The Year 2017

Category : Door Hardware
Date : 19/12/2017

Some interesting events that shaped 2017


We started the new year with a deadly attack in Istanbul on New year's day. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. And we witnessed Donald trump taking office as the POTUS (President Of The United States)



The unknown brother of Kim Jong Nam, brother of Kim Jong Un, was assassinated in Kuala Lumpur international airport, Malaysia. While our Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to reach 65 years of reign. We saw North Korea test fire ballistic missile over the Sea of Japan and China calling sanctions against North Korea due to missile tests. Out of the blue the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a record 104 satellites in single mission



As they do, Donald trump accused former president Barack Obama of wire tapping his trump tower office late in the 2016 presidential campaign. And SpaceX conducts the world's first reflight of an orbital class rocket.



Sadly Cyclone Debbie hit New South Wales and Queensland, forcing at least 20000 people to leave their home and killed at least 3. In the USA NASA announces Saturn's moon enceladus has the conditions in its global subsurface ocean to support life, while Emma morano, the last person to have been born before 1900, died at the age of 117. On 21st April, the United kingdom did not derive energy from any coal fired source, the first continuous 24 hour, coal-free period for the UK since use of the fossil fuel began. Over in Syria, in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town, the U.S. military launches 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at an air base in Syria. Russia describes the strikes as an "aggression", adding they significantly damage U.S.-Russia ties.


Many computers around the world were affected by a ransomware called "wannacry". Some 150 countries were directly affected by this.


Donald Trump's administration withdraws from Paris Climate Agreement and same-sex marriage is made legal in Germany. There was a stand off between the armies of India and China in Doklam. This started on 16th June, Chinese troops with construction vehicles and road building materials began extending an existing road to South of Doklam which was claimed by China and India's ally, Bhutan. Indian troops reached Doklam by 18th June with weapons and bulldozers and continued till August.


India underwent sweeping tax reform when the government passed the Goods and Service Tax (GST) to replace the broader federal taxes, Russia and China urge North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear programs after it successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile and then North Korea tested its first ICBM


The standoff between India and China had officially ended on 28th August when both China and India announced that they had withdrawn all their troops. Indonesian woman jailed for suicide bomb plot at Jakarta palace. In space, Voyager 1 was at a distance of 20.8 billion kilometers (139.3 AU) from the Sunday and Voyager 2 was at a distance of 17.2 billion kilometers (115 AU) - that's outside our universe!



UN security council unanimously agreed to step up sanctions on North Korea after the country's sixth and biggest nuclear test and the Russian President Vladimir Putin expels 755 diplomats in response to United States sanctions. Over in the Caribbean and United States, Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 hurricane that is the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin outside the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico causes havoc. The storm causes at least 134 deaths and at least $63 billion (2017 USD) in damage. Mexico expels North Korean ambassador over nuclear tests, Facebook was fined by Spain for collecting personal data without user consent. And India on 14th September started a new high speed rail project (bullet train) which will be completed by 2022. The project was inaugurated by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. And not to be outdone, the government of Australia announced that it plans to formally establish a national space agency


Madagascar suffers plague outbreak, New Zealand elects its youngest female prime minister, and Catalonia's declaration of independence is blocked.


On November 14th in a poll, 61.6% Australians favoured gay marriage, later to be legalised. Robert Mugabe resigned as the president of Zimbabwe, and France ends its state of emergency after 2 years and replaced it with an anti-terrorism law.

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