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List of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

#1 Angela Merkel 63 Germany Politics #2 Theresa May 61 United Kingdom Politics #3 Melinda Gates 53 United States Philanthropy/NGO #4 Sheryl Sandberg 48 United States Technology #5 Mary Barra 55 United States Automotive #6 Susan Wojcicki 49 United States Technology #7 Abigail Johnson 55 United States Finance and Investments #8 Christine Lagarde 61 France […]

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Chanda Kochhar, Priyanka Chopra amongst five top Indian Women

ICICI Bank’s MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar   Five Indian women have found their way to the 2017 edition of The World’s Most Powerful Women List, brought out by Forbes.       The Indian women on the 14th edition of the annual rankings include ICICI Bank’s MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar (ranked 32); Roshni […]

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Widening Income inequality!

Income inequality in India As of Nov 2016, India is the second-most unequal country in the world. The richest 1% of Indians own 58.4% of wealth. The richest 10 % of the Indians own 80.7 % of the wealth. This trend is going in the upward direction every year, which means the rich are getting richer and […]

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Your Coveted House Made to get more rights!

New policy to define part-time workers, full-time workers, live-in workers and employers. The government is planning to formulate a national policy for domestic workers with an aim to expand the scope of applicable legislation, policies and schemes such as minimum wages, social security and skill development programmes. The ministry has invited views of all stakeholders […]

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Beware! Even Justice can cheat you! Fake Advocates abound!!!

CHENNAI: It may be game-up for about 1,000 fake lawyers `practising’ in Tamil Nadu courts, as the Madras high court has given a free hand to the state Bar Council to wield the axe. While 42 got enrolled as `lawyers’ without furnishing any basic documents and without even providing addresses, several hundred people had enrolled […]

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Low Employability of Engineering Student’s requires capacity building of faculty

In a move aimed at improving their employability prospects, engineering students across the country will have to undergo at least three mandatory internships during their course from this academic year. It will be the responsibility of colleges to ensure internship for students. In 2015-16, 56% students graduating from engineering colleges remained unemployed. Not only this, […]

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#MeToo: Millions of women share their stories of sexual harrassment

Millions of women have come forward on social media to recount their experiences of sexual harassment or assault using the hashtag #MeToo in the aftermath of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s fall from grace over allegations of rape and molestation. The two simple words became a rallying cry after actress Ayssa Milano called on Twitter users […]

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27 percent increase in Child Trafficking!

Children in India face threats ranging from trafficking, sexual violence, forced labour and early marriage to a lack of access to quality education and healthcare, say activists. More than 9,000 children were reported to have been trafficked in 2016, a 27 percent rise from the previous year, according to government data. Most are from poor […]

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All Students above 60 years age – Winds of Change by MotiRam Charitable Trust

Clad in her pink uniform with a backpack on her shoulders, 60-year-old Kanta More walks down to her school every morning reciting the nursery rhyme she was taught the previous day. Along with 29 of her classmates, she begins her day at school with a prayer and goes on to recite the alphabets in Marathi […]

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Just for the Girl Child!

Chandigarh: She is 55 and a Limca book record holder for being the first woman biker to have completed the Leh-Manali strip in 20 hours and 20 minutes and a single mother. Moksha Jetley, who is currently on a 17-day all-India expedition from Leh to Kanyakumari, took a halt here on Thursday, which she says […]