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This Week’s Top Stories Concerning Women : Feb 14

From Business to Beauty-women are all over the news. How was this week for women? Let’s find out:

1. World’s Youngest Self-made Woman Billionaire

With the Dating App company: Bumble Inc’s IPO (Initial Public Offering), CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd has attained the title of youngest self-made women billionaire with a net worth of $1.5 Billion. Bumble’s distinctive statement to let ‘Women make the first move’ has given the app an edge over other dating apps in the market. She shares a bitter history with rival Tinder as she had sued them for harassment from the Co-founder of Tinder-Justin Mateen. She also accused them of invalidating her contribution as a Co-founder of Tinder. After which, She left and founded her venture in Bumble. Actress Priyanka Chopra is also an investor in Bumble Inc.

2. Femina Miss India 2020

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Miss Manasa Varanasi from Telangana has been crowned as VLCC Femina Miss India 2020, while Uttar Pradesh’s Manaya Singh emerged as the runner-up. This contest was the first full digitally conducted Femina Miss India contest. The panel of judges included Falguni Shane Peacock, Neha Dhupia, Chitrangada Singh, and Pulkit Samrat. Both Manasa Varanasi-an engineer from Telangana, and Manya-the daughter of a rickshaw driver from Uttar Pradesh, have proved that your stars will align if you refuse to give up on your dreams.

3. Saudi Arabian Women’s Right Activist Freed after 1001 Days in Prison

Against the backdrop of Human rights being the focal point of US and Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy, Loujain al-Hathloul found herself out of person after nearly three-years. US President Joe Biden has previously criticized Saudi Arabia for its Human Rights track record. Miss al-Hathloul has been a prominent figure in the activism to scrap the driving ban on women and the Male guardianship practice in the Kingdom.

4. UP Police’s Initiative for Women Safety

UP Police has announced a new campaign focusing on Women’s Safety titled- “Humari Surakhsa: Mobile haanth mein, 1090 saath mein”. It’s a digital outreach program for women via women’s telephone helpline service 1090. “We want to instil fear amongst offenders. But at the same time, we believe that the solution to women-related issues lies in impacting the minds and bringing a cultural change too,” said Additional Director General Neera Rawat.

What do you think?

Written by Prerna

A purple soul with a love for all things creative especially acting. I believe that current affairs, comedy and drama are interesting. I will forever be an inquisitive person striving for new knowledge. I like to write to express my views because words are powerful.

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