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Vinesh grabs gold at Grand Prix of Spain

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat grabbed a gold at the Spanish Grand Prix in Madrid. Vinesh won the gold medal in the women’s freestyle 50kg category. Vinesh outclassed Canada’s Natasha Fox in the final to claim her second consecutive gold. She had won a gold at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in the 50kg category.

Elevanil wins gold in junior shooting meet

Young Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan claimed the women’s air rifle gold medal in the 28th Meeting of Shooting Hopes junior international championship in Plzen, Czech Republic. She shot 250.8 in the final to get the better of Italy’s Nicole Gabrielli (249.7). She had also topped the qualification with 628.0. Aleksandra Szutko of Poland won the bronze with 228.2.

Forbes List Of US’ Richest Self-Made Women

Forbes released its 4th annual list of US’ Richest Self-Made Women. Diane Hendricks, co-founder and chairman of ABC Supply ranks 1st with a net w rth of $4.9 billion. Indian-origin tech executives Jayshree Ullal and Neerja Sethi were also on the list with $1.3 bn and $1 bn respectively. TV star and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner is the youngest to be featured in the list.

Kolkata gets all women police squad

The Kolkata Police has commissioned its exclusive women squad “The Winners” to combat crime on women across the metropolitan city. The new batch of policewomen would be deployed at specific places to move where civilian women face danger from possible assault and criminal attacks. Keshari Nath Tripathi is the current governor of West Bengal.

Arothe resigns as India women’s cricket coach

Indian Women’s Cricket Team Coach Tushar Arothe has stepped down from the role citing personal reasons. A former batting allrounder, Arothe took over as head coach in April 2017 after the removal of Purnima Rau from the job. Having previously been part of the Indian women’s coaching staff between 2008 and 2012, Arothe had been initially appointed until the 2017 World Cup.

Lee Chong Wei wins 12th Malaysia Open title

Malaysian Lee Chong Wei beat Japanese shuttler Kento Momota 21-17, 23-21 to grab the Malaysia Open title for a historic 12th time. In the women’s singles final, top seed Tai Tzu Ying from Taiwan saw off China’s He Bingjiao. Indian campaign had ended with the defeat of PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth in their semi-finals. Lee Chong Wei is currently world number 6.

Anjolie Ela Menon conferred the Kalidas Award

Noted artist Anjolie Ela Menon has received the National Kalidas Samman for visual arts from the Madhya Pradesh government. The award was conferred in recognition of her insightful and sensitive portrayal of the identity and spirit of women through her meaningful paintings in a variety of media. Menon is India’s most accomplished artists and is the recipient of the Padma Shri.

WCD Ministry to organise TECH-THON 2018

Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India will organize a seminar on technology partnerships for steering POSHAN Abhiyaan called ‘TECH-THON’ in Delhi. The seminar aims to discuss technology and also share an overview of POSHAN Abhiyaan and combat malnutrition. POSHAN Abhiyaan (National Nutrition Mission) was launched by the Prime Minister on 8th March 2018 in, Rajasthan.

India most dangerous country for women

According to Thomson Reuters Foundation survey, India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour. The data shows reported cases of crime against women rose by 83% between 2007 & 2016 when there were four cases of rape reported every hour. The total global crime was worth an estimated $150 billion a year in India.

Deepika won gold at Salt Lake World Cup

Archer Deepika Kumari won her first individual gold medal in six years at the Salt Lake World Cup following a 7-3 win over Germany’s Michelle Kroppen in the recurve final. The last time she won at a stage event on the international circuit goes back to Antalya in 2012. She had won a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth games in the women’s individual recurve event.