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What Happened This Week: September 5 – September 12 

Here’s summing up the week with some of the top news from India and around the world 

The world mourns as it completes 20 years of the worst terror attack on the United States.

The world mourns as it completes 20 years of the worst terror attack on the United States.

9/11 terror attacks 20 years ago destroyed more than 2,977 lives in America. On its 20th anniversary, the world remembers the victims and mourns the damage and the lost lives. Tributes pour in vast amounts from all over the world. Families of the people who died on September 11, 2001, gathered at memorial events in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.


President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit all three sites. President Boris Johnson will also pay his tribute to the people who lost their lives. The Queen also contributed by saying prayers for the victims and sending a heartfelt message to the president of the United States, expressing her immense grief.  

Facebook and Ray-Ban collaborate to launch the first smart glasses.

Facebook and Ray-Ban collaborate to launch the first smart glasses.

Facebook launches its first smart glasses while being in partnership with Ray-Ban this Thursday. These smart glasses offer a creative and cool way to capture photos and videos. The glasses also enhance your experience of listening to music or take phone calls- so you can live moments with your loved ones while being online.

These new-age glasses will very soon be available for purchase in more than 20 style combinations online in stores in the US, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Italy, and the U.K. The glasses are being called Ray-Ban stories.

They come with dual integrated 5MP cameras that will help make videos and photos using the capture button or hands-free with Alexa like Facebook Assistant voice commands. Technology sure is taking over the world with such innovative gadgets. Who in the world could have imagined that sunglasses too can turn into something so interesting. 

The nation is in shock as the news of 150 dogs being buried alive in a District in Karnataka surfaces on the internet.

The nation is in shock as the news of 150 dogs being buried alive in a District in Karnataka surfaces on the internet.

In a Bone-chilling incident, 150 dogs were buried alive in the Shivamogga district in Karnataka on Wednesday. According to the reports, the dogs were allegedly buried in a 15-20 feet deep pit.

The investigation also suggested that the contractor, who took responsibility for neutering the dogs, committed this heinous crime to save money. The animal rights activists all over India are disturbed and demand strict actions to be taken against the suspect. 

Strict restrictions are to be in place in Maharashtra during the celebrations of the Ganesh festival.

Strict restrictions are to be in place in Maharashtra during the celebrations of the Ganesh festival.

Considering the sensitive situation owing to Covid-19, police in Mumbai imposed orders prohibiting the assembly of five or more persons during the Ganesh festival held every year in Mumbai between September 10 to 19. No celebration is allowed during the given period.

Devotees around Maharashtra, too, would not be permitted to visit Ganesh Pandals. Mumbai is recording a high number of coronavirus cases every day, and any gathering could only put the lives of people at stake. So, an advisory has been issued that anyone who tries to violate the orders will face the consequences as per the relevant law. 

Optimism tempers for people living in Denmark as it becomes the only European country with no Covid-19 curbs.

Optimism tempers for people living in Denmark as it becomes the only European country with no Covid-19 curbs.

Residents in Denmark feel liberated as the last curbs were lifted from the nation this week after a rather tough pandemic slog. Denmark has seen a considerably high rate of vaccination drives, resulting in vaccines reaching over 70 percent of the overall population.

Denmark is all set to embrace positive change and return to normal. It is the only nation of Europe to have no restrictions as of now. The people of Denmark rejoice as they have started to feel that they are already on the other side of the pandemic. Each citizen of the nation thanks to the vaccination rollout for making all of this possible.

A worrisome report reflects on the striking increase of violence against Journalists under the Taliban rule in Afghanistan.

A worrisome report reflects on the striking increase of violence against Journalists under the Taliban rule in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan sees a sharp increase in violence against journalists. The report comes from the war-torn nation that dozens of cases have emerged where journalists are being tortured and threatened. Taliban also detained 24 journalists in the past 48 hours.

Previously on Wednesday, more than seven journalists who were seen protesting were detained, and a few of them were beaten mercilessly by the Taliban. Images of the victims are being circulated on the internet, where one can see their bodies covered with brutal marks. 

Ford makes a firm decision to stop making cars in India.

Ford makes a firm decision to stop making cars in India.

According to the company statement, Ford has decided to close all the Gujrat and Tamil Nadu plants by mid-2022. But at the same time, it vows to continue making the car engines for export purposes.

Ford has been manufacturing cars in India for over 25 years and is one of the biggest car firms to leave India. In 2017, General Motors also stopped making cars for the Indian market. And it was just last year when Harley-Davidson stopped manufacturing for India as well.

Three existing that took place recently sure is a blow for the Indian market as it will now be difficult to retain or attract foreign manufacturers. 

The rescue operation is in full swing as the Indian Army joins the search for the missing in Brahmaputra River.

As many as 88 people traveling on the boat that capsized in the holy river in Assam have been found alive, while a few people still remain missing. The ones who got injured in the boat accident have been admitted to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital.

Unfortunately, a woman was confirmed dead during the investigation. The ill-fated woman has been identified as Parimita Das from Guwahati. Search operations still continue. Now with the NDRF and SDRF, the Indian Army has dedicated itself to finding the missing people. 

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