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.
#WATCH Delhi: A woman, who has come to purchase liquor, at a shop in Shivpuri Geeta Colony, says, "…Injection fayda nahi karega, ye alcohol fayda karegi…Mujhe dawaion se asar nahi hoga, peg se asar hoga…" pic.twitter.com/iat5N9vdFZ
— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2021
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.
Our colleague Priyanka Mohite scaled the peak of Mt. Annapurna, (8091 mtrs) 10th highest mountain in the world, on 16th April 2021 at 1.30pm.- first Indian woman to do so! We at @SyngeneIntl are so very proud of her 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/Eh85xy46g0
— Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (@kiranshaw) April 19, 2021
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.
Meet Varsha Verma, who ferries bodies of COVID-19 victims to graveyards for free in Lucknow
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) April 21, 2021
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.
Am going to be live tomorrow, 22nd at 5 pm 🙂 on my IG 🤍
👀 This Earth Day, I have a surprise activity planned for you, and I've made it super easy for you all to make a big positive impact for our planet 🍃 pic.twitter.com/GNoZStuTQl
— bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) April 21, 2021
Sushmita Sen got called out for supporting Delhi in the Oxygen crisis while she tries to help the needy
She first shared this post –
This is deeply heart breaking…oxygen crisis is everywhere. I have managed to organise a few oxygen cylinders for this hospital but have no way to transport it to Delhi from Mumbai…please help me find a way🙏 https://t.co/p8RWuVQMrO
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) April 22, 2021
Later, Twitter user Hemant asks her why she is supporting just Delhi when the crisis is everywhere.
If Oxygen Crisis is everywhere why are you sending it to Delhi instead of giving it to some similar hospital in Mumbai.
— Hemant (@HemantVIIII) April 22, 2021
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”
Chloé Zhao accepts the Academy Award for Best Director. She is the first woman of color to do so. pic.twitter.com/ZMwRBL83Er
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) April 26, 2021
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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