Today World Top Stories || Violent Protests Continue In Myanmar | First Muslim Actor To Be Nominated In Oscars | The Rise In Iranian Oil Exports For China | New Delhi Is The Most Polluted City In The World
Myanmar’s military has stepped up martial law amid ongoing violent protests in the country. According to British media, March 15 was a bloody day in the ongoing protests against the military coup in Myanmar, on which the security forces cracked down on the protesters and the firing of the forces killed 50 people, most of the deaths were reported from Yangon city. According to media reports, people in various parts of Myanmar are demanding the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and the end of military rule. The military has imposed martial law in two more districts in Yangon, the country’s largest city, following a spate of violent protests that targeted Chinese businesses in the city. In addition, martial law has been enforced in several areas of Mandalay, after which protesters can now be tried in military courts. According to media reports, the protesters believe that the military coup in Myanmar has the support of China. Aung San Suu Kyi, head of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy, won a landslide victory in the November election, but the military has arrested several civilian leaders, including Sochi, since the country’s February 1 military coup ۔ Sochi was due to appear in court on Monday for a virtual hearing, but the hearing was postponed due to internet problems. According to media reports, a monitoring group says 120 people have been killed so far in violent protests since the military coup in Myanmar.
Pakistani-born British actor Riz Ahmed became the first Muslim actor to be nominated for Best Actor in the 93-year history of the world’s biggest film Oscars. Riz Ahmed has been nominated for Best Actor Award for his role in the film Sound of Metal, while Sound of Metal has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Sound. Nominated for categories. The British actor shared the news with fans on social media and at the same time thanked his fellow actors and expressed his happiness. It may be recalled that before Raz Ahmed, Mehrshala Ali had made history by winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2017 for ‘Moonlight’. However, Raz Ahmed has become the first Muslim actor to be nominated for Best Actor. It should be noted that Raz Ahmed had also managed to make a place in the Golden Globe nominations for his film ‘Sound of Metal’.
According to Bloomberg, the last few weeks have seen a significant increase in the supply of Iranian oil to China. The move is aimed at undermining the OPEC Plus Group’s efforts to balance the global oil market. The OPEC Plus Group includes members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and oil-producing countries outside the Organization. China is the world’s largest oil importer. Despite US sanctions on Tehran, China buys 1 million barrels of crude oil and fuel a day from Iran. According to Bloomberg, the low prices offered by Tehran have made its oil attractive to Chinese buyers. Bloomberg says that at a time when the price of crude oil (Brent) is approaching 70 70 a barrel, the steady rise in Iranian oil exports could hamper efforts to maintain the balance of the global market. London-based Energy Aspects Ltd analyst Wentau Liu says the increase in oil supplies from places like Iran suggests that global markets are likely to weaken from now until next June or July. , Norway and Brazil crude oil sales will be very difficult. According to Bloomberg, Iranian oil sent to China is transported directly to the Gulf or diverted as if it were coming from the Middle East or Malaysia. Bloomberg sources say most of Iran’s oil is bought by private trading companies. This is because state-owned oil refineries keep themselves out of business with Iran due to US sanctions.
The global air pollution watchdog IQ Air has revealed in its annual report that the Indian capital New Delhi has been declared the world’s most polluted city for the third consecutive time in 2020. It should be noted that air pollution is determined on the basis of the presence of particles in the air for a long interval of 2.5 micrometers or more, while for this reason they have been given the scientific name “PM 2.5”. The World Health Organization has set the maximum safe limit for PM2.5 particles in the atmosphere at 25 micrograms per cubic meter. Despite the Corona epidemic and lockdown, the average PM2.5 air pollution in New Delhi during 2020 was 84.1 micrograms per cubic meter, which is 336.4 percent higher than the World Health Organization’s safe limit. Not only that, but last year 35 of the 50 most polluted cities in the world were located in India. 2.5pm particles are considered extremely dangerous to health because they can cause serious illnesses and even death. A recent study has found that an estimated 54,000 premature deaths due to air pollution in New Delhi over the past year have been alarming.In the same IQ Air report, Bangladesh was ranked first, Pakistan second and India third among the most polluted countries in the world, and South Asia’s air quality was described as “the worst in the world”.
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