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India's five most influential and successful women in finance

05 Mar 2020

India's five most influential and successful women in finance

The world of finance used to be seen as an industry only for men for the longest time. However, that has changed in the last few years.

#CareerBytes: Five famous Chartered Accountants in India to know about

03 Nov 2019

#CareerBytes: Five famous Chartered Accountants in India to know about

In India, Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses.

Five lady IAS officers who brought positive changes to society

27 Sep 2019

Five lady IAS officers who brought positive changes to society

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the country's most prestigious Civil Service and joining the IAS is a dream for many. However, being an IAS officer is tough and needs great commitment.

DD News' award-winning founding anchor Neelum Sharma passes away

17 Aug 2019

DD News' award-winning founding anchor Neelum Sharma passes away

Neelum Sharma, an award-winning senior anchor and news presenter of Doordarshan News, passed away on Saturday after working for over 20 years with the news channel.

These women IAS/IPS officers led #KodaguFloods relief-efforts from the front

14 Aug 2019

These women IAS/IPS officers led #KodaguFloods relief-efforts from the front

Last week, Karnataka's Kodagu district was lashed by devastating rains that triggered landslides and floods in 79 villages. It received 897mm of rain between August 5-11- 468% more than normal.

Shah Rukh Khan receives honorary doctorate from La Trobe University

10 Aug 2019

Shah Rukh Khan receives honorary doctorate from La Trobe University

Shah Rukh Khan was felicitated with an honorary doctorate degree by the prestigious La Trobe University.

Ansari's homecoming to rescuing people: How Sushma Swaraj touched lives

07 Aug 2019

Ansari's homecoming to rescuing people: How Sushma Swaraj touched lives

She opened the doors of external affairs ministry for the common man, she showed how to use social media for solving citizens' woes, and she set an example for all.

Six famous women ISRO scientists you should know about

17 Jul 2019

Six famous women ISRO scientists you should know about

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is one of the world's largest and most successful space agencies.

India's five most influential and successful women in finance

16 Jul 2019

India's five most influential and successful women in finance

The world of finance used to be seen as an industry only for men for the longest time. However, that has changed in the last few years.

Five women who beat all odds to crack UPSC CSE

15 Jun 2019

Five women who beat all odds to crack UPSC CSE

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the UPSC every year is one of the most challenging competitive exams.

Feminist chatbot F'xa to teach you about AI gender bias

06 Jun 2019

Feminist chatbot F'xa to teach you about AI gender bias

If you have ever come across an AI voice assistant, you probably would have tried cussing at it.

Flight Lt Mohana Singh first woman to fly Hawk jet

31 May 2019

Flight Lt Mohana Singh first woman to fly Hawk jet

Three years after making history by being among the first women to be commissioned into the Indian Air Force fighter squadron, Flight Lieutenant Mohana Singh adds another achievement to her list of 'firsts.'

Five lady IAS officers who brought positive changes to society

26 May 2019

Five lady IAS officers who brought positive changes to society

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the country's most prestigious Civil Service and joining the IAS is a dream for many. However, being an IAS officer is tough and needs great commitment.

Some famous female alumni of IITs you should know about

19 May 2019

Some famous female alumni of IITs you should know about

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes and globally recognized as centers of academic excellence in the fields of science and technology.

Maharashtra couple faces social boycott after opposing virginity test ritual

16 May 2019

Maharashtra couple faces social boycott after opposing virginity test ritual

A couple belonging to the Kanjarbhat community in Ambernath, Maharashtra, has alleged facing a social boycott after defying the community's regressive tradition of conducting virginity tests on brides over two years ago.

#CareerBytes: 5 famous Chartered Accountants in India to know about

05 May 2019

#CareerBytes: 5 famous Chartered Accountants in India to know about

In India, Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses.

Five women who beat all odds to crack UPSC CSE

28 Apr 2019

Five women who beat all odds to crack UPSC CSE

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the UPSC every year is one of the most challenging competitive exams.

Battling dowry, this woman from Gujarat cracked UPSC

27 Apr 2019

Battling dowry, this woman from Gujarat cracked UPSC

36-year-old Komal Ganatra cleared the Civil Services Examination, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, in 2012.

Five women who beat all odds to crack UPSC CSE

22 Mar 2019

Five women who beat all odds to crack UPSC CSE

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the UPSC every year is one of the most challenging competitive exams.

#WomensDay: WCD, MSDE sign agreement to provide skills-training to women

08 Mar 2019

#WomensDay: WCD, MSDE sign agreement to provide skills-training to women

On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Women and Child Development Ministry (WCD) and the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry (MSDE) entered into an agreement to provide skills training and employment to women.

Celebrating female leaders in technology, this Women's Day

08 Mar 2019

Celebrating female leaders in technology, this Women's Day

They have long broken the glass ceiling and continue to disrupt the status quo with their aggressive leadership and indomitable spirit in a field long considered men's domain: technology.

Not Valentine's Day, women in US celebrate 'Galentine's Day' today

13 Feb 2019

Not Valentine's Day, women in US celebrate 'Galentine's Day' today

Lovers may come and go, but your girls will always be there for you.

Rajasthan announces free college education for girls from July

31 Jan 2019

Rajasthan announces free college education for girls from July

On Wednesday, Rajasthan Higher Education Minister Bhanwar Singh Bhati announced that girls in the state would soon be entitled to free college education in institutes run by the government.

Haryana woman earns Rs. 8L/month selling handbags on Flipkart

25 Jan 2019

Haryana woman earns Rs. 8L/month selling handbags on Flipkart

E-commerce space has given rise to many inspiring success stories of women entrepreneurs across the country.

Indian Railways helps woman passenger on period with sanitary pad

17 Jan 2019

Indian Railways helps woman passenger on period with sanitary pad

Traveling during menstruation can be daunting.

Young-Indians choose to discover themselves over getting married, says Tinder

11 Jan 2019

Young-Indians choose to discover themselves over getting married, says Tinder

For generations, the goals of Indians in their 20s have been to get a job, which provides a stable income, and get "settled".

Odisha CM announces interest-free loans for women SHGs

05 Jan 2019

Odisha CM announces interest-free loans for women SHGs

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced interest-free loans of up to Rs. 3 lakh for the women self-help groups (WSHGs) in the state.

#MeToo: Feminist-labeled Homegrown's co-founder Varun Patra accused of sexual misconduct

04 Jan 2019

#MeToo: Feminist-labeled Homegrown's co-founder Varun Patra accused of sexual misconduct

An anonymous survivor has accused media company Homegrown's co-founder Varun Patra of sexual assault.

Breaking 200-year-old tradition, woman made manager of Assam tea estate

08 Dec 2018

Breaking 200-year-old tradition, woman made manager of Assam tea estate

The iconic Assam tea estates have been serving us India's favorite tea since the 1830s.

Since 34 years, no woman has entered this Kali temple

05 Nov 2018

Since 34 years, no woman has entered this Kali temple

Kolkata has its own Sabarimala to fight with, with a local Kali Puja committee not allowing women to enter its pandal, ever since the worship of the idol began 34 years ago by priests of the Tarapith, a Shakti pith in Birbhum district.

Sabarimala fiasco: So, who won - religion, politics or women?

20 Oct 2018

Sabarimala fiasco: So, who won - religion, politics or women?

Religion is the last resort of cowards. Where logic ends, religion starts. And, in this time and age, we don't need religion.

International Day of Girls: WB's Kanyashree scheme empowers 50L girls

11 Oct 2018

International Day of Girls: WB's Kanyashree scheme empowers 50L girls

More than 50L girls in West Bengal have been empowered by the Kanyashree scheme of the State Government, WB CM Mamata Banerjee said today.

180 million jobs for women at high risk globally: IMF

09 Oct 2018

180 million jobs for women at high risk globally: IMF

As many as 180 million jobs for women are at high risk of being displaced globally due to new technologies like automation, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned today.

Dear men, here's how you can contribute to #MeToo movement

05 Oct 2018

Dear men, here's how you can contribute to #MeToo movement

Almost two weeks ago, Tanushree Dutta alleged Nana Patekar of sexual harassment and intimidation.

Women getting first 'move' liberty, thanks to new Tinder feature

25 Sep 2018

Women getting first 'move' liberty, thanks to new Tinder feature

Tinder is rolling out a new feature in India, one that only lets women open a conversation with a guy on the famous dating app.

A VR film is set to break the abortion stigma

25 Sep 2018

A VR film is set to break the abortion stigma

Abortion in India continues to be a stigmatized issue, often surrounded by shame and silence at different levels- be it at personal, community, or institutional and structural level.

Installed 4,388 CCTVs in Delhi for women safety: Delhi Police

15 Sep 2018

Installed 4,388 CCTVs in Delhi for women safety: Delhi Police

Delhi Police told the Delhi High Court yesterday that they have installed around 4,388 CCTV cameras in vulnerable areas of the national capital to ensure safety and security of women.

WCD invites nominations for Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018

07 Sep 2018

WCD invites nominations for Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018

The Women and Child Development Ministry have invited nominations for this year's 'Nari Shakti Puraskar', the highest civilian honor for women in India.

Forbes-nominated author Preeti Shenoy pens new book, 'The Rule Breakers'

07 Sep 2018

Forbes-nominated author Preeti Shenoy pens new book, 'The Rule Breakers'

Best-selling author Preeti Shenoy announced the launch of her new book, 'The Rule Breakers'.

#BreakingGlassCeiling: India hires more female pilots than any other country

06 Sep 2018

#BreakingGlassCeiling: India hires more female pilots than any other country

Indian society has always been tagged patriarchal and rightly so. But there is one section that's aiming to break that label: the aviation sector, where 12% of commercial pilots are women.