World This Week: Top 10 International News Of This Week

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  • El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has announced that the country is planning to build the world’s first “Bitcoin City”. The new city is planned to be developed in the eastern area of ​​La Union and will initially be funded by bitcoin-backed Bonds. It will have geothermal power supply from the volcano. Bitcoin City will not levy any taxes except value-added tax (VAT). Half of the VAT levied on it will be used for bonds issued for city construction and the next half will be used to pay for services like garbage collection. 
  • Europe has once again become the epicentre of Corona in the world.  More than half of the total deaths due to corona in the world this month have occurred in European countries. More than two million cases are coming in Europe every week. To stop this virus, the governments of European countries are again implementing strict rules. Demonstrations are taking place against the increasing strictness. Austria has imposed a complete lockdown. Germany’s Health Minister warned that by the end of this year, Germans should be fully vaccinated.  Belgium has made masks mandatory after cases increased. People have been instructed to work from home.
  • The ousted Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdalla Hamdok, after signing a political declaration to end the current political crisis  was re-appointed. Prior to becoming Prime Minister, Hamdok served as a Special Adviser at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank, and the Bank for Trade and Development in Ethiopia.
  • Australia is officially part of the new Nuclear Powered Submarine Defence Alliance with the United Kingdom and the United States of America after signing an agreement. Under the AUKUS deal, Australia will be provided with 8 nuclear-powered submarines capable of covert and long-range missions. This is the first agreement on technology signed by the three countries after the formation of the defence alliance AUKUS (Australia-UK-US). 

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  • Sweden’s first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersen, resigned within 12 hours of being elected.  Anderson formed the government in alliance with three parties. In these the Green Party and the Centre Party withdrew their support. Anderson hopes that, being the only party left in the government, she will be made prime minister again. Anderson, who was the country’s finance minister, was elected leader of the Social Democratic Party earlier this month.  Sweden’s parliament on Wednesday approved Magdalena Andersen as the country’s first female prime minister. 
  • The South Korean web series Squid Game has got tremendous popularity all over the world. This drama series is being watched a lot and is getting a lot of praise. At the same time, North Korea has banned this series. The Kim Jong Un government says it has promoted South Korea’s capitalist system. According to the report, a person has been shot for smuggling the Netflix series Squid Game. The man had brought the show from China to South Korea through a pen drive, which was shared with high school students. The students who watched the show have also been sentenced. 

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  • Afghanistan’s Taliban government has ordered all TV channels in the country not to telecast such programs in which there are female actors. Many other things have also been said in the decree issued on Sunday. News channels have also been asked to ensure that each of their women journalists wear traditional hijab while telecasting their reports. A few days ago, the Information and Broadcasting Department of Afghanistan said that all TV channels operating in the country will have to follow their guidelines. The Taliban took control of the entire country with the capture of Kabul on 15 August. Since then many restrictions have been imposed. 
  • Canada has taken a big decision to keep children safe from Corona. It has been approved to administer 2 doses of Pfizer Vaccine to children aged 5-11 years. This decision was taken after some companies sent applications for clinical trials of thousands of children of this age group. The results revealed that the effect of the vaccine in the age group of 16 to 25 years was the same in the age group of 5 to 11 years. 
  • The Russian Navy successfully test-fired the ‘Zircon’ hypersonic cruise missile from the frigate Admiral Gorshkov, which accurately struck a test target placed in Russian Arctic waters. Russia destroyed its own satellite in low-Earth orbit using an anti-satellite (ASAT) missile called ‘Nudol’, causing a cloud of space debris that could potentially destroy other orbiting satellites and the International Space Station (ISS). 
  • New military equations are emerging in Europe due to the border dispute between Belarus and Poland. The proposal for a joint military was presented at a meeting held last week between the member states of the European Union (EU). According to this leaked proposal, EU countries have started their military exercises.  For this, a joint army exercise is being done. The EU believes that now is the time for militarily self-reliance due to the changing global equations and the increasing interference of Russia.  Similar problems were also encountered in Afghanistan during the evacuation of citizens of EU countries.