Tag: Smriti Irani

Naveen's women-centric model takes a hit as Odisha in bottom-10 in Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha’s sex ratio at birth (SRB) posted a rise in 2018-19, the SRB has been less than that of 2015-16. For which, neither Odisha nor any of its districts had been selected in the country’s top-5 states and top -20 districts under Modi government’s flagship scheme of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP). […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
India To Become Self-Sufficient In Silk In 2 Years: Irani

New Delhi: Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Friday asserted that India would become “completely self-sufficient” in silk in the next two years. “We are now, in the next two years, going to become completely self-sufficient in silk. In terms of production of silk, we are the second after China,” she said at a programme […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Sonia Gandhi, Naveen Patnaik, JP Nadda To Campaign In Bijepur Bypoll

Bhubaneswar: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, BJD president Naveen Patnaik, BJP working president JP Nadda and Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Dharmendra Pradhan will campaign for their party candidates in the Bijepur Assembly by-election. The BJD, Congress and BJP submitted names of 40-star campaigners of their parties at the office of the […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Women's Safety: Anti-trafficking Units, Help Desks Soon

New Delhi: In a major initiative, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said that the Nirbhaya fund will be used to set up anti-human trafficking units and women’s help desks in police stations across the country. The initiative will strengthen women’s safety and instil a greater sense of security among women. Irani […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Facebook Partners WCD Ministry To Boost Digital Literacy

New Delhi: In a bid to make social networking secure and safe for women and children, Facebook on Tuesday announced several initiatives to accelerate digital literacy efforts in India. Among the initiatives are a content partnership with the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD), formation of an ideal “Internet Consortium” to propose recommendations for […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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Speaker Asks WCD Minister To Prepare Diet Chart For Pregnant Women

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday asked Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani to prepare a diet chart for pregnant women and provide it to all members for circulation in their respective constituencies. “We should make a collective effort to end malnutrition in the country. If we can create a mass […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Only 9% children get nutritious food: Irani

New Delhi: Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare Smriti Irani on Friday said that only 9 per cent of the children in the country get proper nutritious food. Speaking during the question hour session in the Lok Sabha, Irani, who represents the Amethi parliamentary constituency in the Lower House, said, “Quality of food is […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Smriti Irani Slams Opposition For Politicising Rape

New Delhi: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Friday came out heavily on the Opposition in Parliament, accusing them of politicising rape. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, the Minister said that “people who used rape as political weapon in West Bengal panchayat elections are giving sermons,” adding “this is not a […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Smriti Lashes Out At Rahul For 'Rape In India' Remark

New Delhi: Union Minister Smriti Irani lashed out on Friday at Rahul Gandhi for his remark ‘Rape in India’ on Friday and called it deplorable that he should play politics on rape, and asked his mother Congress President Sonia Gandhi to advise and guide him. She demanded an strong action against the former Congress chief […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
U2 Features Smriti Irani, Gauri Lankesh As Female Icons During Maiden Indian Performance

Mumbai: Irish rock band U2 paid tribute to women icons of the country during their maiden performance here, putting the spotlight on Union minister Smriti Irani, author Arundhati Roy and journalist Gauri Lankesh among others. The Irish rockers closed ‘The Joshua Tree Tour 2019’ their final show of the tour after Seoul, Auckland, Brisbane and […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Odisha Sex ratio At Birth dips to 938 in 2019: Niti Aayog

Bhubaneswar: With the Niti Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Index 2019-20 showing a dip in sex ratio at birth, the Odisha government has recently brought all 30 districts under the Modi Government’s flagship scheme Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP). As per the SDG- Index 2019-20 released recently, the sex ratio at birth in Odisha in […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Smriti Irani Urged To Name Nirbhaya Convicts' Hanging As Rape Prevention Day

New Delhi: Social activist and founder of NGO PARI (People against rapes in India) Yogita Bhayana on Thursday wrote to Union Minister Smriti Irani demanding that the day of execution of Nirbhaya convicts be declared as the ‘Rape Prevention Day’. In her letter, she said “the execution should not be seen as an end to […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Smriti Irani blames Karan Johar's hamper for her weight gain

Mumbai: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani went back in time and showed her lighter side as she blamed filmmaker Karan Johar’s hamper for her weight gain. Years ago, the former actress and Sakshi Tanwar appeared in an episode of Karan‘s chat show “Koffee With Karan”, which is popular for its celebrity […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
India Sees 82% Decline In Triple Talaq Cases In Last 1 Year!

New Delhi: Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday accused the Congress of preferring vote bank over the rights of the Muslim women in the country. “The Congress got an opportunity to rule in favour of the Muslim sisters in the 1980s. But votes were more important for the party than the […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Centre To Launch Nutrition Drive For Severely Acute Malnourished Children

New Delhi: The Centre will launch a drive to identify severely acute malnourished (SAM) children and ensure their adequate nutrition and care during ongoing ‘POSHAN Maah 2020’, Union minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani tweeted on Monday. Irani said that the drive will have a long-term impact on the health of such children […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021