40% reservation for girls at planned schools, institutes for minorities: Naqvi

The government has decided to proffer 40% reservation for girls at 100 Navodaya-type schools and five higher education institutes it plans to set up for minority community students, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said. The minister of state for minority affairs said the government was mulling to open the 100 Navodaya-type schools in minority concentrated areas of the country. “We want to empower the communities with dignity and, therefore, are focusing on the education sector… This (reservation) is to ensure they complete their education,” he told PTI. A high-level…

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HT Analysis: Girls outperform boys in every major subject in CBSE Class 12

The subjects that are opted by students in the Central Board of Secondary Education Class 12 examinations varies in terms of gender, an analysis of data for the CBSE results from 2015 shows. For instance, 55% of all the boys who appeared in the 2015 exam took mathematics as a subject, compared to just 36% girls. Biology was opted by 22% girls and 12% boys. Other subjects with a prominent difference were home science and political science, which were opted by a higher number of girls as compared to boys.…

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Early Periods at the Age of 13 or Younger May Put Girls at Risk of Stroke

The onset of menstruation signals that a girl has hit her puberty. Of course, it is not an easy cycle – the whole process of menstruation, but every woman must go through it. While it makes a woman capable of giving birth to a child, on the other hand, it also brings along with it various hormonal changes which causes mood swings, abdominal pain, back ache, muscle pull, so on and so forth. There are various home remedies women can turn to for some relief, as well as resort to…

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Girls Who Face Early Menstruation At The Risk of Premature Menopause: Study

A new study published in the Journal Human Production indicates the risk that women who get their period early and those who’ve never had a child face. The study shows that women who have their periods before the age of 12 and those who have not borne a child till the age of 35, face the risk of early menopause. The age at which a girl gets her first period and the age at which women hit menopause are important key factors that determine the overall reproductive health. Moreover, the risk…

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Girls Can Cut Poverty in Developing Economies: UN

Developing economies stand to win an extra $21 billion (19 billion euros) if they improve girls’ health and sex education, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said Thursday. Girls in developing countries are less likely than boys to complete schooling because of forced marriage, child labour and female genital mutilation, risking the opportunities presented by their largely young populations, said the study, launched in London. “Over the next 15 years alone, developing countries together stand to gain or forfeit at least $21 billion, depending on whether or not they invest…

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High impact sports may boost bone health in girls

High impact sports may boost bone health in girls (Getty Images) Pre- and early-teen girls who are engaged in moderate to high impact sports such as gymnastics, basketball or football are more likely to have better bone mass, structure and strength, a study has found. The Swedish study evaluated whether extra physical education classes would have an impact on bone parameters in growing children and measured the impact of school-based exercise on tibia cortical bone mass distribution. A total of 170 children (72 girls and 98 boys) were provided with…

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Chemotherapy may affect baby girls’ fertility in adulthood

Chemotherapy may affect baby girls’ fertility in adulthood (Harry Sieplinga/Getty Images) Chemotherapy treatment undertaken by women during their pregancy may negatively affect their unborn baby girls’ fertility in later adulthood, warns a study.   The findings showed that a drug called etoposide can damage the development of mouse ovary tissue grown in the lab. Etoposide is used to treat several types of cancer and is considered safe for use in pregnancy because it has a low risk of miscarriage and birth defects. However, little is known about the longer terms…

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girls and young adults at high hazard of anxiety: take a look at

We may also live inside the new age world, however it isn’t always all that quite a photograph to color. even as communications and different centers maybe better than what our ancestors had get admission to to, in phrases of fitness, we seeming to be heading for the worst. fitness experts have stated it time and again, and the truth nevertheless stays, that our bad lifestyle behavior, which we hardly ever retrospect, are leading to various ailments within the past years, inclusive of mental contamination. a new take a look…

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