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Top Stories Concerning Women This Week: 25 Jul

Here’s a roundup of this week’s top stories concerning women across the world.

Top Stories Concerning Women
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With Women always proving themselves across different fields in women, this week’s news is yet about the show they are presenting in the world of sports, digital currency, science, and a lot more. Women have always brought pride to their nation and have always flourished irrespective of the field they are in. The sentiment of women empowering women is powerful and life-changing. We heard about places we never knew existed until a woman represented it. This week’s news includes Mirabai Chanu winning a silver medal, debut author Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, 1st woman guard at Hajj in Saudi, and a lot more. Let’s take a look at the stories.

1. Mirabai Chanu wins a silver medal in weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 – India’s First Medal at Tokyo 2020

Chanu Saikhom Mirabai, India’s star weightlifter, made history on Saturday by becoming the first Indian weightlifter to earn a silver medal at an Olympic Games. Chanu, who is from Manipur, became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal in the Women’s 49kg event at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Hou Zhihui of China won the gold medal. Mirabai Chanu set a new Olympic record after successfully lifting 115 kilograms.

2. Indian Wrestler Priya Malik Wins Gold Medal At World Wrestling Championship

Indian wrestler Priya Malik has won a gold medal at the ongoing World Cadet Wrestling Championship, which is held in Budapest, Hungary.

3. Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari debuts as an author

With her book ” Mapping Love ”, filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is making her debut as an author. Tiwari has made some amazing movies such as Bareilly ki Barfi, Panga, and Nil Battey Sannata. The book is scheduled to release on August 1 and is about the love story of Oorja and Anag.

4. Saudi women guard Mecca during Hajj for the 1st time

Stories about the oppression of women are often heard from Saudi and hence this deed seems like a big win for the women of the country. Military and protection are still considered fields of male interest and have a dominance of men over them. In the ongoing plan of Prince Mohammad bin Salman for the welfare of women, dozens of female troops have joined the security forces in Mecca and Medina, where they monitored pilgrims that arrived for the Hajj pilgrimage between July 17 and 22.

5. For the First time, women police personnel deployed at Kargil War Memorial

For the first time in the 22 years history of the India- Pakistan Kargil War, women police personnel have been deployed at the Kargil War Memorial in Drass. Women are breaking gender-created boundaries and barriers. They are striving for change and being role models for the upcoming generation of women.

6. Surveys show women invest more in cryptocurrency than men

Digital currency has been doing rounds for a while now and everybody is interested in it. According to a recent survey performed by The Economic Times, women are better at handling money than males. Women investors outperformed their male counterparts, earning 10% greater returns over the last four years, according to the report. They are not just interested in trading but are also making investments and taking product asset classes.

7. Increase in the percentage of women holding boards

Women are now taking up leadership opportunities and are opting for the roles of bosses and CEOs in financial firms. In a review of the charter’s impact, think tank New Financial found that the number of women on the boards of the firms had increased to 32% from 23%. In addition to this, Female representation on executive committees had also increased to 22% from 14%.

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Written by Marya

Loves reading, critiquing and writing. Philosophical and poetic with a charm of sarcasm adds to my approach. Dance, cinema and music make to my list of hobbies. Explore and express are the key elements of my life.

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