Global Affairs: Top 10 International News Of This Week

by Shatakshi Gupta
  • In a joint statement, Presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil and Alberto Fernandez of Argentina stated that they want to achieve greater economic integration, including the development of a common currency. They also agreed to move forward with discussions on a common South American currency that could be used for both financial and commercial flows, lowering operational costs and external vulnerability. The plan, which will be discussed at a summit in Buenos Aires, will centre on how a new currency, which Brazil proposes calling the “sur” (south), could boost regional trade and help the United States reduce its reliance on the dollar.
  • On Friday, American astronaut Buzz Aldrin married for the fourth time at the age of 93. Dr. Anka For, his wife, is 63 years old. This information was provided by Aldrin himself via Twitter. He wrote – We both are excited like teenagers who run away from home and get married. As part of the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin visited the moon in 1969. Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon. Buzz Aldrin arrived on the moon 19 minutes later.
  • The New Zealand Labor Party announced that Chris Hipkins will be the country’s new Prime Minister, succeeding Jacinda Ardern. The Labor Party reported Hipkins as the sole candidate to succeed Jacinda Ardern as Prime Minister of New Zealand. As a result, he is widely expected to become the country’s next Prime Minister. Let us tell you that he is expected to be elected as the country’s new leader in a meeting of 64 MPs or caucus.
  • Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, surprised everyone by announcing her resignation. She stated that she lacked the strength to continue leading the country. She has decided not to run for office again. Ardern’s term as Prime Minister will end on February 7. At the same time, general elections will be held this year on October 14. In this situation, New Zealand’s ruling Labor Party is looking for a new leader for this position. This will be decided by a vote within the party. During this period, whichever new leader is elected will serve as Prime Minister until the next election.
  • Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the President of Vietnam, has resigned. For several days, it was speculated that Phuc would be fired. Following the dismissal of two deputy prime ministers in January, there was speculation that Phuc would step down. According to the report, Nguyen Xuan Phuc served as Prime Minister of Vietnam from 2016 to 2021 before becoming President. During his tenure from 2016 to 2021, he worked on COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control.
  • Pakistan, which is dealing with inflation and an economic crisis, is now dealing with a power crisis. On Monday, a large power outage occurred in the neighbouring country. Cities such as Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi were completely dark. This is the second time in the last four months that Pakistan’s entire power grid has come to a halt in this manner. This year, the Pakistani government developed a new energy strategy. Despite the fact that many people refused to accept it. The majority of those opposed to this plan were businessmen. Noman Abbas, a trade union leader, told Bhaskar – The poor are becoming poorer, and the business is on the verge of failing. I want to ask the government whether they will stop the use of planes and helicopters in rallies?
  • Andrew Tate, 36, was once in the news for making anti-women comments. He has admitted several times in public that he attempted to run women over with his car. He also opposed women’s liberation on several occasions. Andrew used to make headlines all over the world for his anti-women remarks. His brother used to help him with this work as well. Romanian police arrested two brothers for using social media influence to lure and traffic girls. He is accused of rape, human trafficking, and promoting violence against women.
  • On Wednesday, a helicopter crashed in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital. According to AFP, the helicopter crash occurred near a child care centre and a school (kindergarten). The accident killed 18 people, including three children. Home Minister Denis Monastirski is one of them. Meanwhile, some Ukrainian news outlets claim that the helicopter was shot down by the Ukrainian Air Force. He did it due to a misunderstanding. More information on this is awaited. For several hours, neither the Ukrainian government nor the military said anything. After this Air Force spokesperson Yuri Inhat said – We have received some different information. It is too soon to say anything. This is being thoroughly investigated.

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  • International Tourism Trade Fair FITUR-2023, was started on January 18, 2023 in Madrid, Spain. The delegation included Dharmendra Rathod, Chairman of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, Gayatri Rathore, Principal Government Se Buy cretary, Tourism Department, Vijaypal Singh, Managing Director of RTDC, Salim Khan, Additional Director of Tourism Department, and Navkishore Baswal, Deputy Director.
  • The greatest decline in China’s population has been recorded since 1961. China is now experiencing negative population growth. Please inform me that the death toll in China exceeds the number of children born. According to National Bureau of Statistics data, China’s population at the end of 2022 was 1.41175 billion, down from 1.41260 billion in 2021. China has had a population control policy in place for many decades, and it is believed that the country’s population is declining as a result of those measures. Although the Chinese government is concerned about the country’s declining population, it is taking several steps to increase the country’s population.