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Over 31000 women went missing in Madhya Pradesh; 28 girls go missing daily

In the last three years, over 31,000 women reportedly went missing in Madhya Pradesh, according to official data

Over 31000 women went missing in Madhya Pradesh; 28 girls go missing daily
Updated On : 03 Jul 2024 | 5:49 PM IST

Priority sector tag needed for women-led rural enterprises: World Bank

Recommends institutional reforms to support growth and contribution of women's entrepreneurship

Priority sector tag needed for women-led rural enterprises: World Bank
Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 11:27 PM IST

Delhi Cabinet to begin drafting note for Rs 1,000 monthly aid for women

Delhi govt FY25 Budget aims to provide Rs 1,000 in monthly assistance for eligible women aged above 18. Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh have drafted similar schemes

Delhi Cabinet to begin drafting note for Rs 1,000 monthly aid for women
Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 11:05 AM IST

Two in three women investors take decisions independently: Axis MF survey

The finding is based on data of 10 million Axis MF investors, 30 per cent of whom are women, the fund house stated

Two in three women investors take decisions independently: Axis MF survey
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 8:24 PM IST

'Heights of stupidity': Pune girl hangs from a tall building for grip test

A bunch of friends performed a dangerous stunt where a girl hung from a tall building holding her friend's hand. Social media users sought action against the content creators

'Heights of stupidity': Pune girl hangs from a tall building for grip test
Updated On : 21 Jun 2024 | 2:35 PM IST

Faking honest woman: Why Russia, China all use faux females to get clicks

When disinformation researcher Wen-Ping Liu looked into China's efforts to influence Taiwan's recent election using fake social media accounts, something unusual stood out about the most successful profiles. They were female, or at least that's what they appeared to be. Fake profiles that claimed to be women got more engagement, more eyeballs and more influence than supposedly male accounts. Pretending to be a female is the easiest way to get credibility, said Liu, an investigator with Taiwan's Ministry of Justice. Whether it's Chinese or Russian propaganda agencies, online scammers or AI chatbots, it pays to be female - proving that while technology may grow more and more sophisticated, the human brain remains surprisingly easy to hack thanks in part to age-old gender stereotypes that have migrated from the real world to the virtual. People have long assigned human characteristics like gender to inanimate objects - ships are one example - so it makes sense that human-like traits .

Faking honest woman: Why Russia, China all use faux females to get clicks
Updated On : 12 Jun 2024 | 10:22 AM IST

K'taka women avail 2.27 bn free rides in govt buses in one year: Minister

Women in Karnataka have availed themselves of 227 crore free rides in government non-luxury buses under the 'Shakti' guarantee in the last one year, costing the state exchequer Rs 5,526.64 crore, Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy said on Tuesday. The Congress government, led by Siddaramaiah, launched the 'Shakti' scheme -- one of the five guarantees which the party had promised before the Assembly elections -- on June 11 last year. These promises are said to have yielded rich electoral dividends to the Congress, helping it dethrone the Basavaraj Bommai-led BJP government. As the government celebrates one year of 'Shakti' guarantee implementation, Reddy said in a statement that 226.95 women travelled free of cost in the government buses. Most such rides were accounted for by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation buses (BMTC-71.45 crore), followed by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC-69.5 crore). North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) an

K'taka women avail 2.27 bn free rides in govt buses in one year: Minister
Updated On : 11 Jun 2024 | 11:20 AM IST

Rise in global transfers, fees show increasing options for women in soccer

One of the most striking signs of the global rise of women's soccer is the growing international transfer market and the fees club teams are shelling out for players. Case in point was the record transfer fee of $788,000 paid by National Women's Soccer League expansion team Bay FC for Zambian forward Racheal Kundananji this year. The Orlando Pride acquired fellow Zambian Barbra Banda for a $740,000 fee. More international movement shows not only that players have more options, but that women's clubs have more resources. "I thinks it's really cool that now you're seeing it go both ways, you're seeing players going to Europe and major clubs, and those players getting a massive deal like at Bay FC," said U.S. captain Lindsey Horan, who plays professionally in France for Lyon. I think that's incredible. It says a lot about the women's game right now and that's what we want. We want it to grow. We want players to want to come to the NWSL, we want players to want to go to Europe. Other U

Rise in global transfers, fees show increasing options for women in soccer
Updated On : 06 Jun 2024 | 6:40 PM IST

Election results 2024: 73 women elected to Lok Sabha, 5 less than 2019

A total of 73 women have won the Lok Sabha elections, a slight dip from 78 elected in 2019. Of the total women MPs elected to the Lower House from across the country, West Bengal is leading with 11 female MPs. A total of 797 women candidates had contested the elections with the BJP fielding the maximum at 69 followed by the Congress at 41. This is the first election since the passage of the women's reservation bill in the Parliament to reserve one-third of seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women. The law is yet to come into effect. According to an analysis of the Election Commission data, BJP's 30 women candidates won the polls this time, Congress' 14, TMC's 11, four of the Samajwadi Party's, three of the DMK, and two each of the JDU and LJP(R). With over 13.44 per cent female MPs, the 18th Lok Sabha will have one of the highest number of women members since 1952. The 17th Lok Sabha had the highest number of women parliamentarians at 78, constituting over 14 per cen

Election results 2024: 73 women elected to Lok Sabha, 5 less than 2019
Updated On : 05 Jun 2024 | 7:36 PM IST

Two women worked half days for nearly a decade without getting caught

Author Chelsea M Cameron shared a true incident of how two women at her local branch worked half days for nearly 10 years before getting noticed

Two women worked half days for nearly a decade without getting caught
Updated On : 30 May 2024 | 4:29 PM IST

Which are the tests women should undergo in their 30s and 40s?

Every woman should undergo certain tests in their 30s and 40s to avoid further complications as they are more susceptible to certain diseases as they age as compared to men

Which are the tests women should undergo in their 30s and 40s?
Updated On : 29 May 2024 | 12:17 PM IST

Women make up less than 10% of candidates contesting Lok Sabha polls: ADR

Less than 10 per cent of the candidates contesting in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections are women, according to an analysis of data shared by the poll rights body Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). Of the 8,337 candidates analysed, only 797 are women, representing a mere 9.5 per cent of the total candidates contesting across the seven phases of the elections. This is the first election since the passage of the women's reservation bill to reserve one-third of seats in Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women, reviving a bill pending for 27 years for want of consensus among parties. The bill is yet to come into effect. During the first phase of the elections, out of 1,618 candidates, only 135 were women. This pattern continued in the subsequent phases, with women candidates remaining a small fraction of the total. Phase 2 saw 1,192 candidates of which affidavits of 1,198 candidates were analysed and as many as 100 were women. Phase 3 had 1,352 candidates, including 123 women a

Women make up less than 10% of candidates contesting Lok Sabha polls: ADR
Updated On : 22 May 2024 | 4:54 PM IST

Only 170 of 1,717 candidates are women in Phase-4 of Lok Sabha polls: ADR

Lok Sabha elections 2024: 38% of candidates studied between standard 5 to 12; 26 candidates declared themselves illiterate

Only 170 of 1,717 candidates are women in Phase-4 of Lok Sabha polls: ADR
Updated On : 04 May 2024 | 6:24 PM IST

Just 8% of women candidates in first two phases of Lok Sabha polls

Women constituted only eight per cent of the total 1,618 candidates in the first two phases of the Lok Sabha polls, with political activists saying it reflects a deeper issue of gender bias and that the talk of empowering them rings hollow. In the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls, there were 135 women candidates while in the second phase, there were 100 women candidates, bringing the combined total for the first two phases to 235 women candidates. Of the 135 women candidates in phase 1, Tamil Nadu had the highest share at 76, but they account for just 8 per cent of the candidates in the state, while Kerala has the maximum women candidates at 24 in phase 2. Party-wise, the Congress has fielded 44 women till now while 69 women have been fielded by the BJP in the first two phases. This significant gender imbalance has sparked criticism from political analysts and activists, who ask why parties are waiting for the Women's Reservation Bill to be implemented instead of proactively ...

Just 8% of women candidates in first two phases of Lok Sabha polls
Updated On : 28 Apr 2024 | 4:07 PM IST

Encourage girls in sports, they will bring smile on parents' faces: Sachin

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday urged people to encourage and support girls in the field of sports, and said the children will shine and bring a smile on parents' faces. Tendulkar and his wife Anjali were in Ranchi to motivate girl football players of the Yuwa Foundation' at Ormanjhi block of the district. Yuwa and the Sachin Tendulkar Foundation work together here to train and promote girl footballers. The cricket legend interacted with the players at their school located near Rukka Dam, and termed the day as remarkable. "Children's energy is infectious. I saw them working hard and enjoying themselves. I recalled my childhood," Tendulkar said, speaking to media persons. "I got inspiration from many children because this journey is not easy for them. There are several difficulties in their lives. They go to play football, which sometimes is not liked by parents. I would like to tell them to encourage children and support them. These children will bring a smile on their ..

Encourage girls in sports, they will bring smile on parents' faces: Sachin
Updated On : 20 Apr 2024 | 8:08 PM IST

Supreme Court allows women officers to challenge Army's promotion policy

30 women colonels have filed an appeal against policy that mandates compulsory higher courses lasting two years

Supreme Court allows women officers to challenge Army's promotion policy
Updated On : 16 Apr 2024 | 4:09 PM IST

CBIC issues circular to encourage women participation in logistics, trade

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has asked field offices to support in upskilling women logistics service providers and custom brokers as well as for custodians of freight stations to ensure safe and secure working environment. The CBIC has issued two circulars coinciding with International Women's Day on March 8. One relates to encouraging women participation in international trade, while the other is on inclusion of gender specific infrastructure facilities to be provided by the custodians of Inland Container Depot (ICD), container freight station (CFS) and Air Freight Stations (AFS). "It has been decided that in addition the existing infrastructural facilities as provided by the custodian CFS/AFS/ICD -- following gender specific infrastructure facilities may also be encouraged for inclusiveness of women participation," it said. The CBIC said gender responsive infrastructure at the logistics facilities, including sufficient lighting, panic buttons, should be

CBIC issues circular to encourage women participation in logistics, trade
Updated On : 09 Mar 2024 | 8:09 PM IST

International Women's Day 2024: 5 key government schemes for women

International Women's Day 2024: The government has launched several schemes to develop women's skills and help them tackle multiple challenges at their workspaces

International Women's Day 2024: 5 key government schemes for women
Updated On : 08 Mar 2024 | 12:52 PM IST

Google celebrates International Women's Day 2024, depicting gender equality

Google Doodle is also celebrating International Women's Day 2024 commemorating women's economic, cultural, social and political achievements

Google celebrates International Women's Day 2024, depicting gender equality
Updated On : 08 Mar 2024 | 11:25 AM IST