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News Dabba for 2 January 2023: Five stories for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Indie Journal brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from the Supreme Court finding no flaw in demonetisation process, IMF warning on world recession, to Manila airport scrambling to restore normalcy.


BBC reports that a third of world in recession this year as per IMF

A third of the global economy will be in recession this year, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned. BBC reported that Kristalina Georgieva said 2023 will be "tougher" than last year as the US, EU and China see their economies slow. It comes as the war in Ukraine, rising prices, higher interest rates and the spread of Covid in China weigh on the global economy. In October the IMF cut its global economic growth outlook for 2023. Read the full report here.


Supreme Court finds no flaw in demonetisation process, The Hindu reports


Four judges on a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on January 2 found no flaw in the government's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes through a gazette notification on November 8, 2016. The sole woman judge, Justice B.V. Nagarathna, on the Bench however disagreed with the majority. The Hindu reported that she said the demonetisation exercise, undertaken on the government's initiative and based on a mere notification in the official gazette instead of a plenary legislation in the Parliament, was plainly unlawful and vitiated. Justice Gavai concluded that the purpose of the demonetisation was proper. Read the full report here.


Manila airport scrambles to restore normalcy after power cut: The Straits Times

The Philippines’ main gateway remained at reduced operations on Monday after a New Year power outage that jolted its air traffic control. The Straits Times reported authorities scrambled to resume full service after more than 350 flights were disrupted, prompting calls from business leaders and a top senator for urgent action. There were 361 flights delayed, cancelled or diverted to other regional airports on Sunday, affecting about 65,000 passengers. The report added that several of the airport’s four terminals were crowded on Monday, with long queues of people trying to re-book flights while other weary passengers slept on chairs or on the floor. Read the full report here.


Massive protests by locals after Delhi woman dragged by car dies, NDTV reports

NDTV reported that scores of people gathered outside the Sultanpuri Police Station Monday and blocked traffic demanding punishment for the men who dragged a woman under their car for kilometres. They alleged that police were treating the incident as an accident case. The woman riding a scooter was dragged under a car being hit by it in outer Delhi's Sultanpuri area Sunday night. The report adds she was reportedly dragged for about four kilometres and was found naked by police, an event which gave rise to speculations that the woman may have been raped too by the occupants of the car. Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera's Photo Story: Huge crowds gather for Lula’s swearing-in ceremony


Al Jazeera's photo story reports the inauguration of Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva as the country’s new president, where Tens of thousands of people flooded Brazil’s capital to attend. The veteran leftist defeated far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in October’s election to return for a third term that supporters hope will turn the page on four turbulent and divisive years. The crowd of people gathered near the seat of power in Brasilia on Sunday sang at the top of their lungs, parading with carnival-style flare and waving giant red and rainbow flags, the report adds. A group of Indigenous dancers covered in body paint played traditional percussion instruments and sang.