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We are back again with this week’s news snippets::

1. NASA appointed Bhavya Lal who is an Indian American by origin, as the acting chief of the US Space Agency.

 https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/international/nasa-appoints-indian-american-bhavya-lal-as-acting-chief-of-staff/videoshow/80643041.cms?from=mdr

2. Bihar Govt to award Rs 25,000 for girls clearing intermediate exam and Rs 50,000 for completing graduation.

https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2021/feb/03/bihar-govt-to-provide-rs-25000-for-girls-passing-intermediate-exam-rs-50000-for-completing-gradua-2258954.html

3. In an attempt to convey a message of a pollution-free environment and empowerment of women in society, two women from Bihar and Uttarakhand began a cycling expedition from the Wagah border to Arunachal Pradesh.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/others/from-wagah-to-arunachal-women-cycle-to-promote-pollution-free-environment-101612320687004.html

4. Shinjini Kumar, first Chief executive at Paytm Payments Bank and a member of its founding team, Aditi Sholapurkar, are planning for the launch of the Salt app, a financial services platform for women, along with Chaitra Chidanand, co-founder of the fintech company Simpl. The Salt App aims to broaden the scope and promote the use of financial services for women through a community-based approach.

https://www.livemint.com/companies/start-ups/a-finserv-app-for-women-in-the-works/amp-11612314313803.html

5. Indian women's cricket is finally scheduled to commence next month which has been long overdue. According to a Cricbuzz report, a full-fledged limited home series against South Africa will be declared by the BCCI next month.

https://www.dnaindia.com/cricket/report-indian-women-cricket-finally-set-to-see-action-on-this-date-2872471

6.The gender budget rose by 6.8 percent in the 2021 Union Budget- Rs 1.43.461.72 crore to 1.53.326 crore in the 2020-21 budget projections.

https://www.ndtv.com/business/what-women-received-from-budget-2021-gender-budget-rises-6-8-2361752

Interested in knowing more about the Union Budget 2021-2022? Here are some important highlights, especially for women!






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