Chennai topped in "Top Cities for Women in India 2023" index.

  • Top Cities for Women in India 2023 has been released by the Avatar group, based on a City Inclusion Score (CIS).
  • The CIS, out of 100, is the aggregate of the Industrial Inclusion Score (IIS) and Social Inclusion Score (SIS).
  • Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, Mumbai, and Hyderabad emerged as the Top 5 Cities for Women in India.

Over 50% complaints of crimes against women received from U.P.: NCW.

  • The National Commission for Women (NCW) recorded 28,811 complaints of crimes against women in 2023, with approximately 55% originating from Uttar Pradesh.
  • The majority of complaints pertaining to the right to dignity, usually involving non-domestic violence harassment (8,540), followed by domestic violence incidents (6,274).
  • However, the overall complaints have dropped compared to 2022.

1/5th of district courts in India lack separate toilets for women: SC.

  • According to a report by the Centre for Research and Planning of the Supreme Court, 19.7% of India's district court complexes lack separate women's toilets, and sanitary napkin vending machines exist in only 6.7% of women's washrooms.
  • The report highlighted poor maintenance, broken doors, and irregular water supply, sometimes even requiring judges to arrange for cleaning services.


IIT researchers engineer plant cells to produce drug for cancer.

  • Researchers at IIT Madras and Mandi have innovatively engineered plant cells to enhance production of camptothecin, an anti-cancer drug, from an endangered native plant.
  • Their study offers sustainable solution to commercial CPT production, reducing reliance on Nathapodytes nimmoniana plant.
  • This project was funded by the Science and Engineering Board and Department of Science and Technology.

India exported products worth over 60 lakh crore in FY 2022-23.

  • India's total exports exceeded 60 lakh crore in the 2022-2023 financial year, said Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal.
  • Goyal emphasized high-quality standards to drive India towards becoming a developed nation and revealed that 4.5 lakh articles are hallmarked daily across over 340 districts.
  • He highlighted that toy imports have dropped by 52% compared to 2014.

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