Women Empowerment Current Affairs - 2020

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput dies

On June 14, 2020, actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai apartment. According to Mumbai police, he had committed suicide


The actor has played lead roles in TV series. He won the best actor award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne in 2017 for his movie M S Dhoni: The Untold Story.

The actor has also won Screen Awards, Guild awards, ITA awards.

Screen Awards

The Screen awards are held to honour the professionals of Bollywood. The awards were introduced by the Screen film magazine of the Indian Express Group.

ITA Awards

The Indian Television Academy Awards, also called the ITA awards organized by the Indian Television Academy.

About Sushant Singh Rajput

The actor was born in Patna. He was a mechanical engineer from Delhi College of Engineering. He dropped out of college pursuing acting as his career. He was a winner of National Olympiad in Physics.

NITI Aayog

Indian think tank NITI Aayog had signed him to promote Women Entrepreneurship Platform. The platform is a unified access portal that brings together women from different regions of India to realize their entrepreneurship aspirations. The idea of the platform was framed at the 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).

Jaya Jaitly Task Force Constituted

The Government of India has constituted Jaya Jaitly Task Force that will work on the issues of women and child development.

About the task force

The task force was constituted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The team will work on the following

  • Lowering Maternal Mortality Rate.
  • Improve Nutritional Levels.
  • Examine issues that are related age of motherhood.

Apart from the above three major tasks, the force will also work on issues related to Infant Mortality Rate, Total Fertility Rate, Maternal Mortality Rate, Child Sex Ratio Rate, Sex Ratio at Birth and other issues related to health and nutrition. The team will also suggest measures to promote higher education of women.

The task force will also suggest suitable amendments to existing laws and also suggest new legislations to achieve its recommendations.

Union Budget

The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman had announced about setting up of the task force during her budget presentation for the year 2020-21.

Maternal Mortality Rate

The Maternal Mortality Rate is the number of registered maternal deaths due to pregnancy related issues or birth per 100,000 registered live births. Maternal death of a woman is included under MMR if she died while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy as well.

According to SRS (Sample Registration System), the MMR of India in the year 2015-17 is 122 per 1 lakh.