Congress President Sonia Gandhi's mother passed away in Italy. Paola Maino, Gandhi's mother died at her residence in Italy on August 27 and her last rites were done on the same day, the August 30. Notably, the Congress president had left on August 23 to visit her ailing mother, who was in her 90s. The news was confirmed by Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on August 31.
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Amid the ongoing political crisis in Italy, Prime Minister Mario Draghi has regained from him office, on July 21. With this, the situation in the country is in a turmoil, and elections are likely to be held as early as October. The elections are expected to be held on October 2, which is usually the time Italian Parliamentarians find themselves busy developing the annual budget.
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Novak Djokovic, the six-time winner, came back from two sets down to overcome Italy's Jannik Sinner in the Wimbledon quarter-finals on July 5. The Serbian, the top seed, advanced to his 11th Wimbledon semi-final. With this victory, the 35-year-old has extended his undefeated streak at Wimbledon to 26 matches. Djokovic will face Cameron Norrie, the British No.9 seed in his next match.
Italian government announced a state of emergency on July 4 in response to Italy's extended heatwave and drought conditions. State of emergency will be in effect until at least the end of the year and will provide the government with additional resources and authority to deal with the hot and dry weather. Most of Italy has been engulfed by record-breaking heat, with temperatures consistently above 40 degrees Celsius.
A glacial ice shelf broke in northern Italy on July 3 amid warmer-than-normal temperatures, leaving at least six people dead and more than a handful missing. Additionally, there were at least eight injuries, one of which was severe. Authorities warned that the area was at risk for more landslides. In order to find the missing, injured, and dead, rescuers used cutting-edge global positioning systems, hound dog teams, and helicopters.
In a viral photo of Italy's Mount Etna, a volcanic storm has been created that sent bolts of lightning dramatically across the sky as high as 10 feet. No deaths have been reported, according to National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology. The altitude of lava has reached 6,500 feet and no damage has been caused. The photos of the eruption are all over Twitter and netizens called it Phoenix.
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IIHM's 8th edition of the Young Chef Olympiad came to an end. Young chefs from over 50 countries took part in the competition, along with 200 judges and 150 hospitality stalwarts. Italy's Matteo Cignetti was crowned as the Best Young Chef of 2022, and won the coveted gold prize, a digital certificate and a cheque of $5,000. Besides, Singapore's Chong Jia De bagged silver and Iceland's Halldor Haflidason bagged bronze.
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At least 125 passengers of a chartered from Italy, tested COVID-19 positive, on January 6. Flight landed at Amritsar, at 1:30 pm from Milan. Of the total 179 passengers, 125 tested positive, as Italy is said to be high risk countries for COVID-19 and its new variant Omicron. Furthermore, all the positive patients will be sent for institutional quarantine in Amritsar. Notably, flight was operated by EuroAtlantic Airways.
Pushpak Sen of Kolkata is one such guy who became famous after posing with a bindi and saree for a photoshoot. Sen, a fashion-marketing and communications student from Florence, Italy, has again gone viral with his incendiary shoot on the streets of Milan, wearing a coat on a black saree and also used a bold red bindi and sunglasses. People praised him for wearing the ensemble with such elegance.
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Prime minister Narendra Modi is holding a joint meeting with 'Charles Michel', President of the European Council, and 'Ursula Von Der Leyen,' President of the European Commission in Italy's Rome on October 29. Besides, PM Modi will also participate in the 'G20 Summit' to discuss key global issues. He'll reportedly hold several bilateral meetings, with many leaders of different nations on the sidelines of the summit.