Top Stories Concerning Women This Week: 7 Aug

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

Top Stories Concerning Women
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Welcome back to this week’s top stories concerning women. Women continue conquering the fields of sports, the Navy, politics and others. Remarkable all-women navy surveillance mission, many CWG 2022 wins, the first women’s federation in Delhi and others constitute this week’s top news. Without further delay let’s look at the top stories concerning women this week.

1. Indian women’s cricket team reaches T20I Final scripting history in CWG 2022

In their first-ever appearance at the Commonwealth Games, the Indian women’s cricket team made history today. Smriti Mandhana’s solid performance and Sneh Rana’s accurate bowling ensured a medal, and they also defeated England by a narrow margin of four runs in the semifinal. Smriti Mandhana (61) and Jemimah Rodrigues (44) were the highest run scorers for India, who totaled 164/5 in their 20 overs.

2. Making history while conducting a surveillance mission over the North Arabian Sea is the Navy’s all-female aircrew.

In a remarkable accomplishment, five female Indian Navy officers piloted a Dornier aircraft on the first autonomous maritime reconnaissance and surveillance mission in the North Arabian Sea. The Navy labelled the mission carried out by the female officers from its “INAS 314” frontline naval air squadron in Porbandar as “historic” on Thursday. Lt Commander Aanchal Sharma, the mission commander, piloted the aircraft, along with Lt Shivangi, Lt Apurva Gite, and Lt Pooja Panda and Sub Lt Pooja Shekhawat, tactical and sensor officers.

3. India wins the first-ever women’s four-lawn bowling gold medal

After thrilling the nation with their motivational display on Monday, the India lawn bowls team won a historic gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. In the women’s fours final, Lovely Choubey (lead), Pinki (second), Nayanmoni Saikia (third), and Rupa Rani Tirkey (slip) of India defeated South Africa 17-10. India made its first final appearance in the competition’s women’s fours version. It is the fourth gold for the Indian team and their first outside of the weightlifting competition.

4. To help unmarried women acquire “bodily autonomy” under the MTP Act, the Supreme Court is debating its decision.

The Supreme Court suggested on Friday that it would relax 51-year-old abortion legislation that prevents unmarried women from ending pregnancies up to 24 weeks old. The court claimed that the restriction was “manifestly arbitrary and violated women’s right to bodily autonomy and dignity.” Unmarried women who are 20 to 24 weeks pregnant are not permitted to have an abortion with the assistance of licenced medical professionals under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1971 and its Rules of 2003. The court highlighted that the Rules provide for the termination of pregnancies up to 24 weeks in seven particular situations, such as for children, rape or sexual assault survivors, people who are physically disabled, and women who are carrying malformed foetuses.

5. Pooja Sihag wins the women’s 76 kg bronze medal in wrestling.

Pooja Sihag, an Indian wrestler, earned a bronze medal in the women’s 76 Kg division on Saturday to the nation’s growing collection of medals from the CWG 2022 in Birmingham. In the bronze medal match, Sihag out-techniqued Australian Naomi De Bruine by building a 10-0 lead early on. With a final score of 5-3—four of which came in the second round of the competition—the Indian grappler outperformed her opponent and advanced to the event’s semifinals. Sihag was defeated by Di Stasio thanks to her six points, which prevented the Indian from opening her account.

6. UP Announces Free Bus Rides For Women For 48 Hours During Rakshabandhan

Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, declared on Friday that women in the northern state would receive free bus rides for the next 48 hours in honour of Rakshabandhan. The announcement is CM Yogi’s Rakshabandhan gift to the state’s female residents. The action is intended to commemorate the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava,” and the free bus transportation will be made available to women throughout the state for 48 hours, from August 10 at midnight to August 12.

7. The first women’s federation in Delhi was founded in Najafgarh.

In order to empower women and give them access to employment and business possibilities, the Delhi government has plans to establish the first “women federation” in the city in Najafgarh. The first area level federation (ALF) for Najafgarh under the National Urban Livelihood Mission scheme will soon be formed by 12 newly formed women self-help groups, each of which includes more than 120 women. The meeting was held on Friday by Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, who also holds the portfolio for Revenue. Gahlot gave the relevant personnel instructions to speed up the federation’s formation and use financial aid programmes to help the SHG launch sustainable micro businesses.

8. Priyanka Goswami wins silver in the 10,000-meter race walk for women.

Priyanka Goswami wrote history on Saturday when she won a silver medal in the 10,000-meter race walk event at the Commonwealth Games, becoming the first Indian woman to do so. Goswami was second behind Australian Jemima Montag (42:34.30), clocking a personal best time of 43:38.83s. Kenya’s Emily Wamusyi Ngii (43:50.86) won bronze.

9. Women’s Commission Wants Noida Politician Arrested For Alleged Abuse of Woman

A politician is wanted for allegedly harassing and assaulting a lady in Noida, according to the National Commission for Women (NCW). Even though the accused Shrikant Tyagi claimed to be a Kisan Morcha member of the BJP and images of him with senior leaders appeared on social media, the local chapter of the party distanced itself from him. Several videos of the incident appeared on social media, one of which allegedly showed Mr Tyagi abusing the woman and yelling expletives. Additionally, he allegedly made disparaging statements about her and used aggressive language about her spouse.

10. According to a study, the HPV vaccine helps older women prevent cervical cancer.

According to a study, giving women the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine when they are receiving treatment for precancerous lesions may reduce the likelihood of lesions recurring by more than half. The cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) stage with precancerous changes between 1% and 2% is the basis for treatment. Cervical cancer is a lifetime risk for females who have been diagnosed with high-grade precancerous cells. According to the findings, those who received the vaccine together with surgical removal of cervical lesions had a 57 per cent lower probability of experiencing a recurrence of “high-grade widespread illness” than those who did not receive the vaccine.


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