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Unsafe in border districts, sexually harassed and discriminated elsewhere, status of Indian women remain dismal, claims RSS report
India

Unsafe in border districts, sexually harassed and discriminated elsewhere, status of Indian women remain dismal, claims RSS report

According to a report on the status of Indian women, published by an NGO associated with the RSS, there’s a glaring disparity in wages between male and female workers in India with the unemployment rate higher among women between 18 and 30 years

India's female literacy has gone up but still 22 percentage points behind world average; education among young women rising
India

India's female literacy has gone up but still 22 percentage points behind world average; education among young women rising

Apart from the low female literacy, there is also a wide gender disparity in India’s performance on literacy with a difference of around 20 percentage points between male and female literacy rates.

South India vs North India in battle for Central funds: How Finance Commission's changing norms impact funding
India

South India vs North India in battle for Central funds: How Finance Commission's changing norms impact funding

The friction between the BJP-led NDA government and the southern states seems to be becoming heated with the state leaders crying afoul over the Union government's recommendation to the 15th Finance Commission

12 years of Shivraj Singh Chauhan: Large income growth, but infant mortality highest in Madhya Pradesh
India

12 years of Shivraj Singh Chauhan: Large income growth, but infant mortality highest in Madhya Pradesh

As Shivraj Singh Chauhan completed 12 years as CM of Madhya Pradesh on 28 November, 2017, an IndiaSpend analysis of health, income and education data from these 12 years shows that the country’s sixth most populous state–with 72.6 million people–has made progress, but it is still one of the worst performing Indian states.

Tamil Nadu, Kerala have the most number of women entrepreneurs and high female literacy
Business

Tamil Nadu, Kerala have the most number of women entrepreneurs and high female literacy

The five states with the largest proportion of literate women–Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Maharashtra–account for 53% (4.3 million) of all business establishments owned by women.

Despite Rio Olympics 2016 success, Indian women are routinely denied opportunities
India

Despite Rio Olympics 2016 success, Indian women are routinely denied opportunities

Women saved the day for India at Rio, but data reveals that Indian women are routinely denied opportunities at education, work and even being born