Category: World

Biden nominates Nusrat Jahan Choudhury, the first Muslim woman as a federal judge

Biden announced his latest round of judicial nominees on Wednesday, including Nusrat Jahan Choudhury. If confirmed, she will be the first Muslim American woman to hold a federal judgeship. Biden’s 13th round of judicial nominations included eight nominees, nearly all of whom were women, and only one male nominee. Choudhury would also be the first Bangladeshi American serving as a federal judge.

UK asked to arrest Indian army chief, home minister over Kashmir ‘war crimes’

Stoke White, a London-based law firm, has applied to local police for the arrest of the Indian army chief and home affairs minister Amit Shah. They have been accused of war crimes in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir. A law firm based in London has submitted 2,000 testimonies to British police

Indonesian student makes $1 million selling his selfies as NFTs

An Indonesian college student gained internet fame after trading the digital rights to his selfies as NFTs platform for more than $1 million. Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali, a computer science student from Semarang, has photographed himself before his computer almost every day for the past five years. He planned to make a timelapse video from nearly 1,000 selfies he had taken to celebrate his graduation.

Drone helps save life of 71-year-old man having cardiac arrest

A 71-year-old man suffering a cardiac arrest was saved by an autonomous drone. He suffered a heart attack while shoveling snow outside his house in Trollhattan, Sweden. Following the attack, a drone delivered an emergency defibrillator. Defibrillation could begin before an ambulance arrives, according to Everdrone, the company behind the drone. AEDs were delivered just over three minutes after the alarm was raised.

Arooj Aftab becomes first Pakistani singer to perform at Coachella

Arooj Aftab was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammys, marking Pakistan’s first nomination. ‘Mohabbat’ singer is going to be the first Pakistani artist to perform at Coachella. Coachella is an American art and music festival. It comes shortly after she announced that she will take part in this season’s Coke Studio.

Binance CEO Changgpeg Zhao beats Mukesh Ambani to become Asia’s richest person

The CEO of a cryptocurrency company is among the richest people on earth. The crypto exchange Binance’s Changgpeg Zhao is now one of the world’s top billionaires. Bloomberg Billionaires Index calculates that the average billionaire has a net worth of at least $96.5 billion. Zhang’s fortune is now just below that of Oracle founder Larry Ellison. 

PM Khan to attend Beijing Olympics 2022 with Putin and Xi Jinping

Prime Minister Khan and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to meet in Beijing next month on the sidelines of the Winter Olympics 2022. China will host the Winter Olympics 2022 from February 4 to 20. President Xi Jinping considers it one of the greatest shows on earth. The development comes as Russia and Pakistan have become more involved over time.

Two meters of the Great Wall collapse after 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits NW China

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 struck Northwest China’s Qinghai Province and damaged a section of the Great Wall. Its origins date back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Two meters of the Great Wall collapsed in Shandan County, Northwest China’s Gansu Province. The collapse site was discovered after authorities inspected local cultural relics following the strong earthquake. Read more:

Cyprus reportedly discovers deltacron, a Covid variant that combines omicron and delta

Researchers in Cyprus have discovered a combination of the delta and omicron variants of Coronavirus. Leondios Kostrikis, professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus, calls the strain ‘deltacron’. This is in reference to its omicron-like genetic signatures found in delta genomes. As of now, Kostrikis and his team have found 25 cases of the virus.

Pakistani-born US physician makes history by implanting a gene-edited pig heart in human

Pakistani-born doctor working at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has made a landmark medical discovery. Dr. Mohiuddin transplanted a genetically modified pig heart into a terminally ill patient. They implanted the heart of a pig that was genetically modified and bred to save human lives. Bennett is the first person ever to receive a pig heart transplant.