Flashback 2021: Biggest events the world witnessed – The most sensitive and future oriented events of 2021
NASA’s Parker Solar entered into corona
Flashback 2021: Biggest events the world witnessed – NASA’s Parker Solar Probe became the first spacecraft to “touch” the sun this past April when it reached the sun’s upper atmosphere, known as the corona.
NASA set a goal to reach the sun around 60 years ago to answer fundamental questions about the center of our solar system and it launched the Parker Solar Probe in 2018.
Not only does this milestone provide us with deeper insights into our Sun’s evolution and it’s impacts on our solar system but everything we learn about our own star also teaches us more about stars in the rest of the universe.
BTS Joined United Nation General Assembly
They had a Special Message for ARMYs in their United Nations General Assembly Speech.
Speech talked about the pandemic, ‘the Covid generation,’ the struggles of today’s youth and why we need to think of a sustainable future to beat climate change, harping on the fact that
“The future is unexplored territory and we will spend our times in it more than anyone”
More than one million people streamed the UN General Assembly event when BTS took to stage, according to WION.
India lashed out by second covid wave in worst way
2nd Covid wave was India’s worst tragedy since Partition, saw up to 49 lakh excess deaths: Report
India’s official Covid-19 death count by the end of June 2021 was 4,00,000. “The reality is, of course, catastrophically worse,” says a report prepared by the Centre for Global Development.
The report titled ‘Three new estimates of India’s all-cause excess mortality during the Covid-19 pandemic’, says the second wave of Covid-19 in India was the “worst tragedy since the Partition (in 1947)”.
Afghanistan – Taliban took over Afghanistan
In August, Taliban forces took control of virtually all of Afghanistan following the withdrawal of United States military forces. Chaos and violence impeded the evacuation of many at-risk Afghans at Kabul’s airport. Since taking over, the Taliban have allowed only small numbers to depart the country.
The conflict through August resulted in thousands of civilian casualties, including from targeted Taliban and Islamic State attacks and US and former government airstrikes.
Fighting and drought have caused increases in displacement, overwhelming humanitarian efforts. The country’s economic system and health and education sectors are near total collapse.
Virgin Galactic successfully completes the first fully crewed space flight in 2021
Virgin Galactic became the first test flight with a full crew in the cabin, including the Company’s founder, Sir Richard Branson. The crew fulfilled a number of test objectives related to the cabin and customer experience, including evaluating the commercial customer cabin, the views of Earth from space, the conditions for conducting research and the effectiveness of the five-day pre-flight training program at Spaceport America.