Amid surge in COVID-19 cases, a team from Philippines on January 14, arrived in India for the AFC Women's Asian Cup which will start from January 20 in the state of Maharastra. The Indian team also arrived in the megacity on January 13, after their flight got delayed from Kochi. India is hosting the continent's highest competition for the first time since 1980.
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About two fixtures of the 2021-22 Women's National Cricket League have been postponed by Cricket Australia on January 4, over the restrictions on border. The matches were scheduled to be played between Tasmania and Western Australia at Blundstone Arena on January 7 and 9. However, owing to restrictions imposed between the two states, the matches will now be played on March 9 and March 11.
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The Central Government released Rs 2,714 crore, under PM Street Vendor's AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi Scheme), on December 20. As per the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, a total of 30.75 lakh beneficiaries were sanctioned loans under the scheme, of which 27.06 lakh people received the benefits. The beneficiaries, who received money, Include 41% of women in India.
The National Crime Records Bureau on December 15 released the data about criminal cases against women. The data revealed that in 2020, crime against women, including sexual harassment and rape, declined to 3,71,503 from 2019's 4,05,326 cases. Of the total, the nation reported 28,046 rape cases in 2020 and 32,032 cases in 2019. In addition, the highest cases of rapes were reported in Rajasthan (5,310) and Uttar Pradesh (2,769).
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The government of Australia announced to build a new commission to help end violence against women and children in the country, on November 23. The commission is part of the government's new national plan to reduce family, domestic, and sexual violence, which will come into effect in 2022, reported UNI. Reportedly, the funding of 22.4 million Australian dollars has also been allotted for the same.
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To empower women in society, the Bihar government decided to provide Rs 1 lakh through scholarships to the women of the general category who clears the preliminary exams for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Bihar Public Service Commissions (BPSC). Women who cleared the 2021 exams can fill online applications for the benefit till December 3. Notably, the scheme is already open for SC, ST, and OBC women candidates.
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In a step to empower women in the country, Kuwait allowed women to join the National Military Services on October 12. However, women will initially serve in the field of medical and military support. ''Kuwaiti women have proven their achievements in several fields,'' said Kuwait's Deputy PM and Defense Minister Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah. Earlier in 2008, Kuwait allowed women to join the police.
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In the latest development in Afghanistan, the Taliban announced that the Ministry of Woman's Affairs will be replaced with a Ministry for morality on September 16. Furthermore, it has changed the signboard of the Ministry and named it "Ministries of Prayer and Guidance and the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice". Earlier, it had said no women would be allowed to work with men in government ministries.
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Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai, Afghanistan's New Sports Chief said, "Taliban will allow 400 sports, including swimming, soccer, running, and horse-riding," but declined to confirm if women will be allowed to participate in any. Reportedly, the Taliban leadership doesn't consider women's participation in sports as 'necessary'. Taliban-ruled-Afghan has stringent rules for women ranging from gender-separated classes, always be covered in a veil & … read-more
The House of LR&C and American singer and model Ciara have launched a new luxury fashion brand for women known as LITA (Love is the Answer). This new ready-to-wear collection is reportedly inspired by Ciara's love for design, inspiring red-carpet moments, as well as her tomboy style. LITA will also contribute 3% of its net revenue to the "Why Not You Foundation" as well.
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