Planetary Events

Planet and Beyond


Billionaire Mr. Richard Branson has successfully reached the edge of space on board his Virgin Galactic rocket plane.
China: A trading powerhouse


China’s exports continue to grow strongly. In October, exports (denominated in US dollars) were up 11.4% from a year earlier, faster than the 9.9% growth recorded in September. This was the fastest export growth in more than a year and a half.
The economics of vaccines


PFIZER and BioNTech announced a test of a potential vaccine for COVID-19 that has been 90% successful. Pfizer said it can produce 10 to 15 million doses by yearend.
Nobel Gold Medals Awarded


On December 10, 2019 Stockholm, Sweden and Oslo, Norway hosted the 2019 Nobel Prize award ceremony.
Secretary-General’s Trillion


Keeping the global warming at bay is worth a lot. The first results of the UN summit were summed up, at which priority measures to limit the increase in the temperature of the Earth were presented.
WHO warns Humanity


WHO experts have discovered a new virus that poses a real threat to humanity. The pathogenic influenza-like microbes, which spread by airborne transmission, can travel around the planet in a matter of a few days and infect millions of people.
A Lady in the Bank


Bulgarian Kristalina Georgieva will serve as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the next five years.
Flying on Hydrogen


Great Britain is financing the work on developing hydrogen engines for passenger planes. Mass production is planned in three years’ time.
When Trees Are Felled the Chips Will Burn


Ethiopia planted 353 million trees in one day, and in Russia on the same day the total area of forest fires exceeded 2 million hectares.
Form and Substance: G20 Summit in Osaka


For the fourteenth time, the leaders of the G20 countries gathered together. As predicted by the experts of the PDI, the main achievement of this summit, alas, was the fact of their meeting.