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International Women's Day 2019 . Context: International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a day when the world comes together to appreciate womanhood and their importance in society. 8 . .The day also celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women MRH man's day Women's Day
History Earlier, it was called National woman's day and was acknowledged by the U.S. on February 28, 1909 This was done because of the labour movement which was started in 1908 where 15000 female employees went on strike in New York City to protest against poor working conditions. National Women's Day was recognised as International Women's Day only in 1910 after German women's rights activist Clara Zetkin suggested at an International Conference . 8th . MARCH INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Themes.: .This year the themes for International Women's Day are #BalanceforBetter, which is described as a "Call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world" and "More Powerful Together". The themes stress upon the need for more men to get involved in the fight against gender equality and feminism. Why March 8? It was on this day that women in Soviet Russia gained the right the vote in 1917, hence March 8 was declared a national holiday for them. The United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for women's rights and world peace in 1977 .
Securities Appellate Tribunal SAT is a statutory body established under the provisions of Section 15K of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992. To hear and dispose of appeals against orders passed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India or by an adjudicating officer under the Act and to exercise jurisdiction, powers and authority conferred on the Tribunal by or under this Act or any other law for the time being in force. It covers the whole of India. . Securities Appellate Tribunal .
Nari Shakti Puraskar To acknowledge Women's achievements, the Government of India confers Nari Shakti Puraskars on eminent women and institutions in recognition of their service towards the cause of women empowerment. The Nari Shakti Awards were initiated in the year 1999 . The Ministry of Women and Child 216 Development announces these national level awards for eminent women, organisations and institutions. The Nari Shakti Puraskar carries a cash award of Rs.1 Lakh and a certificate for individuals and institutions.
'Bolo' app Context: Google has launched a new application called 'Bolo that aims to help children in primary school to read in Hindi and English. O JO Google
The app, which is being launched in India first, uses Google's speech recognition and text-to-speech technology. It comes with a built-in fun and helpful reading buddy, an animated character called 'Diya'. The reading material available on the app will be completely free of cost. The app aims to help improve the reading ability of children, as the lack of it can significantly impact further education and ultimately children's ability to realise their full potential 1. 2. 3.
India, Russia sign deal on nuclear submarine Context: India has sealed a $3-billion deal with Russia for leasing a nuclear-powered attack submarine for the Indian Navy for a period of 10 years. . .To boost capability at sea warfare, India on Thursday signed a mega defence deal worth over $3 billion for the lease of a nuclear-powered attack submarine from Russia to be named Chakra III The submarines is expected to with India by 2025 and will be in service with India for at least 10 years. .
Odisha govt launches boat ambulance for remote villages The Odisha government has launched boat ambulance service for those living in the remote villages near Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district. .It is meant to ferry people to hospitals and clinics in case of emergency.
About the International Finance Corporation (IFC) The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset management services to encourage private sector development in developing countries. It is a member of the World Bank Group and is headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States. It was established in 1956 as the private sector arm of the World Bank Group to advance economic development by investing in strictly for-profit and commercial projects that purport to reduce poverty and promote development. The IFC is owned and governed by its member countries, but has its owrn executive leadership and staff that conduct its normal business operations. It is a corporation whose shareholders are member governments that provide paid-in capital and which have the right to vote on its matters. . . .
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