Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicGender discrimination

Topic: Gender discrimination

Women are working harder and burning out. But their labour is “invisible”, new study says

Women are working harder – and getting more burned out – but their efforts are being overlooked, finds Women in the Workplace 2021 report.

‘My daughter’s studies can wait’: Covid pushes girl child out of school as family incomes drop

Education ministry data shows 35 lakh children are currently out of school, which includes those who dropped out during the pandemic.

No big impact of childbirth on women’s job prospects, says UN study on rural Indian women

Published by United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, the study was conducted on about 6,000 people in Rajasthan and Karnataka, most of them rural workers.

SC refuses to entertain plea for Permanent Commission of women army officers after deadline

The bench Thursday said that it is not inclined to hear the petition as the relief sought, in substance, amounts to review of the judgment.

CAT notice to AIIMS, govt as plea says 80% quota for women nurses is ‘gender discrimination’

The plea filed before the Central Administrative Tribunal by two male B.Sc. (Nursing) degree holders says AIIMS decision is unconstitutional.

Short hair to sweatshirt and Velcro sandals – why I won’t perform femininity for people

The real hurdle is that women everywhere have to make themselves 'palatable' – soft but assertive, ambitious but grounded, independent but homely, sexy but not a 'slut'.

Zero Discrimination Day 2020: Promoting empowerment for women in all their diversity

This year’s Zero Discrimination Movement seeks recognition of the political leadership of women, upholding human rights, economic justice and an end to gender-based violence.

India is the 12th worst country for gender disparity in labour force

India is the only non-Islamic country in the top 20, but among its South Asian neighbours, everyone except Pakistan performs better.

Gender bias kills more than 600 girls aged below 5 in India every day, finds study in Lancet

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan & Madhya Pradesh accounted for close to 70 per cent of the total avoidable deaths, study published in Lancet has found.

Not just about Nirbhaya’s mother, Karnataka top cop has a history of misogynistic remarks

Known to be an honest officer, H.T. Sangliana once booked his wife for using his official car to go shopping.

On Camera

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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