What's Buzzing This Week?2 minute
We are back again with this week’s news snippets:
1. Four young women fellows of the National Academies of Science have been awarded for excellence in science and engineering on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021. It is a one-time award granted to women scientists under the age of 40 who have earned recognition from one or more National Academies, such as the Young Scientist Medal, Associateship, etc.
2. The world's largest all-woman market, 'Ima Keithal' or 'Mother's Market,' located in the state capital of Manipur, was officially reopened on the 15th of February after 11 months, bringing a smile to the faces of more than 3,600 women traders.
3. With the aim of raising awareness and educating girls on menstrual hygiene management, UNESCO has joined the #KeepGirlsInSchool mission, supported by Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar.
4. To celebrate International Women's Day in 2021, Oxfam India, an NGO will be organizing a virtual walkathon, #WalkForHer. Oxfam India, who is working to promote child education, inspiring women and fighting against inequality, the challenge will not only help raise funds but will also open conversations on issues like this.
5. UP girl breaks national record, heads to Tokyo Olympics. Priyanka Goswami, 25, broke the national record at the 8th Open National and 4th International Race Walking Championship in Ranchi on Saturday with timing of 1:28:45.
Interested to know about women scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19? Read about exemplary women scientists working in pandemic-related fields from various parts of the world.