Day October 21, 2021

Sakharov Prize

• Imprisoned Russian Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize in a clear slap to President Vladimir Putin. About: • The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, commonly known as the Sakharov Prize, is…

Metaverse

• Facebook plans to rename itself as Metaverse. Just like how Alphabet is now the parent company of Google, we could see a new parent company, under which Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and others operate. About: • For Facebook, the ‘rebranding’…

Abraham Accords

• On 18 October, 2021, the foreign ministers of the United States, India, Israel, and UAE met virtually to enhance cooperation and partnerships between these states on the back of the Abraham Accords, signed in 2020, normalising relations between Israel…