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Top Stories Concerning Women This Week : 17 May

Check out in detail the top stories of women this week.

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To summarize, this week stories are regarding an award-winning women author, company which grabbed the best workplace for women, Italian Open and covid vaccine for pregnant women in India. Check out in detail the top stories of women this week.

1. India’s First Female Designer Is All Set to Showcase Her Talent at ‘Paris Haute Couture Week 2021’

Indian Designer Vaishali Shadangule will showcase at Paris Haute Couture Week this July with an in-person show. She has been invited as a guest member and will take the opportunity to showcase Indian textile and crafts to the world. The selection process took eight months, with multiple rounds of online meetings with the jury. She received the invitation letter on April 29—also her birthday. “I have butterflies in my stomach because this is really huge. While this is Shadangule’s debut as part of the prestigious haute couture calendar, she has previously showcased at multiple editions of New York Fashion Week.

2. Author Raven Leilani Awarded ‘Dylan Thomas Prize 2021’

American writer Raven Leilani won the Swansea University ‘Dylan Thomas Prize 2021’ for her novel ‘Luster’. This is her debut novel for which she won the prize. The award is named after the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and is given to recognize the authors below the age of 40 years for their exemplary work in English literature. The story of ‘Luster’ is about a young woman and her journey while facing inequality in society.

3. KONE India Has Been Awarded ‘The Economic Times Best Workplace for Women 2021’

A leading elevator and escalator manufacturer company, KONE Elevator India has grabbed the ‘ET Best Workplace for Women 2021’ award held at a virtual felicitation ceremony. KONE Elevator India is the subsidiary branch of Finland-based KONE Corporation. Organizations such as KONE Elevator India are encouraging diversity by providing equal opportunities for women not only in India but all over the world.

4. Karolina Pliskova Reaches the Finals of the Italian Open

Tennis player Karolina Pliskova defeated Croatia’s Petra Martic to reach the finals of the Italian Open. She will play the finals of the Italian Open for the third consecutive time. She defeated her opponent Martic by 6-1, 3-6 and 6-2 in the semi-finals. Former world number one Pliskova is the only top 10 player left in the Italian Open.

5. India’s Shafali Verma and Radha Yadav Are Soon Going to Play Women’s Big Bash League

Indian opener Shafali Verma is soon going to play for two-time champions ‘Sydney Sixers’ in the Women’s Big Bash League. Shafali is able to grab this fleet due to her consistency and outstanding battling performance. She is expected to be joined by Indian spinner Radha Yadav as she is in talks with the franchise of Sydney Sixers.

6. Maggie O’Farrell Comes up With a Picture Book for Kids

Author Maggie O’Farrell has penned down a third picture book, especially for kids, titled ‘The Tidy and Untidy Room’. The book is slated to be released in October 2023. The third book is illustrated by Daniele Jaglenka Terrazzini and the publishing rights are acquired by Walker Books.

7. Iga Swiatek Reaches Finals of Italian Open by Winning Twice in a Day

French Open champion Iga Swiatek reaches the finals of the Italian Open after playing and winning the quarter-final and semi-final matches in a day. She won both the matches in a straight-set not giving a single chance to the opponent. In the quarter-final, she defeated 17-year old American player Coco Gauff by 7-6 (3), 6-3. While in the semi-finals, she grabbed the victory by defeating Elina Svitolina by 6-2, 7-5. In the finals, Swiatek will face Karolina Pliskova.

8. India May Soon Allow COVID-Vaccination for Pregnant Women

The Indian Health Ministry is soon going to launch guidelines for the use of covid vaccination targeting pregnant women, according to the sources of ‘Financial Express Online’. After the hard-hitting second wave in India, the focus of the government is now on giving vaccine doses to the vulnerable section of the population to safeguard them from the danger of coronavirus.

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Written by Swati Mor

Pursuing her doctorate studies, Swati always looks for unexplored potential in different genres and love to pen down her thoughts. She also enjoys reading about gadgets, technologies, historical art and culture.

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