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  • 24-Feb-2023
  • Former CEO of Mastercard and the new president of the World Bank, Ajay Banga

    In response to controversy surrounding climate change, David Malpass, the previous president of the World Bank, resigned before the end of his term. Following his resignation, US President Joe Biden recently proposed Ajay Banga, the former CEO of Master Card, to take over as president of the World Bank. Ajay is skilled at managing economic concerns related to climate change.

  • 23-Feb-2023
  • What are the risks of Ohio Derailment

    On February 3, 2023, a freight train derailed in the East Palestine town of Ohio state in the US. The train was carrying hazardous chemicals. Following the derailment, the train company burnt the carcinogenic chemicals in the freights. This released toxic smoke in the region. Hundreds were forced to vacate their homes. Residents complained of nausea and severe vomiting after the incident.

  • NTPC ranked top independent power producer

    The S&P Global commodity insights recently released the ranking of the top 250 independent energy producers in the world. The energy producers were ranked based on four criteria such as return on investment, revenue generation, total assets, and profits gained. NTPC topped the ranking.

  • Sikhs and Jews most targeted in hate crimes in US

    The FBI recently released its annual compilation of nationwide incidents. According to the report, Sikhs and Jews are the most targeted in hate crimes. There were 1005 religion-related hate crimes in the US in 2021. Of these, anti-Sikhs were 21.3% and Anti-Jews were 21.3%.

  • Australia defeated India in the women's T20 World Cup semifinals.

    The T20 Women's World Cup is being held in South Africa by the ICC. India defeated Ireland to go to the semifinals. It faced Australia in the semifinals. India fought valiantly under Harmanpreet Kaur's leadership. The captain was suffering from a high fever and was doubtful to play the match. Thankfully, she took part in the game and scored 52 runs. Australia entered the field to bat and scored 172 runs losing four wickets. The Indian team had some difficulty reaching the goal. To win the game, the strike rate had to be at least 8.6. India has scored approximately 135 runs and lost six wickets in 15 overs. India's score after 19 overs was 157/7. India was at 163/8 after 19.5 overs when they lost another wicket. And in the final, Australia prevailed by 5 runs.

  • 22-Feb-2023
  • US presidential campaign of Vivek Ramaswamy begins

    Indian-American Vivek Ramaswamy lives in the United States. He is a republican and an anti-environment activist (Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and other Democrats are all Republicans). Those opposed to environmental control are known as anti-environmentalists. He founded a business to outlaw environmental governance programmes. He invests in biotech.

  • 04-Feb-2022
  • New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell wins ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2021

    New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell has been named the winner of the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2021 for his gesture during the New Zealand vs England semifinal in the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

    Mitchell has become the fourth New Zealand cricketer to win the award after Daniel Vettori, Brendon McCullum and skipper Kane Williamson. Mitchell won the award for refusing to take a single in the T20 World Cup semi-final against England on November 10, 2021.

  • NASA to retire ISS in January 2031

    NASA is planning to retire the International Space Station (ISS) in January 2031 and has laid out a detailed transition plan. The space agency is planning to open the ISS for commercial activities in its final decade of operational life. NASA plans to "deorbit" the ISS and crash it into the Pacific Ocean in January 2031. Before its retirement, NASA is looking forward to a decade of results from research and technology development aboard the space station.

  • NASA's Artemis 1 mission to Moon delayed till March

    NASA's 'Artemis 1' mission, which aims to return humans to the Moon, has been delayed until March. The mission was scheduled for launch earlier in February. NASA informed that the 'Space Launch System' rocket and Orion spacecraft will not be rolled out for testing "no earlier than March 2022". NASA has added additional time to complete closeout activities inside the Vehicle Assembly building before rolling the integrated rocket and spacecraft out for the first time.

  • 03-Feb-2022
  • Australian Government announces billion-dollar package to protect Great Barrier Reef

    A billion-dollar plan has been unveiled by the Australian Government to protect the Climate ravaged Great Barrier Reef. The plan aims to prevent the vast networks of corals from being removed from UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The plan has been announced months after narrowly avoiding the reef being placed on UNESCO’s in danger list. As per the recent study, bleaching had affected 98% of reefs since 1998, leaving just a fraction of untouched. People in Australia are also in favour of action to limit climate change after experiencing strings of global warming-worsened disasters.

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