Author: Sagar N

Uzbekistan

Mass protests broke out in the Karakalpakstan region of Uzbekistan condemning the government’s plan to restrict the region’s autonomy.  Highlights:  The Uzbekistan government plans to restrict Karakalpakstan’s autonomy. The government’s crackdown on mass protests resulted in 18 deaths.  UN, US urge probe into the unrest.  Deadly clashes and mass protests broke out against the Uzbekistan President’s decision to amend the constitution relating to the Karakalpakstan region’s autonomy. Thousands took to the streets of Nukus condemning the draft made by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to remove the region’s right to secede. However, on July 2, the President withdrew his decision and said…

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Australia

Australia is exterminating tens of millions of bees in a bid to save its honey industry from a parasitic plague. Highlights:  Australia is killing bees in an attempt to save its honey industry. Varroa mite is a parasitic insect affecting bees. In a desperate attempt to save its honey industry Australian authorities have killed millions of bees affected by a parasitic plague. Varroa mite is a parasitic insect that attacks feeds and reproduces on honey bees. They affect the bees’ ability to produce honey and fly. The bee industry is severely affected due to the spread of the mite plague…

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Yair Lapid

Israel’s Knesset dissolved itself making way for the new interim Prime Minister Yair Lapid ahead of the elections on November 1. Highlights: Israel’s parliament dissolves, and Yari Lapid becomes the new Prime minister.  The country reels towards its fifth election since 2019.  Benjamin Netanyahu targets a comeback. Yair Lapid took over as the new Prime Minister of Israel from Naftali Bennett after just one year. Mr. Lapid will be the interim prime minister to lead the country ahead of elections on November 1. The upcoming elections will be Israel’s fifth election in less than four years amidst the political turmoil.…

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NATO

In one of the biggest shifts in European security in decades, NATO invited Helsinki and Stockholm to join the military alliance on Wednesday. Highlights: Sweden and Finland to join NATO after Erdogan lifts the block.  Russia is a direct threat, says NATO. Putin warns of consequences.  Sweden and Finland are officially to join NATO after the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan lifted the block on Wednesday. The North Atlantic Treaty organization invited the two nations to join the military alliance amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that it’s not a problem unless there is no…

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Wimbledon

The seven-time champion Serena Williams was knocked out of the first round of Wimbledon 2022 by Harmony Tan. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal scraped through to the second round. Highlights: Serena Williams is out of Wimbledon 2022.  Rafael Nadal wins against Francisco Cerundolo and moves to the next round.  Nick Kyrgios wins against the local wildcard Paul Jubb. The much-awaited Wimbledon 2022 kickstarted on Monday, 27 June, at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. The seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams made a comeback to the grass-court after pulling out of the Championships last year. However, after a valiant fight, she…

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loan

As the economic crisis in Pakistan worsens, China provided a loan of $2.3bn to the cash-strapped country. The funds were received after a discussion with the International Monetary Fund(IMF). Highlights: Pakistan received a loan of $2.3 billion from China. Tight fiscal budget for 2022-23 announced. The ebbing cash reserves of Pakistan received the promised RMB 15 billion($2.3 billion) from a Chinese consortium of banks. The assistance will ease the pressure off the Shenaz Sharif government currently going through depleting foreign reserves. On June 22, Pakistan Finance Minister Miftah Ismail announced that a loan facility agreement was signed between the two nations.…

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Religious

Muhammed Zubair, co-founder of Alt news was arrested on Monday for allegedly injuring religious emotions. Highlights:  Muhammed Zubair of Alt news was detained for hurting religious beliefs.  Opposition and journalists condemn the arrest.  The police of India detained Muhammad Zubair, co-founder of alt news, a fact-checking website. The journalist was arrested for hurting religious sentiments following a complaint by a Twitter user who pointed out a tweet from 2018. The user said that Zubair insulted Hindus by renaming a hotel after the Hindu monkey god Hanuman, the ANI news agency reported Earlier, Zubair had tweeted about Nupur Sharma’s derogatory comments…

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Kempegowda

On June 27 every year, the city of Bengaluru comes alive to celebrate its architect Nadaprabhu Kempegowda. His contributions to transforming Bengaluru into a modern city are remarkable. Highlights: Bengaluru celebrates the 513th birth anniversary of Nadaprabhu.  Kempegowda’s statue is to be unveiled soon at Bengaluru airport. The first edition of the Kempegowda International Award will take place in Bengaluru.  The 513th birth anniversary of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda is celebrated on a grand scale in Bengaluru every year. The significant contributions of the chieftain to the development of the city are unparalleled. To mark this day, the first edition of the…

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same-sex

After the historic overturn of Roe v Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court, other precedents such as legalizing gay marriage, LGBTQ rights, and same-sex intimacy fall under the radar. Highlights: The reversal of Roe v Wade opened doors to overturn LGBTQ rights. Justice Clarence Thomas signals new targets for the Supreme Court. The historic overturn of the constitutional right to abortion sent shockwaves across the world with the LGBTQ community fearing the most. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v Wade threatened the decisions granting gay rights and same-sex marriage. The opinion from Justice Clarence Thomas to reconsider…

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Tigray

Ethiopia has been burning in gripping civil unrest since 2015. The internal conflict between the ethnic groups of the nation has ravaged the country into a humanitarian crisis. Highlights: Mass killings and violence were reported in Ethiopia. The Tigray genocide has resulted in death and displacement.  Starvation used as a weapon of war – Alex De Wall. Ethiopia is facing civil unrest due to the ethnic conflict between the Ethiopian Government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front(TLPF). The nation has been in a constant state of flux which has resulted in a grave humanitarian crisis. The conflict between the Abiy…

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