March 2023

 Vladimir Putin.

In an interview with the Russian propaganda news agency RIA Novosti, Putin stated, “The instigators intend to send 420 or 440 tanks to Ukraine, as well as ammunition.” During this time, we will build new ones and update over 1,600 existing ones.” According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia plans to manufacture and modernise approximately 1,600 tanks over the next three years.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden, a Mississippi resident, issued an emergency declaration early Sunday, making federal funding available to Carroll, Humphreys, Monroe, and Sharkey counties, which were hardest hit Friday night by a deadly tornado that ripped through the Mississippi Delta, one of the poorest regions of the US.

Gordon Moore

Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel and the man behind Moore’s Law, died peacefully at his home in Hawaii on March 24, 2023. He was surrounded by his loved ones. Moore co-founded Intel in 1968 with his longtime colleague Robert Noyce, and he was instrumental in the company’s growth and success. He began as executive vice president before being elected president in 1975.

 Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has been chastised after a video of him removing his luxury watch during a television interview surfaced. Protests over pension reforms have roiled France, and cities such as Paris, Lille, and Marseilles, among others, have become battlegrounds as protesters clashed with riot police.

Joe Biden

According to Afghanistan-based TOLO News, US President Joe Biden has stated that Washington stands with women facing violence in Iran and Afghanistan.Biden made the comments during a White House speech commemorating Women’s History Month. “We stand in solidarity with women facing violence in Iran and Afghanistan… “The budget I proposed two weeks ago includes over three billion dollars, a record amount, to advance general quality globally, not just at home,” he said, according to TOLO News. This comes as the United States’ Deputy Foreign Minister, Wendy R. Sherman, has also urged Kabul to grant women and girls their basic rights.

Nikhat Zareen and Nitu Ghanghas

On Thursday, March 23, two of the four Indian boxers who were in the final four rounds of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in 2023 in New Delhi reached the final in emphatic fashion. Defending champion Nikhat Zareen advanced to her second consecutive world final, while 22-year-old boxer Nitu Ghanghas reached her first World Championships final, delighting the home crowd in the capital city.

Shohei Ohtani

The World Baseball Classic (WBC) final between Japan and the United States delivered on many fronts, including sporting prowess, drama, and a long-awaited victory for Japanese fans. The Samurai Japan team defeated the US defending champions in Miami in the early hours of Wednesday morning Japan time.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and leading advocate for technological advancement, recently challenged OpenAI to push the boundaries of artificial intelligence (AI) by training ChatGPT, a large l Gates suggests in his latest blog post, titled The Age of AI Has Begun, that the development of AI is as revolutionary as the invention of the microprocessor, personal computers, the internet, and mobile phones. 

 Boris Johnson

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be grilled for several hours on March 22 by a cross-party parliamentary panel to determine whether he knowingly misled the House of Commons about the partygate scandal involving COVID law-breaking parties at Downing Street. Ahead of the oral evidence session, the House of Commons Privileges Committee published a new bundle of evidence, including photographs and statements from Mr. Johnson’s close aides at the time.

 Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi of Kerala became the state’s first transgender lawyer when she registered as an advocate with the state’s Bar Council. Padma Lakshmi, according to the minister’s post, was one of over 1,500 recent law graduates who received their bar enrolment certificates on Sunday at an event hosted by the Bar Council of India. Padma Lakshmi graduated from Ernakulam Government Law College with a law degree.