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The World This Morning: November 27, 2020

India/ South Asia

FARMERS FROM THE NORTHERN INDIAN STATE OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA CONTINUED THEIR PROTEST MARCH AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

They are protesting against what they call is a sellout of the interest of the farmers to bolster the pockets of corporates. One of the main protest is against Ambani who they say is being backed by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The new farm bill is to create a new business for these corporate houses.

THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT RE-ALLOWED THE VIOLENCE PROMOTING GAME PUBG

The game had been removed in light of India banning chinese apps. But since then its been registered as an Indian company.

UK/ Europe

A TURKISH COURT SENTENCED 337 MILITARY OFFICERS FOR LIFE IMPRISONMENT

The military officerswere accused for the 2016 coup plot against President Erdogan. Air force pilots and army commanders were among the 500 defendants accused for the coup.

ENGLAND HAS DECIDED NOT TO EASE CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS IN SPITE OF REDUCED CASES

England has pockets where the infection is on the rise while there are some where the infection rates are declining. England is proposing a tight system of regulations.

US/ North America

DONALD TRUMP CONTINUES HIS PUSH TO STAY IN THE WHITE HOUSE

He says that his opportunity for a second term is being stolen. In a tweet he announced that he will leave the white house only if the electoral college votes for Biden. Mr. Trump has so far refused to concede the election. He continues to claim that the election was won by widespread fraud, and that he is the winner and not Biden.

CANADA'S FIRST VACCINE APPROVAL COULD COME BEFORE CHRISTMAS

The first COVID-19 vaccine approval from Health Canada could come before Christmas, the agency's chief medical adviser announced on Thursday. As many as six million doses could be deployed in the first three months of 2021. The plan implementation is being discussed on who will get the doses first.

Latin/South America

CURFEW EXTENDED FOR 45 DAYS IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

President Luis Abinadar requested an extension of the state of emergency to contain the spread of Coronavirus. Dominican Republic Congress approved the request. Nationwide Curfew will get implemented from December 2, 2020. It is mandatory to maintain the Curfew and other measures, especially during the time of Christmas and New year holidays.

COLOMBIANS TOOK TO THE STREETS TO PROTEST THE LACK OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2016 PEACE DEAL

The pandemic didnt deter them. The peace deal was supposed to mend relationships between the government and revolutionary army. Labour unions, students, and pensioners among others have actively participated in the national strike.

Asia

AMIDST BORDER TENSION INDIA CONTINUES TO BAN THE CHINESE APPS

The ministry of electronic and information technology banned 43 more chinese apps. The ministry cited cyber security issues under section 69A of the Information Technology Act. Amidst the border tension, India has banned a total no. of 220 Chinese applications. The governement said that these apps were engaged in activities that hurt India's sovereignty, integrity, defense, and security.Alibaba Workbench, AliExpress, Alipay Cashier, CamCard and WeDate are amongst the recently banned applications. Experts say that the major reason for the ban is more a response to China than a reflection of data or privacy concerns.

THIS WINTERS SOUTH KOREA REDUCES COAL POWER PLANT OPERATIONS

The world battles with unhealthy air. South Korea chose to reduce the operations of 8 of the nation's 60 coal-fuelled power plants to cut down on fine dust emission this winter. The Ministry said, "Due to the reduction of coal power generation this winter, 2,289 tonnes, or 43 per cent, of fine dust is expected to be reduced".


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