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Syllabus: Science and Technology
Source: Indian Express
Direction: Keep a rough note on women in various fields such as women in defence, women in the judiciary, women in parliament, women in the social sector, women freedom fighters, women revolutionaries, and so on. For this article, no need to remember data, just know the trend and a few schemes related to women.
Context: As per the Department of Science and Technology data, the number of women scientists has gone up in over the past two decades.
Some famous names: Tessy Thomas, Soumya Swaminathan, Gagandeep Kang, N Kalaiselvi, and Annapurni Subramaniam.
Government measures:
While policies and leadership roles are excellent incentive models, the further benefit could come from a system of mentoring and availability of funds, especially for those who want to get back into the workforce after a hiatus.
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Mains Links
Link it with women’s contribution in various fields and challenges they face e.g., last year UPSC asked Qn on Women in the judiciary.
Q. Counting more women in science and applied technologies is dire for the progress of society. Discuss. (15M)
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Link it with various schemes for women.
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