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ICGE-II from Feb 11 at Kozhikode to take stock of Kerala govt ’s policies for women entrepreneurship

Kozhikode, Feb 5 (UNI) The Kerala Government’s policies and initiatives to ramp up women entrepreneurship across gender spectrum in the state, and the need to find out innovative measures that would give it a vigorous push in the post-COVID environment, will be a major talking point at the three-day second edition of International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE) begining here from February 11.
The ICGE-II, organised by the state government’s Gender Park, in association with UN Women, will also take note of the support extended by Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) to women startups with a soft loan scheme limited to Rs 15 lakh as working capital for implementing projects of the government departments and PSUs in the state.
The high-profile conclave, which has ‘Gender in Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Business: The Mediating Role of Empowerment’ as its focal theme, will help evaluate the viability of entrepreneurial ventures, especially in rural areas.
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Chennai, Nov 27 (UNI) Officials of the Air Customs have seized
three postal parcels-one containing 52 MDMA tablets and other
two containing five gms of Meth Crystal and 128 gms of ganja
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