Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicGender disparity

Topic: gender disparity

Is Saudi Arabia doing better than India in bridging gender gap? WEF report says yes 

New Delhi: Saudi Arabia has outpaced India in bridging the gender gap, the latest Global Gender Gap Index 2022 released by the Switzerland-based World...

‘Headstrong’ or ‘Dependent’? How stereotypes affect men-women pay gaps

A US research on gender pay gap found “significant penalties” for women who were 'headstrong' and for men who exhibited dependent behaviour.

Lockdowns in India saw women get fewer meals than men, feel unsafe, depressed, US study finds

Study by National Bureau of Economic Research notes that women's status in families resulted in them being more vulnerable during lockdowns, suggests targeted policies to ensure well being.

How 3 non-techie women are helping fight fear of technology among Indian non-profits

They may not have an educational background in tech, but 3 women from different parts of India are helping non-profits channelise its potential to strengthen their work.

‘Rise, Respond, Recover’: WHO, UNICEF call for global action against Covid impact on women, kids

Action brief highlights data that indicates how the pandemic has put in jeopardy the progress achieved in past few years towards better health conditions for women, children, adolescents.

57% girl students, 85% boys interested in pursuing STEM as career, survey finds

The survey, titled ‘India’s Future in Next-Generation Tech & STEM’, was conducted by edtech platform Avishkaar, which focuses on AI, robotics and app development.

Women in finance have to ask for promotions, men don’t, finds Australian study

The survey of 2,000 finance industry professionals showed 76% of men were offered a promotion at least once without requesting it, compared with 57% of women.

Deepak Nayyar on govt’s ‘exit dilemma’, Dipankar Gupta promotes universal health care

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Ram Madhav, Rohit Prasad, Kanika Datta and more.

When food stopped being about food and became a ‘way to a man’s heart’

The 20th century saw a proliferation of cookbooks telling women to give up their favourite foods and instead focus on pleasing their boyfriends or husbands.

Photography’s earliest trailblazers were women, but today it’s dominated by men

In terms of commissioning, exhibition and publication of work, there is a conspicuous lack of equality in the photography industry.

On Camera

YourTurn

Bihar drama isn’t win for secularism. 3 things you are missing in your jubilation

Bihar drama is merely the latest manoeuvre by shrewd Nitish Kumar who has changed sides so often he must wake up every morning and struggle to remember who his allies are.
File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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