A glimpse of Events around the World in 2015 That Marked The calender

2016 is almost here. A new year, a new beginning. While we all are looking forward to starting afresh, we cannot help but retrospect about the events that happened this year. Here are some influential, groundbreaking and even tragically catastrophic events that took place in the year 2015:

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Mother Earth smiled a little and blessed us when nearly 200 countries reached a landmark climate change pact in Paris. The deal will help curb fossil fuel emissions which will in turn combat the rising temperatures. 

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After torrential rains flooded most of the city of Chennai, we witnessed what humanity is capable of. From people opening up their homes for the homeless to celebrated movie stars helping out in the rescue operations, everyone came together to help get the city back to normalcy.

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For the first time in history, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had an election which was open to female voters. A small step for man, a giant leap for womankind.

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We wept and watched in horror as the beautiful city of Paris crippled under a terrorist attack. But like a phoenix, the city emerged from its ashes, stronger and more resilient.

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Ireland voted a historic 62% ‘Yes’ in its gay marriage referendum and thus became the first country to legalise same sex marriage.

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The year 2015 was a catastrophic one for Syria. The nation’s ongoing civil war is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. While many nations welcomed the refugees with open arms, the country itself is rapidly deteriorating. 

 

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The ''Je Suis Charlie” (I am Charlie) slogan was adopted by supporters of freedom of speech when a brutal massacre took place at the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

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NASA released the clearest high-resolution image of Pluto and the internet exploded over how stunning its aura was. While on the topic of planets, the year 2015 also witnessed the discovery of flowing liquid water on Mars.

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An earthquake of 7.9 magnitude hit Nepal leaving in its wake a trail of devastation. When nature strikes, one cannot help but stand in awe of its strength. Here again we saw almost everyone on the planet come together to help the country and its countrymen.

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These were glimpses of the year that was. In a few days, when a new year begins, can we all take efforts to make it a better, more humane one? Here’s to new beginnings. Here’s to a better world. Happy New Year.

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NIYATI SHINDE NIYATI SHINDE

Traveler, writer, reader, bathroom singer, trekker, dreamer, a superhero in the making! Trying to be a good Samaritan because we need more of those. Afraid of roller coasters and flying insects! Living life, one mistake at a time.

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