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GENDER/ HEALTH/ EDUCATION - September 2020

Sep 2020

Jan 09, 2021

Telangana HC Gets First Woman Chief Justice

  • Justice Hima Kohli was sworn in as Chief Justice of the High Court for the State of Telangana at Raj Bhavan.
  • Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan administered the oath of office to Justice Hima Kohli. She is the first woman Chief Justice of Telangana HC which was carved out of the Hyderabad HC for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on January 1, 2019.
  • Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao, Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Legislative Council Chariman Gutha Sukender Reddy, Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and other dignitaries were present.

IAF signs MoU with IDSR for officers to undertake doctoral research

  • Indian Air Force and Institute of Defence Studies and Research — IDSR- an autonomous Institution of Gujarat University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This will enable the Officers of IAF to undertake Doctoral Research, Post-Graduate Programme and Post Graduate Diploma. These courses will cover various areas of interest that include Defence studies, Defence Management, National Security, Aerospace & Aviation Science and other areas of Defence Technology.
  • The event was chaired by Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel, Air Marshal R.J. Duckworth in virtual mode. The MoU was signed by Air Vice Marshal Rajeev Sharma-  Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Education) and Ms. Anju Sharma, Principal Secretary of Higher & Technical Education of Gujarat Government and Chairperson- IDSR.  Professor Himanshu Pandya, Vice Chancellor of Gujarat University and Director-General IDSR was also present on the occasion.

Jan 08, 2021

Number of India's Elderly to Triple by 2050

  • There will be over 319 million elderly by 2050, threefold the number identified by the Census in 2011, according to the Longitudinal Ageing Study of India (LASI).
  • In 2011 census, the 60+ population accounted for 8.6% of population, accounting for 103 million elderly people. Growing at around 3% annually, the number will rise to 319 million in 2050. While 75% of them suffer from one or the other chronic disease, 40% have one or the other disability and 20% have issues related to mental health, said the report prepared by the International Institute for Population Sciences, (IIPS), Mumbai in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health, the University of Southern California, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the National Institute on Ageing.
  • The report was commissioned by the Health Ministry.
  • It will provide base for national and State-level programmes and policies, said the Ministry.
  • The LASI, Wave 1 covered a baseline sample of 72,250 individuals aged 45 and above and their spouses including 31,464 elderly persons aged 60 and above and 6,749 oldest-old persons aged 75 and above from all States and Union Territories (UTs) of India (excluding Sikkim).

Jan 07, 2021

Wipro Signs MoU with Tel Aviv University

  • Strengthening the India-Israel scientific collaboration, Indian multinational corporation Wipro has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Israel's Tel Aviv University for research and analysis in quantum science and technology.
  • According to the MoU, Tel Aviv University's Center for Quantum Science & Technology (QuanTAU) faculty members will work with Wipro and its customers to analyse use cases and potential applications of quantum computing for the Indian IT major's large organisational clients.
  • Tel Aviv University researchers and Wipro scientists will develop and study various approaches, define potential research solutions and implement these solutions.

Jan 06, 2021

Venkaiah Naidu Calls for Bridging STEM Gender Divide

  • Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu called for bridging the gender divide in STEM-related employment that is in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math-related careers.
  • Vice President said that while India produces the highest percentage of women STEM graduates in the world (about 40 per cent), their share in STEM jobs in India is very low at 14 per cent and needs to be improved.
  • As per Naidu, due to the government's efforts, the number of girl students in IITs went up from just 8 per cent in 2016 to nearly 20 per cent now.
  • Naidu also appreciated the Department of Science & Technology's Women Scientists Program as a laudable initiative that encourages women to take up careers in science and maths. 

NDRF Inducts its First Women's Team

  • Keeping in line with the government's policy, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has inducted the first batch of over 100 women calamity combatants and rescuers.
  • Officials in the country's federal calamity force said that an all-women team of freshly trained NDRF personnel was deployed for contingency duties on the banks of the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh's Garh Mukteshwar town.

Jan 05, 2021

India records highest number of babies born on New Year's Day: UNICEF

  • More than 371,500 babies were born worldwide on New Year's Day and India is estimated to have recorded the highest number of births at around 60,000, according to the UN's children's agency.
  • UNICEF said that an estimated 371,504 babies were born around the world on New Year's Day. Fiji in the Pacific was projected to have welcomed 2021's first baby while the United States would welcome its last.
  • Globally, over half of these births are estimated to have taken place in 10 countries: India (59,995), China (35,615), Nigeria (21,439), Pakistan (14,161), Indonesia (12,336), Ethiopia (12,006), the United States (10,312), Egypt (9,455), Bangladesh (9,236) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (8,640), it said.

U.S. Congress passes 'Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act' for Pakistani women

  • The U.S. Congress has passed the 'Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act' which will expand the number of scholarships available to Pakistani women to receive higher education under a merit and needs-based programme.
  • Passed by the House of Representatives in March 2020, the bill was passed by the United States Senate by a voice vote on January 1. The bill now heads to the White House for U.S. President Donald Trump to sign into law.
  • The bill requires the U.S. Agency for International Development to award at least 50% of scholarships under a Pakistan-based higher education scholarship programme to Pakistani women, from 2020 to 2022, across a range of academic disciplines and in accordance with existing eligibility criteria.

Pokhriyal Lays Foundation of School of Engineering, Atal Bihari Vajpayee School of Management

  • Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank laid the foundation stone of the Academic Complex for School of Engineering and Atal Bihari Vajpayee School of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
  • The university aims to complete the building process within 20 months.
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