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Very important events of 2021 according to Vita Gazette

Vita gazette – This was undoubtedly a year marked by covid, by the rush to vaccines, by green passes, by tampons, by masks, by the economy that is recovering in fits and starts. But it was also the year of sporting successes, of academic successes, of the continuous fight against climate change. A year of world news: from the global climate crisis to Corona and space travel…

1. The climate crisis

This year, the whole world has felt the effects of the climate crisis very closely. With wildfires, heat waves and floods all over our planet, we are starting to see the world coming to an end.

The famous scientific journal Nature has announced that the Amazonian forests, the surface of which is shrinking day by day due to the increase in fires, emit more carbon dioxide than they absorb. The discovery that parts of the Amazon emit carbon even without fires is of particular concern, the scientists said, adding that it is the result of increased deforestation and fires every year.

The United Nations also announced in their September report that global warming was heading for disaster. United Nations Climate Change Conference The United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 1 to 12 November.

More than 120 countries have pledged to work together to stop deforestation. At the same time, it was announced that collective support of $ 12 billion will be provided for climate finance between 2021-2025 for forest protection, restoration and sustainability.

2. The Corona and people

The Corona pandemic, which has been at the top of the global agenda for about two years, hasn’t left the top spot this year. The World Health Organization assigns the name of the Greek letter Omicron to the new variant identified in South Africa, so far referred to as B.1.1.529. He defines it as ‘worrying’. Will the Corona Pandemic End? It depends on the human species that stands out with its ‘ability to think’ among the creatures that share life in the universe…

3. The space travel

A 21-ton Chinese rocket that carried the central module of the Chinese Space Station into space, but got out of control, crashed into the Indian Ocean.

The spacecraft without astronauts, with four space tourists on board, set off on a journey. The three-day trip around the world has become the pioneer of space tourism.

NASA, the American Space and Aviation Administration, has announced that the “Perseverance” exploration vehicle has successfully landed on the surface of Mars after about 7 months of travel.

The James Webb telescope, the largest and most powerful space telescope in the world, leaves Earth on its mission to shed light on the first stars of the universe and scour the cosmos for traces of life.

4. Politics

Joe Biden, who won the elections held in the United States on November 3, 2020, against Donald Trump, became the 46th president of the country and Kamala Harris became the vice president.

On January 6, 2021, after the congressional session of the United States Congress, during which the votes of the Electoral College were counted and the results of the presidential elections of November 3, 2020 were made official, supporters of President Donald Trump broke through the barricade. of the police and entered the congress building. While the United States Congress faced such an invasion for the first time outside of a state of war, 5 people lost their lives as a result of the events.

Angela Merkel’s 16-year term in Germany has ended. Merkel did not stand as a candidate in the last elections. She was the longest-serving leader of the European Union. Social Democrat Olaf Scholz has become the new Chancellor of Germany after Merkel.

After the elections in Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year government ended, with the coalition government receiving a vote of confidence in parliament. Yamina’s leader, far-right Naftali Bennett, was sworn in as the new prime minister.

Taliban in administration: the US withdrew from Afghanistan after 20 years. And the Taliban took over.

Coup d’etat in Sudan: On the morning of October 25 in Sudan, the army carried out a military intervention against the government. The trial, which began with the detention of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamduk, lasted 27 days. On November 21, a 14-point political agreement was signed between the President of the Sovereignty Council, Burhan, and Prime Minister Hamduk, which was supposed to end the governance crisis. The military gave a message of non-interference in executive affairs and a commitment to previous commitments. Deposited Prime Minister Hamduk was reinstated and charged with forming a technocratic government.

Coup d’etat in Myanmar: the government of the National Union of Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, president of the State Council and foreign minister, has been overthrown by the army’s seizure of power. President Win Myint, State Council President and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and other party leaders were arrested. A few hours later, the army announced it had seized power and declared a state of emergency in the country for a year.

In the African country of Chad, President Idris Deby lost his life after being wounded in the clash on the front line with the rebels. Deby, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, was elected President for the sixth time, with nearly 80 percent of the votes in the elections held on April 11, according to the preliminary results. Idris Deby has ruled the country since 1990 with his party, the National Liberation Movement.

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was shot dead by unidentified assailants who entered his home at night.

Aukus Pact: United Kingdom, USA and Australia announce a new trilateral defense partnership with the aim of preserving security and stability in the Indo-Pacific. The pact blows up the agreement for the supply of submarines between France and Australia. Paris talks about a stab in the back and calls back the ambassadors: it’s freezing with the three countries.

China decides to increase the maximum number of children allowed per couple from two to three.

5. The economy

Brexit: EU-UK trade and cooperation partnership agreement enters into force. London leaves the European single market at midnight in Brussels, in the biggest economic change the country has undergone since World War II.

EU: The European Parliament in plenary session definitively approves the ‘Device for recovery and resilience’, the heart of the Next Generation EU, the European tool to balance the economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Italy-France: French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Mario Draghi sign the “Treaty for enhanced bilateral cooperation” between Italy and France at the Quirinale in the presence of Sergio Mattarella. “From today, Italy and France are closer”, said Draghi at a press conference.

The Economist recognized Italy as the country of the year: “It has changed with Mario Draghi, an internationally respected and competent prime minister. And it cannot be denied that Italia was in good shape from a year ago.”

6. The law

France: The Paris court finds former French president Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and trafficking and sentences him to 3 years: two with parole and one in prison.

US: Former police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty of murder and manslaughter for the death of African American George Floyd. The jury expresses its opinion after a deliberation lasting ten hours, in advance of the expected. The crowd gathered in Minneapolis, awaiting the verdict, bursts into applause and tears of joy.

7. Sport

Football: Italy champion of Europe. In London the national team won the European football championships by beating England on penalties.

Women’s volleyball: Italy beats Serbia and is European champion

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