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From Bhumi Pednekar to Chloé Zhao, A Weekly Wrap of Women in News in the Last Week

Weekly Wrap of Women in News in the Last Week (19 April – 25th April)


The last week happened to be a disaster for the country, of course, because the COVID cases have been increasing more than ever before. And amid that, there has been some good and bad news related to women. Women from sports, politics, entertainment, and media, all have found names in the news of the last week and we thought of bringing the collection of all such news right on your table. So, here is your weekly wrap of women in news in the week gone by.

Weekly Wrap of Women in News in the Last Week

Viral video of Aunty in the Liquor shop

Well, after Delhi Government declared lockdown in the state, a video of old women went viral. The woman stands in male dominate queue at a liquor shop in Shivpuri Geeta Colony. The woman said “…Injection fayda nahi karega, ye alcohol fayda karegi…Mujhe dawaion se asar nahi hoga, peg se asar hoga…” The woman meant that it won’t be the vaccine that will help them from the virus but the alcohol that will come to their their rescue.

Priyanka Mohite becomes the first woman to climb Mt Annapurna

Priyanka Mohite is a 26-year-old mountaineer who already had a record of scaling Mt Makalu in 2019. She had earlier climbed Mt Everest at the age of 21, becoming the youngest ever to do so. This time, she has become the country’s first woman to climb Mt Annapurna on 16th August 2021. People took to Twitter to congratulate her.

Soumya Swaminathan Yadav, an Indian Scientist becomes a member of the UK led Pandemic team

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO), is one of 20 experts who will form a new UK-led Pandemic Preparedness Partnership (PPP) on Tuesday as part of global efforts to save lives from potential diseases. In 2019, the Indian clinical scientist was named as the World Health Organization’s chief scientist. She has extensive experience in the field of health sciences, which has aided her race against her father, M. S. Swaminathan, who revolutionized Indian agriculture.

Pregnant DSP Shilpa Sahu seen Enforcing COVID-19 Lockdown In Chhattisgarh

A viral video from  Dantewada, Chhattisgarh records DSP can be seen regulating traffic and ensuring that people adhere to COVID-19 guidelines in the scorching heat during her pregnancy. Praises poured from all around the world for this woman.

Varsha Verma from Lucknow ferries COVID-19 patients’ bodies for free

In times of uncertainties and the death toll increasing day by day, Varsha Verma, in Lucknow offered free transport to the bodies of COVID-19 patients. She offered carriage services outside Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

Bhumi Pednekar on World Earth Day introduced Environmental Footprint Calculator

“On Earth Day, I will be giving pieces from my wardrobe a new life with you, and also launch the Dolce Vee Environmental Footprint Calculator so you can see your very real impact by choosing pre-loved,” – Bhumi Pednekar. On the eve of World Earth Day, Bollywood star Bhumi Pednekar, in collaboration with her Climate Warrior activism campaign, unveiled the Dolce Vee Environmental Footprint Calculator.

Sushmita Sen got called out for supporting Delhi in the Oxygen crisis while she tries to help the needy

She first shared this post –

Later, Twitter user Hemant asks her why she is supporting just Delhi when the crisis is everywhere.

Zomato adds 50% female representation on its board

Zomato, which is planning for an initial public offering (IPO) in the coming months, has appointed five independent directors to its Board of eight people, four of whom are women. Zomato’s board of directors was formerly dominated by investors. As a result, Zomato currently has 50% female representation in the management. Aparna Popat, a badminton player and ex-Olympian, will join Zomato’s board of directors, as will former Zalora Group CEO Gunjan Tilak Raj Soni, Airveda founder Namita Gupta, and Sutapa Banerjee, former head of private wealth company at ABN Amro Bank NV (India).

Chloé Zhao wins Best Direction for “Nomadland”

A Chinese female filmmaker, Chloé Zhao won an oscar for best direction, for her film, Nomadland. She becomes the first Asian Woman, and the second woman in the world to get an Oscar in the Best Director Category.

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Ishika Aggarwal

Can write, shoot, listen, talk and procrastinate. A feminist at heart, Ishika is an avid writer and multimedia person who loves talking about women, realism, and society. When not working she is either seen watching films or making one.
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