What Happened in the First Week of 2021?
After a year of disasters, we started 2021 with new wishes. However, in the first week of the new year, there were historical days in the USA, as well as the epidemic. What happened in the first week of 2021? Here are the details many important developments were experienced.
The most talked about topic in the first week of 2021 was the congressional raid in Washington, the capital of the USA and engraved in history. As a result of the Congress session, which was suspended due to the raid, the presidency of Joe Biden was registered.
The developments regarding the coronavirus epidemic, which continues to spread around the world, and the news flow regarding vaccination were also followed.
Important developments in the country were inflation data and the launch of Türksat 5A into space.
1- Congress Raid in the USA
The United States experienced historical moments when those who supported Donald Trump, who lost the elections held in November 2020, raided Congress. According to the latest data released as a result of the involvement of Trump’s supporters who took to the streets with the claim that the votes were stolen, 4 people died. After Trump supporters raided the Congress building and violence in the US, resignations came one after another in the White House.
A “curfew” was declared after the violence that started with Trump supporters entering the Congress building. Trump then called on his supporters to return home.
2- Biden’s Presidency Was Registered
The session, which was interrupted after Trump supporters raided the Congress building, resumed hours later. The US Congress has registered the presidency of Biden, the vote of 270 delegates. The winner of the Democrats’ Elected President became definite when members of the House of Representatives and Senate approved the election against objections.
3- EU Supply Double, UK Approved the Use of Moderna
The European Union reported that Pfizer-BioNTech provided 300 million additional doses of vaccine from the coronavirus vaccine developed. Britain also approved the use of Moderna vaccine after Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine.
4- Records in a Row from Bitcoin
Bitcoin, which rallied in the last week of 2020, continued its rapid rise in the new year. BTC broke a record, exceeding the $ 41,000 level. With the record broken in the first week of 2021, the crypto money market reached a size of $ 1 trillion for the first time.
5- 2020 Inflation Balance Sheet
Turkey Statistical Institute (TSI) shared about the consumer and producer price index for December. Accordingly, the consumer price index increased by 14.6 percent in December compared to the same period of the previous year. The annual increase in the producer price index was recorded as 25.15 percent. With the announcement of the data, the inflation table for 2020, which was in the shadow of the coronavirus epidemic, also emerged.
6- TL Recommendations of Foreign Institutions Follow Each Other
In the first week of 2020, the analysis of foreign institutions, including banks such as Citi and UBS, for TL accelerated. The common issue in the analysis was the expectation that the Turkish Lira will gain against the dollar this year.
7- Türksat 5A Satellite Launched
Turkey’s 5th generation satellites, Turksat 5A, located in the State of Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Base SPACE. It was launched into space with the Falcon 9 rocket owned by the X company. In his statement on the subject, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that the first signal was received 35 minutes after the launch of Türksat 5A satellite. Minister Karaismailoğlu noted that the 5B satellite is also planned to be launched in June.