Here’s a list of top international news including Moscow Format, COP27 in Egypt, Natasa Perc Muser, G20 meet, and more.
- 162 people were killed in the Indonesian earthquake on Monday. Over 700 people have been hurt. In the neighbouring regions, including Java and Jakarta’s capital, many fled in fear. The occupants of the buildings have left. The news source reported that the earthquake’s centre was in Cianjur, Java, and that its magnitude was 5.6. Twenty people had passed away in the same hospital, according to the governor. The number of deaths could rise.
- India was among the nations that took part in the negotiations under the “Moscow format” to rid Afghanistan of terrorists. India urged the creation of an Afghan government that is really inclusive in this. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, special officials from Russia, India, China, Pakistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan attended the fourth conference. The participating nations urged the complete release of US-seized assets in Afghanistan, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
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- The 200 nations meeting in Egypt for the COP27 climate summit came to a historic agreement on Sunday. In this, wealthy nations have been accused of causing climate change. After 14 days of discussion, this conclusion has been made. Under this, wealthy nations will establish a fund. This would make up for the costs of coping with climate change in developing nations. It is regarded as a significant triumph for the developing world. Numerous nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, notably Brazil and India, have made every effort to pass this fund. Together, wealthy and developing nations put pressure on the poorer nations. These countries asserted that this conference will be viewed as a failure if the funding is not provided at this time.
- Rishi Sunak, the new prime minister of Britain, visited Ukraine on Saturday, November 19, in the midst of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. He met Vladimir Zelensky, the president of Ukraine. He also announced a 50 million pound defence package to aid Ukraine during this time. Zelensky was also assured of Britain’s ongoing help.
- Natasa Perc Muser, a leading liberal, has been chosen to serve as Slovenia’s first female president. In the so-called “run-off” for the presidential election, he prevailed over the nation’s former foreign minister, Ange Logger. Musar declared that one of his first priorities as president would be to reunite Slovenia’s divided right and left.
- India could join the UN Security Council as a permanent member, thanks to a proposal from France. Prior to this, on Friday, November 18, Britain had also proposed this. The time has come for emerging power nations to play a larger role in the world’s most powerful organization, according to the representative of France at the UN. Germany, Brazil, Japan, France, and India have all asked to be made permanent members of the Security Council.
- In the US midterm elections, Trump’s Republican Party won 218 seats in the Lower House of the House of Representatives. The US Parliament’s Lower House will now be under Republican leadership. President Joe Biden stated that he is willing to cooperate with Trump’s Republican Party on this. For Biden, the victory in the House of Representatives was crucial. Now that he has lost the majority, he will be extremely vulnerable. Biden will be forced to rely on the parliamentary opposition, which is Donald Trump’s Republican Party, to make every significant decision.
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- The Saudi Arabian government has provided significant relief for Indian visitors. On Thursday, information on this was provided by the Saudi Embassy in New Delhi. The Embassy stated in a statement posted on social media that Indian residents applying for visas to Saudi Arabia will no longer be required to submit a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) due to the two nations’ strong ties.
- On last Wednesday afternoon, the G-20 meeting in Bali, Indonesia, came to a conclusion. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over the chairmanship from Indonesian host President Joko Widodo for the upcoming year. The world is now looking towards India, Modi stated after winning the presidency. On sidelines, Modi met with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, French President Emmanuel Macron, and US President Joe Biden in Bali. Britain promptly declared that 3,000 Indians will receive new visas.
- In the entire world, the 8 billionth child has been born. This child was born at around 1.30 pm on Tuesday afternoon, according to the worldometers, which tracks the population in real time. This has led to an increase in global population to 8 billion people (800 crore). The UN Population Report also predicted that the world’s population would reach 8 billion on November 15, 2022. The unique aspect of this population growth statistic is that it only represents the past 24 years’ worth of population growth, or 200 crores. In 1998, there were 6 billion people on the planet; in 2010, there were 7 billion people. The population expanded by 1 billion again in the following 12 years, or in 2022.