Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicGender disparity

Topic: gender disparity

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.

Muslim girls less likely to drop out of school than boys at higher education level

A study by IIT-Kharagpur researchers shows that while boys drop out to support their families, the attitude towards educating girls among Muslims is changing.

On Camera

YourTurn

Why Federal Reserve will no longer have pandemic-era investors’ backs

Inflation is top of mind for all leaders in Washington and US President Joe Biden, whose approval ratings are sliding, appears less inclined to count on hope as a strategy.

SEBI seeks tighter environmental, social & governance rules to address risk of greenwashing

In a consultation paper released Monday, SEBI said increasing reliance on unregulated ESG rating providers poses risks to investor protection, transparency & efficiency of markets.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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