2022 had some major breakthroughs! Here are the top 10 stories of 2022. Let’s take a look at all of them.
1. BCCI Unveils New Team IndiaT20 Jersey.
The BCCI unveiled the new T20 jersey for the Indian men’s and women’s cricket teams. The T20 World Cup was scheduled in Australia in October and November. The Indian men’s team donned the new jersey when it took on Australia in the first of three T20Is in Mohali on September 20.
2. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch, Passed Away At 96.
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning Monarch, died at 96, after reigning for 70 years. She was Britain’s longest-serving monarch. The UK observed an official 12 day mourning period and flags were flown at half-mast all across the country. She was the head of state of many Commonwealth countries as well as the UK. She was also the Queen of 15 countries of the Commonwealth.
3. Draupadi Murmu Sworn-In As India’s 15th President.
Draupadi Murmu took the oath as India’s 15th President. The ceremony was held at the central hall of Parliament on 25th July. Did you know that she is India’s first tribal President and also the youngest in the office of the President of India?
4. The First Indian Origin UK Prime Minister
After Liz Truss resigned, Rishi Sunak became Britain’s next prime minister after he won the race to lead the Conservative Party. The 42-year-old former finance minister became Britain’s third prime minister in less than two months.
5. Artemis Launched, Finally!
After several delays over the past months, NASA’s Artemis moon mission finally launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 18. The aim of this programme is to send humans back to the moon in 2025.
6. King Charles III Ascended The Throne
According to a centuries old tradition, Prince Charles, the late Queen’s eldest son at the age of 73, is now King. He will now be known as King Charles III. According to tradition, many steps have to be taken before he is crowned the King. He was proclaimed King on September 10, at St. James’s Palace in London.
7. Argentina Are The FIFA World Cup Champions
Argentina are the FIFA World Cup Champions after a remarkable finals. On December 18, Argentina defeated the defending champions France 4-2 on penalties after the game finished 3-3 after extra time. Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria scored a goal each for the winning team.
8. First Female Official At Men’s World Cup
Stephanie Frappart from France became the first female official at a men’s FIFA World Cup match when she was named the fourth official for Tuesday’s Group C clash between Mexico and Poland at 974 Stadium.The 0-0 outcome marked the second scoreless draw in the competitions.
9. India’s 1st Private Satellite Launched
India launched its first privately developed rocket, Vikram S, from the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO’s) launchpad at Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota between November 12 and 16. Vikram S was developed by Hyderabad-based Skyroot Aerospace and it will carry two Indian and one foreign customer payloads in a sub-orbital mission.
10. The Football Legend: ‘Pelé’
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, fondly known as Pelé, has died at the age of 82. The Brazilian football legend is the youngest player ever to win a FIFA World Cup at the age of 17 in 1958. He is credited with scoring a world record 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances during a 21-year career.