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More than 10 million Afghans suffers from acute food insecurity, says UN

As a launching ceremony of the Group of Friends of Women in Afghanistan in New York on 18 Nov, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has said that women’s inclusion is critical to sustainable peace and development in Afghanistan, while stressing that the UN is committed to supporting the people and government of Afghanistan in ..

Simone Biles breaks all-time record for most medals at world championships

American artistic gymnast Simone Biles broke the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam competition at the 2019 World Gymnastics Championship in Stuttgart, Germany. She surpassed Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo’s record 23 world medals by winning her 24th and 25th world medals (both gold).

Mithali Raj to complete 20 yrs in international cricket

Indian women’s cricket captain & right-handed batswoman, Mithali Raj has become the 1st female player to complete 20 yrs in international cricket. She achieved the feat while leading India to an emphatic 8-wicket win over South Africa Women in the first ODI at Vadodara on 10th October 2019. Mithali made her ODI debut against Ireland ..

Krishna Kumari Kohli becomes first-ever Thari Hindu woman to be elected to Senate of Pakistan

Krishna Kumari Kohli has become the first-ever Thari Hindu woman to be elected to the Senate of Pakistan in March 2018 and chaired the session of the Upper House of Parliament on the occasion of the International Women’s Day (IWD-2019). She is known for her campaigns for women’s rights, against bonded labour, and against sexual ..

Mithali Raj becomes first female cricketer to play 200 ODIs

Indian captain Mithali Raj has scripted history by becoming the first female cricketer to play 200 ODIs when she played 3rd and final ODI against New Zealand on February 1. Though, she could not make a big impact in her 200th game, scoring nine off 28 balls as India were bowled out for 149 in ..

Simone Biles becomes first ever gymnast to win 13 world championship gold medals

Simone Biles, an American artistic gymnast, has become the first ever gymnast to win 13 world championship gold medals with victory in the individual vault competition in Doha, Qatar on November 2, 2018. She broke the all-time record set by Belarusian male gymnast Vitaly Scherbo in 1996.

Woman scientists Frances H. Arnold wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 with one half to Frances H. Arnold “for the directed evolution of enzymes” and the other half jointly to George P. Smith and British scientist Sir Gregory P. Winter “for the phage display of peptides and antibodies”. Dr. Arnold and Dr. Smith ..

Ankita Raina wins bronze in women’s singles at 18th Asian Games 2018

Indian Tennis player, Ankita Raina has won a bronze after losing a hard fought women’s singles semifinal 4-6, 6-7 in straight sets against Shuai Zhang of China at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games on August 23. With this, she became the 2nd Indian female tennis player after Sania Mirza to win a medal in singles’ ..