The Planet Earth VS The Year 2020

Last Updated by Ravinder 05-Oct-2022

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Iran vs. USA

On 1st January 2020, people around the world were happy and excited about the New Year, everyone was taking resolutions to do things this year, which they always wanted to do. While others were already breaking the resolutions by doing the exact opposite of what they promised to their wives last night. Still everyone was hoping that the year will be like any other year but it took a serious turn on the very third day of the year itself when the U.S killed one of the strongest people in Iran .i.e.Qasem Soleimani- the Iranian general’’. People were already talking about the third world war when the news hit worldwide. Soleimani was commander of the Quds force which was declared as a terrorist organization by The U.S. He was a major figure in Iran and in the official statement by Iranian supreme leader, they stated the informant who led to the assassination of the general will be executed soon. Iran was kin and determined to take revenge for the same.

Ukrainian Flight crash

Later on 8th January 2020, a Ukrainian airlines flight was shot down from the sky and all the 176 passengers and crew on-board were killed, the incident was first considered a technical error but on the 11th of January, Iran took the responsibility of the incident by describing it as an "unforgivable mistake’’ which was caused by mistaking the flight as a cruise missile from the U.S. The tension was skyrocketing in all parts of the world as all the countries have already chosen sides and ready for the world war but after a few quiet days, people as always are forgetting about all of this and ready to move on.

Australian Bush fire

Another disturbing news was waiting when the world came across the Australian bush fire incident in the mid-January, Australia has a history of wildfires over the last few decades but this one turned everything on its heads when many innocent wildlife animals died and the fires were uncontrollable even after days of trying and endless efforts by government and other officials who were endangering their lives to save the animals.

Kobe Bryant death

The world was not even over the bushfire incident, another news came knocking when  famous NBA Player considered as one the greatest of all times ‘’Kobe Bryant’’ died in a helicopter crash with one of his daughter, five other passengers and the pilot. The news hit hard not only the NBA fans but everyone around the world. By the time this happened, Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 was gifted to the world by China, the virus was spreading like fire.


Trump Acquitted

On one hand, coronavirus was spreading across the globe uncontrollably, and major cities and countries were reporting their first corona deaths. On the other hand, the world’s strongest leader ‘Donald Trump-president of America’ was accused of abusing his powers for wrongdoings in other countries. It was the third in the history of America that a president was going on trial in U.S Senate but later president Trump was acquitted by the senate. But the coronavirus was on the loose and still uncontrollable.


Turkey vs Syria

The month started with an airstrike on the Turkish soldiers by the Russian backed Syrian regime forces, at least 33 soldiers were killed and 35 got injured as per as official statements. Turkey who was backing some Syrian anti-government fighters called this attack a cowardly attack on heroic soldiers. After a few days, another disheartening news came from Tunisia where two people blew themselves in front of U.S Embassy in Tunisia.

Coronavirus termed as Pandemic

The world started to hope for some good news as there was none so far in this year but their hopes were shattered when the Coronavirus was termed as a global pandemic by the W.H.O. This pandemic was affecting all the countries and all the sporting events, mass gatherings, public meetings, concerts and everything were called off. Even 2020 Olympics were postponed and the world witnessed the very first nation-wide lockdown by Italy due to serious outbreak of COVID-19. After that most of the countries started their lockdown phases… India imposed its first lockdown on 22nd March. The lockdowns resulted in the crashing of the global market and as a result, the stock market was crashed.


Palghar Mob-lynching

When April started, everybody was hoping that God will appear and say the year 2020 was a prank so far, happy April’s fool day but that didn’t happen and COVID-19 cases around the world surpassed one million in the very beginning of the month. April will now be known as the lockdown month as the whole world was in lockdowns. Later this month, one of most terrible news came from Palghar, Mumbai, where a mob killed two monks and their driver while they were in police custody and had nothing to even defend themselves. It was not major in the world events but killing three unarmed men with sticks in front of police officials while they were begging for mercy and one of them was more than 70 years old. It surely gave Goosebumps to whoever saw the incident on news.


Iran Navy Accident

May started with Iranian Naval accident, in which around 19 sailors were killed as per as official statements. The accident took place during naval exercises when a missile accidentally strikes their own ship.

Pakistan Plane Crash

Another accident took place in Pakistan when a plane crashed in a residential area; it was boarding 91 passengers and 8 crew members out of which only 2 survived.

Locust Attacks and Murder Hornets

The world also noticed the damage that can be done by small insects in large groups during this month when locust attacks were noticed in the Asian countries, these locusts were attacking crops of the farmers and destroying every last bit of the crops leaving farmers and their lands with nothing. During the same time, Murder Hornets were seen among different parts of the U.S. 3-4 stings of these hornets are enough to kill any full-grown man.

Black Lives matters

Protests erupted in the latter part of the month in The U.S when a black man was killed by manhandling from cops. It started a revolution where everyone was on streets with banners saying ‘black lives matter, all lives matter’. Even riots were noticed in many places. Many shops, showrooms and even malls were damaged and products were stolen. The government had nothing to control the protesters. Even, in June the protests are going on around every major despite all the CORONA cases.


Coronavirus Update

People around the world were already calling this year ’the endgame’ by the starting of the month as the Corona cases over the world was more than 7 million with more than 0.4 million dead. Corona is still spreading like fire and no one has the answer on how will we stop it? Although India and China always had some border issues but this was not the time to fight over it during the pandemic. China first gave the world, Corona and now fighting with India while the Indian government is already fighting against Corona. This is the reason why the world should come against China and try to expose the game they are playing.

Oil Spill in Russia and India

Two major oil spill cases are noticed. One in Assam, India and the other in Russia; In Assam, an oil well has been leaking which officials have been trying to control but were unable to which resulted in a fire that caused thousands of people to leave their towns. Russia declared a state of emergency after 20,000 tons of diesel oil leaked into a river in the Arctic Circle. This can well result in environmental hazards. It would at least take 5 to 10 years to clean this mess up.

Chinese Apps Banned in India

Later on 29th June, India banned 59 Chinese apps to in support of the "Boycott Chinese Products" movement. The apps included TikTok, ShareIt, Xender, UC Browser, and many more.

After almost 6 months, Iran responded back to the U.S. They issued an arrest warrant against President Trump and 30+ others for their involvement in the conspiracy against their top general. They face "murder and terrorism charges". Iran has also asked Interpol for help in detaining the U.S President. 

We have only completed half the year so far and we are already fed up of it. Nobody knows what the other half has in pockets for us.  Although no one in this world is capable of predicting the future with a giant asteroid coming towards the earth and the pandemic showing no signs of stopping, the world can call this year, `the worst of the years so far’. Let’s just hope, this is the end of miseries and the rest of the year will be better.


All the hopes people had for this year to do any good to mankind went to the vein. Another month of the year 2020 but nothing changed, more bad news came with it.

Bubonic Plague or Black Death uprising

The world was still struggling to fight with the current pandemic and China was getting ready to deliver even more dangerous diseases to the world. A 3-year old boy in southwestern China suffered from a mild infection of Black Death. However, China started evacuating the area to stop the widespread.

What is Bubonic plague/Black death?

It is a very rare but serious bacterial disease that is transmitted by fleas. It spreads by contact with infected fleas. The bacteria responsible for it are called Yersinia pestis.

Where did it start?

This plague was first introduced in Europe in the year 1347 by Genoese traders from their port city of Kaffa, Crimea. When 12 ships arrived from the black sea, people gathered on the docks to see but they were shocked when they saw inside ships. Most of the sailors’ abroad ships were dead and those still alive were severely ill and covered in boil marks dripping blood and pus.

Death of Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon

Park was the second most powerful official in South Korea and definitely the next presidential candidate but he was found dead. Although, the death looks like a suicide but people still doubt that it might be a conspiracy. South Korea has the highest suicide rate in the world.

This country has been in the news all over the world for high-profile sexual assaults and harassment allegations against Political leaders, sports coaches and entertainment Industry people. Park was a 64-year old former human rights lawyer who fought the first sexual assault case in South Korean history. He shifted his career and was serving as Mayor for the last 9 years. His legacy was also questioned when a report was filed against him for sexual harassment.

Later that week, his daughter reported him missing. After a few hours of search, he was found dead near his official residence. A note was revealed in Media claiming to be last by Park that stated “I am sorry to everyone and thank you for everyone who has been with me in my life. I am sorry to my family for I have only caused them pain.”

China Bus Crash 

In the second week of July, a bus crash happened in southeastern China that killed 21 people and injured at least 15 others. The crash was deliberately caused by the bus driver to send a message because he was angry at the demolition of his home. 

China’s New Security Law

China has passed new laws for Hong Kong which will make it easy for the government to punish protestors. The laws are termed “the end of Hong Kong” by the people of Hong Kong. On 30th July, 4 students were arrested under these laws accusing them of “inciting secession” on social media which is a crime under new laws. Many people were also arrested for creating slogans and banners for protests.           

On 8th September, a 12-year old girl was tackled by police and beaten up. She was just walking the street when police tried to apprehend her, she tried to run but police caught her. A video of the whole scene went viral and protests erupted against police brutality. Police were criticized by everyone but officials still defended police which created outrage from protestors.   


August started with a big bang and bringing more destruction to the world like it already hasn’t had enough.

Beirut Explosion

On 4th August, a massive explosion occurred in Beirut, Lebanon that killed 135 people, injured around 5000 others and displaced over 300,000 people from their homes. Many were still missing after blasts. The next day it was revealed that the blast may have been caused by stored ammonium nitrate. Protests started against the government due to which the government had to accept their negligence and the whole government resigned. People came together to help each other to build their city back.

Belarus protests

Protests in Belarus erupted after election results came; the current president Alexander Lukashenko beat the opposition candidate Sventia Tikhanovskya. However, Sventia claimed that more people voted for him and results are sabotaged. Riots erupted throughout Belarus, protestors even attacked ministries and the protests escalated. 3000 arrests took place during the protests and many were injured to cope with protests. 

The protests continued and on 1st September, 40 student protestors were detained by police after clashes with police. However, the detainment is under huge fire as the protests were only peaceful. On 24th September, President Alexander Lukashenko was secretly sworn in during an unannounced ceremony. President Alexander is sworn in for the sixth term and people believe that he rigged the elections as he would have never got 80% votes from Belarus.

Mali president arrested

On 18th August, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his prime minister were arrested by the military during a coup. The coup started after mass anti-government protests and an uprising of Islamist militarists. Keita announced his resignation and dissolved the government to avoid bloodshed over television. 

China vs. America

On 29th August, U.S defense officials reported that china has fired ballistic missiles in the South China Sea. China is conducting various military exercises in the area after the rise in tensions between China and America over Taiwan.


China and India

India and China have been fighting for quite some time now but the fight took an ugly term on 7th September when China abducted 5 Indian civilians. The civilians went hunting after which they were taken in custody by Chinese troops. It added a lot of tension to the already going battle. Later, China released all 5 civilians due to pressure. The whole world is keeping an eye on this battle as it can turn into the next world war soon.

Uganda jailbreak

On 17th September, Prisoners overpowered guards and escaped with 15 guns and ammunition. This is the third jailbreak in the last 6 months. However, police killed 2 escapees and re-arrested another 2.

Armenia and Azerbaijan war

Armenia and Azerbaijan have conflict over an area known as the Nagorno-Karabakh region which is part of Azerbaijan but governed by Armenians. On 28th September, tensions turned violent and blows were exchanged, both sides claimed superiority in battle. 

Later in October Russia came to aid and stops the war but the very next day, both countries accused each other of violation of the cease-fire. Both sides are recruiting rebels from Syria, Pakistan and other countries to fight from their sides. Many soldiers have lost lives and several civilians also got injured but yet no side is ready to step back.


Protests in Nigeria

On 8th October, large protests occurred in Nigeria against police brutality. A special unit of police “Special anti-robbery squad” (SARS) has been accused of kidnapping, harassing and extortion of innocent people. On 13th October, a report published that at least 10 people have lost in police custody. Authorities decided to disassemble the SARS unit after the protests.

Killing of French Teacher