23 September 2017 Current Affairs:
The 38-year-old Vanlalawmpuii Chawngthu became the first woman minister in Mizoram in 30 years, since the 1987 state assembly elections. She is the president of the Mizoram Pradesh Youth Congress Committee and was elected from Hrangturzo seat in central Serchhip district in a bye-election.
In Mizoram’s political history, Chawngthu became the fourth woman legislator.
Lalhlimpui Hmar was the first woman to hold a ministerial post in Mizoram, in 1987.