Tag International

Beirut Blast

• A devastating blast had occurred in central Beirut, Lebanon. Causes of the blast: • The initial explosion ignited a fire, while the second one was more devastating enveloping the capital’s skyline. • The blast was caused by the detonation…

John Hume

• John Hume, the Northern Irish politician who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 for his pivotal role in ending decades of violence in the British province, has died aged 83. About: • John Hume (1937 – 2020) was…

Galapagos Islands

• Recently, Ecuador has expressed an official discomfort over the sighting of Chinese fishing vessels near the Galapagos archipelago. About: • The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean around 1,000 km away from the South American continent. •…

BeiDou

• China’s administration has officially commissioned BeiDou Navigation Satellite System constellation. Key highlights: • It was initiated in 1994. • It aims to integrate its application in different sectors, including fishery, agriculture, special care, mass-market applications, forestry and public security.…

Hong Kong security law

• China has unveiled a sweeping new national security law for Hong Kong giving China more controls on city state. The law is aimed at the pro-democracy movement that had captured global attention since last year. Background: • A former…