Welcome back to this week’s top stories concerning women. Continuing with this week’s extraordinary achievements and throwing light on important issues faced by women, let’s look at this week’s top news. Let’s catch up with this week’s top stories concerning women which include India’s Women’s Cricket Team Winning the Asia Cup, Raja Kumari being nominated at MTV European Music Awards 2022 and others.
1. Rosy Meena Paulraj once more breaks the national record for the women’s pole vault.
Just a week after breaking an 8-year-old national record, pole vaulter Rosy Meena Paulraj has improved her national mark by a cm to 4.21m at the Open Nationals in Bengaluru today. This is her after she first broke the record at National Games a week back. @IExpressSports pic.twitter.com/GA9oIZwVEi
— Andrew (@AndrewAmsan) October 15, 2022
Rosy Meena Paulraj of Tamil Nadu won the gold medal at the National Open Athletics Championships on Saturday by clearing 4.21m to break the women’s pole vault record for the second time in 15 days. After clearing 4.20m to establish a new national record in the 36th National Games in Gandhinagar just 15 days prior, Rosy, who turns 25 in a few weeks, lit up the opening day with another sensational performance. She had then surpassed the previous national record of 4.15m set in 2014 by V S Surekha.
2. India’s Women’s Cricket Team Wins the Asia Cup For A Record Seventh Time
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) October 15, 2022
The Indian women’s cricket team once again proved that they were the best in the world at the game when they defeated Sri Lanka by eight wickets to win the Women’s Asia Cup 2022. India has won seven of the eight tournament editions that have been contested up till 2022, with Bangladesh claiming the other victory in 2018. Sri Lanka reached the tournament’s finals for the first time in 14 years this year. Social media was flooded with words of congratulations and compliments for the team’s performance.
3. Saudi women embrace pole dancing in defiance of social taboo
For many years, Saudi women’s options for physical recreation were severely constrained by well-known limitations on what they may wear and where they could work. Despite the ongoing suppression of female activists and dissidents, recent efforts to open up Saudi society and present a softer image to the outside world have included the promotion of women’s sports.
4. SC issues divided ruling in Karnataka hijab controversy
On October 13, a two-judge Supreme Court panel issued a split decision over a group of appeals contesting Karnataka’s ban on Muslim girl students wearing the headscarf in educational institutions. Earlier in March, the Karnataka High Court had declared that the headscarf was not a fundamental Islamic practice. According to the Times of India, Justice Hemant upheld the state government’s prohibition by dismissing the 26 appeals against the HC decision. Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia expressed a different opinion, stating that “it is essentially a matter of choice, nothing more and nothing less,” and that the focus of his decision is “the education of the girl child.” The Supreme Court’s decision does not provide a stay, thus the prohibition on the hijab in educational institutions in Karnataka will remain in effect. The matter will now be heard again before Chief Justice of India UU Lalit.
5. A creative effort in Bikaner, Rajasthan, saves the lives of women
The Pukaar (proclamation) campaign, according to the district administration, has allowed government representatives to communicate with more than 2.34 lakh women and 92,300 adolescent girls about institutional births, nutrition throughout pregnancy, and required testing and vaccinations. The project has reduced the district’s maternal mortality rate, helped anaemic patients recover, increased institutional deliveries, and improved child feeding and vaccination rates.
6. Raja Kumari is a nominee for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2022’s Best Indian Act.
Rapper Raja Kumari and singer-songwriter Armaan Malik have been nominated for the upcoming MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs). Malik and Kumari were both nominated for the best Indian act award at the yearly music gala. At the MTV Europe Music Awards, Kumari received a nomination for “Best Indian Act” for a record-breaking fifth time. She was nominated for her most recent film, “Made in India,” in which she worked with Madhuri Dixit, a Bollywood actor.
7. India wins a bronze medal in shooting at the ISSF World Championships.
Yesterday, October 13, in Cairo, Egypt, India began their ISSF World Championship campaign by finishing third in the women’s 25m pistol team junior division. Esha Singh, Naamya Kapoor, and Vibhuti Bhatia of India defeated team Germany 17-1 in the bronze medal match to give their country its first medal of the game. Esha Singh, Naamya Kapoor, and Vibhuti Bhatia earned a combined score of 856 to finish third overall and move on to the next qualification round. In the subsequent round, they shot 437 to finish fourth, behind the Germans, and advance to the bronze medal match. China won the gold, and Korea took home the silver.
8. Fatima Reyadh is the first Woman To Coach Men’s Basketball Team In Bahrain
Fatima Reyadh, 33, creates history by becoming the first woman to lead Al-Najma Club, a men’s basketball team, in Bahrain’s capital. Reyadh first had the greatest obstacles to acceptance in her work since there were many stigmas associated with women leading men in a setting that was prejudicially male-dominated.