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'Gender bias leads to anaemia and malnourishment in girls'

-The Hindu Business Line Ahmedabad: Gender-based discrimination leads to greater neglect of girls, in turn leading to malnourishment and retardation in female children, explained experts at the Jaipur-based IIHMR University recently. Experts and academicians from the university revealed that as much as 56 per cent of girls aged between 15 and 19 suffer from anaemia. Commenting on the National Girl Child Day, Goutam Sadhu, Associate Professo

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The majority at the margins -Jayati Ghosh

nue to see their wages squeezed. Women workers, who are more likely to be in precarious low-paid work, are among the worst affected. They earn 31 to 75 per cent less than men, not only because of the Gender pay gap, but because of other factors like unequal access to social protection. Global supply chains that force suppliers to compete have intensified the problem. Profits make up 72 per cent of the costs of an Apple iPhone 2010; wage costs come

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'Have money, can't lend!' -TCA Sharad Raghavan

are still only getting Rs. 500 per week.” “The problem is all across,” Mr. Singh added. “That has taken a toll on our collection efficiency. It used to be 99.8%. Women as a Gender usually don’t default, and our instalments are very small. Now, we are closer to 80-85% collection efficiency.” The reason for this is that cash-intensive industries across the north of India are now struggling to remain afloat. &

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Set up body to look into complaints against channels: Supreme Court -Dhananjay Mahapatra

9 (1)(a) of the Constitution. The bench clarified that when it suggested a regulatory mechanism, it meant a complaint redressal system to address grievances of citizens relating to social issues like Gender justice etc. "We will not go to the extent you think it politically. We have nothing to do with politics or otherwise. If anyone has a grievance against news or a programme, let them have the option of a statutory committee to approach with

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When women eat last -Diane Coffey

ications for a child’s health. What is unclear is how to address the problem. While the government cannot force people to give women an equal share of food, it could do a lot more to promote Gender equality. It could publicise and condemn this practice. It could also more aggressively pursue policies to address discrimination against women in other domains. Encouraging girls’ education, discouraging dowry, supporting marriage choice, an

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Less than 5% of tribals' forest rights "recognized" in India, no mechanism to ensure land ownership to women -Asavari Sharma and Gaurav Madan

hts of tribal and other traditional forest dwellers – particularly women – and examine the ongoing challenges in the implementation of FRA. Speaking on the report, KP Soma, head of the Gender subgroup of CFR-LA, said, “Only 3% of the potential for rights recognition through FRA has so far been actually achieved. Unfortunately, there is no disaggregated data for women’s forest rights.” Pointing out that “women

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A mining fund in Goa could soon give all its residents an equal, regular income -Rahul Basu

up children), provides insurance against shocks such as those presented by a sudden illness, and enables debt repayment and entrepreneurship. It benefits the disadvantaged sections the most, and enGenders personal freedom, which is appealing to both left and right-wing economists. And it has administrative simplicity since it is unconditional and for everyone. However, there are four broad objections to the idea of basic income: Why should peopl

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Pardon, the Gender wage gap is showing -G Sampath

-The Hindu ILO finds women form 60% of lowest paid wage labour, but only 15% of highest wage-earners India had among the worst levels of Gender wage disparity — men earning more than women in similar jobs — with the gap exceeding 30 per cent, the Global Wage Report 2016-17 released by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) revealed last week. In contrast, Singapore had among the lowest, at 3 per cent. Among major economies,

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More married women at work than single: Census -Subodh Varma

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: How does marriage affect a woman's job prospects, and later, how does she negotiate issues like the number of children and their Gender? Recently released Census 2011 data offers some interesting insights. Among those in the child-bearing age of 15-49 years, married women are more likely to be working than unmarried women. Those with regular jobs are also likely to have fewer children. But there is a downside to

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IIT Madras group develops alternative system for communication during disasters -Shubashree Desikan

ency (NDMA) in Delhi. The plan is also to enable citizens within the reach of this system to communicate essential messages, such as “I am safe” or basic information – name, age, Gender, etc, of persons discovered. The whole system is compatible with basic model mobile phones, as most users in India do not own smart phones. The system, named DISANET, allows basic services such as voice, text and video communications to be exchange

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