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Here’s your weekly dose of news update from us!

1. Women & girls in Punjab will now be able to travel in all government-run busses for free throughout the state from 1st April, 2021. The scheme is estimated to benefit over 1.31 billion women across the state.

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/free-bus-travel-for-women-in-punjab-from-april-1-232647

2. 43-year-old Preeti Maske from Pune braved the summer heat, fatigue and pain from a shoulder injury & cycled on to become the first woman to complete the 6000 kms golden quadrilateral in record time.

https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/braving-summer-heat-pune-woman-cycles-6000-km-in-record-time-7248990/

3. United Nations Women has launched the India chapter of global commitment Unstereotype Alliance to challenge stereotyped gender portrayals in advertising.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/advertising/united-nations-women-launches-india-chapter-of-unstereotype-alliance/articleshow/81763055.cms?from=mdr

4. Team India won gold in the women’s Trap Team event in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup.

https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/other-sports/story/issf-world-cup-india-win-gold-in-women-s-trap-team-event-1784553-2021-03-28

5. ‘Shakti’, Hindustan Unilever’s (HUL) rural distribution network is empowering nearly 1.4 lakh women micro-entrepreneurs in the hinterland.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/shakti-network-powers-huls-rural-growth/articleshow/81750547.cms?from=mdr

6. IT giant Cognizant has launched The Cognizant Returnship Programme for technology professionals looking to restart their careers after a break.

https://m.economictimes.com/tech/information-tech/cognizant-launches-programme-for-tech-professionals-looking-to-restart-careers/articleshow/81764638.cms

7. India has slipped 28 places to rank 140th among 156 countries in The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2021.

https://wap.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/wef-s-gender-gap-index-india-slips-28-places-ranks-140-among-156-nations-121040100015_1.html

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