Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was caught gossiping about US President Donald Trump during a Nato leaders Buckingham Palace reception in London. Trudeau’s conversation with other world leaders was caught on camera and microphone, and the footage went immediately viral. In response to Trudeau’s comments, Trump branded the leader of America’s northern neighbour ‘a nice guy’ but ‘two-faced’.
Relating it to climate change, gun violence and the very nature of democracy, Dictionary.com chose ‘existential’ as its word of the year. The word earned “top of mind awareness” in sustained searches at Dictionary.com in the aftermath of wildfires and Hurricane Dorian, and mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, and El Paso, Texas. It also reared itself in presidential politics and pop culture.
Wreckage of India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission was spotted by a Nasa satellite orbiting the moon, the US space agency revealed. Vikram lander crashed on the lunar surface in September. Nasa released an image taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that showed the site of the spacecraft’s impact and associated debris field, with parts scattered over almost two dozen locations spanning several kilometres.
Indian military faced massive embarrassment after their third nuclear-capable missile test ended in failure. The country’s army fired Agni-III missile which crashed into the sea in Odisha as missile deviated from its flight path and the mission team had to terminate it, according to the army sources. Experts believe that the failure could be due to the metallurgical defects.
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have demanded an end to the curfew and communication blackout of the Jammu and Kashmir from Modi’s government. Moreover, the Royal couple has advised involving the people of Kashmir for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue. The couple urged both the countries to to resolve all the issues with mutual consent as the world cannot afford a conflict between two nuclear powers.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are planning on setting up a refinery in the western Indian state of Maharashtra that will cost at least $70 billion. The figure exceeds the initial $44 billion estimate previously announced in 2018. The refinery and petrochemicals complex, which would secure the supply of 600,000 barrels per day of Saudi and Emirati crude oil for India’s market.
The President of United States, Donald Trump, sent a wave of shock on social media after he tweeted a photo of his head photoshopped on the super-buff, bare body of the fictional boxer Rocky Balboa. The picture was tweeted on the official Twitter account on Wednesday morning, with Trump offering exactly zero explanation – not even a caption.
A three-part series on TikTok by an Afghan-American teenager has gone viral for spreading awareness of China’s treatment of at least a million Uighur Muslims. Feroza Aziz, 17, who uses TikTok to upload makeup tutorials, has claimed her videos are being censored. Feroza begins by appearing to show viewers how to use an eyelash curler and then urges them to search what’s happening in China.
An Indian Sikh merchant, Sukhpal Singh Bedi, has donated his 900 square foot land for the construction of a mosque in celebration of Babar Guru Nanak’s 550th birthday and Pakistan’s inauguration of Karatarpur corridor.He handed over the documents of the land to Zahir Farooqui, the Nagar Panchayat Chairman. Farooqui thanked Bedi on behalf of the Muslim community for his gracious act.
LVMH, owner of Louis Vitton and the world’s biggest luxury group, has agreed to buy Tiffany & Co. in a $16.2bn (£12.6bn) deal. The deal would transform Tiffany and Co.’s, the US jeweller famed for its engagement rings and white diamond necklaces, division of watches and jewellery. Bernard Arnault’s luxury goods empire announced it would pay $135 a share in cash.