The World Bank releases Women, Business and the Law 2024

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: World Bank  Context: The “Women, Business and the Law 2024” report by the World Bank Group examines laws and regulations affecting women’s economic opportunities across 190 economies. The report analyzes challenges hindering women’s workforce entry and economic contribution, updating the Women, Business and the Law index with new indicators …

Leave benefits for women in the armed forces

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH Context: The Defence Minister has approved a proposal to provide maternity, childcare, and child adoption leave to women soldiers, sailors, and air warriors, bringing their leave benefits in line with officers in the armed forces. This decision aims to promote the “inclusive participation” of women in the military, …

Purple economy

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Business Line  Context: Shanti Raghavan, the recipient of the Business Line Changemakers Award in 2020, leads the organization EnAble India. They are working on creating a ‘purple economy,’ which promotes disability inclusion and job opportunities on a large scale.   What is the Care Economy? It refers to the …

Breaking Barriers and Building Inclusivity – Women still minority

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Social Justice   Source: TH   Context: Preeti Aghalyam, the first woman to become the Director of an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), highlighted the underrepresentation of women on IIT campuses. Her appointment coincides with a broader effort by various IITs to address the gender imbalance on their campuses.   The …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 28 March 2023

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 21 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 20 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 01 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 23 February 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Kerala announces menstrual leave: Time to talk period

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Indian Society/ Women issues   Source: Indian Express   Context: Kerala government announced that it will grant menstrual leave for female students in all state universities under the Department of Higher Education as part of the government’s “commitment to realise a gender-just society” In accordance with the decision, a girl of …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 2 January 2023

  InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

NCW issues memo on prevention of sexual harassment

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Mechanisms, Laws, Institutions and Bodies constituted for the Protection and Betterment of these Vulnerable Sections   Source: TH   Direction: The article covers the salient features of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.    Context: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has asked all …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 15 December 2022

  InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

World Bank’s new toolkit on Enabling Gender Responsive Urban Mobility

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Source: Indian Express  Context: World Bank launched a “Toolkit on Enabling Gender Responsive Urban Mobility and Public Spaces in India” with the aim of suggesting ways to make public transport in Indian cities more …

Women in law

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Polity, Indian Judiciary   Source: Business-Standard Context: Recently, CJI constituted an all-women bench in SC to hear transfer petitions involving matrimonial disputes and bail matters This is 3rd such bench.  The 1st all-women bench was set up in 2013.   Status of women in Judiciary SC: Only 11 women judges have …

Where Does India Stand On Anti-Superstition And Black Magic Legislations?

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Salient features of Indian Society; Women empowerment   Source: The Hindu, Outlook India Context:  In the aftermath of the alleged human sacrifice of two women in Kerala, the ruling CPI (M) in the state has stressed the need for new legislation to curb such superstitious practices.   Prevalence of superstitious killings …

India Discrimination Report 2022: Oxfam India

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Indian Society: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues.   Source: BBC Direction: You can easily relate the reports released by OXFAM, but no need to remember who prepared which report etc. (UPSC generally focuses on conceptual Information more) Context: Oxfam discrimination report: Why …