Women Empowerment Current Affairs - 2020

India’s entry to United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women: Important facts

The permanent representative of India to the United Nations, Sh. TS Tirumurti confirmed India’s entry as a member of the United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women (CSW). It is a body of the prestigious Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Who were the other participants? Apart from India, the elections to become a member of Read More…

Assam to set up Skill University at Mangaldoi

On August 27, 2020, the Assam Cabinet passed a resolution to set up a Skill University at MAngaldoi in Assam with an investment of Rs 900 crores. The other decisions taken at the cabinet are as follows People of Assam can apply for Group III and Group IV exams up to 40 years. This will Read More…

India’s first International Women Trade Centre to be set up in Kerala

Kerala is to set up its first International Women Trade Centre in terms of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals. This is first of its kind in India. Highlights The Centre will accelerate women entrepreneurship. It will provide a safe place away from home to start a business, expand and get their products marketed globally. Read More…

UK launches 3 million pounds Innovation Challenge Fund in India

On August 17, 2020, the United Kingdom launched 3 million pounds of Innovation Challenge Fund in India. The funds were launched to support Indian scientists in industries and academia to tackle COVID-19 and climate change. Highlights The funds invite innovators to connect to the Artificial Intelligence Clusters in Karnataka and future mobility cluster in Maharashtra. Read More…

Facts Box: YSR Cheyutha Scheme

The YSR Cheyutha Scheme is to be launched in Andhra Pradesh on August 12, 2020. It aims to empower women from minority castes. Highlights The scheme will provide financial benefit of Rs 75,000 to those women who come under the age of 45 to 60 years. It aims at pension beneficiaries. The amount of Rs Read More…