Pegasus Spyware

Reportedly, Pegasus Spyware of Israel might have been used to spy around 300 Indian citizens, including journalists, scientists, opposition leaders, government officials, and Cabinet Ministers. The issue has also been raised by the Opposition in the ongoing Monsoon session of the Parliament.  

Women allowed to attend Hajj without a male guardian

Saudi Arabia, in a landmark decision, has allowed women to attend Hajj without a male guardian. The registration for the Hajj pilgrim 2021 had started on July 8, 2021. The step by the Saudi Government is hailed by the women pilgrims and is being seen as another step towards women empowerment.

Xiaomi is the second-biggest smartphone maker in the world

Xiaomi has become the world’s second-biggest smartphone maker by surpassing Apple for the first time ever. The Chinese smartphone maker accounted for 17 percent of smartphone shipments worldwide. Samsung, at the top, accounted for 19 percent and Apple at 3rd for 14%.

Ariel Henry is Haiti’s new Prime Minister

Ariel Henry has been announced as the new Prime Minister of Haiti. The decision came amid the ongoing political turmoil because of the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. Ariel Henry was chosen as a PM by the late President just a few days before he was assassinated.

Largest carbon market in China

China has opened the world’s largest carbon market. China is also the largest greenhouse emitter in the world. The Carbon Market project was announced by the country three years ago, however, it was being delayed. The market will put a cap on the energy plants by allocating the emission allowances.

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