Women Empowement Current Affairs - 2020

NIFTEM to conduct National Organic Festival of Women Entrepreneurs

Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) and Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to organise ‘National Organic Festival of Women Entrepreneurs’. The event will be planned and organized through National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), Sonepat, Haryana. NIFTEM Vice Chancellor has agreed to Read More…

Deepika Padukone, P. V. Sindhu named ambassadors for ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’

Actor Deepika Padukone and shuttler PV Sindhu has been named as the ambassadors for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new initiative called ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’ movement. What is Bharat Ki Laxmi? This initiative by PM Modi aims to bring commendable work done by women across the country to light ahead of the Diwali festival. The Bharat Read More…

Defence Minister approves admission of girls in Sainik Schools from 2021

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal for admission of girl children in Sainik schools across the country. These admissions will start from next academic session (2021-22) in a phased manner. For the smooth implementation of this directive, Defence Ministry has directed all concerned authorities for ensuring availability of necessary infrastructure as well as Read More…

HRD Ministry launches Waste Management Summit for Women Entrepreneurs

Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched multiple new initiatives of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in New Delhi on 18 September 2019. This includes Waste Management Accelerator for Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs (WAWE Summit 2019), Facilitation through Margadarshan and Margadarshak, Model Curriculum for Diploma Courses, and 360-degree Feedback of Read More…

Parliament passes Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019

Parliament passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2019 or Triple Talaq Bill after it was approved by Rajya Sabha. It replaces Ordinance promulgated on February 21, 2019.  It aims to declares practice of instant triple talaq void and illegal by making it cognizable penal offence. Salient Features of Bill Objective: Protect Read More…