Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicUN Women

Topic: UN Women

Job losses, business closure — Covid hit female entrepreneurs. Here’s how to support them

Studies show 10 to 30% of enterprises registered as ‘women owned’ are not actually owned or run by women. Covid has worsened the situation.

Indian education’s new digital wave after Covid left behind women

Covid-19 made India challenge years of classroom learning for over 32 crore students, but women still lack access to the internet and online classes.

Bring more women engineers on board for a sustainable world

When engineering is critical to achieving sustainable development goals, and when our ultimate goal is equality, engineering must become as diverse as possible.

The secret to ending a war? More women in peace negotiations

The UN Security Council has called for women to be more involved in conflict resolution.

On Camera

YourTurn

How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
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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