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News in Short - 01-February-2022

Tim Bresnan retires from international cricket

Date: 01 February 2022 Tags: Sports
  • Former England all-rounder Tim Bresnan has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the age of 36.
  • Bresnan played 23 Tests and was an Ashes series-winner in 2010-11 and 2013 and also a T20 World Cup-winner in 2010. The all-rounder also played 85 One-Day Internationals and 34 T20 internationals for his country.
  • Bresnan represented Yorkshire from 2001 to 2019. He left Yorkshire in June 2020 and joined Warwickshire later that month on a two-year contract. Bresnan scored 7,138 first-class runs, including seven centuries, and took 575 wickets at an average of 30.99.

Anti Vax protests in Canada

Date: 01 February 2022 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Hundreds of trucks and thousands of people blocked the streets of central Ottawa on Saturday as part of a self-titled “Freedom Convoy” to protest vaccine mandates required to cross the US border.
  • Both Canada and the United States imposed that requirement in mid-January, affecting drivers who cross the 5,500-mile (9,000-kilometer) border- the world’s longest.
  • The movement rapidly gained steam as the original cross-country convoy was joined by others en route to the federal capital. Their rallying point was Parliament Hill, in the heart of Ottawa.

North Korea tests most powerful missile

Date: 01 February 2022 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • North Korea tested its most powerful missile since 2017, ramping up the firepower for its record-breaking seventh launch this month.
  • With peace talks with Washington stalled, North Korea has doubled down on leader Kim Jong-un’s vow to modernise the armed forces, flexing Pyongyang’s military muscles despite biting international sanctions.
  • North Korea has doubled down on leader Kim Jong-un’s vow to modernise the armed forces, flexing Pyongyang’s military muscles despite biting international sanctions.

Britain to widen sanctions against Russia

Date: 01 February 2022 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Britain will unveil new sanctions legislation next week to hit “a much wider variety” of Russian economic targets as part of efforts to deter Moscow from invading Ukraine.
  • Relations between Russia and the West are at their lowest point since the Cold War after Moscow deployed tens of thousands of troops on the border of Ukraine.
  • The military build-up has prompted fears it is planning an invasion, spooking NATO and its members and prompting the Western alliance to explore bolstering its own deployments there.

Previlege motion to be moved against IT minister

Date: 01 February 2022 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • CPI MP BinoyViswam on January 31 submitted a notice to move a privilege motion against Union Minister AshwiniVaishnaw for his statement in Parliament last year on the Pegasus spyware issue.
  • A New York Times report claimed that India bought the Pegasus spyware as part of a $2 billion defence deal with Israel in 2017.
  • Vaishnaw had in Parliament said media reports on alleged snooping published a day before the start of the monsoon session “cannot be a coincidence” and stressed there is “no substance” behind the sensationalism.