Nieuwsgebeurtenissen in November
BY JORDI BOU
November 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020 – Each month Graphic News publishes a World Agenda of forthcoming events that will shape the world in the month ahead. Events in November include the U.S. presidential election, featuring the two oldest candidates in U.S. history. Saudi Arabia hosts a virtual G20 summit and the first of two Sentinel satellites is launched to track rising sea levels.
Nov 2, U.S.: The XPRIZE foundation’s $1m Next-Gen Mask Challenge aims to design a face covering that proves effective and affordable against Covid-19 for a wide variety of wearers.
Nov 3, U.S.: Voters choose their next president from the two oldest candidates in U.S. history, 74-year-old incumbent Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, 77. Covid-19 has led to a large number of mail-in ballots, raising the prospect of a prolonged aftermath amid allegations of fraud.
Nov 8, Myanmar: De facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi plans to seek another five-year term for her National League for Democracy in a general election criticised over the virtual exclusion of Muslim Rohingya candidates and voters.
Nov 8, Germany: Berlin’s Tegel Airport closes for good. Opened at the height of the Cold War when extra capacity was needed for the Berlin Airlift, Tegel is now set to house a high-tech research centre and industrial park named Berlin TXL – The Urban Tech Republic.
Nov 10, U.S.: A joint EU-U.S. satellite, Sentinel-6a, is scheduled to launch. It will track essential data of the Earth’s oceans, amid concern over rising sea levels.
Nov 10, U.S.: The U.S. Supreme Court hears the latest challenge to the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, with the number of judges again at nine if the controversial appointment of Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed.
Nov 15, Brazil: Municipal elections are expected to measure President Jair Bolsonaro’s grip on power and prospects in the 2022 presidential vote.
Nov 21, Saudi Arabia: The G20 summit will be hosted virtually due to Covid-19. The G20 says it has contributed $21 billion to support vaccine production, and a further $11 trillion to safeguard the global economy from the worst effects of the pandemic.