The year 2022 has gone and we are welcoming the new year 2023.
But the big question is what we have gained or lost in the last year. Let us have a glimpse of the important events that might be viewed as a memorable year.
Since the topic is a bit lengthy, I would like to share the complete article in three separate blogs.
The year witnessed some major political events which have shaped the international relations of various countries as well.
Here is a looking back at those major global events that we witnessed as the year to say By By …
Relations between the two countries became hostile after the 2014 Ukrainian revolution. This was followed by Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, and the war in Donbas, in which Russia backed the separatist fighters of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic.
- On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War, which began in 2014. The invasion has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths on both sides. It has caused Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II.
- As an estimated 8 million people were displaced within the country by late May and 7.8 million Ukrainians fled the country by November 8, 2022, as per UNHCR. Within five weeks of the invasion, Russia saw its largest emigration since 1917. Since then, the rest of the world has been struggling to manage price shocks, supply disruptions, and food shortages.
Because the Russian Federation and Ukraine are among the most important producers of agricultural commodities in the world. Both countries are leading suppliers of agricultural products to global markets, where exportable supplies are often concentrated in a handful of countries.
Women referee at men’s World Cup.
Stéphanie Frappart of France became the first woman lead referee at a men’s World Cup match when she officiated a game between Costa Rica and Germany in Qatar in December. This was also the first men’s World Cup game to have an all-woman referee team: Ms. Frappart’s assistants were Neuza Back of Brazil and Karen Diaz Medina of Mexico.
Yes, Stephanie Frappart become the first woman in history when officiated a men’s World Cup match between Germany and Costa Rica played on 1st December..
- She was already the fourth official in Mexico’s game with Poland earlier in the tournament.
- The 38-year-old has a career littered with firsts, and in Qatar, she has continued to blaze a trail in her wake.
- Frappart took the reigns in her first final in 2019 at the World Cup in France and went on to officiate at the UEFA Super Cup final in the same year.
- In 2020 she made waves in the refereeing world, writing her name in the history books by becoming the first woman to take charge of a men’s Champions League match.
- Before being announced as part of the plans for Qatar, she also refereed the 2022 Coupe de France final.
- Fraport’s conduct on the pitch speaks for itself and has resulted in her winning IFFHS World’s Best Woman Referee award three years on the bounce from 2019.
- The presence of women officials at the men’s World Cup will send a “strong” message,
” she said, adding her hopes that this decision can “make things happen”.
The first person of color heads the British government :
Rishi Sunak becomes U.K. prime minister, the first person of color in the role. He was born in southern England to parents who emigrated from British colonial East Africa. His grandparents were from the Punjab region of India.
- In October, he made history as the first person of color to become prime minister of Britain.
- He is also the first person of the Hindu faith to sit in that office — and may even be the first prime minister who comes to the job with more wealth than the British royal family.
- Mr. Sunak, a former banker, and his wife, Akshata Murthy, whose father co-founded the information technology company Infosys, are worth an estimated 730 million pounds (about $870 million); the late Queen Elizabeth II’s wealth was estimated at about 370 million pounds ($440 million),
- He was educated at Winchester College, studied philosophy, politics, and economics at Lincoln College, Oxford, and earned an MBA from Stanford University in California as a Fulbright Scholar.
- According to the Sunday Times Rich List. Mr. Sunak was the chancellor of the Exchequer under Boris Johnson. He replaced Liz Truss, the embattled prime minister who served only 44 days..
Qatar, the first middle east country to host the FIFA World Cup:
The 2022 World Cup was held in Qatar, a first for the country and for the Middle East. This is also the first World Cup to take place in the winter in the northern hemisphere.
- Qatar spent billions of dollars building facilities and upgrading its infrastructure in the lead-up to the event.
- Five candidates, including Qatar, Australia, South Korea, Japan, and the USA, submitted bids for the highly-prized hosting rights. On 2 December 2010, FIFA announced that Qatar would host the FIFA World Cup in 2022 after the FIFA Executive Committee voted by ballot in Zurich.
- Qatar is a peninsular Arab nation with a small population of 2.8 million. The capital of the country is Doha, which is situated on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country and is the most populous city.
- Qatar is home to numerous people around the world, who comprise the vast majority of its population. The economy is largely fueled by the export of hydrocarbons, with Qatar being the world’s second-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas.
- The country’s currency is the Qatari Riyal.
- From the stadiums where football history was made, estimated the total value of the various construction projects, at around six billion US dollars.
By some estimates, the overall investment surrounding the World Cup is going to be approximately 220 billion US dollars.( ..To be continued)
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