The year is all set to end and well it has been a unique one for most of us. And despite the fact that most of our time was spend locked inside our homes, the world didn’t stop and only allowed us a different phase of it. And relieving it once more, herein we scoop out everything that happened in 2020 in pictures.
1. Hope came to the window of many as the year commenced, promises made, resolutions sorted and more than anything else people believed that this could be the start to something beautiful, fresh and unseen.
2. However, for most of the Indians, the starting of 2020 wasn’t the best as the country stood divide over the enacted Citizenship Amendment Act.
3. Students joined hands to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act from colleges across the country.
4. In the meantime, bushfires in Australia kept razing life and property.
5. Nearly half a billion animals in total were killed amidst Australian bushfires.
6. In January, a health emergency was declared by the WHO amidst the spread of COVID-19.
7. On 24-25 February, the former President of the USA was on a visit to India.
8. Amidst his visit, anti CAA protests took a communal turn leading to the death of 40+ people.
9. World’s biggest cricket stadium was inaugurated in Ahmedabad during Trump’s visit to India.
10. On 11 March, WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.
11. When the country stood up united for the frontline health workers.
12. India declared a national lockdown to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
13. The ill-planned lockdown intensified the plight of the poor.
15. Migrants walked on foot, rushed to railway stations, bus stands in hopes to find a way back to their homes.
16. Meanwhile the luckiest got to spend time with their families.
17. The country lighted a diya, candle for the frontline health workers, doctors, policemen.
18. Nature rejuvenated amidst the pandemic.
19. China illegally occupied a part of India’s land in Ladakh starting an ongoing standoff between the two countries.
20. A deadly scuffle between the armies of two countries lead to the killing of 20 brave Indian soldiers.
21. Blast in Beirut killed over 100 people and left 4000+ injured. The explosion caused by the igniting of ammonium nitrate stored at a port’s warehouse in Beirut was 20% of what the Hiroshima blast was.
22. Iran unintentionally shot down a Ukraine plane carrying 176 civilians.
23. On January 26, a plane crashed led to the death of GOAT NBA player Kobe Bryant.