2022 was a year with it all—from shootings and conflict to firsts in history. The Russian assault on Ukraine and its effects on world politics dominated the whole first half of 2022, Rishi Sunak, who is of Indian descent, was appointed as the first racial minority to become British Prime Minister. Severe floods occurred in neighboring Pakistan in 2022 and impacted national budget. Imran Khan, was removed from his position as prime minister during the political year. Winter Olympic games, Beijing as well as the FIFA World Cup were one of the Key world events of 2022.
The cost of basic goods and services is rising, personal rights are being restricted, and freedom of speech is being restricted. All of these have sparked anti-government demonstrations in many areas of the world. Protests broke out in Iran when a 22-year-old Kurdish woman was allegedly slain. She was tortured by the nation’s stringent morality police for wearing her hijab incorrectly. Simultaneously, Sri Lankans has called for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation after years of alleged corruption. His financial mismanagement left the nation in a severe economic crisis. In Srilanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and a few other members of the influential Rajapaksa family resigned. They were accused of financial fraud. (Key world events of 2022)
Argentina won their their third FIFA World Cup after 36 years under the leadership of skipper Lionel Messi.
Within the first month of 2022, a variety of environmental catastrophes struck the world, including intense rains and floods in Brazil, Iran, and Madagascar. Heavy snowfall in Turkey, Pakistan, and the US; and wildfires in Spain and Argentina have been seen. Volcanic eruptions in Ecuador's Wolf volcano and the Pacific island nation of Tonga raised concerns about the rapid change transformation of climate.
Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, declared a "special military operation" in Ukraine on February 24 in the early morning when Kyiv was only beginning to gently awaken. Even if the action was not shocking, it nonetheless caused a stir. In retaliation, the West imposed a slew of sanctions on diplomatic and economic ties with Russia and confiscated the assets of Russian businesses overseas. One of the major events of 2022 was the continuing war, which had a lasting effect on the international system, European foreign policy, and the global economy as well as causing a large-scale migration of Ukrainians from the conflict.
Sri Lankans protested in large numbers in March 2022 against a variety of concerns, and also corruption and the financial recession that had driven up the cost of necessities to unheard-of heights. The Colombo Presidential Palace was invaded by protesters who set fire to buses, fought with the police, and took selfies in the president's bed as he watched cricket on a giant TV and swam in the palace pool. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and a few other members of the influential Rajapaksa family resigned as a result of the demonstrations, which were colloquially known as "Aragalaya" or "Struggle." On July 21, Rajapaksa ally Ranil Wickremesinghe took office as president.
Imran Khan, a former cricketer who became a politician, was forced to resign as Pakistan's prime minister following few days of unrest after failing to win a vote of confidence in the country's Parliament. Khan is the first Prime Minister in the country to have been ousted in this way. No prime minister of Pakistan has ever served the full five-year tenure. After Khan was removed from office, Shehbaz Sharif, the opposition party's leader and brother of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, assumed the role.
Shortly after Elon Musk, a multibillionaire turned down an offer to join the board of the maker of the microblogging network, Twitter, the report that he was buying the firm for $44 billion first surfaced in April. After then, there were many months of "will-he-won't-he" before he (eventually!) sealed the deal in late October. Immediately after taking over, Musk made significant changes to the platform's policies and the company's leadership, terminating a large number of staff and introducing premium products without any testing. Though Musk has stated that he will leave his position as CEO once he finds a successor, it is unclear what Twitter will look such as in the upcoming years.