World Update: Top 10 International News Of This Week

by Shatakshi Gupta
  • Liz Truss, the British prime minister, officially announced her resignation on Thursday after a week of intense criticism. She will continue in her position, nevertheless, until the next prime minister is chosen. According to the BBC, Liz only served as Prime Minister for 45 days. This was the shortest term ever of any British Prime Minister. Prior to this, George Canning served as PM for 119 days in 1827.
  • Inflation has become a big problem in Europe. For the past 11 years, the inflation rate in this region has been at a record-high 8.9%. Inflation has the biggest impact on France. Common people in France have taken to the streets to seek pay raises. According to others, the rate of inflation is so high that living on a regular salary is challenging. Employees of French oil businesses had before called off work and demanded pay raises. There is now a fuel scarcity. Following this, thousands of ordinary people flooded the streets. Public hostility to French President Emmanuel Macron is another issue.
  • With a population of 12 million, Moscow seems a little sparse. The restaurant is not as busy as it was earlier. There are solely ladies among those who are visible. Men recently are getting vanished. A sizable number of the men missing from the Russian capital have enlisted in the Ukrainian conflict. Some people fled the city out of fear of getting sucked into the conflict. Because Russians do not require passports to enter Kazakhstan, according to Russian officials, 200,000 Russians have fled to this country. Additionally, a large number of Russians have migrated to countries in Western Europe, Israel, Argentina, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.
  • In the second such action, China on Wednesday blocked an attempt by the US and India to blacklist jihadist Hafiz Talah Saeed, who lives in Pakistan and is the son of Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Saeed. The son of the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks, Hafiz Saeed, Hafiz Talha Saeed, 46, is a prominent member of the deadly terrorist organisation LeT. He had been designated a terrorist by the Indian government in April of this year. According to information obtained, China put a stop on the UN Security Council’s 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee’s move to add Hafiz Talah Saeed.
  • For the majority of individuals, returning to work on a Monday after a weekend off feels like punishment. Guinness World Records (GWR) has formally designated Monday as the worst day of the week after realising the people’s rage and unhappiness. This information was provided by GWR directly on their Twitter account. People often have a terrible day on Monday. The majority of people do not want to begin their employment or study on Monday.
  • Climate change minister in Sweden’s new coalition government is 26-year-old leader Romina Pormotari. There is a lot of debate over Romina receiving a significant ministry-like this. Greta Thunberg, who spoke out against climate change, is a Swedish national. Romina reportedly joined the Liberal Party’s youth section several years ago, according to Swedish media. However, some people find it difficult to accept that she was appointed climate minister in the current administration. This is the result of Romina never tackling this problem. Furthermore, neither her professional nor personal profile makes any mention of climate-related issues.
  • The International Criminal Police Organization’s (INTERPOL) 90th session got underway on Tuesday. Runs through October 21. It was opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Interpol has been tying together the police of 195 nations for 99 years. This is significant since each nation has a unique legal system. After 25 years, India has been given the duty of hosting this session. India has been sending troops to the UN peacekeeping, and this process was ongoing before the country became independent. Previously, in 1997, this international organisation was hosted in New Delhi. The session is being attended by representatives from all 195 member nations. Some of them are ministers, police commissioners, and employees of national organisations.
  • 11 nuclear weapons have been stationed on the Norway-Finland border by Vladimir Putin. This assertion was made by British tabloid “The Mirror” based on satellite pictures. Putin’s military generals are allegedly planning nuclear assaults on Western nations, particularly European nations, according to the US and European nations. Because Putin and the Russian Defense Minister have implied that Russia can take any measure to defend itself, the assertion of European nations also assumes significance. 12 Tu-160 nuclear bombers have reportedly been stationed to Russia’s Olenaya airbase on Putin’s orders. At the Kola airbase, 4 Tu-95s have also been deployed in addition. This has also been confirmed by the fact-checking website in Norway.

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  • The first humanoid robot, AI-DA, delivered a speech in the House of Lords of the British Parliament. The first ultra-realistic artificial robot in the world, AI-DA, excels at sculpting, painting, and drawing. She abruptly fell asleep while responding to questions in Parliament because of a glitch. Her eyes then developed a zombie-like appearance. Aidan Mailer, who created AI-DA, had to restart it. Because of the eye disturbance, AI-DA had to respond to queries while wearing spectacles to avoid making her face appear menacing.
  • The Saudi Arabian government has removed the Mahram requirement for female pilgrims to the Hajj or Umrah. Now, any woman can travel to Saudi Arabia without a Mahram to conduct the Hajj or Umrah (male companion). Dr. Tawfiq bin Fauzan Al-Rabiah, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah, has made this announcement. The country’s transportation options and security have both improved, making it simpler for women to visit.