Usually, you are listed 5 points. But this month, we couldn’t pick … all more reason to cheer up and keep smiling!
The creative helicopter is the first aircraft to make a powered flight to another planet
On April 19, 2021, for the first time in the space age, a robotic spacecraft flew through the Martian atmosphere. The Innovation helicopter, which weighs just under 2 kg, was developed by NASA as part of the March 2020 mission. The aim is to test the capabilities of this machine in the field of visual reconnaissance of the terrain, knowing that weather conditions preclude direct human presence. Take control of the flight. Another space age victory!
Justice has been (almost) served for the murder of George Floyd
George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man, died on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis after police violence. His death sparked outrage and revived the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Nearly a year after his death, American cop Derek Chauvin is (finally) convicted of murdering the African American. He faces 12 and a half years in prison, but his sentence can be extended if the judge concludes that there are aggravating circumstances. Derek Chauvin’s last sentence will be known on June 16th, case will follow …
New Zealand introduces climate impact law
New Zealand introduced a law on Monday April 12, 2021 requiring banks, insurance companies and investment managers to report on the climate impact of their activities. If this law is passed, financial companies will have to file a climate report by 2023.
With this law, New Zealand becomes the first country to adopt a provision requiring the financial sector to be transparent in environmental matters. ” It is important that every sector of the New Zealand economy helps us reduce our carbon emissions and move to a lower emissions future.David Clark, Secretary of Commerce, said.
The United States finally recognizes the massacre of Armenians as genocide
Joe Biden kept his campaign promise. On April 24, he admitted to the Armenian Genocide. Then he became the first president of the United States to admit that the massacres and deportations that resulted in the killing of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottomans in 1915 amounted to genocide. It took a long time … but this is a major testament to the confidence on Biden’s part that proves that these campaign promises were so true!
The Vaclav Havel Prize is awarded to Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul
On April 19, 2021, Loujain Al-Hathloul was awarded the Vaclav-Havel Human Rights Prize for the year 2020. The 31-year-old Saudi activist, who has just been released from prison, is one of the leaders of the Saudi feminist movement. The young woman is still on parole, but continues to fight.
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It was his sister, Lina Al-Hathloul, who received the Valclave Havel Award on his behalf. Then she said, “Lujain sacrificed himself so that women in Saudi Arabia could live a better life.” A great example of courage to follow and a well-deserved award …
The United States is returning its support and financial aid to the Palestinians
While Donald Trump has affirmed that he is somewhat supportive of Israel in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Joe Biden announced, on April 7, 2021, his support for the two-state solution.
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Then he returned their aid to the Palestinians, amounting to $ 235 million. $ 150 million will be allocated to the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees, $ 75 million to develop the economy of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and $ 10 million to support the peace process.
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2021, positive news, April.