There are many events in history that have transformed the world’s political social and economic literacy. Some such events we are sharing here with you who have given a new turn to the world’s situation. Below are the major World events in 2017.
Major World Events in 2017
US presidential election
Donald Trump wins the US presidential election against all odds and criticism. Trump received 306 electoral votes. Trump’s victory was considered as a huge stunning political upset, as polls consistently showed up that Hillary Clinton was leading nationwide. Ever since he took his chair there have been controversies flying around the white house because of Trump’s speeches and/or his policies. within his first week as a president, Trump signed six executive orders. His first order to set out procedures to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Trump withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, he also re-instated the Mexico City Policy building walls, he reopened the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline construction projects and finally he signed an executive order to begin planning, designing and constructing a new Mexico border wall and reinforce border security all of which received a lot of heat from the public.
The year saw the deaths of many wonderful stars such as jerry Lewis-The comedy legend died on August 20 at his Las Vegas home, after suffering from poor health for many years. The singer, actor and director will be remembered for films including The Cinderfella and Nutty Professor as well as his kind philanthropic work, Glen Cambbell- The legendary country singer died at the age of 81 in Nashville on August 8, 2017 after year of struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease, Robert Hardy and Chester Bennington- Linkin Park’s lead vocalist was found dead on July 20. He was 41. He was known for the band’s many hits “Crawling.”, “Numb,” and “In the End” and He died in a suspected suicide attempt.
Recently the people of Britain voted for the British exit, or as we know it, Brexit. The Brexit victory in June 2016 was followed by jubilant celebrations among the Eurosceptic around the Continent and sent economic shockwaves through global markets as Britain lost its top AAA credit rating. After the referendum result, the pound value fell to its lowest level. Britain is scheduled to finally leave the EU by the end of March 2019, which is stated in Article 50. Brexit supporters believe that post-Brexit Britain will be free to take back control of its borders to curb immigration and boost security.
War in Syria
A peaceful uprising which began against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad six years ago has now become a full-scale civil war that has killed more than 300,000 people, devastated the country and has drawn global powers. Today it has become more than just a battle between those for or against the president. This was because of the intervention of world powers. Their support has turned Syria into a battleground. There are also some terrorists and nationalists who have claimed the land and terrorizing the people. Five million people have fled Syria for their life, most of them women and children.
Terrorist attack in world
In Istanbul, one gunman entered a nightclub and started shooting. He killed 39 people in the Reina nightclub. There was a series of a car bombing in Baghdad, Iraq in the Sadr city which killed more than 80 people. In Kandahar, Afghanistan Taliban entered the police station and killed 43 people.
One of 17 autonomous regions in Spain is Catalonia. It is also one of the wealthiest and includes the city of Barcelona. It already has its own language- Catalan, and some Catalans would like to take complete control meaning— a state fully independent from Spain. Catalan officials had announced that they would hold a referendum on creating a Catalan autonomous state from Spain. Madrid and the courts’ rejection of the referendum and efforts to block the referendum have now made the regional separatists more sympathetic to remaining with Spain. The results of the referendum are due.
The 89th academy award took place on 26th Feb. The host for the evening was John Cho and Leslie Mann. La La Land took home the most number of Oscars for 6 out of a record-breaking total of 14 nominations. Moonlight won the best film becoming the first all-black cast and LGBT movie to win Best Picture. Cassey Affleck won for best Actor, Emma Stone for best actress and Damien Chazelle for best director.
Natural disasters in 2017
An earthquake in Mexico with magnitude 7.1. killed almost 200+ individuals. Hurricane Irma in Florida, biggest storm so far, causes huge losses to people and property. No electricity in many places. The flow of life interrupted badly.
Verizon Closes $4.5 Billion Yahoo Acquisition After Negotiating A Discount. Verizon which coupled with AOL creates what the telco boasts is a global digital-media powerhouse that reaches more than 1 billion consumers.
NASA to Update Explorer Mission-1 Scheduled this October. It is the unmanned first planned flight of the Space Launch System and the second flight of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle in space.