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Year At A Glance 2022

Year At a Glance 2022


The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the largest free trade area in the world (Jan 01)
Fire in a Bronx, New York, residential high rise kills 17 and injures 63 (Jan 9)
Pig heart transplant patient continues to survive, begins physical therapy (Jan10)
Britain’s Prince Andrew stripped of his military titles and royal patronages by Buckingham Palace, amid continuing sexual assault allegations (Jan 13)


Russia and China Unveil a Pact Against America and the West (Feb 17)
The 2022 Winter Olympics Games in Beijing (Feb 4-20)
28,000 women apply for 30 jobs driving trains after they are advertised for women in Saudi Arabia for the first time Feb (17)
Russian invasion of Ukraine has European investors on alert (Feb 26)
FIFA and UEFA suspend Russian national teams and clubs (Feb 28)


The United Nations reports that over a million refugees have now fled from Ukraine to other countries (Mar 2)
U.S. banning all Russian oil imports (Mar 8)
South Korean presidential election: People Power Party candidate Yoon Suk-yeol is narrowly elected President of South Korea (Mar 9)
Florida Senate passes controversial “Parental Rights in Education bill, known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, restricting teachers from discussing gender identity (Mar 8)


Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declares a nationwide public emergency after violent protests amid the country’s worst economic crisis since independence (Apr 1)
Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes the first black woman to be confirmed by the US Senate to the Supreme Court in 53-47 vote (Apr 7)
First all-private space flight, Axiom-1 launches to the International Space Station (Apr 8)
Twitter announces a deal to sell itself to Eon Musk for $44 billion (Apr 25)


New Zealand reopens its borders to international visitors from more than 60 countries after being closed for two years during the pandemic (May 2 )
Afghan women issued a decree to cover their faces in public (hijab reaching head to toe) by Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, or their male guardian faces criminal punishment (May 7 )
The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as a result of massive protests against his government across the country. He is succeeded by Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister three days later (May 9)
Apple ends production of its iPod music player after 21 years (May 10)
A Hindi novel “Tomb of Sand”, written by Geetanjali Shree and translated by Daisy Rockwell, wins the International Booker Prize for the first time (May 26 )


Jun 1 Turkey officially changes its name to Türkiye at the United Nations and internationally
G7 leaders gather for a summit in Germany to discuss the situation in Ukraine. A ban on imports of Russian gold is announced (June 26 )
A NATO summit is held in Madrid, Spain along with the presence of guest countries from the European Union and the Indo-Pacific primarily searching for a consensual defensive reinforcement after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the sustained threatening over the territorial integrity of other countries (June 28–30)
MIT researchers propose creating raft of “space bubbles” floating above the earth to reflect the sun’s rays and help fight climate change (Jun 13)
Last part of the world’s largest floating restaurant, the Jumbo Kingdom seafood restaurant, leaves Hong Kong after 46 years (sinks four days later near the Paracel islands Islands)


Sri Lanka says it has less than one day’s worth of fuel, as its economic crisis deepens, closing schools and stopping public transport (Jul 3)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces his resignation at Downing Street after pressure from, and mass resignations of his ministers (Jul 7)
Droupadi Murmu is elected as President of India, making her the first tribal woman and youngest person to be elected to the office (July 18)
2022 European heat waves: A series of severe heatwaves from July to August hit Europe, causing at least 53,000 deaths and additionally causing major wildfires, travel disruption, and record-high temperatures in many countries (July 19)


Cells of recently dead pigs brought back to life by researchers at Yale University, with huge implications for organ transplants and stroke sufferers, as well as ethical questions over the definition of death (Aug 3)
Scotland becomes the first country in the world to make period products free for all (Aug 15)
UK’s inflation rate rises to a new 40-year high of 10.1 per cent, with food costs the largest contributor (Aug 17)
California votes to ban the sale of all new gasoline-powered cars by 2035 (Aug 25)


Liz Truss is appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after winning the July–September 2022 Conservative Party leadership election (Sept 6)
Queen Elizabeth II dies at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at the age of 96. Her son Charles III succeeds her as King (Sep 8)
Protests erupt in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the country’s “morality police” (Sep16)
British monarch Queen Elizabeth II interned at Windsor Castle after a state funeral at Westminster Abbey in London with an unprecedented 500 world leaders in attendance (Sep 19)


A fatal human crush occurs during an association football match at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang Regency, East Java, Indonesia, killing 131 people and injuring more than 500 (Oct1)
Nobel Prize (Oct 3-7)
Elon Musk completes his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter (Oct 28)
At least 158 people are killed and another 197 injured in a crowd crush during Halloween festivities in Seoul, South Korea (Oct 29)
The collapse of a suspension bridge in Gujarat, India, leaves at least 141 dead (Oct 30)


Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announces his 3rd ‘Courage and Civility Award’ of $100M to country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton to distribute to charities of her choice (Nov 12)
The world population reaches 8 billion (Nov15)
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is held in Qatar (Nov15)
NASA’s Artemis I mission carrying the uncrewed Orion spacecraft on a test mission around the Moon and back launches from Florida (Nov 16)
Qatar Football World Cup Chief Hassan Al-Thawadi confirms 400-5000 immigrant workers died during the building of world cup venues (Nov 28)


FBI investigate a targeted attack on two electricity substations in North Carolina which closes schools and left around 40,000 without power for days (Dec 3)
NASA’s Orion spacecraft returns to earth after completing Artemis I test flight around the moon in 25.5 days – a record distance traveled by a spacecraft designed to carry humans (Dec 11)
FIFA World Cup Final, Lusail Stadium, Qatar: Argentina beats France, 4-2 in a penalty shootout after teams locked at 3-3 after extra time; Lionel Messi scores 2 for Argentina, Kylian Mbappé a hat-trick for France (Dec 18)
190 countries agree to protect 30% of the world’s land and oceans by 2030 and other measures to halt declining global biodiversity at UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal (Dec 19)
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky visits Washington, DC, meets with US President Joe Biden at the White House, and addresses (Dec 21)
Metro Rail, Dhaka, Bangladesh (28 December, 2022)


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