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Tennessee World Affairs Council What in the World? Weekly Quiz – October 11-17, 2021

The WHO endorsed the world’s first vaccine for THIS disease that kills more than 400,000 people a year, mostly in the Global South, including about 260,000 children under age 5, in a move the WHO Director called a “historic moment.”  [#WACquiz]

Polio
Covid-19
Smallpox
Malaria

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development announced THIS “landmark deal” agreed to by 136 nations and jurisdictions, more than 90% of global GDP, that will “reallocate more than $125 billion of profits from around 100 of the world’s largest and most profitable MNEs to countries worldwide.”

Global minimum tax
Ban on offshore tax havens
Tax collections limited to corporate home bases
Tax revenue sharing among signatory countries

The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize went to THESE two journalists who exemplified courage in the face of physical threats from repressive governments – Vladimir Putin in Russia and Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines. [#WACquiz]

Dmitri Muratov and Maria Resa
Alexei Navalny and Renante “Rey” Cortes
Igor Kuznetsov and Ann Salem
Roman Dobrokhov and Ronnie Villamor

Dr. Abdul Qadeerf (“AQ”) Khan has died. He was renowned in THIS country as the father of the nuclear bomb that made it the first Islamic nuclear weapon state. Khan was also known for his efforts to export nuclear weapon technology to North Korea and Iran. [#WACquiz]

Saudi Arabia
India
Libya
Pakistan

President Tsai Ing-wen, speaking from THIS capital city on Taiwan National Day, pushed back against China’s recent provocative military activities claiming the island nation would not bow to pressure from Beijing. [#WACquiz]

Taipei
Hong Kong
Seoul
Wuhan

The global outage of Facebook, Instagram and THIS important communications app last week caused significant interruptions in the Global South. THIS app is relied upon in many countries to deliver education, healthcare and government services. [#WACquiz]

Blink
WhatsApp
Flock
Zoom

Ongoing protests in Uttar Pradesh in THIS country were marked by violence when a car, driven by the son of a federal minister, ran over and killed four people protesting controversial farm laws. [#WACquiz]

 

Pakistan
Bangladesh
Myanmar
India

North Korea has signaled it may end its two years of relative isolation with measures in the offing including all of THESE EXCEPT. [WACA WWNU]

Resumption of a hotline to manage strains
Talks to officially end the Korean War
Moratorium on nuclear weapons testing
Summit between North and South Korean leaders

An investigation released this week said more than 200,000 children, mostly boys 13-15 years old, were sexually abused by clergy in THIS country. The report said, “the Catholic Church's immediate reaction was to protect itself as an institution and it has shown complete, even cruel, indifference to those having suffered abuse.” [#WACquiz]

Spain
Italy
France
Poland
Colombia launched a military unit of 14,000 personnel to deploy to the border region with THIS country, in response to armed groups, terrorism and drug trafficking, aided by THIS country according to Bogota. Colombia has given Temporary Protective Status to about two million refugees from THIS country. [#WACquiz]
Venezuela
Panama
Peru
Brazil
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