It’s September already: 11 big events that we have witnessed in 2020 so far

Ankit Kumar
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2020 is one of the most horrifying years in human history. We will remember it for eternity. From COVID-19 to Karachi Plane crash, we have witnessed some most dreadful events in a span of 8 months. It’s like a nightmare which is not going to end anytime soon. But there is a hope that everything will fall into place. One day we will be able to live a normal life and will never take things for granted. We will be grateful for the things we have.

What all has happened in this last six months, let us look back

Today, we have entered the 9th month of this tough year. With the economy falling, people losing jobs, increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients, here we take a look at the events that we witnessed so far. All of them have shaken us from inside.

1. Delhi Riots

The city was burning in the pleasant weather of February. It began on 23 February. Around 53 people were killed in the riots including 36 Muslims and 15 Hindus, as per reports. CAA protest led to horrifying riots in the capital. Heart-wrenching images showed how hollow we are as humans.

2. Legends Like Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Wajid Khan bid goodbye

Goodbyes are hard. Some of the finest talents of B- Town left this world leaving a void behind. The news came as a shock for the nation.

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3. Biggest Migration after 1947

As per the data, there are 4 crore migrant labours in India out of which 75 lakh migrated to their native villages after the lockdown. Notably, this is the biggest migration since Independence. They walked miles to reach their destination and what all happened we all have seen.

4. Frequent Earthquakes in Delhi

Okay! Things are under control so far, but what if a strong earthquake hits Delhi? Is the city prepared? The answer is no and we all know it.

5. Amphan cyclone in Bengal

Did you see the pictures? They were heartbreaking. The country is already going through a crisis and it made the conditions worst. 2020 is one terrible ride that won’t forget. Now, we have come midway, and we can hope that things might get changed.

6. Black Lives Matter Protest

The United States witnessed massive protest after the death of George Floyd. While most of the protests were peaceful, some became violent against the police brutality and racial injustice. Later, more protests erupted after 29-year-old Jacob Blake was shot by a cop which paralyzed him from the waist down.

7. Twitter Hack

A group allegedly, headed by a teen in Florida, US, hacked some famous accounts of Twitter including – Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Kim Kardashian, Kayne West, Joe Biden,  Barack Obama and more.

8. Sushant Singh’s Death

The whole country went into shock when they heard about the hanging of a talented and promising actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Earlier, the police said it was suicide, later CBI was brought in, who is still investigating the case. Drugs angle entered when screenshots of Rhea Chakraborty’s Whataspp chat went viral. NCB jumped in and arrested Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty and others. Kangana jumped in the suicide-murder debate and a tussle started between her and Maharashtra government. BMC demolished the office of Kangana Ranaut.

9. Pangong Tso Lake Incident

In the ongoing border tensions between India and China at LAC (Line of Actual Control), a violent clash took place between the Indian Army and Chinese troops. 20 Indian soldiers died on duty during the violent clash in the Glawan Valley, Ladakh in mid-June. The standoff is still on near the border.

10. California Fires

A deadly wildfire erupted in California and reached Washington in the United States. The fire burnt millions of acres and displaced hundreds of thousands of people since mid-August.

11. Biggest ever contraction of GDP in India

India witnessed the biggest ever contraction in the GDP – 23.9 in the first quarter 2020-21. The contraction is credited to the coronavirus lockdown which stopped almost all the economic activities in the country, except essential services.

Not only in India, but the entire world is also suffering due to COVID-19. USA, Brazil and India made us cry due to COVID 19 cases, and Karachi plane crash made us believe that 2020 will not stop. COVID has become a new normal and its measures are our everyday routine. Social distancing has made our vocabulary enriched. Well, Let’s all pray together and believe that this shall pass soon.

Till then, let us stay safe and stand together.

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