Welcome back to this week’s top stories concerning women. Continuing with unbreakable resilience and strong will, women worldwide constantly raise their voices, claim valid spaces and achieve significant milestones.
This Week’s top news consists of Mirabai Chanu winning the gold medal at CWG 2022, a call for a ban on alcohol in Andhra Pradesh by TDP women and others. Without much ado, let’s catch up with top stories concerning women this week.
1. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins the women’s 49 kg gold medal at CWG 2022.
— Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (@mirabai_chanu) July 30, 2022
Mirabai Chanu, a silver medalist from the Tokyo Olympics, earned India’s first gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Saturday in the women’s 49 kg weightlifting competition. With a total lift of 201 kg (snatch: 88 kg; clean and jerk: 113 kg), Mirabai, who was the overwhelming favourite to win her division, lived up to the hype. She broke the category record for the Commonwealth Games with her score.
2. Indian women’s table tennis team defeats Guyana by a score of 3-0 to keep up their winning streak.
In a Group 2 match on Saturday, the Indian women’s table tennis team continued its winning streak by easily defeating Guyana 3-0. The women’s team, which is defending the championship it won at Gold Coast four years prior, had a successful start to its season on Friday after thrashing South Africa and Fiji by similar scores of 3-0. The first duo to show up on the second competition day was Sreeja Akula and Reeth Tennison, who easily defeated Natalie Cummings and Chealsea Edghill 11-5 11-7 11-7 to give India a 1-0 lead.
3. TDP women activists call for a ban on alcohol in Andhra Pradesh.
The Andhra Pradesh government was called upon to enact a liquor ban by the TDP women activists, who were headed by the state women wing president V Anita, at a demonstration near the Gandhi statue in Visakhapatnam. Anita claimed that the state had been receiving contaminated alcohol. In light of his pledge to hold elections and enforce a booze ban in the state, she questioned how the CM would interact with the electorate.
4. In 2025, India will host the Women’s 50-over World Cup.
We were keen on hosting the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2025 and we are glad we have won the hosting rights for this marquee clash on the women’s calendar: Mr. @SGanguly99, President, BCCI. pic.twitter.com/EunxbtAfRG
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) July 27, 2022
India will host the Women’s 50-over World Cup in 2025 after the BCCI won the bid during the ICC Annual Conference, which ended on Tuesday in Birmingham. After more than a decade, the ICC flagship tournament will return to the nation. A women’s 50-over World Cup was last contested in India in 2013 when Australia won after defeating the West Indies by 114 runs in the championship game in Mumbai.
5. Girls from Patna Women’s College want tiger conservation.
On Friday, in honour of International Tiger Day, the departments of zoology, environmental science, and management at Patna Women’s College (PWC) collaborated to host a presentation with the theme “Saving the tigers: pride of India.” Shahla Yasmin presented the opening remarks. Following that, Syed Wahabuddin Nasir, Mohammad Shahbaz, and Himali Raj gave an educational talk on tigers.
6. According to Kerala HC, a person has the right to keep only mother’s name on certificates
The Kerala High Court recently ruled that it is okay for someone to omit their father’s name from identification documents and permitted the petitioner to use only his mother’s name on his birth certificate and other official documents. Regarding children of unmarried mothers or rape survivors, the Court stated that “no authority” is allowed to restrict their right to privacy, dignity, or liberty. In this instance, the Bench was considering the argument of a petitioner whose unmarried mother was still a juvenile at the time of his conception and whose father’s name appeared differently on three of his documents. The Court has ordered the Registrar of Births and Deaths to delete the father’s name from the records that are being kept and to issue a certificate that solely lists the mother’s name as the sole parent.
7. Sam Kerr is the First Female Football player to feature on FIFA Game Cover
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) July 19, 2022
The first female athlete to be featured on FIFA’s international front cover is Australian attacker Sam Kerr. Both the Chelsea offensive player and Kylian Mbappé of Paris Saint-Germain will be featured on the FIFA 23 global edition cover. Two fantastic forces up front, EA Sports FIFA said in the announcement on Twitter alongside a photo of the cover art. “One ultimate strike partnership,” says Kerr, who is the first female player to be featured on the game’s cover in its entirety. Known for her “speed, talent, and persistence,” Kerr is one of the best female footballers and strikers in the world. She is also known for her backflip goal celebrations. She is considered one of Australia’s best athletes as well.
8. Author Leila Mottley, 20, is the youngest nominee for the 2022 Booker Prize.
Out of the total 13, six American authors have received nominations. The American nominees for the best novel include Hernan Diaz’s Trust, Percival Everett’s The Trees, Karen Joy Fowler’s Booth, Selby Wynn Schwartz’s After Shoppy, Elizabeth Strout’s Oh William!, and Leila Mottley’s Nightcrawling. Mottley, the youngest candidate for the Booker Prize, is only 20 years old. The author of the book Nightcrawling is she. Mottley’s tale apparently takes place in Oakland, California. She was raised there from birth. She is one of the list’s three debut novelists.