The World in Recap
It has been a month since we last checked in on the news of the world. A lot can happen in 30 days, so let’s take a look at what has been going on.
In the United States, the government has announced a new infrastructure plan that aims to invest in the country’s roads, bridges, and public transportation. The plan has received mixed reviews, with some praising the investment in the nation’s infrastructure while others criticize the high cost. In Europe, talks between the United Kingdom and the European Union over post-Brexit trade rules continue. Negotiations have been tense, with both sides struggling to reach a compromise.
The stock market has seen some ups and downs over the past month. Tech companies like Apple and Amazon have seen their stock prices rise, while other industries like travel and hospitality continue to struggle. In the world of finance, cryptocurrency has seen a surge in popularity. Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, hit an all-time high of $64,000 before dropping back down to around $50,000.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect countries around the world. Vaccination efforts have ramped up, with many countries starting to vaccinate their populations at a faster pace. However, new variants of the virus have emerged, causing concern among health officials. In other health news, a study was released that showed a link between air pollution and an increased risk of dementia. The study has sparked calls for more action to be taken to reduce air pollution in urban areas.
The world of entertainment has seen some big news over the past month. The Oscars were held, with Nomadland taking home the award for Best Picture. The ceremony was unusual due to the pandemic, with many of the nominees participating remotely. In music news, Taylor Swift released her re-recorded version of her 2008 album Fearless. The album, titled Fearless (Taylor’s Version), features new recordings of all the songs from the original album, as well as six previously unreleased tracks.
In the world of sports, the European Super League was announced and then quickly collapsed. The proposed league, which would have included some of the biggest soccer clubs in Europe, was met with widespread criticism from fans, players, and officials. In other sports news, the NFL draft was held, with Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence being selected first overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
These are just some of the events that have taken place over the past 30 days. As always, the world continues to change and evolve, and we can only wait and see what the next 30 days will bring.