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Avani Lekhara and Rubina Francis’s historic win’s at the Chateauroux 2022 World Cup, Mithali Raj’s retirement, PM Narendra Modi’s welcoming student delegation from Nagaland and others constitute this week’s top news. Without further delay let’s catch up on the top stories concerning women this week.
1. Avani Lekhara wins Gold at Chateauroux 2022 World Cup
Very emotional as I bring home the 2nd Gold Medal of this #WorldCup in the 50M 3P event with a score of 458.3. Couldn’t be happier! 🇮🇳 @narendramodi @ianuragthakur @ParalympicIndia @IndiaSports @Media_SAI @KirenRijiju @Paralympics @PTI_News https://t.co/MskVdyqShG
— Avani Lekhara अवनी लेखरा PLY (@AvaniLekhara) June 11, 2022
Today, Avani Lekhara earned the gold medal at the Chateauroux 2022 World Cup. With a score of 458.3, the Tokyo Paralympian won the R8 event- women’s 50m rifle 3 places SH1. She defeated Slovakia’s Veronika Vadovicova to win this championship and gold for India. Lekhara, 20, has already won gold in the R2 – Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event with a world record performance on Day 1, ensuring India a quota for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. PM Narendra Modi also congratulated her on Twitter.
2. Meet the spectacular women behind Bengaluru’s opulent Sir MV Terminal.
The stunning Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal was designed by DS Roopkala and a team of three woman architects. Roopkala is the owner of Bengaluru-based R R Architects and Associates and has 17 years of expertise. The team includes female architects C S Reshma and K V Madhu, as well as interior designer Reethu M and two male structural engineers.
The atmosphere is luxurious, with a friendly atmosphere for everyone. “The air-conditioned lobby and luxurious waiting rooms add to the attractiveness and comfort of the passengers and tourists,” she added, adding that the hardwood benches and other station facilities have an aesthetic appeal in addition to being stylish and pleasant. Railways asked the team to build the station after Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), which is distinctive and well-known across the world.
3. Rubina Francis and Manish Narwal won India’s third gold medal in Para
Proud of Manish Narwal and Rubina Francis for winning a Gold in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed event at #Chateauroux2022.
Congratulations to them for this special win. Best wishes for their upcoming endeavours. pic.twitter.com/wIppsJyreK
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 8, 2022
On Wednesday, Rubina Francis and Manish Narwal won the 10m P6 air pistol mixed team event, claiming India’s third gold medal at the World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in Chateauroux, France. Narwal and Francis, who set a world record qualifying score of 565 to advance to the final, defeated Chinese pair Yang Chao and Min Li 17-11 in the title match. The Indian pair totalled 274.3 points. Narwal, who won gold at the Paralympics in Tokyo, earned 138.7 points in the last six rounds. He consistently shot 10s and 9s, while Francis matched her companion with 9s, a few 8s, and a 10.
4. Nikhat Zareen and Lovlina Borgohain will spearhead India’s charge at the Commonwealth Games.
Women’s World Champion Nikhat Zareen and bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain from the Tokyo Olympic Games will spearhead India’s effort at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Nikhat, Lovlina, Nitu, and Jaismine qualified for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, which will be held from July 28 to August 8, after completing the three-day trials on Saturday. Following the country’s triumph in the Tokyo Olympic Games and the World Championships 2022, India has high expectations for the women’s boxing sport at the Commonwealth Games.
5. PM Modi welcomes a Nagaland delegation of female students.
Interacted with a delegation of students from Nagaland. https://t.co/E9C1ZJGvG9 pic.twitter.com/peZLJ5xWlt
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 9, 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a team of Nagaland women students at his Lok Kalyan Marg home on Thursday. The group is in Delhi as part of the National Commission for Women’s ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ campaign (NCW). A light chat took place between the students and the Prime Minister, ranging from culinary preferences to the government’s emphasis on the development of Nagaland and the northeastern area.
6. Mithali Raj announces retirement from international cricket
Thank you for all your love & support over the years!
I look forward to my 2nd innings with your blessing and support. pic.twitter.com/OkPUICcU4u
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) June 8, 2022
Mithali Raj, the former captain of India’s women’s cricket team, has declared her retirement from all forms of international cricket. Raj has the most runs in women’s one-day international cricket. She scored 7,805 runs for India at an average of 50.68 in 232 games. Mithali is presently ranked seventh in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s ODI player rankings. She made the big announcement on Twitter.
7. To promote equality, the European Union is planning to implement quotas for women on corporate boards
A politician said on Tuesday that European Union negotiators are set to grant final agreement to the bloc’s first-ever quota for the proportion of women on corporate boards, in an effort to enhance representation and promote gender equality. The draught rule would require listed firms in all 27 EU member nations to have at least 40% of non-executive board seats filled by women, or that women hold 33% of executive and non-executive jobs combined.
8. The Assam Police Department has Special Cells for Women and a Community Approach
The Assam Police Department has Special Cells for Women and Community Approach. These Special Cells will be staffed by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Assam Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta, Director General of Police, has formally launched the “Special Cells for Women & Community Approach” in Assam for ten police stations. Within the criminal justice system (CJS), Special Cells will provide a space for women to receive emotional and social support through excellent psychological, social, and legal services provided by trained full-time social workers.
9. Maharashtra will establish a fund of Rs 200 crore to invest in women-led deep tech firms.
According to a top official, Maharashtra would introduce a Rs 200-crore fund to invest in deep tech firms from the state that is ideally headed by women and are socially relevant. The “Maharashtra Innovation and Technological Development Fund” would be a Rs 200 crore corpus for the state’s early-stage companies, said Manisha Verma, principal secretary for skills, employment, entrepreneurship, and innovation, while speaking at a Tiecon event here. The fund will prioritise deep/tech, women-led firms, and socially important entrepreneurs.