World Current Affairs - 2020

George Clooney marries his lady love

George Clooney considered to be the most eligible bachelor in Hollywood has married his British Lady love Amal Alamuddin, a British human rights attorney. They tied the knot in a private ceremony at Venice. The wedding has been much awaited in the international media circles since a long time. The venue came naturally to Clooney who has been frequently visiting the place on film festivals and also owns a villa north of Milan. The paparazzi have been gathering at Venice to get the best glimpses of the much awaited nuptials. The couple was last pictured together as bachelors cruising the sun-bathed waters of Venice ahead of their wedding.

The wedding took place in a star-studded bash at the Aman Canal Grande Venice resort which is housed in Palazzo Papadopoli. Clooney who had arrived at a motorboat to the bash at the resort was seen sipping champagne with his friends to celebrate the great moment of his life. The stars who had adorned the occasion were Cindy Crawford, Bill Murray, Matt Damon and Bono.

George Clooney is one of the most popular faces of Hollywood and a very responsible actor. He has also two Oscars to his name. The actor has also shown considerable compassion for human rights causes especially in Darfur crisis in Sudan. The couple had met on related work assignments as Lebanese-born Amal has dealt with some really high-profile cases. She has served as defending lawyer for Julian Assange of Wikileaks and former Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
The wedding which was long awaited by the star-watchers made a great flutter on the social media as well.

Pro-Democracy Protests at Hong Kong

Hong Kong is undergoing a mass civil protest by students to meet their demand of democracy. There has been an intense stand-off as the top administrator has chosen to remain silent about the demands of the protestors. The protestors who are mostly students have called for an immediate civil disobedience in the Chinese territory.

The demonstration over the weekend are actually an outcome of a week of peaceful protests and boycotts by students against the Chinese domination of the Hong Kong governance. The protestors are occupying the government buildings in thousands in Hong Kong’s business district. The police have assured that the site will be cleared soon. They are resorting to rampant arrests and also use of tear gas and pepper spray. There is a huge deployment of emergency personnel at the critical junctions. The Chief Administrator has stated his resolve in putting an end to the unlawful occupation of the government buildings. He also asked the protestors to present their stance in a more legal and lawful manner.
The movement in its own statement has said that Mr. Leung has failed to deliver on the much needed political reform. The protestors are adamant on getting their demands recognised and are not willing to leave ground till they are addressed. Police have made active arrests including the arrest of the movement leader Joshua Wong. They are ready to prolong the protest until they are forcibly evicted.