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In News: As part of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week, SHE STEM, the annual event to celebrate women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and sustainability, was successfully held for the third year in a row.

About the event:

  • The annual event is organised by the Embassy of Sweden in India in partnership with the Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Government of India and the German Centre of Innovation and Research (DWIH New Delhi).
  • It is a flagship event of the Sweden-India Nobel memorial Week.
  • A strong STEM education will go a long way in cultivating critical thinkers

Govt schemes for women:

  • Mission Shakti
  • Aim – women and girls have equal access to resources and opportunities.
  • It’ll be run in a mission mode and will adopt a life cycle continuum approach.
  • Includes – Sambal, Samarthya, Swadhar Greh schemes
  • Mission Vatsalya
  • Children have been recognized by policy makers as one of the supreme national assets.
  • India is home to 472 million children upto the age of 18 years and comprise 39 percent of the country’s population
  • Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0
  • Anganwadi services, Scheme for adolescent girls, poshan abhiyan
  • Maternal nutrition, wellness through AYUSH, Infant and young child feeding norms
  • Nai Roshni – scheme for Leadership Development of Minority Women is being implemented across India
  • Gender Advancement for Transforming Institutions (GATI): a pilot project under the Department of Science and Technology to promote gender equity in science and technology
  • Knowledge Involvement in Research Advancement through Nurturing (KIRAN)- a plan under the Department of Science and Technology again to encourage women scientists in science and technology and also preventing women scientists from giving up research due to family reasons, are noteworthy.
  • KIRAN – ‘Women Scientist Scheme’ — provides career opportunities to unemployed women scientists and technologists, especially those who had a break in their career.
  • Indo-US Fellowship for Women in STEMM (WISTEMM) program– Under this bilateral agreement, Indian women scientists can now work in research labs in the US.
  • Consolidation of University Research for Innovation and Excellence in Women Universities (CURIE) programme– It aims at improving R&D infrastructure and establishing state-of-the-art research facilities in order to create excellence in S&T in women universities.
  • Vigyan Jyoti programme– Meritorious girl students of Class 9-12 are being encouraged to pursue higher education and career in the STEM field.

Source PIB


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