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News in Short - 07-December-2021

AungSan suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison

Date: 07 December 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to four years in prison on charges of incitement and violations of a law on natural disasters.
  • In total, 11 charges have been laid against Suu Kyi including corruption, violating the Official Secret Act, telecom law and violation of Covid regulations among others.
  • She has denied all charges. These charges carry a combined maximum sentence of more than a century in prison.

Former US Presidential candidate Bob Dole passes away

Date: 07 December 2021 Tags: Obituaries
  • Long-time senator from Kansas, Bob Dole passed away at the age of 98. He was also a World War Two veteran who nearly perished on the battlefield.
  • He tried three times to become president. The last was in 1996, when he won the Republican nomination only to see President Bill Clinton reelected.
  • He sought his party's presidential nomination in 1980 and 1988 and was the 1976 GOP vice presidential candidate on the losing ticket with President Gerald Ford.

Sindhu wins silver in BWF World Tour finals

Date: 07 December 2021 Tags: Sports
  • Indian badminton ace P V Sindhu settled for a silver medal at the BWF World Tour Finals after going down against Korean teen sensation An Seyoung in the summit clash.
  • Sindhu, the reigning world champion and two-time Olympic medallist, lost 16-21 12-21 in the 40-minute clash.
  • With this victory, An Seyoung became the first ever South Korean woman to win the season-ending title.

Argentina wins Junior Hockey World Cup

Date: 07 December 2021 Tags: Sports
  • Argentina defeated six-time winners Germany 4-2 in the FIH Men’s junior hockey world cup 2021 final at the Kalinga Stadium in Odisha.
  • This is their second Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup title. Argentina has become the only third team after Germany (six wins) and India (2001, 2016) to win multiple Junior Hockey WC titles.
  • Defending champions India finished fourth in the junior hockey world cup 2021 after losing 1-3 to France in the third-place match.

Indonesia’s Semeru Volcano erupts

Date: 07 December 2021 Tags: Disaster & Disaster Management
  • At least 13 people have died and dozens were injured after the Semeru volcano in Indonesia erupted. Deep layers of ash have engulfed the area and rescue operations are currently underway.
  • The Semeru volcano on the tallest mountain on Java island erupted, spewing towers of ash and hot clouds.
  • Mt Semeru rises 3,676m above sea level and is among Indonesia’s almost 130 active volcanoes. The last time it erupted was in December 2020, forcing thousands of residents to take shelter.