from the 2018 academic session. The decision was taken at the Joint Admission Board (JAB) of the IITs. The board approved a quota of supernumerary (over and above the actual intake) seats for women in a phased manner, reaching up to 20% by 2026. Around 8.8% women were admitted…

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Girls Across Karnataka to Get Free Education from Class 1 to Graduation!

The Karnataka government has decided to provide free education to all girl students from class one to graduation. From Class 1 up until graduation, girls studying in all public and aided private schools and colleges, excluding professional institutions, will be able to avail free education without paying a penny from the next academic year. The scheme will help underprivileged and lower middle-class sections heave a sigh of relief as the government expects them to avail…

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