Welcome back to this week’s top stories concerning women. Let’s look at another week of fabulous wins, fights and concerns raised by empowered strong women around the world. Without further ado, let’s jump right at this week’s top news concerning women.
1. 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature winner Annie Ernaux mines the past and the memories
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— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 6, 2022
The 82-year-old French author, Annie Ernaux won this year’s Nobel Prize in literature for her work, which the Nobel committee’s chair described as an admirable and lasting accomplishment. Ernaux, 82, has had a rapid rise in popularity in the English-speaking world since 2019 when Alison L. Strayer’s translation of her landmark work “The Years” made the Man Booker shortlist. After abortion rights were restricted in the US, her 2001 book “Happening,” about her illegal abortion in the 1960s, gained attention.
2. On October 10, the first female DG of CSIR will address the Women Scientists Conclave.
N. Kalaiselvi, the first female director general of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, will give the keynote lecture at the ‘Women Scientists Conclave: Self Reliance, Challenges and Future’ on Monday at the IICT auditorium. Suma Varughese, DG of the DRDO, will present the Dr K.V. Raghavan Memorial Lecture. Ch. Mohan Rao, a famous scientist with the CSIR and the chairman of the NASI and ASTC, provided these details during a news conference on Saturday. He said that according to official CSIR data, the number of women working in science and technology has increased over the past 20 years in the nation.
3. India defeated Bangladesh in the Women’s Asia Cup by 59 runs.
.@TheShafaliVerma bags the Player of the Match award for her cracking half-century at the top against Bangladesh. 👏🏻👏🏻#TeamIndia | #AsiaCup2022 | #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/jivVYE5Gsa
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) October 8, 2022
On Saturday, India defeated Bangladesh by a score of 59 runs in a Women’s Asia Cup match played here. Shafali Verma chose to bat, and while in form, hit a quickfire 55 off only 44 balls. India managed a par 159 or 5, thanks in large part to Jemimah Rodrigues‘ undefeated 35, who made full use of the long handle. After that, the Indian bowlers successfully held off the opposition, reducing them to 100 for 7. Fargana Hoque scored 30 while Captain Nigar Sultana scored 36 to lead the team. Shafali Verma and Deepti Sharma each took two wickets for India.
4. Google will support 20 firms founded by Indian women.
Google unveiled the first cohort of the “Google for Firms Accelerator-India Women Founders” on Monday, consisting of 20 women-founded or co-founded startups that were chosen from around 400 submissions. The tech giant will focus particularly on issues such as mentorship, recruiting difficulties, access to networks, and finance which can be difficult for female founders for a number of social reasons including poor representation. The program will also feature workshops and support for topics like AI/ML, Cloud, UX, Android, Web, product strategy, and growth, according to the business. It will also give access to a global community of female founders.
5. Under the MTP act, survivors of marital rape may obtain abortions.
As stated in section 3B(A) of the MTP act, “women who conceived out of forced intercourse by their husbands, shall also come within the purview of survivors of sexual assault or rape or incest,” according to a Supreme Court panel led by Justice DY Chandrachud. The court ruled that “marital rape” must be included in the definition of rape for the purposes of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, and survivors have the right to ask to have their pregnancies terminated between 20 and 24 weeks. The court additionally ruled that in order to get a pregnancy termination under the MTP Act, a woman does not need to provide evidence of rape or sexual assault.
6. IAF chief’s announcements on Air Force Day: Women Agniveers joining next year and the launch of weapon system branch
Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, the head of the IAF, stated on Saturday that the government had given the go-ahead for the establishment of a weapon system branch for IAF commanders. He added that the IAF will induct female Agniveers the next year. “We are also planning on induction of women Agniveers starting next year. Creation of infrastructure is in progress,” according to the IAF chief.