Anushka Sharma, Manika Batra, Archana Kamath and other women who made the headlines last week
Last week was filled with plenty of news and in those many women made the headlines. Women from all around the world broke the internet and made us proud. From Anushka Sharma, Manika Batra, Archana Kamath and other women who made the headlines last week.
BCCI Women’s tweet with Anushka Sharma’s name went viral
On 2nd November, the official twitter handle of the BCCI Women tweeted the Women’s Under 19 One Day Challenger Trophy match update which went viral among the netizens. The tweet was a score update of the cricketer Anushka Sharma who had scored 50 runs in 88 balls. The excited reaction was due to the fact that the cricketer shares her name with the Bollywood actress and Virat Kohli’s wife, Anushka Sharma. Many fans thought that BCCI was trolling Virat Kohli regarding the recent performance of the Indian Team in the T20 World Cup.
For a sec i thought bcci is trolling virat kohli ????
— Pisces dude (@Deltaseira0318) November 2, 2021
Manika Batra and Archana Kamath win women’s doubles title at WTT Contender Lasko
The Indian duo, ranked 36 worldwide, beat the pair of Melanie Diaz and Adriana Diaz from Puerto Rico who rank 23. The match took place in slovenia on Sunday. The score tally read 11-3, 11-8, 12-10, where Manika Batra and Archana Kamath saved four game points in the third set to win the match.
— World Table Tennis (@WTTGlobal) November 7, 2021
Google launches scholarship to women pursuing computer science
Good news for women pursuing Computer Science. On november 3rd, google announced scholarships to women pursuing computer science in the asian pacific region. According to Google, the scholarship will be “ awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, innovation and academic performance”. The scholarship will be worth $1000 for the 2022-2023 school year. The last date to apply is December 10, 2021.
Kristen Stewart announces engagement to Dylan Meyer
On Tuesday, the famous Twilight female lead, Kristen Stewart, announced her engagement to her girlfriend of two years, Dylan Meyer. The actress revealed her good news on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show,” where she happily revealed that Dylan Meyers proposed to her exactly the way she wanted. “I wanted to be proposed to, so I think I very distinctly carved out what I wanted, and she nailed it. It was really cute, she did very well. We’re marrying, it’s happening.”
Norway’s beach handball team wins fight over sexist uniform rules
Big win for female players all over the world, as the Norwegian beach handball team wins fight over sexist uniform rules. The team had previously refused to wear the uniform claiming sexist intention in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, for which they were fined 1,500 euros. American musician Pink offered to pay the fine imposed on the team by the European Handball Federation for the rules breach but that wasn’t necessary. The uniforms now have been changed to tank tops according to the player’s preference.
I’m VERY proud of the Norwegian female beach handball team FOR PROTESTING THE VERY SEXIST RULES ABOUT THEIR “uniform”. The European handball federation SHOULD BE FINED FOR SEXISM. Good on ya, ladies. I’ll be happy to pay your fines for you. Keep it up.
— P!nk (@Pink) July 25, 2021
This was the list of women in news in this week. Stay tuned for next week.
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