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Cabinet approval for FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, a first in flying Chinook supply sorties, and others constitute this week’s news. Without further ado let’s look at this week’s top stories concerning women.
1. Rachael Haynes, Australia’s vice-captain, has announced her retirement from international cricket
Rachael Haynes, the standout hitter and vice-captain of the Australian women’s cricket team, announced her retirement from international cricket on Thursday, capping a fantastic career. The 35-year-old southpaw, who made her international debut in 2009, played for her nation in six tests, 77 one-day internationals, and 84 twenty-twenty matches. Haynes has scored 2585 runs in ODIs at an average of 39.76 and 850 runs in T20Is at an average of 26.56 to rank seventh among Australia’s all-time leading run scorers in both short-overs formats.
2. Guarantees for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup have received cabinet approval
The Under-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be held in India from October 11 to October 30, and the government on Wednesday accepted the signing of assurances. In a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet gave its consent to the All India Football Federation (AIFF), which had been temporarily suspended by FIFA due to “third party involvement” last month. This year, from October 11 to October 17, India will host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Navi Mumbai, Goa, and Bhubaneswar. Anurag Thakur, the sports minister, stated that 60 crore rupees would be invested to organize the tournament, which will feature 16 teams, including India.
3. Amid the Russian invasion, more Ukrainian women are enlisting in the Military
The number of women who have willingly enlisted in the Ukrainian military has increased since Russia invaded Ukraine. According to Ukrainian military sources, there are roughly 50,000 women participating in the armed forces of Ukraine in combat and non-combat roles, of which about 10,000 are either actively on the front lines of the battle or are in positions that could send them there. Before the invasion, there were roughly 32,000 women serving in the military. In Ukraine, women can choose not to serve in the military, but the administration is considering making it essential for those with particular skill sets. It states that a choice won’t be made until the following year.
4. PM Modi attends a Sheopur self-help group for women
On this day, it is generally my endeavor that I go to my mother, touch her feet and seek blessings. Today I could not go to her, but lakhs of mothers working hard in tribal areas and villages are blessing me here today: PM Modi at a program of Self Help Groups in Sheopur pic.twitter.com/jAuFI4lvjY
— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2022
The government is always attempting to open up new opportunities for women business owners in the village economy. According to PM Modi, “One District, One Product” is an initiative that aims to bring regional goods from all districts to major markets. The Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, stated on Saturday that he would have visited his mother to ask for her blessing but added that “lakhs of mothers working hard in tribal areas and villages are blessing me here today.” The portrayal of our Nari shakti in the new India of this century has resulted in a significant difference between the India of the previous century and the latter.
5. Women will be flying Chinook supply sorties for the first time
At a time when India and China are embroiled in a protracted border dispute, the Indian Air Force has for the first time assigned two female combat pilots to its frontline Chinook helicopter units that are supporting the army’s deployments close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC), including transporting light howitzers, in the northern and eastern sectors. Before they were transferred to CH-47F Chinook units headquartered in Chandigarh and Mohanbari in Assam, respectively, Squadron Leaders Parul Bhardwaj and Swati Rathore were piloting the Russian-made Mi-17V5 helicopters. The newest helicopter in the fleet of the air force is the multi-mission Chinook, which was purchased from the US and costs about 650 crores each.
6. The Supreme Court orders the Center to draft a policy for hiring transgender people
The Supreme Court has ordered the Union government to create a policy framework “to open up avenues of employment for transgender persons” within three months. The Court ruled that the Center was required to “ensure full and effective involvement of transgender persons and their engagement in society” and cited the enabling provisions of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act of 2019. The aforementioned decision was made by the Bench after it heard a complaint from Shanavi Ponnuswamy, a transgender woman who claimed that Air India had turned her down for employment as a cabin crew because of her gender identification.