Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicGender inequality index

Topic: Gender inequality index

India slips 28 places, ranks 140 among 156 countries in WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021

According to the report, the estimated earned income of women in India is only one-fifth of men's, which puts the country among the bottom 10 globally on this indicator.

Lack of jobs in India affects women more than men

In India, female labour force participation fell from 35% in 1990 to 27% in 2018.

Until 2016, India was on course to break into soft power group of 30 nations. Then it fell

It is systemic issues like corruption, poverty, inequality, gender inequality, and pollution that weigh on global perceptions of India.

Men are first authors in 3 times as many academic papers published in India as women

According to the first large-scale analysis of gender in Indian research publishing, the gender gap doesn’t fluctuate much between different fields.

Essential to distinguish religion from practices for Muslim women to progress

Substantive gender equality is a prerequisite for women to become active and equal partners in the creation of a humane society.

On Camera

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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