World Current Affairs- Feb 12, 2023

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World Current Affairs- Feb 12, 2023

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  1. Former Judge and Anti-Corruption Commissioner Md. Shahabuddin Chuppu has been nominated by the ruling Awami League, which has an overwhelming majority in Parliament, to become Bangladesh’s 22nd President.

2-In accordance with Article 25 (1) (a) of the party’s constitution, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who also serves as the leader of the Bangladesh Awami League, has proposed Shahabuddin Chuppu for the position of chairman of the party’s publicity and publication subcommittee.

3-According to local media, the cost of chicken and chicken meat has significantly increased in Karachi and other cities across Pakistan.

  • According to Samaa TV, the cost of chicken in Karachi is currently Rs 490 per kg, while the cost of chicken meat has risen to Rs 720 per kg.
  • According to Samaa TV, this price increase is the result of several chicken companies closing owing to a feed scarcity.

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4-According to “Variety,” a UK parliamentary probe determined that BBC chair Richard Sharp committed “serious mistakes of judgement” when he failed to disclose his involvement in the facilitation of a loan to the then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson in 2020.

Boris Johnson

5-The Belt and Road Initiative is a significant infrastructure initiative spearheaded by China with the goal of encircling the world.

  • According to a Council on Foreign Relations report, some observers view the project as a troubling extension of Chinese authority, and the United States has found it difficult to present a countervailing viewpoint.

6-According to media reports, more than 5,000 pregnant Russian women have entered Argentina recently.
* According to the BBC, the women reportedly want to ensure that their children are born in Argentina in order to get Argentine citizenship.

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7-More than 28,000 people have perished as a result of the terrible earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria on February 6.

  • After two unnamed parties clashed on Saturday, the rescue operations were able to resume after Turkish troops intervened to provide protection, according to BBC.

8-Ahead of Ramadan, the price of loose black tea in Pakistan increased to Rs 1,600 per kg from Rs 1,100 in the previous 15 days due to the 250 or so containers that arrived from late December 2022 to early January still being detained at the port, according to local media.

9-After losing an immigration appeal in the UK, an Indian who received a commendation from Queen Elizabeth II for providing free meals to 50 families during the Covid-19 outbreak risks deportation to India.

  • Vimal Pandya, 42, arrived from India in 2011 on a study visa, but the UK Home Office took away his college’s ability to sponsor international students three years later, according to the Daily Mail.
  • Pandya, who now resides in Rotherhithe, south London, has been battling to stay in the country for the past nine years.

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10-As tropical storm Gabrielle approaches New Zealand from the far north and is predicted to swoop through the majority of the North Island starting on Sunday, there are ten to twenty severe weather warnings and watches in effect.

  • On that day, MetService, the nation’s national meteorological service, issued a warning that the worst weather is still to come, upgrading Auckland and many other locations in the area to red alert, according to Xinhua News Agency.

11-WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus paid a visit to the earthquake-stricken city of Aleppo in northern Syria, giving reason for optimism that more humanitarian help will arrive in Syria soon.

  • On Saturday, as Ghebreyesus arrived in Aleppo and visited some hospitalised people, shelters where displaced people are residing, and devastated areas, the WHO sent 35 tonnes of humanitarian supplies to the city.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

12-The first shipment of 33,000 tonnes of wheat, paid for by a $150 million loan from the World Bank, has begun to arrive in Lebanon.

  • According to a statement released by the World Bank on Saturday, the consignment, which is now being unloaded at the Beirut port, is enough to supply the nation with Arabic bread for nearly one month.

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13-The French Interior Ministry reported an increase in protests against the proposed pension change from five days prior, when 757,000 individuals were reported to have participated nationwide.

  • Regarding the CGT, the largest union in France, more than 2.5 million people participated in the general mobilisation on Saturday, up from almost 2 million on Tuesday.

14-The state-run Anadolu News Agency stated that a border gate between Turkey and Armenia has been opened for the first time in 30 years to allow the passage of humanitarian aid for victims of the deadly earthquakes that have struck southern Turkey.

15- The wildlife department of Sri Lanka reported that a pod of 14 pilot whales had become stranded on Kalpitiya beach in the country’s northwest.

  • Three of the stranded whales had passed away, according to the Wildlife department, which added that the whales were returned to the water after being rescued by Sri Lanka’s Navy, Police, and Wildlife department.

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