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Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act

Published on January 05, 2021
Current Context: The US Congress has passed the ‘Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act’.
Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act
  • The act is passed to expand the number of scholarships available to Pakistani women which will help them pursue higher education under a merit and needs-based programme.
  • The bill was passed by the United States Senate by a voice vote on 1st Jan and now heads to the White House for US President Donald Trump to sign into law.
  • The bill mentions that the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to award at least 50% of scholarships under a Pakistan-based higher education scholarship programme to Pakistani women from 2020 to 2022.
  • The scholarship will be granted across a range of academic disciplines by following existing eligibility criteria.
  • The bill also mentions that USAID to consult with and leverage investments by the Pakistani private sector and Pakistanis residing in the US to improve and expand access to education programmes in Pakistan.


Q.1 Which country passed ‘Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act’?
a. Vietnam
b. India
c. United States
d. Cambodia
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