Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicGlobal Gender Gap Index

Topic: Global Gender Gap Index

Why India’s poor WEF’s Global Gender Gap ranking isn’t part of a foreign conspiracy

In episode 715 of 'Cut the Clutter', Shekhar Gupta highlights key findings from WEF's Global Gender Gap Report and tells us why there's no global conspiracy against India.

India’s gender gap slide has been years in the making, and there’s no quick fix

India has slipped to its worst ranking of 108, and experts say improvements are needed across the board – from political representation to healthcare.

Talk Point: Is the Indian economic progress of the past decade failing its women?

The World Economic Forum report says India dropped 21 places since 2016, and 10 positions since 2006 in the Global Gender Gap score. Is India's economic progress failing its women?

Gender gap widening: India slips 21 spots to 108th on World Economic Forum’s index

India is at its lowest level since WEF started measuring gender gap in 2006, ranks poorly on economic opportunities and healthcare for women.

On Camera

YourTurn

J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.

Central banks in Asia spend billions to bolster weakening currencies against rising US dollar

Learning from the 1997 Asian financial crisis, central banks have been accumulating dollars to help defend their currencies during periods of wild market swings.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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