Top Stories Concerning Women This Week: 13 Feb

Let’s take a look briefly at the top stories concerning women this week.

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Let’s take a weekly rewind of top stories and know what’s happening all over the world concerning women. Inside the BJP’S manifesto, the woman-operated store of Pizza Hut, women’s cricket live broadcast on OTT platform and other stories around the world.

1. India lost its Nightingale!!

Lata Mangeshkar the “Nightingale of India” and a superstar singer who gave her voice to hundreds of Bollywood movies for more than 70 years died on February 6, at the age of 92 on Sunday at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai due to multi-organ failure. Bharat Ratna awardee, Lata Mangeshkar was honoured at a state funeral in Mumbai. She was tested positive with Covid 19 on 8 January with mild symptoms and was undergoing treatment at the hospital for pneumonia.

2. Participation of women in government jobs in Uttar Pradesh will be increased, said Anurag Thakur

Amid campaigning for the coming election in Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party has also released its manifesto. The manifesto “the Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra” was released by Home Minister Amit Shah in presence of UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister Anurag Thakur, and BJP state Chief Swatantra Dev Singh.

Anurag Thakur in a party release said,” It is our resolve that women should continue to have the right to safety and respect. This development journey of ours to make women prosperous will continue,” Further he added,” The participation of women in government jobs in Uttar Pradesh will be increased. For this, if the government has to make law in future, they will do it,”

The manifesto also promised the female voters to give scooty to the female students and working women and free coaching to the students preparing for UPSC and PSC.

3. India’s first all-woman operated store opened by Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut, one of the most loved pizza outlets has opened its first all-woman operated store in Gangtok, Sikkim, to induct and empower women and hence ensure an “Equal Slice for Everyone”.

Every function at the store, from food preparation to customer service and day-to-day management, will be carried out by women. The store initially will have a staff of over 10 women including the store managers. However, the majority of this workforce will be freshers.

4. Angelina Jolie urges US lawmakers to pass domestic violence law

American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian Angelina Jolie urge Congress to pass the new Violence against Women act. On Wednesday, Angelina Jolie along with her daughter ZHARA Jolie-Pitt visited Capitol Hill to help a bipartisan group of senators for renewing legislation to provide victims of such abuse with medical and legal assistance and to support children who are exposed to violence at homes.

During her emotional speech, the “Eternals” actor moved to tears and said, “The reason that many people struggle to leave abusive situations is that they’ve been made to feel worthless. When there is silence from a Congress too busy to renew the Violence Against Women Act for a decade, it reinforces that sense of worthlessness,” and further said, that the ‘ugly truth’ is that violence in homes is normalized in our country”. She also brought forward the sufferings of children saying,” I want to acknowledge the children who are terrified and suffering at this moment, and the many people for whom this legislation comes too late.”

Angelina also shared an Instagram post following her speech where she wrote,” Heading into the Senate’s introduction of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, I’m grateful and humbled to join with dedicated advocates and legislators. I’m also glad to share in the advocacy with Zahara — and for her presence to calm my nerves before today’s press conference.”

5. Karnataka High Court restrains students from wearing religious attire

The Karnataka High Court on Friday released an interim order for colleges and universities to reopen and refrain students from wearing clothes that are not prescribed under the uniform norms. The court has requested the State Government to open the educational institutions and allow the students to return to classes at the earliest.

6. India vs New Zealand women’s cricket, live and exclusive on Amazon Prime Video

The ODI series between India and New Zealand women’s cricket team has begun at John Davies Oval in Queenstown, New Zealand, which will be broadcasted live and exclusively on Amazon Prime Video for all five matches. The series has taken its kickstart from February 12th and will last until February 24th. Prime Video has secured exclusive rights for live cricket from the New Zealand Cricket board and as a part of the partnership, international men’s and women’s cricket matches played in New Zealand across all formats will be available exclusively on Prime Video India.

Chaitanya Divan, head of Prime Video Channels & sports, Amazon Prime Video India said, “We received an encouraging response to the debut of live cricket on our service earlier this year, and are looking forward to giving our customers an engaging and immersive experience with every new cricket series,” and further added,

“Our Women in Blue have gone from strength to strength with every tournament and I am certain that each one of us will be rooting for them as they take on the White Ferns on their home turf. Women’s cricket has gained momentum not just in India but around the world, and we are thrilled to offer our viewers an exciting clash between two of the most admired teams, live and exclusive on Prime Video.”

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Written by Nirmal

Nirmal is from a finance background and is trying to explore writing. She loves researching content and believes music is a soulful therapy.

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