February 2023

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6. KE, Chinese giant sign MoU for clean energy

• Three Gorges Group of China and K-Electric on February 6, 2023 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in the development of about 1,000MW of renewable energy and hydropower projects across the country including Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
• The MOU was signed by KE`s CEO Syed Moonis Abdullah Alvi and Wang Minsheng, CEO of China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Ltd (CTGSAIL) for `providing clean, affordable, and sustainable power for people of Pakistan including K-Electric`s growing base of over 3.4 million customers`, according to a statement.
• Under the MoU, the two sides agreed to collaborate on exploring renewable energy including hydro projects across the country. Both companies will also work to develop a roadmap for the installation of grid-scale Battery Energy Storage Systems into KE`s network

7. Calamity-hit Turkiye, Syria mourn lives lost to quake

• A major earthquake struck Turkiye and Syria on February 6, 2023 morning, killing more than 3,600 people and flattening thousands of buildings as rescuers dug with bare hands for survivors.
• Dozens of nations have pledged aid since the 7.8-magnitude quake, which hit as people were still sleeping and amid freezing weather that has hampered emergency efforts.
• Multi-storey apartment buildings full of residents were among the 5,606 structures reduced to rubble in Turkiye, while Syria announced dozens of collapses, as well as damage to archaeological sites in Aleppo

8. Hong Kong`s transgenders score landmark victory

• Hong Kong`s top court ruled on February 6, 2023 that transgender people can change the sex marked on their identification cards (IDs) without undergoing surgery, making it a landmark victory for LGBTQ community.
• Under the outgoing policy, Hong Kong`s ID cards display the sex assigned to a person at birth and for changing sex the person medically transitions with a gender confirmation surgery. Hong Kong activists have long argued for self-declared sex markers on identification cards.
• Henry Tse, one of the activists who filed the legal challenge in 2017, said transgender people were `prohibited from full participation in life` due to this policy, which can also cause safety concerns. `We are outed every time we present our ID,` Tse said

9. Israeli forces kill five Palestinians in raid

• Israel forces on February 6, 2023 killed five Palestinians in a raid in the occupied West Bank, after a days-long search for suspects in a shooting near Jericho.
• Hamas confirmed its fighters were among the dead, saying in a statement the Gaza-based group was mourning members of its military wing killed `in an armed clash with the Zionist occupation`.
• The early morning Israeli raid came amid a spike in Israeli Palestinian violence and after days of what Jericho authorities have described as a `siege` on the city since the shooting attack late last month

10. Chanderpaul, Brathwaite set new partnership record as WI dominate

• Tagenarine Chanderpaul made an unbeaten double century after setting a new West Indies record of 336 for the first wicket with Kraigg Brathwaite on February 6, 2023 before the tourists declared at 447-6 in the first Test against Zimbabwe.
• The opening stand at the Queens Sports Club in the southwestern city of Bulawayo surpassedthe298-runpartnershipshared by Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes against England in 1990.
• Zimbabwe were 114-3 in reply at stumps on the third day 333 runs behind with Innocent Kaia, one of five Test newcomers in the team, unbeaten on 59 having struck nine fours.
• The final delivery of the day saw one skipper dismiss another as Brathwaite clean bowled Craig Ervine for 13 with a deceptively quick ball.

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